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Heat Waves
Glass Animals Lyrics


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(Last night, all I think about is you)
(Don't stop, baby, you can walk through)
(Don't want, baby, think about you)
(You know that I'm never gonna lose)

Road shimmer wigglin' the vision
Heat, heat waves, I'm swimmin' in a mirror
Road shimmer wigglin' the vision
Heat, heat waves, I'm swimmin' in a

Sometimes, all I think about is you
Late nights in the middle of June
Heat waves been fakin' me out
Can't make you happier now
Sometimes, all I think about is you
Late nights in the middle of June
Heat waves been fakin' me out
Can't make you happier now

Usually I put somethin' on TV
So we never think about you and me
But today I see our reflections
Clearly in Hollywood, layin' on the screen
You just need a better life than this
You need somethin' I can never give
Fake water all across the road
It's gone now, the night has come, but

Sometimes, all I think about is you
Late nights in the middle of June
Heat waves been fakin' me out
Can't make you happier now

You can't fight it, you can't breathe
You say something so lovin', but
Now I gotta let you go
You'll be better off in someone new
I don't wanna be alone
You know it hurts me too
You look so broken when you cry
One more and then I say goodbye

Sometimes, all I think about is you
Late nights in the middle of June
Heat waves been fakin' me out
Can't make you happier now
Sometimes, all I think about is you
Late nights in the middle of June
Heat waves been fakin' me out
Can't make you happier now

I just wonder what you're dreamin' of
When you sleep and smile so comfortable
I just wish that I could give you that
That look that's perfectly un-sad

Sometimes, all I think about is you
Late nights in the middle of June
Heat waves been fakin' me out
Heat waves been fakin' me out

Sometimes, all I think about is you
Late nights in the middle of June
Heat waves been fakin' me out
Can't make you happier now
Sometimes, all I think about is you
Late nights in the middle of June
Heat waves been fakin' me out
Can't make you happier now

Road shimmer wigglin' the vision
Heat, heat waves, I'm swimmin' in a mirror
Road shimmer wigglin' the vision
Heat, heat waves, I'm swimmin' in a mirror

Overall Meaning

The song "Heat Waves" by Glass Animals is a representation of how memories and emotions can come rushing back all at once when you least expect it. The lyrics convey the pain and yearning for a lost love. The chorus "Sometimes, all I think about is you, Late nights in the middle of June, Heat waves been fakin' me out, Can't make you happier now" shows a sense of disappointment and failure to make the person in question happy despite the singer's best intentions.


The lines "Usually I put somethin' on TV, So we never think about you and me" implies that the singer tries to distract themselves from these feelings but ultimately always finds themselves thinking of the one they lost. The lines "You need somethin' I can never give, Fake water all across the road, It's gone now, the night has come, but" convey a sense of resignation and hopelessness, as the singer acknowledges that they cannot provide what their former love needs and they are left feeling empty.


Overall, "Heat Waves" is a poignant and melancholic reflection on the complexity and permanence of emotions and memories. The song's vivid imagery and introspective lyrics make it a deeply relatable piece for anyone who's ever experienced heartbreak.


Line by Line Meaning

Last night, all I think about is you
The singer obsesses over their former lover, unable to stop thinking about them.


Don't stop, baby, you can walk through
The singer encourages their former lover to keep moving forward without them.


Don't want, baby, think about you
The singer tries to suppress thoughts of their former lover, knowing that dwelling on them is painful.


You know that I'm never gonna lose
The singer is confident that they will not be defeated by the pain of their breakup.


Road shimmer wigglin' the vision
The heat causes the road ahead to appear distorted and difficult to navigate.


Heat, heat waves, I'm swimmin' in a mirror
The heat creates a mirage-like effect, causing the singer to feel as though they are floating in an undulating, reflective surface.


Sometimes, all I think about is you
The singer's obsession with their former lover is all-consuming and difficult to escape.


Late nights in the middle of June
The specific time of year emphasizes the heat and intensity of emotions the singer is experiencing.


Heat waves been fakin' me out
The heat creates illusions and deceives the singer's senses.


Can't make you happier now
Despite their attempts to move on, the singer realizes they cannot make their former lover happy.


Usually I put somethin' on TV
The singer tries to distract themselves from thoughts of their former lover by watching television.


So we never think about you and me
Watching television helps the singer forget about their former lover for a brief time.


But today I see our reflections
The singer unexpectedly sees themselves and their former lover in a movie, causing them to confront their emotions.


Clearly in Hollywood, layin' on the screen
This image is symbolic of the larger-than-life, idealized vision of love presented in movies.


You just need a better life than this
The singer acknowledges that their former lover deserves a better life than the one they can provide.


You need somethin' I can never give
The singer recognizes that they are not capable of giving their former lover what they truly need.


Fake water all across the road
The heat causes an optical illusion that makes it appear as though there is water on the road ahead.


It's gone now, the night has come, but
The illusion has dissipated with the coming of nightfall, but the singer's emotions remain.


You can't fight it, you can't breathe
The singer feels overwhelmed by their emotions and struggles to control them.


You say something so lovin', but
Despite their love for their former lover, the singer knows they cannot make them happy.


Now I gotta let you go
The singer realizes they must move on from their former lover.


You'll be better off in someone new
The singer believes their former lover will find happiness with someone else.


I don't wanna be alone
The singer fears being alone after their breakup.


You know it hurts me too
The singer acknowledges that their former lover's pain is also their own.


You look so broken when you cry
The singer is heartbroken when they see their former lover upset.


One more and then I say goodbye
The singer knows they must say a final goodbye to their former lover.


I just wonder what you're dreamin' of
The singer wonders what their former lover dreams about, questioning whether they still think about them.


When you sleep and smile so comfortable
The singer imagines their former lover smiling in their sleep, appearing content and happy without them.


I just wish that I could give you that
The singer wants to make their former lover happy, but knows they cannot.


That look that's perfectly un-sad
The singer wants to give their former lover the gift of happiness, represented by a look that is not tinged with sadness.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: David Algernon Bayley

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@iateyourdog617

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Edit #3: Hi. Summer break is over, but now the school I go to allows us to use our phones. I'm typing this in class rn listening to this as the beat drop is about to come. It never gets old.
ALSO HOLY SHIT THIS PLAYED 2X IN CLASS SJDJJDJ



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