Let It Happen
Tame Impala Lyrics


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It's always around me, all this noise
But not nearly as loud as the voice saying
"Let it happen, let it happen (it's gonna feel so good)
Just let it happen, let it happen"

All this running around
Trying to cover my shadow
A notion growing inside
Now all the others seem shallow
All this running around
Bearing down on my shoulders
I can hear an alarm
Must be morning

I heard about a whirlwind that's comin' 'round
It's gonna carry off all that isn't bound
And when it happens, when it happens (I won't be holdin' on)
So let it happen, let it happen

All this running around
I can't fight it much longer
Something's tryna get out
And it's never been closer
If my take-off fails
Make up some other story
But if I never come back
Tell my mother I'm sorry

I will not vanish and you will not scare me
Try to get through it, try to bounce to it
You were not thinkin' that I will not do it
They be lovin' someone and I'm not that stupid
Take the next ticket to take the next train
Why would I do it? And you wanna think that

(I will not vanish and you will not scare me)
(Try to get through it, try to bounce to it)
(You were not thinkin' that I will not do it)
(They be lovin' someone and I'm not that stupid)
(Take the next ticket to take the next train)
(Why would I do it? And you wanna think that)

(I will not vanish and you will not scare me)
(Try to get through it, try to bounce to it)
(You were not thinkin' that I will not do it)
(They be lovin' someone and I'm not that stupid)
(Take the next ticket to take the next train)
(Why would I do it? And you wanna think that)

Baby, now I'm ready, moving on
Oh, but maybe I was ready all along
Oh, I'm ready for the moment and the sound
Oh, but maybe I was ready all along
Oh, baby, now I'm ready, moving on
Oh, but maybe I was ready all along




Oh, I'm ready for the moment and the sound
Oh, but maybe I was ready all along

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Tame Impala's song Let It Happen seemingly revolve around the theme of surrendering to change and allowing oneself to experience new things without resistance. The phrase "let it happen" is repeated throughout the song, urging the listener to embrace whatever is coming their way, even if it is out of their control. The idea of running around and constantly trying to escape one's shadow is also present, suggesting that there is an internal struggle to face the changes happening externally.


There is a sense of impending doom in the words "I heard about a whirlwind that's comin' 'round, it's gonna carry off all that isn't bound." The whirlwind could be interpreted as a metaphor for life's unpredictable events that are beyond human control. The singer is ready to let go of whatever is not bound, suggesting that they are open to change and accepting of what comes their way.


The last section of the song seems to echo the sentiment that the singer is ready for change and was perhaps always ready. "Oh, baby, now I'm ready, moving on. Oh, but maybe I was ready all along. Oh, I'm ready for the moment and the sound. Oh, but maybe I was ready all along." This could be interpreted as a realization that everything that has happened so far has led the singer to this point where they are ready to move on and embrace new experiences without resistance.


Line by Line Meaning

It's always around me, all this noise
I cannot escape the noise and chaos of life.


But not nearly as loud as the voice saying
However, there is a voice inside my head that is even louder.


"Let it happen, let it happen (it's gonna feel so good)
The voice is telling me to let go, surrender to the moment, and trust that everything will be alright.


Just let it happen, let it happen"
I must release my grip on control and embrace the unknown.


All this running around
I have been busy trying to distract myself from my true feelings.


Trying to cover my shadow
I am avoiding facing my darker thoughts and emotions.


A notion growing inside
However, I cannot ignore the feeling that something is changing within me.


Now all the others seem shallow
My previous distractions and concerns seem superficial in comparison to this new realization.


Bearing down on my shoulders
The pressure of addressing this internal conflict is becoming too much to bear.


I can hear an alarm
I am aware that a significant shift in my life is on the horizon.


Must be morning
This change is a new beginning, and I must be ready to face the day.


I heard about a whirlwind that's comin' 'round
There is a significant event or change approaching that will bring chaos and transformation to my life.


It's gonna carry off all that isn't bound
This event will sweep away anything that is not firmly rooted or firmly attached in my life.


And when it happens, when it happens (I won't be holdin' on)
When this change occurs, I must be willing to let go and not cling to what is being taken away.


So let it happen, let it happen
As much as I may resist or fear this change, I must allow it to occur and trust the process.


Something's tryna get out
My true feelings and desires are struggling to be expressed.


And it's never been closer
These feelings are becoming more urgent and immediate.


If my take-off fails
If I am unable to take action and express myself, there will be consequences.


Make up some other story
I must find a way to explain or justify my inaction to myself and others.


But if I never come back
However, if I do not take the risk and express myself, I may never fully live.


Tell my mother I'm sorry
I regret not sharing my true self with my loved ones.


I will not vanish and you will not scare me
I refuse to disappear or be afraid of the unknown, I must stand my ground.


Try to get through it, try to bounce to it
I must find a way to navigate through this challenge and find a positive outcome.


You were not thinkin' that I will not do it
Others may doubt me or my abilities, but I know that I can overcome this challenge.


They be lovin' someone and I'm not that stupid
Others may be content to live a life that is unfulfilling or inauthentic, but I refuse to settle.


Take the next ticket to take the next train
I must be ready to move forward and take the next step, even if it is unknown or uncertain.


Why would I do it? And you wanna think that
Others may question my choices or motivations, but I must stay true to myself.


Baby, now I'm ready, moving on
I am finally ready to face my fears and move forward towards my true desires.


Oh, but maybe I was ready all along
Perhaps I was ready for this change all along, but was too afraid or distracted to see it.


Oh, I'm ready for the moment and the sound
I am fully prepared to face this change and embrace the new opportunities and challenges it may bring.


Oh, but maybe I was ready all along
I must remember that I have always had the strength and courage to face this challenge, and I must trust myself.




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

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