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Eventually
Tame Impala Lyrics


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If only there could be another way to do this
'Cause it feels like murder to put your heart through this
I know I always said that I could never hurt you
Well, this is the very, very last time I'm ever going to

But I know that I'll be happier
And I know you will too
Said, I know that I'll be happier
And I know you will too
Eventually, ah
Eventually, ah

Wish I could turn you back into a stranger
'Cause if I was never in your life
You wouldn't have to change it

But I know that I'll be happier
And I know you will too
Said, I know that I'll be happier
And I know you will too
Eventually, ah
Eventually, ah

And I know just what I've got to do
And it's got to be soon
'Cause I know that I'll be happier
And I know you will too
Eventually, ah
Eventually, ah
Eventually, ah
Eventually, ah
Eventually, ah
Eventually, ah
Eventually
Eventually

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Tame Impala's song Eventually seem to be about a difficult decision in a romantic relationship. The singer acknowledges that it feels like "murder" to break someone's heart, but feels that ending the relationship is necessary for their own happiness and the happiness of their partner. The refrain "I know that I'll be happier and I know you will too, eventually" suggests that both parties will ultimately benefit from the decision, even if it's painful in the moment.


The second verse expresses a desire to turn back time and undo the relationship altogether. The singer seems to be grappling with the knowledge that their presence in their partner's life has caused them discomfort or pain. However, they ultimately come back to the belief that the decision they have made is the right one, and that they are doing what's best for both themselves and their partner.


The chorus repeats the idea that both parties will eventually be happier, acknowledging that the pain will eventually subside and both people will move on. The final line of the song, "Eventually," is repeated several times, emphasizing that while the decision may be difficult or painful, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.


Line by Line Meaning

If only there could be another way to do this
I wish there was another way to break up with you.


'Cause it feels like murder to put your heart through this
Ending this relationship is painful, and it feels like I'm causing you immense emotional pain.


I know I always said that I could never hurt you
I've promised before that I would never hurt you, but I'm breaking that promise now.


Well, this is the very, very last time I'm ever going to
This is the final breakup, we'll never reconcile again.


But I know that I'll be happier
Even though this is difficult, I know that I'll be happier after the breakup.


And I know you will too
I believe that you'll also be happier without me.


Said, I know that I'll be happier
Reiterating that I'm confident that I'll be better off without you.


Wish I could turn you back into a stranger
I wish we could go back to before we met, before things got complicated.


'Cause if I was never in your life
If I had never entered your life, things would be simpler now.


You wouldn't have to change it
You wouldn't have to go through the pain of this breakup.


And I know just what I've got to do
I know that the right thing to do is to end this relationship.


And it's got to be soon
I can't put this off any longer, I need to break up with you soon.


Eventually, ah
Acknowledgment that this breakup will take time to heal from.


Eventually
Repeating the idea that eventually, we'll both move on from this.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Kevin Parker

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@tgrcode

Lyrics here for myself:

If only there could be another way to do this
'Cause it feels like murder
To put your heart through this
I know I always said that I could never hurt you
Well this is the very very last time I'm ever going to

But I know that I'll be happier
And I know you will too
Said, I know that I'll be happier
And I know you will too

Eventually
Eventually

Wish I could turn you back into a stranger
'Cause if I was never in your life
You wouldn't have to change this

But I know that I'll be happier
And I know you will too
Said, I know that I'll be happier
And I know you will too

Eventually
Eventually

And I know just what I've got to do
And it's got to be soon
'Cause I know that I'll be happier
And I know you will too

Eventually
Eventually
Eventually
Eventually
Eventually
Eventually
Eventually



@777letthelightin

If only there could be another way to do this
'Cause it feels like murder to put your heart through this
I know I always said that I could never hurt you
Well this is the very, very last time I'm ever going to
But I know that I'll be happier
And I know you will too
Said, "I know that I'll be happier
And I know you will too
Eventually
Eventually
Wish I could turn you back into a stranger
'Cause if I was never in your life, you wouldn't have to change this
But I know that I'll be happier
And I know you will too
Said, "I know that I'll be happier
And I know you will too
Eventually
Eventually
And I know just what I've got to do
And it's got to be soon
'Cause I know that I'll be happier
And I know you will too
Eventually
Eventually
Eventually
Eventually
Eventually
Eventually
Eventually
Eventually



@lauhany

"Eventually"

If only there could be another way to do this

Cause it feels like murder
To put your heart through this
I know I always said that I could never hurt you
Well this is the very very last time I'm ever going to [?]

But I know that I'll be happier
And I know you will too
Said, I know that I'll be happier
And I know you will too

Eventually
Eventually

Wish I could turn you back into a stranger
Cause If I was never in your life
You wouldn't have to change this

But I know that I'll be happier
And I know you will too
Said, I know that I'll be happier
And I know you will too

Eventually
Eventually

And I know just what I've got to do
And it's got to be soon
Cause I know that I'll be happier
And I know you will too

Eventually
Eventually
Eventually
Eventually
Eventually
Eventually
Eventually



All comments from YouTube:

@ibeastee2435

Why does everyone of these album cover designs remind me of some kind of physics text book

@juniortarantino9099

Cover is influenced by Pink Floyd 1973 Dark Side Of The Moon. Best Album Ever!

@DustinSmith796

Junior Tarantino that’s lit

@evillagra002

Bc he was a physics major

@alexsandrosoares33

Tame lmpala Top ♥

@starlitsky4156

IKR

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@stuntminer144

How bittersweet it is to fully understand "I wish I could turn you back into a stranger."

@gerardobriseno4473

Very Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

@flormorena8627

MAN 😩 totally can relate 💔

@blocknboom9353

@@gerardobriseno4473 a man of culture

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