New Person Same Old Mistakes
Tame Impala Lyrics


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I can just hear them now
"How could you let us down?"
But they don't know what I found
Or see it from this way 'round
Feeling it overtake
All that I used to hate
One by one every trait
I tried but it's way too late
All the signs I don't read
Two sides of me can't agree
Will I be in too deep?
Going with what I always longed for

(Feel like a brand new person)
But you'll make the same old mistakes
(I don't care, I'm in love)
Stop before it's too late
(I know, feel like a brand new person)
But you'll make the same old mistakes
(I finally know what it's like)
You don't have what it takes
Stop before it's too late
(I know) There's too much at stake
Making the same mistakes
(And I still don't know why it's happening)
Stop while it's not too late
(And I still don't know)

Finally taking flight
I know you don't think it's right
I know that you think it's fake
Maybe fake's what I like
The point is, I have the right
Not thinking in black and white
I'm thinking it's worth the fight
Soon to be out of sight
Knowing it all this time
Going with what I always longed for

(Feel like a brand new person)
But you'll make the same old mistakes
(I don't care, I'm in love)
Stop before it's too late
(I know, feel like a brand new person)
But you'll make the same old mistakes
(I finally know what it's like)
You don't have what it takes
Stop before it's too late

Man, I know that it's hard to digest
But maybe your story ain't so different from the rest
And I know it seems wrong to accept
But you've got your demons, and she's got her regrets
And I know that it's hard to digest
A realization is as good as a guess
And I know it seems wrong to accept
But you've got your demons, and she's got her regrets
But you've got your demons, and she's got her regrets

Feel like a brand new person
So, how will I know that it's right?
In a new direction
So, how will I know I've gone too far?
(Stop thinking that the only option)
Feel like a brand new person
I finally know what it's like
(Stop thinking that the only option)
So how will I know I've gone too far?
(Stop thinking that the only option)
And I know it's hard to describe




(Stop thinking that the only option)
So how will I know that it's right?

Overall Meaning

The song "New Person Same Old Mistakes" by Tame Impala is about the struggle to change and start anew while being held back by past mistakes and perceived limitations from others. The lyrics suggest that despite a genuine desire to change, the individual will still fall back into old habits and make the same mistakes. However, the individual is willing to take the risk and fight for what they really want, even if it means going against what others expect of them.


The verses highlight the internal struggle of growing and changing, where one side of the person's personality wants something new, while another side is resisting change. The chorus suggests that despite feeling like a brand new person, the individual will still make the same old mistakes. The bridge introduces the idea that everyone has their own demons and regrets, and that it's okay to accept that one's story may not be so different from others'.


Overall, "New Person Same Old Mistakes" is a powerful anthem about embracing change while acknowledging and accepting one's past mistakes.


Line by Line Meaning

I can just hear them now
I'm aware of the negative things people are saying about me


"How could you let us down?"
People are disappointed in me and my actions


But they don't know what I found
Despite their judgement, they don't know the experiences and discoveries I've had


Or see it from this way 'round
They don't understand my perspective or point of view


Feeling it overtake
I'm overwhelmed by my emotions and new experiences


All that I used to hate
I've changed my mind about things that used to bother me


One by one every trait
I'm discovering and accepting new aspects of myself


I tried but it's way too late
I attempted to change, but it was unsuccessful


All the signs I don't read
I'm ignoring obvious warnings or signals


Two sides of me can't agree
I'm conflicted between different parts of myself


Will I be in too deep?
I'm unsure of where my choices will lead me


Going with what I always longed for
I'm following my heart and desires, regardless of others' opinions


(Feel like a brand new person)
I feel refreshed and transformed


But you'll make the same old mistakes
I'm aware that I might repeat past errors


(I don't care, I'm in love)
I'm infatuated and willing to take risks


Stop before it's too late
I need to step back and re-evaluate before it's too late


(I know, feel like a brand new person)
I'm aware of my metamorphosis


(I finally know what it's like)
I've gained insights and understandings


You don't have what it takes
Others doubt my capabilities


Stop while it's not too late
I need to take action before it's too late


(And I still don't know why it's happening)
I don't understand my current situation


Finally taking flight
I'm finally branching out and taking initiative


I know you don't think it's right
Others disapprove and criticize


I know that you think it's fake
Others perceive my transformation as not genuine


Maybe fake's what I like
I'm accepting and embracing my newfound image and lifestyle


The point is, I have the right
It's my life and my choice to make


Not thinking in black and white
I'm open-minded and willing to explore different perspectives


I'm thinking it's worth the fight
I believe the struggles and challenges are worth the reward


