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Lost In Yesterday
Tame Impala Lyrics


When we were livin' in squalor, wasn't it heaven?
Back when we used to get on it four out of seven
Now even though that was a time I hated from day one
Eventually terrible memories turn into great ones

So if they call you
Embrace them
If they hold you
Erase them

'Cause it might've been something, who's to say?
Does it help to get lost in yesterday?
And you might've missed something, don't say
'Cause it has to be lost in yesterday
And you're gonna have to let it go someday
You've been diggin' it up like Groundhog Day
'Cause it might've been something, don't say
'Cause it has to be lost in yesterday

Matty said life didn't go the way that he planned it
Said, "Oh, what I'd give to start over, boy I'd command it"
So what was I ever afraid of? Why did I worry?
And why was I ever so brainless? Head in a flurry

'Cause they call you
Embrace them
If they stall you
Erase them

'Cause it might've been something, who's to say?
Does it help to get lost in yesterday?
And you might've missed something, don't say
'Cause it has to be lost in yesterday
And you're gonna have to let it go someday
You've been pickin' it up like Groundhog Day
'Cause it might've been something, don't say
'Cause it has to be lost in yesterday

If it calls you
Embrace it
If it haunts you
Face it

I know it's mad, I understand
It's only snakes and ladders
The period you never had
There's only one that matters

And if it calls you
Embrace it
If it holds you
Erase it
Erase it

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Kevin Parker

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Shailyn Guerra Cano

When we were livin' in squalor, wasn't it heaven?
Back when we used to get on it four out of seven
Now even though that was a time I hated from day one
Eventually terrible memories turn into great ones
So if they call you
Embrace them
If they hold you
Erase them
'Cause it might've been something, who's to say?
Does it help to get lost in yesterday?
And you might've missed something, don't say
'Cause it has to be lost in yesterday
And you're gonna have to let it go someday
You've been diggin' it up like Groundhog Day
'Cause it might've been something, don't say
'Cause it has to be lost in yesterday
Matty said life didn't go the way that he planned it
Said, "Oh, what I'd give to start over, boy I'd command it"
So what was I ever afraid of? Why did I worry?
And why was I ever so brainless? Head in a flurry
'Cause they call you
Embrace them
If they stall you
Erase them
'Cause it might've been something, who's to say?
Does it help to get lost in yesterday?
And you might've missed something, don't say
'Cause it has to be lost in yesterday
And you're gonna have to let it go someday
You've been pickin' it up like Groundhog Day
'Cause it might've been something, don't say
'Cause it has to be lost in yesterday
If it calls you
Embrace it
If it haunts you
Face it
I know it's mad, I understand
It's only snakes and ladders
The period you never had
There's only one that matters
And if it calls you
Embrace it
If it holds you
Erase it
Erase it



naofumi- -

0:05 - lvl 1 party. basic food, basic drinks, cheap Tesco cake, hardly any people and everyone is not okay.

1:05 - lvl 2 party. nicer food, better drinks, cake had more thought put into it, fancier clothing, few more people (+1 band member), old guy gains ability to dance, phone lady not crying and everything is enough to have a good time.

2:03 - lvl 3 party. food and table look amazing, fancy glasses to house expensive drinks, 3 tier cake +bonus flowery arc, everyone wearing better quality suits and dresses, way more people, chad at the bar pulled, band have fancy clothes (+ 2 more band members), stage improvement, phone lady is cheerful and everyone is having a great time.

3:04 - lvl 4 party (max). exquisite food and drink, 4 tier cake +arc upgraded to pillars, high end suits and dresses, maxed out people, bar guy proposal, everyone dancing like there's no tomorrow, band stage and clothing quality huge improvement, everyone's having the time of their li.....

4:01 - Raid. everything stops, party ruined.



EL JARDIN DEL MUNDO

When we were livin' in squalor, wasn't it Heaven?
Back when we used to get on it four out of seven
Now even though that was a time I hated from day one
Eventually, terrible memories turn into great ones

[Pre-Chorus]
So if they call you, embrace them
If they hold you, erase them

[Chorus]
'Cause it might've been somethin', who's to say?
Does it help to get lost in yesterday?
And you might've missed somethin', don't say
'Cause it has to be lost in yesterday
And you're gonna have to let it go someday
You've been diggin' it up like Groundhog Day
'Cause it might've been somethin', don't say
'Cause it has to be lost in yesterday

[Verse 2]
Matty said life didn't go the way that he planned it
Said, "Oh, what I'd give to start over, boy, I demand it
So, what was I ever afraid of? Why did I worry?
And why was I ever so brainless? Head in a flurry"

[Pre-Chorus]
'Cause if they call you, embrace them
If they stall you, erase them

[Chorus]
'Cause it might've been somethin', who's to say?
Does it help to get lost in yesterday?
And you might've missed somethin', don't say
'Cause it has to be lost in yesterday
And you're gonna have to let it go someday
You've been diggin' it up like Groundhog Day
'Cause it might've been somethin', don't say
'Cause it has to get lost in yesterday

[Refrain]
If it calls you, embrace it
If it haunts you, face it

[Bridge]
I know it's mad, I understand
It's only Snakes and Ladders
The period you never had
There's only one that matters

[Outro]
And if it calls you, embrace it
If it holds you, erase it
Replace it



sieke87

@Emre Kazan Let's say you ask a girl for lunch for the purpose of telling her you have feelings for her, but she rejects you and that makes you sad. Time moves on and you have two options.




1: remember the moment fondly, she was so beatiful that day and you can't help to smile everytime you think of her and how lucky you were to meet her. Embrace the memory,





2: this moment affects you more than it should, you don't even try to ask more girls out because you are afraid of getting hurt. You really need to forget about it and move on.




I hope it helps



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pixelshock

Not enough people are pointing out how genius and well executed the video is.

CB Melix

@Tom Lute Wow great analysis dude. You completely convinced me!

marcos palacios

And that says alot my friend...

Bryan McGrath

It looks like they recorded the last pass by in slow Mo. It's like they increased the tempo of the music when recording the video with Kevin lip singing and they've decreased the speed of that video to match the tempo of the actual song. If that makes sense. :S

Girish Budhwani

I hear you, man!

Randy Dube

It reminds of Pheonix Trying To be Cool video, which was another genius video.

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Peter S

The music video is about how we embellish memories more and more as time passes. The first scene is the truth, with all the sadness, anger, embarrassment, and happiness that comes with it. As the scenes progress, the wedding reception gradually turns into a hyper-perfect unrealistic fantasy where the key characters are changed into “better” ones with entirely different actors for the bride, groom, smoking woman, father, etc. But then the original pregnant bride and smoking woman break into this unrealistic fantasy, refusing to be forgotten or glossed over, and wreck the fake party. This is my analysis, hope it helps!

Jeffer Lopez

@Isabelli Martins by

mike schoeb

Think of it in reverse once... then i think you've got it

Isabelli Martins

@Jeremy Keeton wow, that's a really nice catch and it makes so much sense!

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