Arcade Fire - Crown Of Love Lyrics




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 falling 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 is falling 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,
Because 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 word that I can say!





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Arcade Fire Crown Of Love Comments
  1. Jonathan

    Hermosa canción. Sigo pensando que Funeral es su mejor Album, y esta una de sus canciones mas apasionadas con respecto al Amor.

  2. Jesus Angeles Gomez

    No Pasa Nada, muy pacharaco, saludos desde Lima peru

  3. lee taeyong is baby

    I listened to this song because it was a chapters name and it was also recommended in the book 'playlist for the dead' and omg it's amazing you guys should read the book

  4. hugo

    100k views. Is this for real?

  5. Marcos Jeofla

    Muito bom! <3

  6. daphneflames

    i’m here because of the book “playlist for the dead”

  7. Charlie Alexander

    THANK YOU ALLL for THIs!!!! It gives me life!!!

    Its Haunting. A +++++++

  8. Citizenofthe9thdivision

    I love you all. And I'm so glad we're all here. We made it kid.

  9. Kelly Émilie Finger

    💔💘💔

  10. Coffee Jellii

    Playlists for the dead?? Anyone?

    Hiya Bhatia

    I came here because of the book only!!!
    Yay finally. Someone who understood me ;)

  11. Hans Maier

    Best album ever. 10 out of 10 points. There is no other 10 in my world of music

  12. Lilia Huizo

    I came here from a book i was reading and this is beautiful

  13. Gary Smith

    Some evenings, me and my husky (his name is Henry)… anyway, some nights us huskies lie together and listen to the great socialist/musical experiment that is the Arcade. And I whisper to Henry... "one day, … one day Henry, we will all exist together as one big pc meaningless mass. No more hurt. No more hurt Henry."

    EmperorFishFinger

    sounds like Henry would enjoy the End of Evangelion

  14. steve rangon

    The part where he sings please forgive me is his ex girlfriend saying that she don't love him anymore.

  15. M Lopez

    Bittersweet Song ... My kind of Song

  16. par loal

    This song is a Masterpiece!.
    Here's an explanation I copied from the internet:


    “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”

    He is reflecting on a relationship that has just ended. People (i.e. his mom) tell him that love is something that you can get over and forget; however, he feels that he will never love anyone other than this girl (carving = permanent). The girl believes that getting over him will be easy (i.e. she only WROTE his name across her eyelids, so it can simply be washed away by the rain). He believes it will be infinitely harder to get over her, as only blindness will rid him of his carving.

    “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 the spark is not within me”

    These are actually the words of the girl; this is her “straight answer”. (This does not become clear until later in the song). Basically, she understands that he is still in love with her, but she admits that she is not in love with him anymore.

    “I snuffed it out before my mom walked in my bedroom”

    This line is misleading because you do not yet realize that the previous stanza is the girl speaking. So at first glance it seems to refer to “the spark” being snuffed out. In reality, it is referring to him snuffing out his “pains of love” so that his mom doesn’t see him cry. This is actually genius word choice, as he is able to mislead you and hide his feelings the same way that he hides them from his mom.

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

    He is remembering back to the end of their relationship when the girl could not decide if she loved him or not (thus, her name (or label) kept changing between ‘his lover’ and ‘not his lover’, for example). And while she could not decide if she still loved him, his love for her was growing.

    “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”

    Again, this is the girl’s “straight answer” that she does not love him anymore. When she says that “[his] hands are not upon [her]” she is saying that he cannot control or change her love for him.

    “I shrugged them off before my mom walked in my bedroom”

    As before, this line is misleading, as “shrugged them off” seems to refer to “hands”. In actuality, it refers to “the pains of love” that are referenced in the next line. Thus, once again, he is hiding his pain from his mom (and in effect, from the listener).

    “The pains of love, and they keep growing
    In my heart there's flowers growing
    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
    Because this crown is not within me
    It's not within me, it's not within me”

    Now it becomes clear that the chorus is in fact the girl’s “straight answer” that she no longer loves him. He reveals that she ended the relationship (“grave of our old love” = relationship is dead) and that this is the cause of his anguish, as he still loves her. In fact, even though their relationship is over, his love for her continues to grow (i.e. flowers growing on the grave). It is also interesting to note that Regine sings the chorus with Win this time (whereas the previous two times he sang the chorus alone). This seems appropriate, as he has finally revealed that the chorus represents the girl’s words. Having Regine sing it with him verifies this.

    “You got to be the one
    You got to be the way
    Your name is the only word that I can say

    You got to be the one
    You got to be the way
    Your name is the only word
    The only word that I can say”

    He continues to be convinced that this girl is “the one” for him, that she is the only girl that he will ever love, and that he will never get over her

    Freddie Trueman

    Awesome breakdown

  17. Aracelly Mallma

    Omg!! Where is the guy with the lyrics xD ??? T.T beautiful song !!!