Soon to be out of sight
My past life and self will soon be gone


Knowing it all this time
I've always had this knowledge, but am only now acting on it


(Man, I know that it's hard to digest)
Acknowledging that realizing the truth is difficult


But maybe your story ain't so different from the rest
Perhaps my experiences and feelings are not unique


(A realization is as good as a guess)
Coming to terms with the idea that the truth is subjective


And I know it seems wrong to accept
It's difficult to admit certain things


But you've got your demons, and she's got her regrets
Everyone has their own struggles, regrets, and issues


(So, how will I know that it's right?)
Questioning whether my choices and actions are correct


(So, how will I know I've gone too far?)
Wondering when I've reached a point of no return


(Stop thinking that the only option)
Try to think outside the box and explore different possibilities


(And I know it's hard to describe)
Certain things are difficult to explain or articulate


(Stop before it's too late)
Avoid reaching the point of no return




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Written by: Kevin Parker

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@dathaonguyenthi273

[Verse 1]
I can just hear them now
"How could you let us down?"
But they don't know what I found
Or see it from this way 'round
Feeling it overtake
All that I used to hate
One by one, every trait
I tried, but it's way too late
All the signs I don't read
Two sides of me can't agree
Will I be in too deep?
Going with what I always longed for

[Chorus]
Feel like a brand-new person
But you'll make the same old mistakes
Well, I don't care, I'm in love
Stop before it's too late
I know…
Feel like a brand-new person
But you'll make the same old mistakes
I finally know what it's like
(You don't have what it takes)
Stop before it's too late
I know there's too much at stake
Making the same mistakes
And I still don't know why it's happening
Stop while it's not too late
And I still don't know…

[Verse 2]
Finally taking flight
I know you don't think it's right
I know that you think it's fake
Maybe fake's what I like
The point is, I have the right
Not thinkin' in black and white
Thinkin' it's worth the fight
Soon I'll be out of sight
Knowing it all this time
Going with what I always longed for

[Chorus]
Feel like a brand-new person
But you'll make the same old mistakes
Well, I don't care, I'm in love
Stop before it's too late
Feel like a brand-new person
But you'll make the same old mistakes
So how do I know I've gone too far?
(You don't have what it takes)
Stop before it's too late

[Bridge]
Man, I know that it's hard to digest
But maybe your story ain't so different from the rest
And I know it seems wrong to accept
But you've got your demons, and she's got her regrets
Man, I know that it's hard to digest
A realization is as good as a guess
And I know it seems wrong to accept
But you've got your demons, and she's got her regrets
But you've got your demons, and she's got her regrets

[Chorus]
Feel like a brand-new person
So, how will I know that it's right?
In a new direction
So, how will I know I've gone too far?
Stop thinking that the only option was…
Feel like a brand-new person
I finally know what it's like
Stop thinking that the only option was…
In a new direction
So how will I know I've gone too far?
Stop thinking that the only option was…
And I know it's hard to describe
Stop thinking that the only option was…
So how will I know that it's right?



@diceydaze

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@salma-iq8kv

Lyrics:

I can just hear them now
"How could you let us down?"
But they don't know what I found
Or see it from this way around
Feeling it overtake
All that I used to hate
Worried 'bout every trait
I tried but it's way too late
All the signs I don't read
Two sides of me can't agree
When I breathe in too deep
Going with what I always longed for
Feel like a brand new person (but you make the same old mistakes)
I don't care I'm in love (stop before it's too late)
Feel like a brand new person (but you make the same old mistakes)
I finally know what is love (you don't have what it takes)
(Stop before it's not too late)
(I know there's too much at stake)
(Making the same mistakes)
And I still don't know why it's happening
(Stop while it's not too late) And I still don't know
Finally taking flight
I know you don't think it's right
I know that you think it's fake
Maybe fake's what I like
Point is I have the right
I'm thinking in black and white
Thinking it's worth the fight
Soon to be out of sight
Knowing it all this time
Going with what I always longed for
Feel like a brand new person (but you make the same old mistakes)
I don't care I'm in love (stop before it's too late)
Feel like a brand new person (but you make the same old mistakes)
I finally know what is love (you don't have what it takes)
(Stop before it's too late)
Man, I know that it is hard to digest
But maybe this story ain't so different from the rest
And I know it seems wrong to accept
But you've got your demons, and she's got her regrets
And I know that it's hard to digest
A realization is as good as a guess
And I know it seems wrong to accept
But you've got your demons, and she's got her regrets
But you've got your demons, and she's got her regrets
Feel like a brand new person
So how will I know that it's right?
In a new direction
So how will I know I've gone too far?
Stop thinking you're the only option (feel like a brand new person)
I finally know what it's like
Stop thinking you're the only option, oh (in a new direction)
So how will I know I've gone too far?
Stop thinking you're the only option (feel like a brand new person)
And I don't know how to describe
Stop thinking you're the only option
(But you make the same old mistakes)
(You don't have what it takes)
(Stop before it's too late)
Stop thinking you're the only option
I finally know what it's like (stop before it's too late)
Stop thinking you're the only option
Stop thinking you're the only option



