Concert Pitch
Empire of the Sun Lyrics


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I don't wanna be so complicated
I wish it was new
Down in a new river
I just want the fire
In my heart above it
And I wanna see
A simple new life
I wanna go
I just wanna ride with you
'Cause then I know I'll be by your side
With you tonight

I wanna go
I just wanna ride with you
'Cause then I know I'll be by your side
With you tonight

I believe in this world that I created
I did it for you
I wish to be your love and save you
I tried to turn back the time
I've got to reach against the ages
And now I realise
You were the one I always run to
O, darling

I wanna go
I just wanna ride with you
'Cause then I know I'll be by your side
With you tonight

I wanna go
I just wanna ride with you
'Cause then I know I'll be by your side
With you tonight

I I'd rather think it's time we go
Oh, I'll let it go

I don't know myself
When you are not around
I won't realize
All I got until it's gone
Just let the fire, fire burn
O, darling

I wanna go
I just wanna ride with you
'Cause then I know I'll be by your side
With you tonight

I wanna go
I just wanna ride with you
'Cause then I know I'll be by your side
With you tonight

With you
Oh why is it so newer beside (with you)
With you for all the lies (with you tonight)
Tonight


With you
Oh why is it so newer beside (with you)




With you for all the lies (with you tonight)
Tonight

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Empire of the Sun's song Concert Pitch reflect the desire for simplicity and companionship. The singer wishes to shed the complicated aspects of life and start anew, taking in the simple things in life, like a new river, and the warmth of the fire in their heart. The yearning for companionship becomes explicit as the singer wants to go on a ride with their loved one, to be by their side, protecting and loving them. The acknowledgement of their love becomes the center of the song, as the singer believes in the world they have created for their loved one, and even though they try to turn back time, they realize that their loved one is the one they always run to. The fear of losing them is reflected in the lines "I won't realize all I've got until it's gone." The chorus repeats throughout the song, where the singer vocalizes their desire to be with their loved one tonight.


Overall, the song portrays a sense of yearning for a simpler life, and the importance of realizing the value of loved ones, symbolized by the desire to be with them tonight.


Line by Line Meaning

I don't wanna be so complicated
The singer wants to simplify their life and not be so complicated.


I wish it was new
The singer wishes for something refreshing and new in their life.


Down in a new river
The singer seeks change in their life and wants to start afresh.


I just want the fire
The artist wants passion and excitement in their life.


In my heart above it
The artist wants their heart to be on top of everything else and lead their decisions.


And I wanna see
The singer desires to visually witness their aspirations become reality.


A simple new life
The singer wants to live a life that is simple, uncluttered, and new.


I wanna go
The artist wants to leave their current situation.


I just wanna ride with you
The artist desires to be with a specific person and believes that they can provide comfort and support during their journey.


'Cause then I know I'll be by your side
The artist wants to be with the person they trust and rely on in order to feel safe and secure.


With you tonight
The singer wants to be with this person tonight, specifically, and feels that being with them will help alleviate their worries or concerns.


I believe in this world that I created
The artist has a specific worldview and values that they follow.


I did it for you
The singer's worldview and values were created or adapted to include the person they care about.


I wish to be your love and save you
The singer desires to be a source of love and support for the person they care about.


I tried to turn back the time
The singer attempted to fix past mistakes or issues that arose between them and the person they care about.


I've got to reach against the ages
The artist must overcome personal obstacles, regardless of how much time it takes.


And now I realise
The artist has gained newfound awareness or understanding.


You were the one I always run to
The singer turns to a specific person for help or advice frequently, and wishes to continue doing so.


O, darling
The singer addresses the person they care about affectionately.


I don't know myself
The artist feels lost or disconnected without the person they care about.


When you are not around
The artist relies heavily on the person they care about and has difficulty functioning without them.


I won't realize
The artist does not truly comprehend the value of the person they care about until that person is gone.


All I got until it's gone
The singer only realizes how important the person is to them once that person is no longer around.


Just let the fire, fire burn
The artist wants the fire, passion, and excitement in their life to continue burning.


With you for all the lies
The singer wants the person they care about to be with them through every difficult moment, regardless of whether it's painful or not.


Tonight
The singer wants to be with the person they care about specifically tonight, and desires their comforting presence.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: JONATHAN THOMAS SLOAN, NICK LITTLEMORE, PETER MAYES, LUKE JAMES STEELE

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