Cocoon

  • songfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • A cocoon is a silken casing spun by moth caterpillars and other insect larvae as a protective covering when passing into the pupal stage. (In the life of certain types of insects, the pupal stage follows the larval stage and precedes adulthood.) The Milky Chance duo of Clemens Rehbein and Philipp Dausch use the cocoon during this song as a metaphor for the studio, which they consider to be a safe place where nobody can hurt them.

    So let's go back to our cocoon
    On the blackened afternoon


    "For me it's easy - it's basically two things: music and family," Philipp Dausch told Genius. "I think for both of us music is something that since we were small kids, it just makes us be able to escape and by doing it, you set your mind free. Being in the studio, being in the cocoon—it's a place where you just concentrate on that."
  • The song was inspired by the Milky Chance duo trying to find a period of reflection on the runaway success of their debut album, Sadnecessary. Clemens Rehbein explained to AntiMusic they were, "trying to find a place where you can be yourself and not be distracted; to slow down and reflect on yourself."
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Randy NewmanSongwriting Legends In Their Own Words

Newman makes it look easy these days, but in this 1974 interview, he reveals the paranoia and pressures that made him yearn for his old 9-5 job.

Zakk WyldeSongwriter Interviews

When he was playing Ozzfest with Black Label Society, a kid told Zakk he was the best Ozzy guitarist - Zakk had to correct him.

Top American Idol Moments: Songs And ScandalsSong Writing

Surprise exits, a catfight and some very memorable performances make our list of the most memorable Idol moments.

Al Jourgensen of MinistrySongwriter Interviews

In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.

Susanna Hoffs - "Eternal Flame"They're Playing My Song

The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."

Reverend Horton HeatSongwriter Interviews

The Reverend rants on psychobilly and the egghead academics he bashes in one of his more popular songs.