Why Won't They Talk to Me?
Tame Impala Lyrics


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Out of the zone
Trying to see
I'm so alone
Nothing for me
I guess I'll go home
Try to be sane
Try to pretend
None of it happened
Oh this old tree
Lonely old me
Whoops-a-daisy
I thought I was happy, oh

Out of this zone
Now that I see
I don't need them
And they don't need me
I guess I'll go home
Try to be sane
Try to pretend
None of it happened
Destined to be
Lonely old me
Whoops-a-daisy
I thought I was happy, oh

Ah, why won't they talk to me? (I thought I was happy)
Ah, why won't they talk to me? (I thought I was happy)
Ah, why won't they talk to me? (I thought I was happy)
Ah, why won't they talk to me? (Aaaah-aaaah)
Ah, why won't they talk to me?

But I don't even care about it anyway
I wouldn't listen to a word any of them say
They just talk about themselves all day
One day I'll be a star and they'll be sorry

Ah, why won't they talk to me?
Ah, why won't they talk to me?
Ah, why won't they talk to me?




Ah, why won't they talk to me?
Ah, why won't they talk to me?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Tame Impala's song "Why Won't They Talk To Me?" encapsulate the feeling of loneliness and isolation that can come from being an introverted or self-reflective person. The singer is out of his "zone," trying to see the world around him, but feels alone and disconnected from others. He attempts to return to a sense of normalcy by going home and pretending that none of his anxieties or fears have taken hold of him. However, he cannot ignore the fact that he is destined to be "lonely old me," despite his efforts to fit in.


The repetition of the line "Oh this old tree, lonely old me" emphasizes the singer's feeling of being stuck and unable to escape his own thoughts and emotions. The use of the phrase "whoops-a-daisy" adds a sense of innocence and vulnerability to the song, suggesting that the singer is unsure of how he got to this point of feeling so disconnected from the world around him.


The final verses hint at a sense of defiance, with the singer proclaiming that he doesn't care if others talk to him or not. He is confident that one day he will be a star and those who ignored him will regret it. However, this bravado is undermined by the persistent question of "why won't they talk to me?" which lingers throughout the song and reminds us of the singer's underlying sense of loneliness and longing for connection.


Line by Line Meaning

Out of the zone
Feeling disconnected from the social environment


Trying to see
Making an effort to understand the situation


I'm so alone
Feeling isolated from others


Nothing for me
Feeling left out and unimportant


I guess I'll go home
Retreating from the social setting


Try to be sane
Trying to maintain mental stability


Try to pretend
Faking being okay despite feeling rejected or ignored


None of it happened
Denying the situation to oneself


Oh this old tree
Observing an old tree and feeling envious of its stability


Lonely old me
Feeling lonely and abandoned in the world


Whoops-a-daisy
Expressing surprise and confusion


I thought I was happy, oh
Realizing that one's supposed happiness was just a facade


But I don't even care about it anyway
Deciding not to care about others' opinions


I wouldn't listen to a word any of them say
Refusing to hear what others have to say


They just talk about themselves all day
Feeling like others are self-centered and don't care about one's own problems


One day I'll be a star and they'll be sorry
Having dreams of fame and success to prove others wrong


Ah, why won't they talk to me?
Questioning why others are not communicating with oneself


Ah, why won't they talk to me?
Reiterating the previous question


Ah, why won't they talk to me?
Continuing to wonder why others are not speaking to oneself


Ah, why won't they talk to me? (Aaaah-aaaah)
Expressing frustration and sadness over the lack of communication


Ah, why won't they talk to me?
Asking the question one last time




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

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@DEADPOOL-gx7lb

Out of this zone, trying to see
I'm so alone, nothing for me
I guess I'll go home, try to be sane
Try to pretend, none of it happened
Oh, this old tree, lonely old me
Whoopsie-daisy, I thought I was happy, oh
Out if this zone, now that I see
I don't need them and they don't need me
I guess I'll go home, try to be sane
Try to pretend, none of it happened
Destined to be, lonely old me
Whoopsie-daisy, I thought I was happy, oh
Ah, why won't they talk to me? (I thought I was happy, oh)
Ah, why won't they talk to me? (I thought I was happy, oh)
Ah, why won't they talk to me? (I thought I was happy, oh)
Ah, why won't they talk to me?
Ah, why won't they talk to me?
But I don't really care about it anyway
I wouldn't listen to a word any of them say
They just talk about themselves all day
One day I'll be a star, they'll be sorry
Ah, why won't they talk to me
Ah, why won't they talk to me
Ah, why won't they talk to me
Ah, why won't they talk to me
Ah, why won't they talk to me



@0ctaver

Band members:
Kevin Parker - voice
Kevin Parker with 2 more Kevins - back vocal
Kevin Parker - drums
Kevin Parker - drums2
Kevin Parker - synth1
Kevin Parker - synth2
Kevin Parker - synth3
Kevin Parker - guitar
Kevin Parker - guitar2
Kevin Parker - engineering, mixing, production

Sorry if I forget someone.



@oliverlimaverde6629

Kevin Parker - backing vocal 1
Kevin Parker - backing vocal 2
Kevin Parker - backing vocal 3
Kevin Parker - backing vocal 4
Kevin Parker - backing vocal 5
Kevin Parker - backing vocal 6
Kevin Parker - backing vocal 7
Kevin Parker - backing vocal 8
Kevin Parker - backing vocal 9
Kevin Parker - backing vocal 10



All comments from YouTube:

@squilliumfancyson5228

Finally, all members of Tame Impala playing together at once!

@ericajames3651

Period

@Neilhouse5

Dude, Tame Impala is only Kevin! 😏

@TalkAsSoftAsChalk

I heard there were some conflicts within the Kevins. Glad they worked their issues out and put their egos aside to perform together.

@jeffjarquin3570

@@Neilhouse5 no shit sherlock hahaha

@javiersoberanisrovira336diy

finally

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@AloeVerafied

It’s all Kevin Parker?
“Always has been”

@spookybird5091

HAHAHHAHA

@MONMONMON

good one

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hahahahahaahahahah

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