Mind Mischief
Tame Impala Lyrics


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Feels like my life is ready to blow
Me and my love, we'll take it slow
I hope she knows that I'll love her long
I just don't know where the hell I belong (oh, no)

How optimism led me astray
Two hundred things I took the wrong way
But I saw her love gauge runnin' low
I tried to fill, but it overflowed

Feels like my life is ready to blow
Me and my love, we're takin' it slow
I hope she knows that I'll love her long
I just don't know where the hell I belong (oh, no)

She remembers my name
Could be blown way out
It's all goin' to change
She remembers my name

But she was only messing around
Please, no more playing with my heart
Ooh, go Mr. Right just for once
(Then it all just came out) ooh
No more mischief with my mind (guess I'll hold in, next time)

No more gettin' it wrong
I'll be frozen, here on
If forever, we'll see
No more guessin' for me

Ooh, I was just so sure of everything
Ooh, that's what you get for dreamin' aloud
(Then it all just came out)
(Guess I'll hold in, now on)




(If forever, we'll see)
Ooh, the day that words are clearer for me (no more guessing for me)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Mind Mischief" by Tame Impala speak to the singer's confusion and uncertainty in relationships. The song begins with the line "Feels like my life is ready to blow," indicating that the singer is feeling overwhelmed and perhaps on the verge of giving up. However, he is determined to take his romantic relationship slowly, expressing his love for his partner and acknowledging his own uncertainty.


The second verse speaks to the singer's past mistakes in relationships, stating that his optimism led him astray and that he misinterpreted things. Despite his efforts to fill his partner's "love gauge," it overflows, suggesting that he may be too much for her to handle. The chorus repeats the first verse's sentiments and suggests that the singer feels lost and out of place, unsure of where he belongs.


The third verse introduces a new element to the story, with the singer's partner remembering his name. This could be interpreted in a few ways; perhaps they've had a rocky relationship in the past and he's surprised that she remembers him positively. The bridge suggests that the singer has had enough of "mind mischief" and that he wants his partner to stop playing games and commit to him. He acknowledges that he's made mistakes and that he'll need to be patient, but he's ready for clarity and honesty in the relationship.


Overall, "Mind Mischief" speaks to the struggle of navigating romantic relationships and the confusion that often comes with them. The singer is honest about his uncertainty and past mistakes, but he's ready to move forward and find clarity with his partner.


Line by Line Meaning

Feels like my life is ready to blow
I feel like my life is about to fall apart


Me and my love will take it slow
My partner and I will take our relationship at a slow pace


I hope she knows that I love her alone
I hope my partner knows that I am deeply in love with her


I just don't know where the hell I belong
I am unsure of my place in this world


How optimism led me astray
My optimism has brought me to disappointment


Two hundred things I took the wrong way
I misunderstood many things


But I saw her love gauge running low
I noticed that my partner's love for me was fading


I tried to fill but it overflowed
I tried to make up for my mistakes, but it only made matters worse


She remembers my name
My partner still remembers me


Could be blowin' way out, way out
I might be exaggerating


It's all going to change
Things are going to be different from now on


She remembers my name
My partner still remembers me


She was only messing around
My partner was only playing with my feelings


Please, no more playing with my heart
I don't want my heart to be played with anymore


Ooh, go with Mr. Right just for once
Maybe my partner should try being with someone who is right for her


Ooh, no more mischief with my mind
I don't want my thoughts to be played with anymore


Then it all just came out
Everything just spilled out


Guess I'll hold it in next time
I will try to hold my emotions in next time


No more getting it wrong
I won't make any more mistakes


I'll be frozen here on
I will stay still and not make any more moves


If forever we'll see
I don't know if we will be together forever


But no more guessing for me
I won't be making any more guesses or assumptions


Oh, I was just so sure of everything
I was confident about everything


Ooh, that's what you get for dreaming aloud
That's what happens when you share your dreams with others


(Then it all just came out)


(Guess I'll hold in, now on)


(If forever, we'll see)


Oh, the day that words are clearer for me (but no more guessing for me)
I hope the day comes when things are clearer for me, but I won't be making any more assumptions




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

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@jonfavreau5154

Mind Mischief Lyrics:

Feels like my life is ready to blow
Me and my love we'll take it slow
I hope she knows that I'll love her long
I just don't know where the hell I belong
How optimism led me astray
Two hundred things I took the wrong way
But I saw her love gauge running low
I tried to fill but it overflowed
Feels like my life is ready to blow
Me and my love we'll take it slow
I hope she knows that I'll love her long
I just don't know where the hell I belong
She remembers my name
Could be blown way out, way out
It's all going to change
She remembers my name
But she was only messing around
Please, no more playing with my heart
Ooh, go with Mr. Right just for once
Ooh, no more mischief with my mind
Then it all just came out
Guess I'll hold it in next time
No more getting it wrong
I'll be frozen here on
If forever we'll see
But no more guessing for me
Oh, I was just so sure of everything
Ooh, that's what you get for dreaming aloud
Oh, the day that words are clearer to me



All comments from YouTube:

@endingworlds

It’s crazy how many songs Tame Impala has that could be their best.

@alexsoto78

Agree

@markb20

Each album could be a greatest hits

@purpledreams89

Exactly

@ohLimith

its just one guy, kevin parker

@aaronquist8125

*his best

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@zoez2144

every time I hear a tame impala song my brain just ᵐᵉˡᵗˢ

@xx_annoying_baby_zombie_xx834

Whenever I listen to it, I cry uncontrollably 😭

@shanecastleberry4176

There is a song for that called "Mind melt"

@shanecastleberry4176

Tame did a cover of it

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