Arcade Fire - Reflektor Lyrics




Trapped in a prison,
in a prism of light.
Alone in the darkness,
a darkness of white.
We fell in love,
alone on a stage,
in the reflective age.

Entre la nuit, la nuit et l'aurore.
Entre le royaume des vivants et des morts.
[Translation: "Between the night, the night and the dawn. Between the realm of the living and the dead."]

If this is heaven,
I don't know what it's for.
If I can't find you there,
I don't care.

I thought I found a way to enter;
it was just a reflector. (Just a reflector)
I thought I found the connector;
it was just a reflector. (Just a reflector)

Now the signals we send
are deflected again.
We're so connected,
but are we even friends?

We fell in love when I was 19,
and now we're staring at a screen.

Entre la nuit, la nuit et l'aurore.
Entre le royaume des vivants et des morts.

If this is heaven,
I need something more.
Just a place to be alone,
cause you're my home.

I thought I found a way to enter;
it was just a reflector. (Just a reflector)
I thought I found the connector;
it was just a reflector. (Just a reflector)
Just a reflector.

It's just a reflector, just a reflector.
It's just a reflector, just a reflector.
Just a reflector, reflector.

Just a reflector. [repeat x 7]

Just a reflection of a reflection
of a reflection of a reflection of a reflection (ah!),
but I see you on the other side.
We all got things to hide.

Just a reflection of a reflection
of a reflection of a reflection of a reflection (ah!),
but I see you on the other side.
We all got things to hide.

(Alright let's go back.)

Our song it skips
on little silver disks.
Our love is plastic,
and they break it to bits.

I want to break free,
but will they break me
down, down down,
don't mess around.

I thought I found a way to enter;
it was just a reflector. (Just a reflector)
I thought I found the connector;
it was just a reflector. (Just a reflector)

It's just a reflector. [repeat]

Thought you were praying to the resurrector;
turns out it was just a reflector. (Just a reflector)
Thought you were praying to the resurrector;
turns out it was just a reflector. (Just a reflector)
Thought you were praying to the resurrector;
turns out it was just a reflector. (Just a reflector)

Just a reflector.
Just a reflector.
Just a reflector.

But I see you on the other side.

Just a reflector.

(Ah!)

But I see you on the other side. (Reflector)
We all got things to hide. (Reflector)

Just a reflector.

But I see you on the other side.





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Arcade Fire Reflektor Comments
  1. Dave Alberts

    ""/|\""

    Dave Alberts

    /|\🚙

  2. tyylsp

    10’s classics...

  3. MultiCappie

    So the mirror guy is Bowie? Cool.

  4. VIDEO CKS

    la classe!

  5. Irozah Lano

    чем то напоминает на ELO

  6. kamil schuda

    Que temaso wacho

  7. kamil schuda

    Soy el único que habla español,muy buena cancion

  8. Ruel Auza Jr

    DEC 2019 ANYONE?

    timmehh89

    Stop fishing for likes

    Ruel Auza Jr

    @timmehh89 no im not

  9. John Mansfield

    One of those BIG heads looks like Jimmy Carter.

  10. Activation Codes

    ⚡🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲⚡

  11. xxxcliffo

    Masterpiece

  12. RunCircusRun

    This will reveal the meaning of life if you listen.

  13. Lucas Ottens

    Have they brought David Bowie to the Resurrector yet?

  14. Sarah RedFox

    That piano riff at 5:28 has been my soul since I discovered this song in my teens. 🤪🤪♥️ Love you Reflektor. The experience you give is unique, haunting and exhilarating. Rock on Arcade Fire 🔥🔥 🔥🔥 🔥

  15. Full Spectrum Domino

    The Resurrector existed with Gd before the foundation of the earth. It's a pity Bowie was misdirekting til the end. To our great good fortune, it's not mirrors all the way down.

    Micah 5:2
    But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
    Too little to be among the clans of Judah,
    From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel.
    His goings forth are from long ago,
    From the days of eternity.

