Solitude Is Bliss
Tame Impala Lyrics


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Cracks in the pavement underneath my shoe
I care less and less about and less about you
No one else around to look at me
So I can look at my shadow as much as I please

All the kicks that I can't compare to
Making friends like you're all supposed to
But you will never come close to how I feel
You will never come close to how I feel

Space around me where my soul can breathe
Off guard body that my mind can leave
Nothing else matters, I don't care what I'll miss
Company's okay, solitude is bliss

There's a party in my head
And no one is invited

And you will never come close to how I feel
You will never come close to how I feel

Movement doesn't flow
Quite like it does when I'm alone
I'll be the one who's free
You and all your friends can watch me
Today

Don't ask me how you're supposed to feel

You will never come close to how I feel
You will never come close to how I feel




You will never come close to how I feel
You will never come close to how I feel

Overall Meaning

In the opening lines of Tame Impala's song Solitude Is Bliss, the singer is walking on a pavement and is feeling disconnected from the world. The cracks on the pavement are presented as a metaphor for the distance and detachment he feels from everything around him. He's no longer interested in making connections, particularly with someone specific, as evidenced by the line "I care less and less about and less about you." The sense of alienation is reinforced by the absence of people around him, creating a sense of solitude.


However, the singer seems to have found solace in this feeling of solitude. He's free to look at his shadow, something that he can't do when anyone else is around. The shadow can be seen as a symbol of the unconscious, the unexplored territories of the self. So, the singer is using this time of solitude to reflect and discover his true self. He explicitly says that "solitude is bliss," conveying that there's a sense of happiness in being alone, free from the constraints of social norms.


The chorus of the song repeats the line "you will never come close to how I feel," emphasizing the feelings of difference and detachment. It's the singer's declaration of independence and an assertion of his individuality, which he treasures more than anything else. He finds liberation in being alone, and the party in his head where no one is invited is his private sanctuary, a place where he can be his true self.


Line by Line Meaning

Cracks in the pavement underneath my shoe
I am walking on the damaged path, but it doesn't bother me


I care less and less about and less about you
My feelings towards you are decreasing day by day


No one else around to look at me
I am all by myself and I can do whatever I want


So I can look at my shadow as much as I please
I have all the time in the world to introspect myself


All the kicks that I can't compare to
I am not interested in the things that others find enjoyable


Making friends like they're all supposed to
I don't feel the need to socialize and make friends like everyone is expected to


You will never come close to how I feel
No matter how hard you try, you can never understand my emotions


Space around me where my soul can breathe
I am in a peaceful and calm environment where my soul can rejuvenate


I've got body that my mind can leave
I can disassociate myself from my physical body and be lost in my thoughts


Nothing else matters, I don't care what I miss
I am content and satisfied with what I have, and I don't worry about missing out on anything


Company's okay
I am fine being alone


Solitude is bliss
Being alone and having time for myself is the best feeling


There's a party in my head and no one is invited
My mind is a place where I can have fun without the need for social interaction


Movement doesn't flow
My actions are not constrained by anyone or anything


Quite like it does when I'm alone
I am most comfortable and free when I am by myself


I'll be the one who's free
I am the only person who has control over my own freedom


You and all your friends can watch me, today
I am not afraid of being judged as I am in control of my own actions


Don't ask me how you're supposed to feel
I cannot tell you how you should feel, as everyone's emotions are unique


You will never come close to how I feel
My emotional state is something that cannot be replicated or understood by anyone else


You will never come close to how I feel
No matter how much you try, you can never fully understand my emotions


You will never come close to how I feel
My emotions are something that only I can truly understand and feel


You will never come close to how I feel
You can never experience the exact same emotions that I am feeling




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

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@ara8199

[Verse 1]
Cracks in the pavement underneath my shoe
I care less and less about it and less about you
No one else around to look at me
So I can look at my shadow as much as I please

[Pre-Chorus]
All the kicks that I can't compare to
Making friends like you're all supposed to

[Chorus]
You will never come close to how I feel
You will never come close to how I feel

[Verse 2]
Space around me where my soul can breathe
I've got body that my mind can leave
Nothing else matters, I don't care what I miss
Company's okay, solitude is bliss

[Pre-Chorus]
There's a party in my head
And no one is invited

[Chorus]
And you will never come close to how I feel
You will never come close to how I feel

[Bridge]
Movement doesn't flow
Quite like it does when I'm alone
I'll be the one who's free
You and all your friends can watch me
Today

(Don't ask me how you're supposed to feel)

[Chorus]
You will never come close to how I feel
You will never come close to how I feel
You will never come close to how I feel
You will never come close to how I feel



