Song of the Day: Iron by Woodkid (Yoann Lemoine)

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Iron” is a debut single by Woodkid (real name Yoann Lemoine) taken from his album The Golden Age that was prepared in 2011 but released in 2013. It was written by Yoann Lemoine himself and arrangements by Gustave Rudman.


Deep in the ocean, dead and cast away
Where innocence is burned in flames
A million mile from home, I’m walking ahead
I’m frozen to the bones, I am…

A soldier on my own, I don’t know the way
I’m riding up the heights of shame
I’m waiting for the call, the hand on the chest
I’m ready for the fight, and fate

The sound of iron shocks is stuck in my head,
The thunder of the drums dictates
The rhythm of the falls, the number of dead’s
The rising of the horns, ahead

From the dawn of time to the end of days
I will have to run, away
I want to feel the pain and the bitter taste
Of the blood on my lips, again

This deadly burst of snow is burning my hands,
I’m frozen to the bones, I am
A million mile from home, I’m walking away
I can’t remind your eyes, your face


Woodkid released the Iron EP on March 28, 2011. For the music video for the single “Iron”, he collaborated with English model Agyness Deyn. The song was featured in trailers for Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and the film Hitchcock.

Yoann Lemoine (born 16 May 1983) is a French music video director, graphic designer, and musician. His most notable works include his music video direction for Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”, Taylor Swift’s single “Back to December”, Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born to Die” and Mystery Jets’ “Dreaming of Another World”.

Lemoine is also an alternative indie musician, going by the stage name Woodkid. On March 28, 2011, Woodkid released his first EP Iron EP.

Yoann Lemoine

Birth name Yoann Lemoine
Born 16 March 1983 (age 30)
Origin Lyon, France
Genres Baroque pop, neofolk, experimental
Occupations Music video director, graphic designer, singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2006–present
Labels Green United Music
Associated acts Woodkid

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