  16. Adriana

    Beautiful :v

  17. Stefarooh

    I just love how this song changes it structure like 3 times, it is amazing~! Its been my favorite song ever since I heard it on the radio in 2013 and nearly had a car accident I got so into it.

  18. Ollie Foxx

    Just heard this for the first time-jealous? I am. Of all you who heard it before me.

  19. Youtubehasaids

    Imagine falling over in that mirror suit..

  20. Jay Pi

    How incredible it is that at first I thought it was long and now I wish it lasted more! It changes 3 times and maybe it could change more so it was longer.

  21. Paddy Jay12

    There aren't answers.. We are mirrors... Frustrating, but also what keeps us going.. Reflectors everywhere, in everything!

    LOL.. That's what I get at least!

    These guys are fucking brilliant!

  22. Kanwar Anand

    The Arcade Fire had graced us with SUBURBS and had made sure we expect the world to collapse with their next album. What do they do? They release this gem. The album was hapless but this song? Oh man. I still am tuned into the first 3 AF albums and I never got over them. I hope their future albums are worthier. Other good songs on this album would be "we exist" and "normal person"

  23. LES Yankee61

    I didn't know Jimmy Carter was in Arcade Fire...

  24. william Natividade

    Eu perdi vocês lalLollapalooza

  25. DubBeGood bud

    Such an occult video. Great song but im not into all the occult shite all these bagel eating musicians subscribe to.

  26. Антон Мамонов

    Can anyone found that this album (single) can be famous as one of the best one? I'm fond of Arcade Fire since 2014 and nevermind they would be great!

  27. Alex Oyarzabal

    Love it in 2019 .

  28. ME TV

    This song makes me think that our phones are just pocket mirrors. That because algorithms are catered too you, they will only show you yourself.

  29. Kristal Marcano

    first time listening to this. I LOVE IT. I have missed out on soo much :(

  30. Arthur Wandzel

    Existential AF :__; <3 <3

  31. ambre besseau

    COUCOU MOI C'EST AMBRE

  32. Margaret Huffam

    Re Bowie involvement on this track, he was actually second choice for backing vocal cameo according to Grace Jones (no relation, ahem) whom AF had wanted to contribute whist in Jamaica but she told me that record company politics wouldn't allow. BTW: she hadn't heard of James Murphy who I suggested would be a good choice for her then work-in-progress album being recorded c. 5 years ago, yet to be released.

  33. Leobardo Carvajal

    el final es lo mejor :')

  34. Badger Mustelid

    LYRICS

    Trapped in a prison, in a prism of light
    Alone in the darkness, darkness of white
    We fell in love, alone on a stage
    In the reflective age

    [Pre-Chorus - Régine Chassagne]
    Entre la nuit, la nuit et l’aurore
    Entre le royaume des vivants et des morts
    If this is heaven
    I don't know what it’s for
    If I can’t find you there
    I don't care

    [Chorus]
    I thought I found a way to enter
    It’s just a Reflektor (It's just a Reflektor)
    I thought I found the connector
    It’s just a Reflektor (It's just a Reflektor)

    [Verse 2]
    Now, the signals we send, are deflected again
    We're so connected, but are we even friends?
    We fell in love when I was nineteen
    And now we're staring at a screen

    [Pre-Chorus - Variation - Régine Chassagne]
    Entre la nuit, la nuit et l’aurore
    Entre le royaume des vivants et des morts
    If this is heaven
    I need something more
    Just a place to be alone
    Cause you're my home

    [Chorus]
    I thought I found a way to enter
    It’s just a Reflektor (It's just a Reflektor)
    I thought I found the connector
    It’s just a Reflektor (It's just a Reflektor)

    It’s just a Reflektor (It's just a Reflektor)
    It’s just a Reflektor (It's just a Reflektor)
    It’s just a Reflektor (It's just a Reflektor)
    Just a Reflektor
    It’s just a Reflektor (It's just a Reflektor)
    It’s just a Reflektor (It's just a Reflektor)
    Just a Reflektor
    Just a Reflektor
    It’s just a Reflektor (It's just a Reflektor)
    It’s just a Reflektor (It's just a Reflektor)