@droopy_911

Cracks in the pavement underneath my shoe
I care less and less about and less about you
No one else around to look at me
So I can look at my shadow as much as I please
All the kicks that I can't compare to
Making friends like you're all supposed to

You will never come close to how I feel
You will never come close to how I feel

Space around me where my soul can breathe
I've got body that my mind can leave
Nothing else matters, I don't care what I miss
Company's okay, solitude is bliss
There's a party in my head and no one is invited

And you will never come close to how I feel
You will never come close to how I feel

Movement doesn't flow quite like it does when I'm alone
I'll be the one who's free
You and all your friends can watch me, today
Don't ask me how you're supposed to feel

You will never come close to how I feel
You will never come close to how I feel
You will never come close to how I feel
You will never come close to how I feel



@Andrea-im9dy

Lyrics:
Cracks in the pavement underneath my shoe
I care less and less about and less about you
No one else around to look at me
So I can look at my shadow as much as I please

All the kicks that I can't compare to
Making friends like they're all supposed to

You will never come close to how I feel
You will never come close to how I feel

Space around me where my soul can breathe
I've got body that my mind can leave
Nothing else matters, I don't care what I miss
Company's okay
Solitude is bliss

There's a party in my head and no one is invited

And you will never come close to how I feel
You will never come close to how I feel

Movement doesn't flow
Quite like it does when I'm alone
I'll be the one who's free
You and all your friends can watch me, today

Don't ask me how you're supposed to feel

You will never come close to how I feel
You will never come close to how I feel
You will never come close to how I feel
You will never come close to how I feel



@mehmetcangur

Ayakkabı altındaki döşeme çatlakları 
Senin hakkında ve azından ilgileniyorum 
Bana bakacak başka kimse yok 
Böylece gölgeme istediğim kadar bakabilirim 
Karşılaşamadığım tüm tekmeler
Hepinizin olması gerektiği gibi arkadaşlar edinmek

Nasıl hissettiğime yakın gelmeyeceksin 
Nasıl hissettiğime yakın gelmeyeceksin 

Çevremdeki boşluk nerede ruhum nefes alabilir 
Zihnimin gidebileceği ceset var.
Başka bir şey önemli, ne özledim umurumda değil. 
Şirket tamam, yalnızlık mutluluk 
Kafamda bir parti var ve kimse davet edilmiyor 

Ve nasıl hissettiğime yakın gelmeyeceksin
Nasıl hissettiğime yakın gelmeyeceksin 

Hareket, ben yalnızken olduğu gibi akmıyor
Özgür olan ben olacağım
Bugün sen ve arkadaşlarınız beni izleyebilir 
  Nasıl hissedeceğini bana sorma

Nasıl hissettiğime yakın gelmeyeceksin



@davidjung4775

(don't thank me, I'm posting these lyrics for myself, so I can read them while listening to this amazing song)
Cracks in the pavement underneath my shoe
I care less and less about and less about you
No one else around to look at me
So I can look at my shadow as much as I please
All the kicks that I can't compare to
Making friends like you're all supposed to

You will never come close to how I feel
You will never come close to how I feel

Space around me where my soul can breathe
I've got body that my mind can leave
Nothing else matters, I don't care what I miss
Company's okay, solitude is bliss
There's a party in my head and no one is invited

And you will never come close to how I feel
You will never come close to how I feel

Movement doesn't flow quite like it does when I'm alone
I'll be the one who's free
You and all your friends can watch me, today
Don't ask me how you're supposed to feel

You will never come close to how I feel
You will never come close to how I feel
You will never come close to how I feel
You will never come close to how I feel



All comments from YouTube:

@jammydoughnuts

Never related to a song so much in my life. Solitude really is bliss for me and I can't help but always feel out of place in the world...Even if I'm around people I get on with, who I may even share similar interests with, I just feel more comfortable in my own thoughts where I'll never be misunderstood.

@deeeeeeeeeznutssss

Kally don't worry Kally, we are all weirdos.... Some are just better at hiding it.

@ryanhunter226

Kally exactly same here

@DIGITALSWOON

maybe you misunderstand everyone else. maybe you should be more accepting of others, then they'll be more accepting of you.

@giovannadlgk

actually not, sometimes the acceptance you give is not what you get in return. some people get more comfortable with themselves rather than other people. sometimes you just need to reload and speak to yourself, and being sure that no one is going to hurt you or make you feel like you should not be there, out of place. some people don't get this, bit solitude really is a bliss.

@ashish9399

Ichigo yeah i feel u on this one

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@waveoflight

is their any doubt, that this man, is one of the greatest musicians of the millennium.

@musicandmovies120

There shouldn't be

@ichigosbankai9563

nope

@assasin9872

@Josuke Higashikata look at the message its 9 years ago
Respect it bro

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