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Home
Home
Home
Home
Home
Home
Take me home
Just do it right
Make it perfect and real
Because it's everything
Though everything, was never the deal

So grab your things and stumble into the night
So we can shut the door
And shut the door on terrible times

Oh

Yeah, do it right
And head again into space
So you can carry on
And carry on, and fall all over the place

This is the trick, forget a terrible year
That we can break the laws
Until it gets weird

And this is what you waited for
But under lights, we're all unsure
So tell me
What would make you feel better?

As night has such a local ring
And love and rock are fickle things
And you know it
Yeah, you know it
Yeah, you know

Ahh, ah
Ahh, ah

Take

Forget your past
This is your last chance now
And we can break the rules
Like nothing will last

You might forget
Forget the sound of a voice
Still, you should not forget
Yeah, don't forget
The things that we laughed about

And after rolling on the floor
And thankfully, a few make sure that you get home
And you stay home
And you better

'Cause you're afraid of what you need
Yeah, you're afraid of what you need
If you weren't, if you weren't
I don't know what we'd talk about

Ahh, ah
Ahh, ah

Ahh, ah
Ahh, ah

Yeah, no one ever knows what you're talking about
So I guess you're already there
No one opens up when you scream and shout
But it's time to make a couple things clear

If you're afraid of what you need
If you're afraid of what you need
Look around you, you're surrounded
It won't get any better





And so, goodnight

Overall Meaning

The song "Home" by LCD Soundsystem touches on themes of nostalgia, the struggle to find one's place in the world, and the fear of vulnerability. The repeated lines of "Take me home" suggest a longing for a sense of belonging and safety, while the lines "just do it right, make it perfect and real" convey a desire for perfection and a sense of control over one's life. The chorus "And this is what you waited for, but under lights we're all unsure, so tell me, what would make you feel better?" speaks to the idea that even when we achieve what we thought we wanted, we can still feel lost and uncertain. The line "you're afraid of what you need" reflects the fear of vulnerability and the fear of being hurt, which can lead to a sense of isolation and loneliness.


Line by Line Meaning

Home
Desire to return to a place of comfort and belonging


Home
Repetition to emphasize the importance and urgency of wanting to go back to a familiar place


Home


Home


Home


Home


Take me home
Explicitly stating the need and desire to be taken to a place of comfort and familiarity


Just do it right
Asking for perfection and realness in the actions taken to achieve the goal of returning home


Make it perfect and real
Continuing to emphasize the importance of doing what it takes to make the return to home as comfortable and true as possible


Because it's everything
Acknowledgment that home represents all that is important and valued


Though everything, was never the deal
Reflecting on the fact that life doesn't always go according to plan or expectations


So grab your things and stumble into the night
Urging action and movement towards the goal of returning home, even if the journey is unclear


So we can shut the door
Symbolically closing the door on the difficult times that led to the desire to return home


And shut the door on terrible times


Oh
Expressing a sense of relief or anticipation


Yeah, do it right


And head again into space
Looking towards the unknown future, but with the confidence that the journey will be worth it


So you can carry on
Encouraging perseverance and determination


And carry on, and fall all over the place
Acknowledging that challenges and obstacles are likely, but that they can be overcome to reach the goal of returning home


This is the trick, forget a terrible year
Advising to let go of past difficulties and focus on the present


That we can break the laws
Encouraging defiance and a willingness to go against the norm if necessary to reach the goal


Until it gets weird
Implies that things will get difficult and uncertain, but not to give up hope of returning home


And this is what you waited for
Acknowledging that the desire to return home has been a long-time coming


But under lights, we're all unsure
Acknowledging the uncertainty and doubt that comes with striving for a goal, even when it's something we've wanted for a long time


So tell me
Asking for advice or guidance


What would make you feel better?
Asking for the key to finally reaching the goal of returning home


As night has such a local ring
Reflecting on the sense of familiarity and belonging that comes with being in a specific location


And love and rock are fickle things
Acknowledging the fickleness of some of life's most fundamental aspects


And you know it


Yeah, you know it


Yeah, you know
Reinforcing the idea that the desire to return home is deeply rooted and well understood


Ahh, ah
Vocalizing a sense of longing or anticipation


Ahh, ah


Take
Commanding action and movement towards the goal of returning home


Forget your past
Advising to let go of anything that might hold back progress or detract from the goal


This is your last chance now
Emphasizing the importance of the current opportunity to reach the goal of returning home


And we can break the rules
Encouraging a willingness to disregard norms or restrictions to reach the goal


Like nothing will last
Emphasizing that the end goal is worth fighting for and that going all out is necessary to achieve it


You might forget
Acknowledging the reality that memories may fade


Forget the sound of a voice
Emphasizing the fleeting nature of memory and the importance of focusing on what matters most


Still, you should not forget
Encouraging to hold onto the things that truly matter


Yeah, don't forget


The things that we laughed about
Highlighting the importance of shared experiences and memories in the journey towards returning home


And after rolling on the floor
Reflecting on the shared experiences and memories that strengthen bonds and make returning home all the more desired


