Analysis of the song Clic clic pan pan by Yanns, an iconic musical work

In 2020, we were lucky to have Bosh’s Djomb as our summer hit. In 2021, it was obviously La Kiffance de Naps. Well this year, let me tell you that it will undoubtedly be Clic clic pan pan by Yanns who will make you dance to the rhythm of sunburn and sunstroke in 40°C. We therefore cordially invite you to read the literary analysis below which will allow you to understand all the subtle undersides of this work of art. Either way, it’s clearly too hot for you to have anything else to do.

1. A comparison with the sun that hides a beautiful reference

Our singer Yanns begins his song with the words “You are the most beautiful star” before continuing a little further in the text by “It’s crazy how you glow in the dark”. In a subtle way, he tells us with these metaphors that he considers his beloved as the sun of his life, the one who illuminates his daily life even if she is no longer by his side today. Moreover, it seems fair enough to say that Yanns was inspired by the adage “Always aim for the moon, because even if you fail, you’ll land in the stars” to hide in his text a reference to singer Amel Bent and her song Ma Philosophie, which also talks about “Aiming for the moon”.

2. The use of nicknames to charm his beauty

If the love story of Yanns is indeed over, the feelings of the singer for the chosen one of his heart are still very present. Thus, our singer seeks to win back this young woman, which is why he uses several times, during his song, emotional nicknames like ” My darling “, ” Miss “ Where “My darling”. In this way, he hopes to bring back in her the memories of the good times past and regain her place in her heart.

3. A text marked by the loneliness of the artist

Besides, the end of his relationship, Yanns seems to live in a daily heavy loneliness that he confides in small touches in his text. So when he sings “There is still a place for me”, the singer expresses the emptiness around him and his desire to fill it with a loving person. That’s why he pays all his attention to the girl who haunts him, whom he thus considers as “the only one I can trust”, because he has, once again, the impression of not being surrounded. We can thus link his loneliness to his obsession for this same young lady with the words “When I stay alone, directly I think of you” : by dint of finding himself one-on-one with himself, Yanns ends up thinking only of her.

4. A daily life turned upside down by a completed relationship

Yanns’ complicated love story seems to have taken an important place, almost too much, in the singer’s life. The artist expresses his discomfort with the end of their story when he confides in his beautiful “I think about you every day”, “When I stay alone, directly I think of you” or “I can’t erase you”. Even more worrying, this relationship seems to have had consequences on Yanns’ visual acuity, since he says in particular “Among the others, I see only you”. A relationship not far from being unhealthy which raises questions about the repercussions on the mental and physical health of our author.

5. A past that haunts the main character

Many times in the text, our singer confides in this painful past that haunts him. We can especially see it when he says “I can’t forget the past”, “I know that the past is the past” or “You’re not like before at all”. The repetition of the word “past” and the lexical field of this ancient time lead us to think that Yanns no longer lives in the present moment, so obsessed is his love story which has just ended.

6. A wounded man who confides in us his greatest wishes

Quickly, Yanns also tells us of his desire to change things. He explains, for example, that he wants to “be able to catch up with time” and “pick up what is broken”. The singer is so caught up in this love story that all his dreams and projects now revolve around her.

7. A protagonist plagued by misunderstanding

The end of his love story seems to have affected Yanns more than he would like. In his text, the singer tells us of his total incomprehension of the situation through various questions: “Between us, I can’t say what happened“, “For you to leave, tell me what the hell did I do” and “I don’t know what you’re playing”. The man searches in vain for answers to his questions and comes to question everything to understand why his relationship ended.

8. Loss of momentary speech abilities

While, as we could see in the text, Yanns’ romantic relationship already seemed to have damaged several aspects of his health, it also seems to have affected his language skills. In particular, we can see that at certain times, our main character is no longer able to express himself other than in onomatopoeia when he says “And it clicks, clicks clicks pan pan pan”. A more than disturbing and frightening speech vis-à-vis the potential resumption of this love story.

9. A love that gives him criminal desires

Yanns seems so upset by the woman he loves that he turns to crime to externalize. He thus announces to his beloved “I point your little heart”, as if to be sure that the latter will always belong to him. We can therefore say that Yanns definitely needs to discuss his obsession with this woman with a health professional before going overboard.

10. An omnipresent fear of abandonment

As can be seen through many passages in the text, the loneliness experienced by the singer has engendered in him a strong fear of abandonment. His fear of being left to his own devices again is particularly noticeable when he declares “I feel that you are hiding something, it’s ok, don’t lie to me” and “I don’t know what’s going on, I don’t recognize you”. His fear is so uncontrollable that he comes to denigrate himself, which can be read in the words “I get paranoid sometimes”.

11. The main character’s need for reassurance

This whole story seems to have made our singer lose confidence. Thus, in a discreet way, he asks, at the heart of the song, his beauty to confirm her love for him despite everything that has happened between them. When he says “I know that sometimes I’m stupid, but I remain the first in your heart”, he thus seeks the emotional approval of the one who holds his heart, almost making this question pass for an affirmation. But it’s hard to be fooled by Yanns’ doubts.

12. The effect of losing track of time in the arms of his dear and tender

Finally, in anticipation of their possible warm reunion, Yanns promises the chosen one of his heart to do everything to satisfy her, which will even cause the protagonist to lose all notion of time in his presence. When he says “If minutes are seconds, I’ll make love to you for hours”he promises his beauty to forget everything for her, even her basics in time reading.

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