Insane
Flume Lyrics


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You don't have to be afraid
You don't even have to be brave
Living in a gilded cage

The only risk is that you'll go
Go, Go
Insane
Go, oh oh, oh oh, oh oh
Oh, go, go, insane
Go, oh oh, oh oh, oh oh
Go
Go insane
And go
Go insane
And go
Go insane
And go, go, go, go insane
And go

Your mind is on track
For games we play these days
With every parth we take
You know your safe, safe, safe
The only risk is that you'll go insane
The only risk is that you'll go insane

And go
Go insane
And go, go, go
Go insane
And go
Go insane
And go, go, go
Go insane
Go insane
Go insane
Go insane




And go, go, go
Go insane

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Flume's song 'Insane' seem to be a commentary on modern life. The opening lines 'You don't have to be afraid, You don't even have to be brave' suggest a lack of courage is not a barrier to success. However, the following line that reads, 'Living in a gilded cage' squashes this ideal. The gilded cage represents the modern society that provides material comforts yet confines and restricts people in a mental and emotional sense.


The lyrics then suggest that conforming to societal norms and the pressure to be safe, can drive one insane. This notion is repeated in the chorus, 'The only risk is that you'll go insane.' The backing track emphasizes the confusion and disorientation, employing numerous changes in tempo, pitch, and rhythm. The use of repetition and minimalism, both in the backing track and lyrics, emphasizes the monotony of living in a routine life.


Overall, Flume's lyrics for 'Insane' vividly illustrate the contradictory nature of modern society's so-called ideal lifestyle. On one hand, life appears prosperous and comfortable, but on the other, it is restrictive and mundane, threatening to push even the sanest individuals to the brink of insanity.


Line by Line Meaning

You don't have to be afraid
You need not worry about anything


You don't even have to be brave
Being brave is not necessary


Living in a gilded cage
Living in a luxurious but restrictive environment


The only risk is that you'll go
The only consequence will be that you'll go


Go, Go
Keep going


Insane
Mentally unstable or crazy


Go, oh oh, oh oh, oh oh
Keep going despite the risks


And go, go, go, go insane
Keep going even if it means losing sanity


Your mind is on track
You are thinking clearly


For games we play these days
For the challenges we face in life


With every path we take
With every decision we make


You know your safe, safe, safe
You feel secure and protected


And go, go, go
Continue pushing forward


Go insane
Risk losing your sanity


Go insane
Risk losing your sanity


Go insane
Risk losing your sanity


And go, go, go, go insane
Keep going no matter the cost


Go insane
Risk losing your sanity


Go insane
Risk losing your sanity


Go insane
Risk losing your sanity


And go, go, go
Keep going despite the risks


Go insane
Risk losing your sanity




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Alexandra Amelia Ward, Harley Edward Streten

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List of songs that most people recognize and could be looking for but don't know the name:

Alt J - Breezeblocks
MGMT - Kids
Chiddy Bang - Opposite Of Adults
Flume - Insane (featuring Moon Holiday)
M83 - Midnight City
Woodkid - Run Boy Run
Rjd2 - Ghostwriter
Dillon - Thirteen Thirtyfive
I Monster - Daydream In Blue
Chase And Status - Blind Faith (featuring Liam Bailey)
Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Kiss The Sky
M83 - Outro
Woodkid - Iron
Pixies - Where Is My Mind
Gary Jules - Mad World
Plan B - She Said
Chase And Status - End Credits
Jay - Z x Kanye West - No Church In The Wild
Stromae - Papaoutai
Childish Gambino - Heartbeat
Rizzle Kicks - Skip To The Good Bit (Mainly UK People Will Be Looking For This One)
Jai Paul - Btstu
Coolio - Gangstas Paradise
Rizzle Kicks - Miss Cigarette
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