  18. dave P

    These guy can't be beaten.

  19. No Love

    Cranking up my cellphone!! ♡

  20. Carine Natour

    For 4 years now this has been my ultimate favorite song of all time

  21. Sthefania Del Valle

    Too much

  22. María Alejandra Miranda

    💔👌🏻

  23. anzulem

    Like 10 years late but nonetheless I stan

  24. Gabriele Alves

    🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

  25. Angel

    i like this

  26. Denise Hernández Lara

    ni le presté atención a la letra y me dieron ganas de llorar :,(

  27. Roberto Jr

    FAN SERVICE É ISSO AQUI RAPÁ

  28. Tjasse Martins

    I am also thirty, also been listening to the arcade burning down since my early teens but unlike most conforming square circle triangle people I love their evolution as a band and their sound. Reflektor tore my world apart I'm still reflecting through the deflector, and Everything Now was everything then and now still. And The Suburbs... grab your mothers keys we're leaving.

  29. Salar Sali

    what a track .. i hope those good days of arcade fire in 2009 to 2011 are back ....

  30. The Last Attempt

    I’m sad now and I’m okay with that

  31. johnkerplunk39

    Lol Apparently this is everyone’s second favorite song on Funeral. This is also my second after Neighborhood #2 (Laika)

  32. Daniel Vida Breve

    amo tanto 💛

  33. dia

    This is the first song I first instantly fell in love with on my first listen to Funeral. Then of course, Wake Up played.

  34. Angel Amarantine

    I remember getting this album as a young teenager. I'm 30 now. At least our oldies will be good!

  35. Tanita F

    So beautiful

  36. Sophie Ayer

    love this song so much also the violin part HITS

  37. Lisa Ya-Han Chang

    Old wound got so torn up 😭 Totally reminds me of the days riding bus listening funeral album on ipod

  38. Leslie Stevens

    Can you explain why I have to re-live all of this again Jacky? ....

  39. Fyodor

    It's ok, I like the suburbs more

  40. Bruno dos Santos Dorneles

    Tão lindo que não tenho palavras

  41. moonlight

    thank you arcade fire

  42. Ashton Turner

    Oh Canada's hipster darlings

  43. Erick SWD

    Me: " I believe that I finally forgot my ex".
    Arcade Fire: Upload this song.
    Me: "Oh shit, here we go again".

    ander ziggy

    Erick SWD same feelings bro

    Jeroenindebocht

    Walk away my friend, Walk away!!!

    Asuno

    Its like a cancer...

  44. HT O

    i love the chord change in the end

  45. Lillyan Rodriguez

    Love from Perú :)
    Please come back!

  46. PYTHIA Oráculo

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  47. Ingrid Oguro

    This reminds me alot of kodaline's all i want

    hugo

    Maybe it's the opposite..

    Ingrid Oguro

    Idk which came first

  48. Captain Moondog

    I love this song, in my opinion it easily enters in the top 5 list of the best Arcade Fire songs

  49. diegoalvarado

    amazing song! guessing they're going to release an album soon?





    /s

  50. Adriana Bee

    💓💓💓

  51. Willian César

    we still love u guys and girls although the last i-forget-the-name album

  52. Juan Felipe Medina

    I recently payed attention to the lyrics and this song is basically my story with my ex. I just love this song regardless of how sad

  53. Philip Calabro

    Awww my first AF song <3

  54. Rabin Lama

    love from Nepal 🙏!!

  55. Will Thompson

    A reissue would be so sick.

  56. evelyn

    one of their best songs

  57. poltergeistx

    Favorite Funeral song... probably favorite Arcade Fire song!

  58. That One Guy

    I want a new album

  59. Kristof Prinz

    Masterpiece ☑️ 🛐 🙏 ‼️

  60. Venom Marvelous

    2nd favorite song in this album next to in the backseat 💚

    Will Thompson

    Venom Marvelous Same here dog 🙌

    Victor Montivero

    Same too <3<3

    Sebastián Hernández

    Same too

  61. Devanny Agustin

    FAVORITE song from this ALBUM. I am so happy Arcade Fire was my first official concert!

  62. Vivi. Landia.

    💖 💖 💖 💖 💖 💖 Besos desde Argentina!

  63. Gizmo Ramirez

    Love you all! 🔥❤🎶🕺💃✌❤⛅⛅ #happy15 #funeral15 #arcadefireforever

  64. Alaetra Graves

    Please just tell me you’re touring this album. Or playing a show in Montreal or Toronto.

  65. Bowenier

    15 years late bro

  66. Roy André

    Perfect :'( It sounds perfect

  67. Sergej Lovrekovic

    <3333333333333333333333333

  68. Andrew Clarke

    Probably in my top 5 AF songs.

