Disciples
Tame Impala Lyrics


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Cause I was still unsure
But it's something I'm used to
And I can tell by your face
No one's ever been rude to you
But I can tell you things
That I can't say to anyone
And you came home today
But you didn't stay very long

Now it's like the world owes you
Walking around like everybody should know you
I wanna be like we used to
But now you're worried cause that means we'd lose you

And I had no idea
What that feeling could do to you
And I could tell you changed
By the people around you
I used to take the long way
Just so I could walk past your door
I used to wait outside
But I guess I won't anymore





There's so much I wanna tell you
So much I wanna tell you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Tame Impala's song Disciples explore the complexity and confusion of relationships. The opening lines “Cause I was still unsure, but it’s something I’m used to” illustrates the sense of hesitancy and uncertainty in the singer's thoughts. Despite the title of “Disciples” suggesting either devotion or commitment, there is a pervading sense of instability to the lyrics. The lines “But I can tell you things, that I can't say to anyone” highlight the difficulty of communicating with others, and the challenge of finding someone who will listen and understand.


The chorus of the song “Now it's like the world owes you, walking around like everybody should know you, I wanna be like we used to, but now you're worried cause that means we'd lose you” speaks to the idea of change and how it can be difficult to navigate in a relationship. The singer appears to be grappling with the idea that their partner has changed and is presenting themselves in a different way. The repetition of the line “now it's like the world owes you” emphasizes the sense of entitlement and superiority that the singer feels their partner is projecting.


The final lines of the song “There's so much I wanna tell you, so much I wanna tell you” highlight the ongoing struggle of communication and the feeling of wanting to share oneself with another person. The lyrics of Disciples capture the complex interplay of emotions and insecurities that can exist within a relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

Cause I was still unsure
I lacked conviction or certainty about something.


But it's something I'm used to
The lack of conviction or uncertainty is something I'm accustomed to.


And I can tell by your face
I know, based on your facial expression, what you're thinking or feeling.


No one's ever been rude to you
You're accustomed to people being polite and respectful to you.


But I can tell you things
Some things I can only confide in you and no one else.


That I can't say to anyone
There are things that I can't tell anyone else but you.


And you came home today
You returned home on this day.


But you didn't stay very long
You left home shortly after returning.


Now it's like the world owes you
You have an entitled attitude towards the world.


Walking around like everybody should know you
You behave as though everyone should know who you are.


I wanna be like we used to
I want to go back to the way things were between us in the past.


But now you're worried cause that means we'd lose you
But now you're scared to change because you think it will result in us no longer knowing you.


And I had no idea
At a particular time, I lacked knowledge or information about something.


What that feeling could do to you
I didn't know the extent to which a particular feeling could impact you.


And I could tell you changed
I could see that you were a different person than before.


By the people around you
The change was influenced by the people you were spending time with.


I used to take the long way
I would intentionally take a longer route to get somewhere.


Just so I could walk past your door
The longer route was taken so that I could walk past your house or apartment building.


I used to wait outside
I would wait out front of your house or apartment building.


But I guess I won't anymore
I won't be doing those things anymore.


There's so much I wanna tell you
There is a lot that I want to say to you.


So much I wanna tell you
There is so much that I want to share or communicate with you.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Kevin Parker

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@jaimeguillen7294

Lyrics

Cause I was still unsure
But it's something I'm used to
And I can tell by your face
No one's ever been rude to you
But I can tell you things
That I can't say to anyone
And you came home today
But you didn't stay very long

Now it's like the world owes you
Walking around like everybody should know you
I wanna be like we used to
But now you're worried cause that means we'd lose you

And I had no idea
What that feeling could do to you
And I could tell you changed
By the people around you
I used to take the long way
Just so I could walk past your door
I used to wait outside
But I guess I won't anymore

There's so much I wanna tell you
So much I wanna tell you



@n0vaflar3

I love how his opinion on the person in the song changes the moment the song changes from old sounding to modern. His old opinion to a new one.







'Cause I was still unsure
But it's something I'm used to
And I can tell by YOUR face
No one's ever been rude to you
But I can tell you things
That I can't say to anyone
And you came out today
But you didn't stay very long

Now it's like the world owes you
Walking around like everybody should know you
I want to be like we used to
But now you're worried 'cause that means we'd lose you
And I had no idea
What that feeling could do to you
And I could tell you've changed
All the people around you
I used to take the long way
Just so I could walk past your door
I used to WAIT outside
But I guess I won't anymore

So much I want to tell you
So much I want to tell you



@user-ri6yi8ms9m

[Verse 1]
'Cause I was still unsure
But it's something I'm used to
And I can tell by your face
No one's ever been rude to you
But I can tell you things
That I can't say to anyone
And you came home today
But you didn't stay very long

[Bridge]
Now it's like the world owes you
Walking around like everybody should know you
I wanna be like we used to
But now you're worried whose audience will lose you

[Verse 2]
And I had no idea
What that feeling could do to you
And I could tell you changed
By the people around you
I used to take the long way
Just so I could walk past your door
I used to wait outside
But I guess I won't anymore


[Outro]
There's so much I wanna tell you
So much I wanna tell you



All comments from YouTube:

@vinesauce

Awesome song Kevin! Your music keeps inspiring me to write better songs and record more. Love the feel of this tune so much, great guitar tone too.

@HybridJEX

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@1212rado

Hey Vinny, thanks for recommending Tame Impala, Django Django and Teenage Funclub to your streamers, some of the best bands I've heard! Cheers.

@AndriusMisevicius

vinesauce Where can I hear your songs?

@grendo45

vinesauce your taste of music really has introduced me into a lot of great artists i wouldnt have heard of without the stream.

@vinesauce

grendo45 Happy to have introduced you and hopefully many others to Tame Impala, they deserve the attention.

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@tylermcnally9931

This doesn't need to be longer it just needs to be listened to 8 times in a row.

@jessicaiveth5607

Tyler McNally yes🤩🥰💗

@CrissyAlwaysSunny

I have done this so many times

@retrothecake1921

Nah, it's got potential. It's experimenting with different sounds and techniques. There can be so much more to this song. I just think Kevin either can't be bothered or is just happy with what it is.

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