Harden the Paint
Foster the People Lyrics


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Face me and embrace the pressure
We were made for another time
(When you need me I'll be there)
(Say my name, yeah I'm right here)
Let's drift away in fits of pleasure
You're a beautiful design
(Say you need me face your fears)
(Say my name, yeah I'm right here)
Yeah, I'm just floating with my hands up
All street and gold dust
Caught up in the fluff fat
Tell me when I've crossed the line
(When you need me I'll be there)
(Say my name and I'll appear)
Been living in another fall
Trash caught me tripping out
Love, please open up
I've been gone too long
(When you need me I'll appear)
(Say my name, yeah I'm right here)

I'll fall into you when you give in to me
You can be my only woman whose control I won't hold back
We're living the truth, we're chasing the dream
Just giving up both, yeah giving up control

I've been looking for an answer
I've been running out of time
I've been looking for an answer
I've been waiting for a sign
Just say that you'll be there

Free your self-reflective color
Yeah I know how to make you shine
(When you need me I'll be there)
(Say my name, yeah I'm right here)
Face your fate you pretty faker
Lay back and catch the light
(Say you need me, face your fears)
(Say my name, yeah I'm right here)
Yeah I'm just floating with my hands up
All street and gold dust
Love, please open up
Yeah, I've been gone too long
When I drift away it feels so wrong

I'll fall into you when you give in to me
You can be my only woman whose control I won't hold back
We're living the truth, we're chasing the dream
Just giving up both, yeah giving up control

Just say that you'll be there
Just say that you'll be there

I'll fall into you, just give in to me
This will be my only
I'll fall into you, just give in to me
Yeah I'm giving up control, now I'm giving up control




This will be my only
Yeah I'm giving up control

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Harden the Paint" by Foster the People speak to the theme of surrendering control and embracing vulnerability in a relationship. The song opens with the invitation to face the pressure and drift away in moments of pleasure, suggesting a desire to connect on a deeper level. The repetition of "Say my name, yeah I'm right here" emphasizes the need for presence and reassurance.


The lyrics also explore the idea of being caught up in distractions ("caught up in the fluff fat") and the longing to be free from it. The lines "Trash caught me tripping out" and "Love, please open up, I've been gone too long" convey a feeling of being lost and disconnected, seeking to come back to love and genuine connection.


The chorus expresses a willingness to fall into the other person and surrender control, finding comfort and truth in the relationship. The repeated line "Just say that you'll be there" reinforces the importance of trust and support.


Overall, "Harden the Paint" explores the journey of finding emotional security, letting go of control, and embracing vulnerability in a relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

Face me and embrace the pressure
Confront me and accept the challenges and responsibilities


We were made for another time
Our abilities and characteristics are better suited for a different era


(When you need me I'll be there)
I am always available to support you


(Say my name, yeah I'm right here)
Acknowledge my presence and I will provide assistance


Let's drift away in fits of pleasure
Let us escape into moments of intense enjoyment


You're a beautiful design
You possess an aesthetically pleasing and well-constructed nature


(Say you need me face your fears)
Express your necessity for me and confront your anxieties


Yeah, I'm just floating with my hands up
I am carefree and surrendering to the experience


All street and gold dust
Amidst the urban environment and abundance of luxury


Caught up in the fluff fat
Overwhelmed and engrossed in shallow and excessive pleasures


Tell me when I've crossed the line
Inform me if I have exceeded the acceptable boundaries


(When you need me I'll be there)
In times of need, I will provide my support


(Say my name and I'll appear)
Simply mention my name, and I will manifest myself


Been living in another fall
Existing in a repeated cycle of disappointment and failure


Trash caught me tripping out
Garbage or insignificant matters caused me to lose control


Love, please open up
Allow your feelings of affection to be expressed


I've been gone too long
I have been absent for an extended period of time


(When you need me I'll appear)
Whenever you require my presence, I will manifest myself


(Say my name, yeah I'm right here)
Address me by my name, and I will be present without delay


I'll fall into you when you give in to me
I will surrender myself to you when you grant me your acceptance


