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The Arcade Fire Crown Of Love Lyrics

Last updated: 09/30/2013 12:58:26 PM

They say it fades if you let it
Love was made to forget it
I carved your name across my eyelids
You pray for rain, I pray for blindness

If you still want me, please forgive me
The crown of love is fallen from me
If you still want me, please forgive me
Because the spark is not within me

I snuffed it out before my mom walked in my bedroom

The only thing that you keep changin'
Is your name, my love keeps growin'
Still the same, just like a cancer
And you won't give me a straight answer

If you still want me, please forgive me
The crown of love has fallen from me
If you still want me please forgive me
Because your hands are not upon me

I shrugged them off before my mom walked in my bedroom.

The pains of love, and they keep growin'
In my heart there's flowers growin'
On the grave of our old love
Since you gave me a straight answer

If you still want me, please forgive me
The crown of love is not upon me
If you still want me, please forgive me
'Cause the spark is not within me
It's not within me, it's not within me

You gotta be the one
You gotta be the way
Your name is the only word that I can say

You gotta be the one
You gotta be the way
Your name is the only word , the only word that I can say

Only one that I can say

La, la, la
La, la, la

Thanks to Eric for submitting Crown Of Love Lyrics.

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Someone being caught by the mom | Reviewer: Alan | 9/13/13

I thought this song was about someone who had to stop whatever it was they were doing before their mother caught them in the act. I think it's about masturbation. The line about their mom coming into their bedroom is repeated and quite obvious.

yeah | Reviewer: Nelson | 8/3/12

You guys who are saying this song is anti-religious are really missing the mark, not to mention the band is mormon. Notice they never any of their songs. It's all about love, losing love, and just life in general. Things beyond religious views and quite frankly deeper. They speak to the human experience.

OH MY GOD FOR REAL! | Reviewer: Stephanie | 9/1/10

Will You people stop it with the religious debates!!?? If the band is religious or not, it is nobody's problem!!! The messages in the lyrics are spiritual, individual and social messages/themes. Spirituality has nothing to do with religion or dogma. Religion is meant to lead and command and spirituality is meant to help find the inner self of each being that looks for it and beyond. Pleasee!!! You people are speaking by fanatism... take a one-way ticket inside yourselves and dare to find, see and reveal who you really are, I can bet an infinite million that what you find will be very different from what religion and the schemes imposed in society tell you to be... oh yeah!

to someone special | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/31/10

my love is fading for this special someone... however, i'd still remember him no matter what. i wished he was the one, but then i realised that nothing will ever last forever. so, "if you still want me, please forgive me", 'cuz "the crown of love has fallen from me..."

Everything | Reviewer: Greg | 8/11/10

Man, we are all living this song. Seriously, whats being said here is that for I suppose our real like soulmate sort of love its hard work to get it. Its like he wants a straight answer, takes so long to get the guts to get it, then he hears it and its most likely something he didn't want to hear but it got him to know her better or something so he learned to love her more... idk theres so much to it, basically it seems just like you are my everything, the end.

fading love | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/8/10

One way you could take it (how I took it) is that the guy is realizing that he doesn't love his girlfriend,wife,lover, whatever, anymore. I get this when he says ...

"the crown of love has fallen from me..."
"the spark is not within me"

there is no spark anymore. He is trying not to forget his love and keep it from fading "carves their name across his eyelids" but it's no use.

It's not that he loves someone else, in fact maybe he is weary of going through person after person, love after love. Which is why he says "you gotta be the one" because he can't go through another relationship. He wants to have found "the one" so badly.

He isn't sure if his lover feels the same way. Maybe it's been a long relationship and the magic is just not there anymore. He wonders if they feel it too when he says...

"If you still want me, please forgive me"


Meh... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/23/10

KeeKee, You've basically got it right with your thoughts about love, it's not about religion. But, KeeKee, "I'm a really REALLY serious Christian, I go to church each and every Sunday...". I'm an Atheist, and even I know that going to church doesn't have anything to do with Your faith. Yes, it's good to, and You should try to as a Christian. But, if You really are a "really, Really serious Christian" You should be able to pronounce Your faith a little differently...

i think.. | Reviewer: keekee | 12/13/09

i'm a serious christian, like a really REALLY serious one i go to church every single sunday... and i can't really see how is this song related to the religion. Is about someone that was inlove and messed up everything, the other person left him behind and he's asking for forgiveness, cause without her every little thing hurts... and memories crush him... Love is the best thing you'll ever feel, closest thing we have to magic.. makes you stupidly happy one second the next makes you feel like numb and sometimes comes huge pain with it... (sorry if my writing sucks, my first lenguage is Spanish)

Religious Views of the Group | Reviewer: Graham | 11/30/09

Addressing Justin, I'd say in general, the band takes a very rebellious stance rather than anti-religious one, and that stance comes out in a multitude of outlets (including, prominently, familial relationships).

in regards to beoptimistic | Reviewer: cannot say | 11/6/09

it is so crazy that you would make a music video like that. i married a man when i was in love with someone else. i always think of this song and how i want to send it to the man i love, just so he can see how i think about him everyday and how i regret not being with him. how im still in love with him and how im so torn up about it. i think you described the song perfectly. unfortunately.

Different | Reviewer: Justin | 4/5/09

Just heard this band perform live in Austin. I can honestly say they are very unique and fresh. I was a little put-off by the consistent anti-religious message that their songs seem to take. Perhaps I was interpreting them wrong as some of these posts seem to state.

Err, really? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/21/08

I'm reading an awful lot about this being about religion... really? That seems off. READING the lyrics conjuring up a much simpler picture - that sort of teenage love you get that comes on so strong, and yet goes away in an instant. It depicts a strong obsession that was "snuffed out before my mom walked into a bedroom", alluding to the innocent, oft hidden and oft guilty feelings teenagers seem to have for each other.

What's all this nonsense about religion?

My interpretation of the song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/2/08

This song is not at all about religion. It's about the pain of unrequitted love, and how shreds of hope leave you tortured. In the sentence, "I carved your name across my eyelids," he is saying that when her name (and any other thoughts of her) come across his mind, he tortures himself by letting him think of her. It's tragically romantic. You have to admit it, "Your name is the only word that I can say!" is pretty damn charming.

Bow Chicka Bow Wow | Reviewer: seb | 9/30/08

LOL! Arcade Fire is so anti-religious it's hilarious you should think this song is about God. Why don't you go listen to the Neon Bible and tell me what you think.
Good song, by the way. A little dramatic though!

Jalapeno | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/29/08

whether the song is christian or not shouldn't really matter. If you'd pardon my unitarian response here for a moment, the beauty of the song that you can interpret it any way you'd like to, and share it with people.

'if you want me, please forgive me' could easily reflect the way all of us feel about repentance. Because traditionally, you seek God, he does not seek you.

It could also be a spoken to the girl he loves. Overall he's humbling himself before someone. like that wedding one that was posted earlier. and that unmistakeable. his voice and his tone show the love-stricken vulnerability.

Interpretation is half the fun, and I think this band intentionally rides the line with so many of their songs to bring their two different fanbases together.