Past Life
Tame Impala Lyrics


I was picking up a suit from the dry cleaners
Which was standard for me
Thursday, 12:30, I gotta pretty solid routine these days
I don't know it just works for me
Anyway, I was leaving I was getting in my car
And I went to adjust the rear view mirror, but in its reflection
Just for a second, I saw a figure, started to trigger
Memories of what I had learned, stopped me in my tracks
Who was that? It was my lover, my lover, from a past life
From a past life (feel like I saw a ghost)
From a past life (not what I expected)
From a past life (it's transfixed)
From a past life

Well somewhere between a lover and a friend
It was different back then, surreal
Poetic so I'd say, like a bizarre shape or a confusing image
But I shot it down, closed it off
The sounds and smells I made myself forget
A cheap solution to block out a friend, but it was real
It just feels like a past life

From a past life (crazy)
From a past life (it takes a lot to trip me out)
From a past life
In the long time

So I go about my day as normal
But I can't seem to pass it off as just a random event
It consumes me, I thought I was moving on
But I guess I was just switching off
And now I see my life as the banal slog it suddenly became
And I don't know if I can go on the same
But I don't wanna dig up old bones
I mean, I don't even know if she has the same phone number
Who knows? Maybe she does

From a past life
(I guess there's no harm in trying)
From a past life
From a past life
In the long time
From a past life
From a past life
From a past life
In the long time

Hello?

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

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on specific lyrics, highlight them
Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found
Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Sober Gnostic

Cool story:

My girl and I used to take mdma and chill at my house. We would take turns giving each other glove light shows…

Well one day I turned on this album to give her a show and this song in particular. I was spun out as hell and knew this whole record front to back. I had some nice speakers with deep bass and we’d put them right near the couch for some surround sound bass.

So I turn on this track and used two of my fingers that were different colors to create this song during the light show with one color being the narrator (he was blue like he was sad) and the girl was violet colored.

I wasn’t the best glover but that one in particular was so fucking good. Especially with how poetic the lyrics are and how sick that bass drop is at the chorus. I narrated the whole song with my two little finger people and gloved in between for the chorus etc.

I had them hug at the end when the women answers the phone. My girl was so mind blown after it was over - as was I. I was in a total flow state and planned none of it. I just knew the track and thought I’d try it.

I’m sober now as I took the party too far, but every once and awhile when my girl and I are driving this song will come on and we’ll both look at each other and smile. It was such a special moment.

Highly recommend this album to give light shows to. There’s a reason you feel this album in your being. I still miss those times and get the butterflies when I hear this song.

10/10



Andrei Diaconu

LYRICS 🥀🖤🥀
I was picking up a suit from the dry cleaners
Which is standard for me, Thursday, 12:30
I got a pretty solid routine these days
I don't know, it just works for me
Anyway, I was leaving, I was getting in my car
And I went to adjust the rear-view mirror
But in its reflection, just for a second
I saw a figure, started to trigger
Memories flooded back, stopped me in my tracks
Who was that? It was my lover
A lover from a past life

[Chorus]
From a past life
Feel like I saw a ghost
From a past life
So unexpected
From a past life
I was transfixed
From a past life

[Interlude]
Well, somewhere between a lover and a friend
It was different back then
Surreal, poetic but uncertain
Like a bizarre chick-flick with a confusing end
But I shut it down, closed it off
The sounds and smells I made myself forget
A cheap solution to block out regret, but it was real
It just feels like a past life

[Chorus]
From a past life
Crazy
From a past life
It takes a lot to trip me out
(I always wondered if you wanted my love)
For the first time
In a long time
(I always wondered if you wanted my love)

[Interlude]
So I go about my day as normal
But I can't seem to pass it off as just a random event
It consumes me
I thought I was moving on, but I guess I was just switching off
And now I see my life as the banal slog it instantly became
And I don't know if I can go on the same
But I don't wanna dig up old bones
I mean, I don't even know if she has the same phone number
Who knows? Maybe she does

[Chorus]
From a past life
I guess there's no harm in trying
From a past life
What's the worst that could happen?
(I only wondered if you wanted my love)
For the first time
In a long time
(I tried to say it but it never came out right)
Past life
From a past life
(You're not a stranger if you're always on my mind)
For the first time
(I know it's late, it just didn't feel right)
In a long time

[Outro]
Hello?



All comments from YouTube:

JustNikko

Currents is a timeless masterpiece that will be played for generations

Pie Flinger™

Same!

Will Fern

Hope the future generations really know this music

Nightly0

Say it friend.... A masterpiece of brain ripping

Pipiripipipirupipu

I agree

Jamal English

That phone call and her answering “Hello?” makes me melt every time. That hope of maybe she’ll remember and actually answers gives hope for anything in life.

Jackben Imbel

Some theorize that voice represents Sophie, Kevin's now wife. And the song documents their reconnection after TLIKTB, leading to them getting back together.

Lucidity

The vocals make this one of Kevin’s most unique songs for sure

Lucidity

@Pie Flinger™ you too 👍

Pie Flinger™

@Lucidity You're welcome, happy listening! 🎵d(- __ -)b 🎶

More Comments

More Videos