You can be my only woman whose control I won't hold back
You have the ability to be the only person who I will not resist or oppose


We're living the truth, we're chasing the dream
We are currently experiencing reality as it is and pursuing our aspirations


Just giving up both, yeah giving up control
Simply relinquishing everything, including power and authority


I've been looking for an answer
I have been searching for a solution or resolution


I've been running out of time
I am quickly running out of available time


I've been waiting for a sign
I have been patiently anticipating a distinct indication or signal


Just say that you'll be there
Merely express that you will provide support or assistance


Free your self-reflective color
Unleash your inner essence and genuine nature


Yeah I know how to make you shine
I am aware of how to bring out your brilliance and radiance


Face your fate you pretty faker
Confront your inevitable destiny, even if you have been pretending


Lay back and catch the light
Relax and allow yourself to be illuminated or enlightened


(Say you need me, face your fears)
Express your requirement for my presence and confront your fears


(Say my name, yeah I'm right here)
Call out my name, and I will be present without delay


When I drift away it feels so wrong
When I distance myself emotionally, it feels incorrect or unjust


Just say that you'll be there
Simply express that you will be present to provide support or assistance


I'll fall into you, just give in to me
I will surrender myself to you, if only you yield to my influence


This will be my only
This will be my sole or exclusive experience


Yeah I'm giving up control, now I'm giving up control
Yes, I am relinquishing power and authority, now I am surrendering completely




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: FRANS MERNICK, JOHN HILL, KENNA ZEMEDKUN, MARK FOSTER

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Lyrics

Face me and embrace the pressure
We were made for another time
(When you need me I'll be there
Say my name, yeah I'm right here)
Let's drift away in fits of pleasure
You're a beautiful design
(Say you need me face your fears
Say my name, yeah I'm right here)
Yeah, I'm just floating with my hands up
All street and gold dust
Caught up in the fluff fat
Tell me when I've crossed the line
(When you need me I'll be there
Say my name and I'll appear)
Been living in another fall
Trash caught me tripping out
Love, please open up
I've been gone too long
(When you need me I'll appear
Say my name, yeah I'm right here)

I'll fall into you and you're given to me
You can be my only woman whose control I won't hold back
We're living the truth, we're chasing the dream
Just giving up both, yeah giving up control

I've been looking for an answer
I've been running out of time
I've been looking for an answer
I've been waiting for a sign
Just say that you'll be there

Free your self-reflective color
Yeah I know how to make you shine
(When you need me I'll be there
Say my name, yeah I'm right here)
Face your fate you pretty faker
Lay back and catch the light
(Say you need me, face your fears
Say my name, yeah I'm right here)
Yeah I'm just floating with my hands up
All street and gold dust
Love, please open up
Yeah, I've been gone too long
When I drift away it feels so wrong

I'll fall into you and you're given to me
You can be my only woman whose control I won't hold back
We're living the truth, we're chasing the dream
Just giving up both, yeah giving up control

(Just say that you'll be there)
(Just say that you'll be there)

I'll fall into you, just give in to me
This will be my only
I'll fall into you, just given to me
Yeah I'm giving up control, now I'm giving up control
This will be my only
Yeah I'm giving up control



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Lightning Dolt

This band really evokes that feeling you get when you're caught in a moment of intense personal significance that'll impact who you are for years to come

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Y E S 💫👌🏽

Back In Town Productions

Yes! perfect way to describe them :)

Steven Webster

Very well put

T Burrell

Dead on right my man. 👍😁

moon beam

This is exactly it.

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Brianna Cerna

There's this weird thing about Foster The People songs for me. I may not like one of their songs when I first hear it. Hell, I may even hate it. But as soon as I listen to it a second or third time, I can't stop listening to it and it becomes one of my favorites. That happened with Love in the Torches album. And now it's happening with this song.

chidon87

me too

Jenna Morrison

Thought this was just me.....

BrysontheGhost Gaming

Every other song I immediately loved. I listened to this and didn't like it I listened to it 4 more times I love it now

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