  69. Lu Vieira

    Amor em forma de música. O Brasil ama vocês! ♥️🇧🇷

  70. Verónica Alburquenque

    This song is so beautiful....
    With love from Chile ♥️

  71. Luis Reyes

    Just love it _cries in Spanish_

  72. Im not the extranger

    Why this Is So beautiful?? I LOVE THIS SONG

    Ferdi Van

    a Sow is a pig

    Im not the extranger

    @Ferdi Van I am sorry, I mistook

    Ferdi Van

    @Im not the extranger Haha, i just wanted you to know. I'm a G Nazi.

    Im not the extranger

    @Ferdi Van XD

  73. SilverSkies64 Make It Painless

    I Knew They Were Going To Keep Uploading!

  74. Yanka Karolinna

    Amo essa banda ♥️

  75. MICHAEL l

    perfectly for die in this moment TT.TT

  76. Владик Дезолятор

    Это старая песня? Никогда ее не слышал

    Timothy Yshurakhuno

    С первого альбома, послушай как нибудь весь

  77. Metalpug79

    Is it time for an awesome deluxe edition of the Funeral album with demos, outtakes and b-sides?? That would amazing!

    Th.El.Co._1

    Probably. They're doing a 15th anniversary thingy.

    nothing personnel

    the demos, outtakes, and b sides are better than the album itself

    Th.El.Co._1

    @nothing personnel Ehhhh. Not really. There's a reason they're B-Sides, as is the case with most B sides, lol.

    nothing personnel

    ​@Th.El.Co._1 just dont comment if you dont know their work. the 2001 bootlegs and 2002 christmas album are obviously beyond your mental capacity. i get that it was almost two decades ago, but cmon. dont go and say stupid stuff without thinking

    Asuno

    @nothing personnel chill

  78. stephen walsh

    One of the greatest debut albums for me and love this

  79. yannic riesebos

    Why is this being uploaded now?

    Zain

    yannic riesebos 15th anniversary

    yannic riesebos

    @Zain Ah makes sense. But wow time flies.

    Th.El.Co._1

    They're doing a special 15th anniversary re-release with remastered songs and new bonus content.

  80. Yazmin Ramirez

    It's perfect♥️

  81. ShanghaiWall

    This is the first song that caught my attention on Funeral. Love it.

    Connor Dietschwright

    Lucky. My first was CHEM-I-STRY.

    Blaise Castelli

    Same here, had it on repeat for weeks!! Definitely in my top 5 of all AF songs!

    ShanghaiWall

    @Connor Dietschwright poor you.

  82. Kaiseki Sakizuke

    Still remember your concert at Madrid, to me it was a change in my life. To be able to listen live one of the bands that helped me so much through out a fase of my life that was so difficult... I don’t have any words that can express the gratitude for all your songs. For real, all i can say is thank you for that little push i needed to change for the better :,)
    Also, crown of love is one of the special ones that i love!

    Hans Maier

    Was at the 2018 Madrid concert. They did a street parade after the concert. Mindblowing experience.

  83. Joneya Kinyaani

    This is one of those Arcade Fire songs you hope they play live.

  84. Michael Williams

    wow. 15 years flew by since this masterpiece

  85. opposite ways

    Ya me voy a llorar.

    Granadero Locust

    opposite ways Ya estoy llorando.

  86. Andrés Taborda

    I miss old Arcade Fire songs

    Logan Cochran

    So much...

    WERQ DJ

    Anything neon bible and before.

    Logan Cochran

    The suburbs!!

  87. El viejo del pesero

    I love this song!

  88. Emma Salt

    My 2nd favourite funeral song. First is obviously neighborhood part 1.

    Th.El.Co._1

    I love how many songs on this album transform. Like they turn into a completely different song halfway through. Like this one, and Wake Up does it too. It's so brilliant.

    Granadero Locust

    @Th.El.Co._1 Makes me so happy.

    Elra Beechum

    Th.El.Co._1 Definitely! It makes for such an engaging experience. Even Neighbourhood #1 grows and speeds up, while Une Annee Sans Lumiere has that *amazing* last quarter as well...such a fantastic album.

    ANDYGNADA

    neighborhood part 2 is EVERYTHING for me

    Crystal THE ALIEN

    Ha mine is Neighbourhood #3

  89. Jakub G

    This song is so underrated.

    Ramón Navarro

    WTF! haha

    Dorian B

    Underrated for who?? for me and all the fans I Guess, It's the true masterpice of Music...

    the sodium lights

    Maybe under-valued, or over-looked but certainly not underrated Jakub x

    Elra Beechum

    Yeah, I would always sing it's praises to my friends, who considered it the 'low-point' of the record! If this is the low point, it speaks volumes about how great the album is.

  90. Rasheed Shields

    I love arcade fire.

  91. Teyonna ・

    love it