    [Bridge 1]
    It’s just a reflection of a reflection
    Of a reflection of a reflection
    But I see you on the other side? (Just a Reflektor)
    We all got things to hide (Just a Reflektor)
    It’s just a reflection of a reflection
    Of a reflection of a reflection
    But I see you on the other side (Just a Reflektor)
    We all got things to hide (Just a Reflektor)
    All right, let's go back

    [Verse 3]
    Our song it skips, on little silver discs
    Our love is plastic, we'll break it to bits
    I want to break free, but will they break me
    Down, down, down?
    Don't mess around

    [Chorus]
    I thought I found a way to enter
    It’s just a Reflektor (It's just a Reflektor)
    I thought I found the connector
    It’s just a Reflektor (It's just a Reflektor)

    Just a Reflektor
    It’s just a Reflektor (It's just a Reflektor)
    It’s just a Reflektor (It's just a Reflektor)
    It’s just a Reflektor (It's just a Reflektor)

    [Bridge 2: Win Butler & David Bowie]
    Thought you were praying to the resurrector
    Turns out it was just a Reflektor (It’s just a Reflektor)
    Thought you were praying to the resurrector
    Turns out it was just a Reflektor (It’s just a Reflektor)
    Thought you were praying to the resurrector
    Turns out it was just a Reflektor (It’s just a Reflektor)

    [Outro]
    It’s a Reflektor
    It’s just a Reflektor
    Just a Reflektor
    But I see you on the other side
    It’s just a Reflektor
    But I see you on the other side
    We all got things to hide
    It’s just a Reflektor
    But I see you on the other side

  35. Gabriel Metzger

    You inspire me so much! I appreciate the band and thinking and feeling of the music and words!

  36. Alexandre Costa Junqueira

    Awesome song!! Love then

  37. gifted and talented program

    High praise

  38. dman vahey

    6 years ago today this master piece of a album came out ❤️

  39. curtis133

    Im literally looking for a discoball to place infront of my windsheild. Im sure it will be a hit!

  40. ISRAEL ALEJANDRO RIOS BARLANDAS

    La mejor cancion de Arcafe Fire

  41. Koda crowder

    *David Bowie the ninth planet* .

  42. Michael Victor

    Is that Jimmy Carter?

  43. Sammy

    wow its really been 6 years

  44. Seth Oettinger

    I could listen to her speak French all day

  45. Guilherme Silva

    MASTERPIECE

  46. Aaron Derrick

    4:45 to the end is one of the best parts of any song this decade

  47. Wylie Pfalzgraf

    this song is so good it hurts.

  48. DJessie

    Seams bowie 💚💙❤️💛

  49. Timbo Sliceee

    Still my favorite track of all time

  50. Bennies Pizza

    My fav AF record .. Loved the dance vibes 👌
    Yall should listen to Running by Retrofile .. Gives me AF vibes i think they Canadian too

    Taylor Harros

    Going to listen to them right now!

    Haut Strange

    Funeral and Neon Bible will always be my favorites but this album and The Suburbs are also excellent. Definitely one of the top 3 bands of the decade, IMO. These guys, MGMT, and Spoon.

  51. Richard Sylvanus

    Video totally out of synch with the music

  52. ARIANNA VC

    When in Spotify? ☹️

  53. reflexreaction

    What is the message though?

    Morgan Veitch

    it's about the role technology has in isolating us from ourselves and our relationships

    Daniel Colombo

    take a look at Kierkegaard works

  54. Yonu Bosshima

    S E N S A T I O N A L

  55. eternalsunshine

    2019 and this song still awesome!!!!!!

