Natalie Portman
Team Sleep Lyrics


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A little hurt
I'm alright
I'm not gonna wait for you tonight
I'd rather stay alone
I'm not gonna wait for you anymore
Kept waiting too long
I'm walking away from you tonight
You actor
I'm sure that
I'm not gonna look at you anymore
The same
Hang on
Try not to smile until you die




Patience, all the patience
I want you more than ever now

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Team Sleep's "Natalie Portman" are open to several interpretations. At surface level, it appears to be a break-up song where the singer expresses their hurt and frustration at being kept waiting for their lover who never shows up. They are tired of playing the waiting game and have decided to walk away from the relationship. However, the theme of the song goes beyond just a failed romance.


On a deeper level, the song seems to be a commentary on the superficiality and disillusionment of Hollywood actors and their glamorous lifestyles. The title "Natalie Portman" could be seen as a reference to the actress who is idolized by many and is associated with a certain image of beauty and perfection. The chorus "Hang on, try not to smile until you die, patience, all the patience, I want you more than ever now" could be interpreted as a cynical take on the acting industry, where actors have to maintain a facade and keep smiling for the camera even when they are unhappy.


Overall, "Natalie Portman" is a melancholic and introspective song that explores themes of disillusionment, waiting, and the complexities of relationships.


Line by Line Meaning

A little hurt
I am emotionally hurting, but it's only minor.


I'm alright
Despite the hurt, I am fine.


I'm not gonna wait for you tonight
I am not going to hold out hope for you to come around tonight.


I'd rather stay alone
I would prefer to be alone than to wait for you.


I'm not gonna wait for you anymore
I'm tired of waiting for you and won't do it anymore.


Kept waiting too long
I've been waiting for you for too long.


I'm walking away from you tonight
I'm leaving you behind for good tonight.


You actor
You are an actor (not genuine).


I'm sure that
I am certain that...


I'm not gonna look at you anymore
I am done with looking at you.


The same
Nothing has changed.


Hang on
Hold on tight.


Try not to smile until you die
Don't let your guard down even in the face of death.


Patience, all the patience
I need patience, lots of it.


I want you more than ever now
Despite everything, I still want you more than ever.




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Comments from YouTube:

@amandth1

This song will always have a special place in my heart

@blvdnights5097

🧡

@CHVPES

Yeah, this version is definitely better than the album version.

@darlenevilleda3338

***** I agree 100%

@paranoiaperception5771

too bad. soo sad.

@ejpblue23

Yes indeed

@danieldemayo6209

we need a hybrid

@MrRetro33

Agreed

@aramthen6186

Who's still listening to this gem in 2020!?

@petebardon1412

Check out my remix of this amazing tune - https://soundcloud.com/peter-bardon/team-sleep-natalie-portmanpeter-bardon-remix

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