LMK
Certain Self Lyrics


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Everyone in this city
In a sweater and a stupid beanie
There's always a reminder
That you're not here with me

Been no surprises lately
On the couch, another boring party
There's always a divider
When the mood starts hitting

No one's that perfect
You're still stumbling home
Which street to turn on
Before you take off all your clothes
Just let me know when you get home

Let me know when you get home
Let me know when you get home


Better if I don't stay over
You're wide awake like a worried mother
There's always a desire
But we can't get closer

No one's that perfect
I'm still on my own
Which street to turn on
Before I let everything go
Just let me know when you get home

Let me know when you get home
Let me know when you get home

I'm not ready to do this all over again
Another night of talking and playing pretend
I should really settle down
I should really settle down
I should really get another drink instead

She's a pretty face that wants to look at mine
Can't you just shut up and take your time
Can't you just shut up and take your time
Can't you just shut up

Everyone in this city
In a sweater and a stupid beanie
Let me know when you get home

Let me know when you get home




Let me know when you get home
Let me know when you get home

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Certain Self's song "LMK" convey a sense of longing and loneliness in the context of a city setting. The opening lines describe the atmosphere of the city, with everyone dressed in sweaters and beanies, but there is a constant reminder that the person the singer desires is not there with them. This creates a feeling of emptiness and longing for companionship.


The next lines talk about the lack of surprises and the dullness of parties, where there always seems to be a division between people when the mood starts to build. This suggests a sense of disconnection and an inability to truly connect with others. The line "No one's that perfect" highlights the singer's recognition that nobody is flawless, including themselves, and yet they still stumble home alone, unsure of which direction to take.


In the following section, the singer expresses a desire to be informed when the person they are longing for gets home. There is a hesitance to stay over, perhaps due to the other person's restless state or the fear of getting too close. Despite the longing, the distance between them remains, creating a sense of frustration and yearning.


The bridge of the song conveys the singer's reluctance to repeat the cycle of emotional investment and disappointment. They express the notion that settling down and finding stability would be a better option, but they choose the temporary escape of getting another drink instead. This showcases a conflict between the desire for connection and the fear of getting hurt again.


The song concludes by reiterating the longing for the other person to let the singer know when they reach home, emphasizing the theme of distance and the yearning for a deeper connection. The repetition of this line reinforces the importance of communication and the desire to bridge the distance between them.


Overall, "LMK" portrays a sense of longing, vulnerability, and the struggle to find genuine connection in a city where everyone seems distant and disconnected. It explores the fear of repetition, while still yearning for a deeper emotional connection with another person.


Line by Line Meaning

Everyone in this city
All the people in this city


In a sweater and a stupid beanie
Wearing a sweater and a silly beanie


There's always a reminder
There is always something that reminds me


That you're not here with me
That you are not present with me


Been no surprises lately
There have been no unexpected things recently


On the couch, another boring party
At yet another dull party on the couch


There's always a divider
There is always something that separates us


When the mood starts hitting
When the atmosphere becomes intense


No one's that perfect
Nobody is flawless


You're still stumbling home
You are still finding your way home clumsily


Which street to turn on
Which street to take


Before you take off all your clothes
Before undressing completely


Just let me know when you get home
Simply inform me when you arrive home


Let me know when you get home
Inform me when you reach home


Better if I don't stay over
It would be preferable if I don't spend the night


You're wide awake like a worried mother
You are wide awake, anxious like a concerned mother


There's always a desire
There is always a longing


But we can't get closer
But we are unable to get nearer


I'm still on my own
I am still by myself


Before I let everything go
Before I release everything


I'm not ready to do this all over again
I am not prepared to repeat this process


Another night of talking and playing pretend
Another evening of conversations and pretending


I should really settle down
I should truly calm down


I should really settle down
I should truly calm down


I should really get another drink instead
I should actually get another drink in place of settling down


She's a pretty face that wants to look at mine
She is an attractive person who desires to gaze at me


Can't you just shut up and take your time
Why don't you simply be quiet and proceed slowly


Let me know when you get home
Inform me when you reach home


Let me know when you get home
Inform me when you arrive home


Let me know when you get home
Inform me when you reach home




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Zeno Pittarelli

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