Chamber of Reflection
Mac DeMarco Lyrics


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Spend some time away
Getting ready for the day you're born again
Spend some time alone
Understand that soon you'll run with better men

Alone again
Alone again
Alone again
Alone again
Alone

No use looking out
It's within that brings that lonely feeling
Understand that when you leave here, you'll be clear
Among the better men

Alone again
Alone again
Alone again
Alone again
Alone
Alone again
Alone again




Alone again
Alone

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Mac DeMarco's song Chamber of Reflection are a contemplative and introspective take on growth and change. The opening lines advise us to "spend some time away" in order to prepare for a rebirth, for becoming new again. Mac DeMarco encourages introspection, reassuring us that once we spend some time alone, we will "run with better men," suggesting that the period of isolation, however daunting, is necessary for personal growth.


The repetition of "alone again" throughout the song acts as a reminder that while growth can be a solitary and at times lonely journey, it is worth it to go through it in order to come out "clear/ Among the better men". In the second verse, DeMarco notes that the reason we may feel lonely isn't because of anything externally, but rather our "lonely feeling" is within us. He reminds us to look inward to confront this feeling.


Overall, the song promotes taking time to reflect on oneself, facing our fears and weaknesses, and growing into the best versions of ourselves. The ebb and flow of the melody help to carry the introspective message of the lyrics and make it a haunting and memorable piece.


Line by Line Meaning

Spend some time away
Take time for yourself, away from the hustle and bustle of life.


Getting ready for the day you're born again
Prepare yourself for a fresh start, a rebirth.


Spend some time alone
Reflect on yourself and your journey without distraction or influence from others.


Understand that soon you'll run with better men
Realize that being alone and working on yourself will lead to becoming a better version of yourself, and therefore, the company you keep will also be better.


No use looking out
There's no point in looking for answers or fulfillment outside of yourself. True peace can only come from within.


It's within that brings that lonely feeling
Feeling lonely can come from a sense of disconnect or unhappiness within oneself.


Understand that when you leave here, you'll be clear
When you're ready to move on from this lonely phase, you'll have a clearer sense of self and purpose.


Among the better men
You'll be surrounded by people who uplift and inspire you, rather than bring you down.


Alone again
Repeating the loneliness that the artist is feeling.


Alone again
Repeating the loneliness that the artist is feeling.


Alone again
Repeating the loneliness that the singer is feeling.


Alone again
Repeating the loneliness that the artist is feeling.


Alone
Emphasizing the isolation and loneliness felt.


Alone again
Repeating the loneliness that the singer is feeling.


Alone again
Repeating the loneliness that the singer is feeling.


Alone again
Repeating the loneliness that the artist is feeling.


Alone
Emphasizing the isolation and loneliness felt.




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Macbriare Samuel Lanyon Demarco

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