Try It On
Interpol Lyrics


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I need the sunlight
To keep me above you
These moderations
I always hoped for
Did all this work for
Some piece of mind just because
On this side
You wanna see that
There's no change
And somewhere to stay
But if your right
I'll put my keys back
There's no change
And no hand to play

Please explore my loves endurance
And stay, stay
Please endure my loves exploitations
No way, no fucking way no
On this side
You wanna see that there's no change
And somewhere to stay
On this side
Your gonna see that there's no change
And nowhere to stay

Try it on
Try it on
Try it on
Try it on
Try it on
Try it on
Try it on
Try it on
Try it on
Try it on
Try it on

On this side
Your gonna see that there's no change
And nowhere to stay
But if your right
I'll put my keys back
There's no change




And nowhere to stay
There's nowhere to stay

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Interpol's song Try It On seem to be exploring the idea of a rocky, uncertain relationship. The singer seems to be feeling frustrated with the dynamic, as they state that they need sunlight to stay above the other person. This could be interpreted as needing positivity or optimism to stay on top of the relationship and not let it drag the singer down. The singer also mentions having worked hard for something to bring them peace of mind, but it doesn't seem to have worked out the way they hoped.


The chorus repeats the phrase "Try it on" multiple times, which could be a call to the other person to try on a different perspective or behavior in the relationship. The singer seems to be asking for endurance and for the other person to endure their own faults as well. Towards the end of the song, the singer acknowledges that there's no change and nowhere to stay, but if the other person is willing to make things right, the singer would return their keys.


Overall, the song suggests a sense of weariness with a relationship that's not quite working out and a desire for change or resolution. The repetition of "Try it on" could be seen as a plea for experimentation or trying something new to fix the issues.


Line by Line Meaning

I need the sunlight
I require the light of the sun to keep me uplifted and above you


To keep me above you
The sunlight is what is keeping me ahead of you


These moderations
All these limitations and boundaries


I always hoped for
These restrictions are something I have been wanting for a long time


Did all this work for
Have all my efforts lead to this


Some piece of mind just because
The only thing I'm looking for is peace of mind, without any specific reason


On this side
From my point of view


You wanna see that
You want to find or observe the fact that


There's no change
Nothing is different


And somewhere to stay
A place to settle and remain in


But if your right
But, if you are correct


I'll put my keys back
I will return the keys to where they belong


There's no change
There hasn't been any change


And no hand to play
There is nothing that can be done about the situation


Please explore my loves endurance
Please examine how long my love can last


And stay, stay
And remain with me, please


Please endure my loves exploitations
Please tolerate the ways in which my love is being used for my selfish desires


No way, no fucking way no
There is absolutely no chance of that happening


Your gonna see that there's no change
Sooner or later, you will realize that nothing has changed


And nowhere to stay
There is no place for you to settle and remain in


Try it on
Give it a shot


Try it on
Attempt it


Try it on
Give it a try


Try it on
Test it out


On this side
My perspective


Your gonna see that there's no change
You will finally understand that there has been no difference


And nowhere to stay
There is no place for you to stay


But if your right
But, if you are correct


I'll put my keys back
I will return the keys to their proper place


There's no change
There is no change


And nowhere to stay
There is no place to remain


There's nowhere to stay
There is literally no place for either of us to settle and remain in




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