The Undoing
Interpol Lyrics


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I was on my way
I was on my way to tell you it's no good
I was on my way
Chasing my damage

I was chased, thrilled and altered
Chasing my damage
Because I was chased, thrilled and altered
And it raised me

Suele tener
Me suelto
Me suelto en el deshacer
Al puro perder el ganar no compara

I always thought you had great style, great style
And style was worthwhile
Because I was
I was on my way
Sobrevivire

Chasing my damage
I was chased, thrilled and altered
And it raised me
Chasing my damage
Because I was chased, thrilled and altered
And it raised me

Suele tener
Me suelto
Me suelto en el deshacer
Al puro perder el ganar no compara

Please please the place we're in now
Please
(All night long)
Please please the place we're in now
Please
(All night long)
Please please the place we're in now
Please
Please please the place we're in now
Please
(All night long)
Please please the place we're in now
Please
Please please the place we're in now
Please
(All night long)
Please please the place we're in now
Please
Please please the place we're in now
Please
Please please the place we're in now
Please




Please please the place we're in now
Please

Overall Meaning

In "The Undoing" by Interpol, the singer is on their way to tell someone that something is not good, but they are also chasing their own damage. The phrase "chasing my damage" is repeated throughout the song, suggesting that the singer is actively pursuing something that they know is not good for them. They were also chased, thrilled, and altered in the process, but this chasing of damage raised them in some way.


The use of Spanish lyrics in the chorus adds an interesting layer to the song. The phrase "suele tener me suelto" roughly translates to "I tend to let go" or "I usually let myself go." This phrase is followed by "me suelto en el deshacer," which can be translated to "I let go in the undoing." These phrases convey a sense of surrender or release, suggesting that the singer is letting go of their control or inhibitions.


Overall, "The Undoing" is a complex and introspective song that explores themes of self-destructive behavior and surrendering to one's own damage.


Line by Line Meaning

I was on my way
I was intending to speak to you


I was on my way to tell you it's no good
I was going to inform you that things are not going well


I was on my way Chasing my damage
I was pursuing my detrimental habits


I was chased, thrilled and altered
I was pursued, excited and changed


Chasing my damage
Pursuing my harmful habits


And it raised me
And it elevated me


Suele tener Me suelto Me suelto en el deshacer Al puro perder el ganar no compara
I usually let myself go in undoing, in pure losing there's no comparison with winning


I always thought you had great style, great style
I always admired your way of doing things


And style was worthwhile Because I was I was on my way Sobrevivire
Style was valuable since I was fighting to survive


Please please the place we're in now Please (All night long) Please please the place we're in now Please (All night long) Please please the place we're in now Please Please please the place we're in now Please (All night long) Please please the place we're in now Please Please please the place we're in now Please Please please the place we're in now Please Please please the place we're in now Please Please please the place we're in now Please
Asking for happiness in the current situation




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