Freaking Out the Neighborhood
Mac DeMarco Lyrics


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Sorry, mama
There are times I get carried away
But please don't worry
Next time I'm home, I'll still be the same

And I know it's no fun
When your first son
Gets up to no good
Starts freaking out the neighborhood

Really, I'm fine
Never been better, got no job on the line
Sincerely, don't worry
Same old boy that you hoped you would find

And I know it's no fun
When your first son




Gets up to no good
Starts freaking out the neighborhood

Overall Meaning

The song 'Freaking Out the Neighborhood' by Mac DeMarco is a tribute to his mother, who he apologizes to for the times he gets carried away. He assures her that everything is alright, and next time he's home, he'll still be the same boy she hoped he would be. However, he also acknowledges that his actions might not be pleasant for his mother and might upset the neighborhood as he gets up to no good.


Mac's indie-rock genre, mixed with synth-pop beats and his lethargic vocals, add a sense of laid-back vibe to the song, and the lyrics display a sense of self-awareness and humor. Mac's 'Freaking Out the Neighborhood' does not necessarily mean he's causing mayhem or destruction, but it can be interpreted as him exploring his creativity, trying out new things, and being a little reckless, which might be frowned upon by some people around him.


Line by Line Meaning

Sorry, mama
I apologize, mother


There are times I get carried away
At certain moments, I lose control of myself


But please don't worry
However, do not be alarmed


Next time I'm home, I'll still be the same
Upon my return, I will have remained unchanged


And I know it's no fun
I am aware it is unpleasant


When your first son
As the eldest child


Gets up to no good
Engages in misdeeds


Starts freaking out the neighborhood
Causes disturbance in the community


Really, I'm fine
I am truly well


Never been better, got no job on the line
My current state is excellent, and I am not under any employment pressure


Sincerely, don't worry
Truly, please do not feel anxious


Same old boy that you hoped you would find
The very same son you had hoped to see




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

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@xit6388

Sorry, mama
There are times I get carried away
But please don't worry
Next time I'm home, I'll still be the same
And I know it's no fun
When your first son
Gets up to no good
Starts freaking out the neighborhood
Really, I'm fine
Never been better, got no job on the line
Sincerely, don't worry
Same old boy that you hoped you would find
And I know it's no fun
When your first son
Gets up to no good
Starts freaking out the neighborhood



@immabigkidnow1

Sorry, Mama
There are times I get carried away
Please, don’t worry
Next time I’m home, I’ll still be the same

And I know, it’s no fun
When your, first son
Gets up, to no good
Starts freaking out the neighbourhood

Really, I’m fine
Never been better, got no job on the line
Sincerely, don’t worry
Same old boy that you’d hope you would find

And I know, it’s no fun
When your first son
Gets up, to no good
Starts freaking out the neighbourhood



@madmabsyaaaaaaaagirlyslay9236

sorry, mama
there are times I get carried away
please, don't worry
next time I'm home, I'll still be the same

and I know it's no fun
when your first son
gets up to no good
starts freaking out the neighborhood

really, I'm fine
never been better, got no job on the line
sincerely, don't worry
same old boy that you hoped you would find

and I know it's no fun
when your first son
gets up to no good
starts freaking out the neighborhood



@victorramirez8199

Sorry, mama, there are times I get carried away
Please, don't worry, next time I'm home, I'll still be the same

And I know it's no fun when your first son
Gets up to no good, starts freaking out the neighborhood

Really, I'm fine, never been better, got no job on the line
Sincerely, don't worry, same old boy that you hoped you would find

And I know it's no fun when your first son
Gets up to no good, starts freaking out the neighborhood



All comments from YouTube:

@randombuildingintorontocan8962

This song makes me wish I wasn’t quarantined.

@aliceiacobellis6341

i dont exist same

@iixkimmiix_4282

i dont exist makes me feel like I wanna get out and hang out w my friends

@debrabeck8500

​@Mr. Faith just use your hand

@andrea-ns6vq

I HATE IT, I SLEPT UNTIL 3 PM AND I GO TO BED AT 5 AM ITS A NIGHTJMARE I HATE IT THIS ISNT FUN AT ALL!

@epitath762

i dont exist please let me freak out the neighbourhood i'll do anything

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@pyrrhichos

The guitar in this song is so beautiful, damn

@purplerock12

Homeshake!!

@RoninAvenger

***** That's why the instrumental version is the best

@natedavid3873

Its called chorus. Makes everything u play sound beautiful

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