And thankfully, a few make sure that you get home
Highlighting the importance of friends and loved ones in helping to achieve the goal of returning home


And you stay home


And you better
Strong emphasis on the importance of staying home and not giving up the fight to return there


'Cause you're afraid of what you need
Acknowledging the fear and uncertainty that can come with striving for what is most important


Yeah, you're afraid of what you need


If you weren't, if you weren't
Reflecting on the hypothetical possibility of not having any fears or doubts


I don't know what we'd talk about
Implies that the struggle to achieve what we need is a fundamental and necessary aspect of the human experience


Ahh, ah


Ahh, ah


Ahh, ah


Ahh, ah


Yeah, no one ever knows what you're talking about
Recognizing the difficulty of communicating deep-seated emotions and desires to others


So I guess you're already there
Acknowledging that the desire to return home is deeply ingrained and difficult to explain to others


No one opens up when you scream and shout
Recognizing the difficulty of expressing oneself to others when emotions and desires run deep


But it's time to make a couple things clear
Emphasizing the importance of being clear and transparent with oneself and others about what truly matters


If you're afraid of what you need


If you're afraid of what you need


Look around you, you're surrounded
Recognizing the presence of loved ones and supporters who are always there to help and support


It won't get any better
Acknowledging that the journey to achieve the goal of returning home will be difficult, but that with hard work and perseverance it is worth fighting for


And so, goodnight
Ending the song with a sense of finality and resolution, as if to indicate that the fight to return home will continue another day




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: James Jeremiah Murphy

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Adrian Ro123

Home
Home
Home
Home
Home
Home
Take me home
Just do it right
Make it perfect and real
Because it's everything
Though everything, was never the deal
So grab your things and stumble into the night
So we can shut the door
And shut the door on terrible times
Oh
Yeah, do it right
And head again into space
So you can carry on
And carry on, and fall all over the place
This is the trick, forget a terrible year
That we can break the laws
Until it gets weird
And this is what you waited for
But under lights, we're all unsure
So tell me
What would make you feel better?
As night has such a local ring
And love and rock are fickle things
And you know it
Yeah, you know it
Yeah, you know
Ahh, ah
Ahh, ah
Take
Forget your past
This is your last chance now
And we can break the rules
Like nothing will last
You might forget
Forget the sound of a voice
Still, you should not forget
Yeah, don't forget
The things that we laughed about
And after rolling on the floor
And thankfully, a few make sure that you get home
And you stay home
And you better
'Cause you're afraid of what you need
Yeah, you're afraid of what you need
If you weren't, if you weren't
I don't know what we'd talk about
Ahh, ah
Ahh, ah
Ahh, ah
Ahh, ah
Yeah, no one ever knows what you're talking about
So I guess you're already there
No one opens up when you scream and shout
But it's time to make a couple things clear
If you're afraid of what you need
If you're afraid of what you need
Look around you, you're surrounded
It won't get any better
And so, goodnight



Camilo Carrasquilla

LCD Soundsystem Lyrics - "Home"
Home
Home
Home
Home
Home
Home
Take me home

Just do it right
Make it perfect and real
Because it's everything
No everything was never the deal

So grab your things and stumble into the night
So we can shut the door
Oh, shut the door on terrible times

Yeah, do it right
And head again into space
So you can carry on
And carry on, and fall all over the place

This is the trick, forget a terrible year
That we can break the laws
Until it gets weird

And this is what you waited for
But under lights, we're all unsure
So tell me
What would make you feel better?

As night has such a local ring
And love and rock are pick-up things
And you know it
Yeah, you know it
Yeah, you know

Take

Forget your past
This is your last chance now
And we can break the rules
Like nothing will last

You might forget
Forget the sound of a voice
Still you should not forget
Yeah, don't forget
The things that we laughed about

And after rolling on the floor
And thankfully, a few make sure that you get home
And you stay home
And you better

'Cause you're afraid of what you need
Yeah, you're afraid of what you need
If you weren't, yeah you weren't
Then I don't know what we'd talk about

Yeah no one ever knows what you're talking about
So i guess you're already there
No one opens up when you scream and shout
But it's time to make a couple things clear

If you're afraid of what you need
If you're afraid of what you need
Look around you, you're surrounded
It won't get any better

Until the night



All comments from YouTube:

2iq

this is lyrically one of my favorite tracks ever, the line "look around you, you're surrounded, it won't get any better" stuck with me so hard

1 Life

When One applies the meaning One will be free

Vera Saveljev

Amen

ivancurtis

Honestly makes me tear up every time I hear it

Brian Rostro

I literally felt the same moment

plusbleu

I always get chills when hearing that line

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Peyton Warren

I really love how the final song in the album resolves the most consistent theme present in the rest of the album, which is to say, wanting to go home. A very satisfying ending to an incredible album.

A totally random person

This has further convinced me that James Murphy needs to cover This Must be the Place

Paul M

Holy sh*t that would be so good! LCD has such modern talking heads vibes

Britton Schultz

Wow holy shit, we should be friends (:

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