You Already Know
Arcade Fire Lyrics


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We have fabulous music from
The fantastic
Arcade Fire!

Sometimes it moves so fast
Sometimes it moves so fast
If you stop to ask
It's already passed
So how can you move so slow?
How can you move so slow?
You miss it if you don't
You miss it if you

Don't already know
Already know
Already know
Already know
Already know

When your love is right
When your love is right
You can't sleep at night
You've been sleeping just fine
But when your love is bad
When your love is bad
Don't know why you're so sad
But it's time to go

You already know
Already know
You already know
You already know
You already know
You already know
You already know
Already know

Sometimes it moves so fast
Sometimes it moves so fast
If you stop to ask
It's already passed
So how can you move so slow?
How can you move it so slow?
You missed it, you know
You missed it

You already know
Already know
You already know
You already know
You already know
You already know
You already know

Please stop wondering why you feel so bad
You already know (Already know)
Please stop wondering why you feel so sad
When you already know (Already know)
Please stop wondering why you feel so bad
When you already know (Already know)
Please stop wondering why you feel so sad
When you already know (Already know)

Already know
It's time to go

She said
"Well how do I know
When I know
When I know?" (You already know)

Well then he said
"Well how do I know
When I know
When I know?" (You already know)

She said
"Well how do I know
When I know
When I know?"





(Arcade Fire ladies and gentlemen)

Overall Meaning

"You Already Know" is a track from Arcade Fire's second album, Neon Bible. The lyrics of the song speak to the idea of missing out on life by moving too slowly or not being aware of what's happening around you. It's about how when we're in love, the world is moving so fast around us that we can't keep up with it. The song's chorus is an admonishment to the listener not to miss out on what's happening in the moment. It's suggesting that the listener already knows what they need to do in order to be present and aware.


The song's verses mirror each other, and it's interesting to think about what the parallels between the two relationships they describe might be. When your love is right, you can't sleep at night, but when it's wrong, you don't know why you're so sad. The song suggests that in both cases, the answer is to move on. The way it repeats the phrase "already know" and uses it to suggest both the problem and the solution is an interesting rhetorical device.


There are several possible interpretations of the song, but one is that it's about the experience of feeling stuck. The singer is saying that they already know what they need to do to move on, but they can't bring themselves to do it. The chorus serves as a reminder that time is fleeting, and we need to take action before the opportunities we're presented with pass us by.


Line by Line Meaning

Sometimes it moves so fast
Life can be so unpredictable and fast-paced


If you stop to ask
If you hesitate or overthink, you'll miss out on opportunities


It's already passed
Opportunities pass by quickly and unexpectedly


So how can you move so slow?
Why do some people move slowly and delay their decisions?


You miss it if you don't
If you fail to act quickly, you'll miss out on opportunities


You already know
You already have the answer or solution within you


When your love is right
When you're in a good relationship


You can't sleep at night
You're so happy and content that you don't want to waste time sleeping


You've been sleeping just fine
When you're not in a good relationship, you sleep normally


When your love is bad
When you're in a bad relationship


Don't know why you're so sad
You can't explain why you're feeling so unhappy


But it's time to go
It's time to end this bad relationship


Please stop wondering why you feel so bad
Don't overthink why you're unhappy


When you already know (Already know)
You already know the reason, so it's time to act on it


It's time to go
It's time for a fresh start and a new beginning


She said "Well how do I know When I know When I know?" (You already know)
Sometimes you may doubt yourself and need reassurance, but deep down you already know the answer


Well then he said "Well how do I know When I know When I know?" (You already know)
Others may doubt themselves and need reassurance, but they already know the answer


(Arcade Fire ladies and gentlemen)
A humorous ending to the song, signifying the end of the performance




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Jeremy Gara, Regine Chassagne, Richard R Parry, Tim Kingsbury, William Butler, Win Butler

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Comments from YouTube:

JORDAN23

This album lives rent free in my brain forever

pablo vieira

Essa musica sempre bate forte em mim

Jeffrey

I couldn't sleep last night, and this song was playing in my head over and over for hours... I'm not mad about it!

Moises Jorge

Nunca olvidaré ese concierto en el Parque de la Exposición, el 2017 cuando pude verlos por primera vez, espero vuelvan pronto ❤️

HD Sushi

Me: Why doesn't this have lots of views?

Arcade Fire: You already know

brandon 6855

Me traen recuerdos del 2014 💕🇪🇨

Adrian Moreno

Love this song 🎵

Andrew Stat

Why is your awesome video of this song not here. Video aside, hoping you folks have done some wonderful things over the past few years! We are all looking forward to seeing, and hearing you again. Patiently waiting here in the suburbs of Montreal (Baie d'Urfe).

Sergio Camurça

My fav song ❤️

Mono lithe

"We have fabulous music from the fantastic ARCADE FIREEEE!!!!!"

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