@lorrianecandaba5080

I can just hear them now
"How could you let us down?"
But they don't know what I found
Or see it from this way around
Feeling it overtake
All that I used to hate
Wonder what if we trade
I tried but it's way too late
All the signs I don't read
Two sides of me can't agree
When I breathe in too deep
Going with what I always longed for

Feel like a brand new person
(But you make the same old mistakes)
I don’t care I’m in love
(Stop before it’s too late)
Feel like a brand new person
(But you make the same old mistakes)
I finally know what is love
(You don’t have what it takes)
(Stop before it’s not too late)
(I know there’s too much at stake)
(Making the same mistakes)
And I still don’t know why it’s happening
(Stop while it’s not too late)
And I still don’t know

Finally taking flight
I know you don't think it's right
I know that you think it's fake
Maybe fake's what I like
Point is I have the right
I'm thinking in black and white
I'm thinking it's worth the fight
Soon to be out of sight
Knowing it all this time
Going with what I always longed for

Feel like a brand new person
(But you make the same old mistakes)
I don’t care I’m in love
(Stop before it’s too late)
Feel like a brand new person
(But you make the same old mistakes)
I finally know what is love
(You don’t have what it takes)
(Stop before it’s not too late)

Man, I know that it's hard to digest
But baby this story ain’t so different from the rest
And I know it seems wrong to accept
But you've got your demons, and she's got her regrets
And I know that it's hard to digest
A realization is as good as it gets
And I know it seems hard to accept
But you've got your demons, and she's got her regrets
But you've got your demons, and she's got her regrets

Feel like a brand new person
So how will I know that it's right?
In a new direction
So how will I know I've gone too far?
(Stop thinking that the only option was)
Feel like a brand new person
I finally know what it's like
(Stop thinking that the only option was)
So how will I know I've gone too far?
(Stop thinking that the only option was)
And I know it's hard to describe
(Stop thinking that the only option was)
So how will I know that it's right?



@dannamorgend

Lyrics
I can just hear them now
How could you let us down?
But they don't know what I found
Or see it from this way around
Feeling it overtake
All that I used to hate
One by one, every trait

I tried but it's way too late
All the signs I don't read
Two sides of me can't agree
When I breathe in too deep?
Going with what I always longed for

Feel like a brand new person
(But you make the same old mistakes)
Well, I don't care I'm in love
(Stop before it's too late, I know)
Feel like a brand new person
(But you make the same old mistakes)

I finally know what is love
(You don't have what it takes)
(Stop before it's too late)
(I know there's too much at stake)

(Making the same mistakes)
And I still don't know why it's happening
(Stop while it's not too late)
And I still don't know

Finally taking flight
I know you don't think it's right
I know that you think it's fake
Maybe fake's what I like
The point is I have the right

No thinking in black and white
I'm thinking it's worth the fight
Soon to be out of sight
Moving it out this time
Going with what I always longed for

Feel like a brand new person
(But you make the same old mistakes)
Well, I don't care I'm in love
(Stop before it's too late)

Feel like a brand new person
(But you make the same old mistakes)
So how do you know I've gone to far?
(You don't have what it takes)
(Stop before it's too late)

Man, I know that it's hard to digest
But maybe this story ain't so different from the rest
And I know it seems wrong to accept
But you've got your demons, and she's got her regrets
Man, I know that it's hard to digest

A realization is as good as a guess
And I know it seems wrong to accept
But you've got your demons, and she's got her regrets
But you've got your demons, and she's got her regrets

Feel like a brand new person
So how will I know that it's right?
In a new direction
So how will I know I've gone too far?

(Stop thinking that the only option)
Feel like a brand new person
I finally know what it's like
(Stop thinking that the only option)
In a new direction
So how will I know I've gone too far?

(Stop thinking that the only option)
And I know it's hard to describe
(Stop thinking that the only option)



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@maddiemcc8405

“maybe fake’s what i like” this song HITS

@sonetr920

Timing!
I read this comment right in that part of the song. 🤣

@serendipity5760

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@David_prod-eNGee

Seriously though, that line hits so hard.

@HemisHemis

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@gama337

0:01 *begins to levitate*

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@angelidoko6069

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