  56. Antonio García

    Put this back on spotifyyyyy please

  57. Captain Ramirez

    Ever heard of a strange yet beautiful song? This is it

  58. Maximilian Rabbitt-Tomita

    Yo the ending where win and chassagne are looking out the closing door is the exact same thing as the fight club scene. This song reminds me of fight club (the reflections are tyler durden and are a result of internal unawareness in the "reflective" age)

  59. Fernando Gomez

    Suban el CD a Spotify! 😢

  60. timvitkuske

    the more times you listen to this song, the more you will love it.

  61. Fat Chungus

    Why this isn't in Spotify?!?!?!?

  62. fernando perez

    0:56 the best music couple,

  63. 明天更漫長

    Reflektor is the best album of the decade in my opinion. A perfect masterpiece.

  64. Nirmal Amirth

    What's so great in this?

  65. S3AN_5 5

    Just happened to click exactly 6 years to the day this was published. See you on the other side. 9/9/19

  66. Vitor Hugo Portugal

    #inthereflectiveage

  67. DeluxeTux5249

    Music is phenomenal... But what is this video lol

    Fernando 30

    I tried figuring it out but yea I gave up.

  68. Giane Kaneda

    7000 people don't like this song? Wtf. What is wrong with some people? 😅

  69. Michael Brett

    Being a massive Bowie fan! hoping the facts are real? electric lady land studios where this song was created, was a sync of genius events over decades... apparently Lennon walked in on Bowie writing Fame and gave him his wisdom.... and Bowie walked in on this and gave a piece of Lennon on this amazing track! plus vocals. love the Duke, Ziggy or whatever form the genius came too you. x

  70. Brian Rodriguez

    only the best music never tires.

  71. Move_I_Got_This

    Only 31 million views??? 😪

  72. Jeremy Ward

    I cant stop listening to this song! There is just so much going on. The range of emotions and thoughts it provokes is just astounding! This is a great band, and I am happy they do what they do. This song is a masterpiece. Keep it up!

  73. mentallo

    Comment if think this id their best song

  74. Noel_Kberg89

    Had no idea that Bowie was on this track when I first found it. When I heard him, my jaw dropped. I naturally started crying since I hadn't heard this song before he passed. I really miss him :(

  75. SLATT

    MTV HITS brought me here

  76. serjeick

    This song should never finish, just keep happening constantly, becoming like a rumour around your mind, never leaving you alone, happyly...

  77. Lobo Gris

    MAGNIFICA

  78. OMAR BARROZO

    la voz de David Bowie es impresionante. Era muy generoso con los músicos.

  79. Bhaswati Chakraborty

    Heard it from snl a decade ago maybe still stuck

  80. Pablo Mareci

    A una amiga le enseñé esté grupo.
    Y le gustó mucho.
    Tanto a sí que me invitó cuándo vinieron a México y ella me pagaba el boleto y el camión.
    Y adivinen quien no fue??
    😪

  81. jimmy shine

    Bowie RIP

  82. Beats 06

    My friend once ask me if I had to listen to one song all eternity, what song would I be
    No hesitation, I said Reflektor

  83. Rafael Ribeiro

    Alguém? 2019

  84. Michael Wilde

    It's like an orgasm building up.

  85. fred smith

    My favorite Montreal Band! Love that City too!

  86. BIZBROW

    full art

  87. BIZBROW

    full art

  88. FlexxReaper

    I don't know exactly why, but this intro is somehow satisfying to listen to.

  89. Павел Лурье

    reminds Talking Heads .... same inadequate

  90. razzmatazz1974

    My best friend died in May. This song and Afterlife are so hard to listen now. :(

  91. WaketheSheeple

    Yo, this is some of the most gnarly shit i’ve ever watched in a Music Video..

    I already loved Arcade Fire but damn...

  92. Alfonso Monroy IV

    what r u doing? really miss this...

  93. Tomdelcastillo

    Btw, the Genius behind the production of the video was Mr Anton Corbjin.

  94. Piero Fernando Retamal Muñoz

    2019 still sound fresh