The Moment
Tame Impala Lyrics


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In the end, it's stronger than I know how to be
And I can't just spend my whole lifetime wondering
I fell in love with the sound of my heels on the wooden floor
I don't want my footsteps to be silent anymore

Want them to be in the moment
Storm clouds are closin'
In the end, it's coming, there's nothing left to do
But I'm still not certain just how I'm gonna feel

I'll only know in the moment
Anticipation growing

It's getting closer
Ooh, it's getting closer
It's getting closer (I'm not ready yet)
Ooh, it's getting closer (I need a little more time)

It's getting closer (closer, every day)
(Don't cry, we'll be okay)
Ooh, it's getting closer (closer, wall of the dam)
(Hold on and breathe if you can)
It's getting closer (closer, I'm not ready yet)
Ooh, it's getting closer (closer, I need a little more time)
(Breathe if you can)
It's getting closer (closer, I'm not ready yet)
Ooh, it's getting closer (closer, I need a little more time)





(It's getting closer)
(Ooh, it's getting closer)

Overall Meaning

The Moment by Tame Impala is a song that expresses a sense of urgency and the need to seize the present moment. In the first verse, the singer confesses that he is not strong enough to resist the fleeting nature of time and worries that he will waste his life wondering about what could have been. The sound of his heels on the wooden floor symbolizes the passing of time, and he wishes to leave a more lasting impression that will make his footsteps heard. This desire to be present and heard culminates in the chorus, where the singer wants to be in the moment and not let it slip away.


The second verse continues with the theme of transience, but this time from a more melancholic perspective. The realization that everything comes to an end, whether an experience or a feeling, makes the singer uncertain of his emotions. He can only trust the sensation of the moment and hopes that he can hold onto it for as long as possible. The song ends with a series of repetitions, emphasizing the impending arrival of the moment and the need to brace oneself for it. While the song can be interpreted in a myriad of ways, it ultimately conveys a sense of urgency and the need to seize the day.


Line by Line Meaning

In the end, it's stronger than I know how to be
At the end of everything, the power it holds is more than what I possess


And I can't just spend my whole lifetime wondering
I can't continue to live my life in constant doubt and uncertainty


I fell in love with the sound of my heels on the wooden floor
I felt passionate about the sound of my feet tapping against the flooring


I don't want our footsteps to be silent anymore
I don't want the steps taken together with a lover or a partner to be inaudible


Want them to be in the moment
I want these steps to be memorable


Storm clouds are closing in
An intense situation is impending


In the end, it's gone, and there's nothing left to do
At the conclusion, it has disappeared, and there is no longer anything we can do


But I'm still not certain just how I'm gonna feel
However, I'm still unsure about how I will react to it


I only know in the moment
I am aware only in that singular moment


And this sensation ain't rolling
This feeling isn't fading away


It's getting closer, oh
It is approaching faster


It's getting closer (it's right on time)
It is coming precisely when it is supposed to


It's getting closer (closer every day)
It is approaching more closely with each passing day


It's getting closer (don't cry you'll be okay)
It is advancing toward us do not worry you will be fine


It's getting closer (closer call it a day)
It's swiftly approaching, maybe it's time to end the day


It's getting closer (hold on, breathe if you can)
It is approaching fast; hold on and try to take a deep breath if possible


It's getting closer (I'm not dead yet)
It is getting nearer, but I'm still alive


It's getting closer (it's right on time)
It's approaching precisely when it's scheduled to


It's getting closer (breathe if you can)
It is drawing near again, so take a moment to breathe if you can


It's getting closer (I'm not dead yet)
It's almost here, and I'm still breathing




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

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@andreidiaconu3181

LYRICS 🥀🖤🥀
In the end, it's stronger
Than I know how to be
And I can't just spend
My whole lifetime wondering
I fell in love with the sound
Of my heels on the wooden floor
I don't want our footsteps
To be silent anymore

[Hook]
Want them to be in the moment
Storm clouds are closing

[Verse 2]
In the end it’s coming
There’s nothing left to do
But I'm still not certain
Just how I'm gonna feel

[Hook]
I'll only know in the moment
Anticipation growing

[Chorus]
It's getting closer
Ooh, it's getting closer
It's getting closer
(I'm not ready)
Ooh, it's getting closer
(I need a little more time)

[Chorus]
It's getting closer
(Closer every day)
(Don't cry, we'll be okay)
Ooh, it's getting closer
(Closer, call of the damned)
(Hold on and breathe if you can)
It's getting closer
(Closer, I'm not ready)
Ooh, it's getting closer
(I need a little more time)
(Breathe if you can)
It's getting closer
(I'm not ready yet)
Ooh, it's getting closer
(I need a little more time)
It's getting closer
Ooh, it's getting closer



@opusmagna3346

[Verse 1]
In the end it's stronger than I know how to be
And I can't just spend my whole lifetime wonderin'
I fell in love with the sound of my heels on the wooden floor
I don't want our footsteps to be silent anymore

[Pre-chorus]:
I want them to be in the moment storm clouds are closing

[Verse 2]:
In the end it's coming, there's nothing left to do
But I'm still not certain just how I'm gonna feel
I'll only know in the moment, anticipation growing

[Chorus]:
It's getting closer, ooh it's getting closer
It's getting closer, I'm not ready
Ooh, it's getting closer, I need a little more time

[Instrumental break]

[Refrain]:
It's getting closer, closer every day
Don't cry we'll be okay, ooh it's getting closer
Closer, call of the damned
Hold on and breathe if you can, it's getting closer
Closer, I'm not ready, ooh it's getting closer
I need a little more time, breathe if you can
It's getting closer, I'm not ready
Ooh, it's getting closer, I need a little more time
It's getting closer, ooh it's getting closer



@AcousticOne

LYRICS

In the end, it's stronger than I know how to be
And I can't just spend my whole lifetime wondering
I fell in love with the sound of my heels on the wooden floor
I don't want our footsteps to be silent anymore
Want them to be in the moment
Storm clouds are closing in
In the end, it's gone, and there's nothing left to do
But I'm still not certain just how I'm gonna feel
I only know in the moment
And this sensation ain't rolling
It's getting closer, oh
It's getting closer
It's getting closer, oh
It's getting closer (it's right on time)
It's getting closer (closer every day)
It's getting closer (don't cry you'll be okay)
It's getting closer (closer call it a day)
It's getting closer (hold on, breathe if you can)
It's getting closer (I'm not dead yet)
It's getting closer (it's right on time)
It's getting closer (breathe if you can)
It's getting closer (I'm not dead yet)



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@CyrilSamuelRules

Dosen't matter if I've listened to this a thousand times.. still fresh

@charurao6305

Agreed!

@ryanprice3492

Facts✊

@vikashdenzil

🔁

@juanmanjarrez9231

Salió ayer ._.

@oliversilver95

One more like on this guy's comment please

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@karton_kym

He makes me feel like it's 2015 and everything's okay again. Back in time

@vanillefraise763

oww ikr

@Elinacab

The before times.

@arande3

What happened since 2015?

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