Existential Dread
Thundercat Lyrics


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Sometimes, existential dread
Comes ringin' through, loud and clear
I'll adjust and simply let go
I guess it is what it is (is)

I'm not sure, of what's comin' next
But I'll be alright
As long as I keep breathin'
I know I'll be alright





I know I'll be alright

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Thundercat's song "Existential Dread" convey the feeling of helplessness and uncertainty that often accompanies life's existential questions. The singer admits that sometimes the existential dread can become overwhelming, but he chooses to acknowledge it and simply let it go. This speaks to the idea that sometimes we have to accept the unknown and the things we cannot change.


The singer then goes on to say that he is not sure what is coming next, but he will be okay as long as he keeps breathing. This is a reminder that sometimes all we can do is take it one breath at a time, and that the act of simply being alive is enough to keep us going. The repetition of the line "I know I'll be alright" reinforces this idea of faith in oneself and one's ability to overcome the challenges that life throws our way.


Overall, "Existential Dread" is a poignant reflection on the human struggle to find meaning and purpose in a world that can often feel overwhelming and unpredictable.


Line by Line Meaning

Sometimes, existential dread
At times, a feeling of distress and confusion about the meaning of existence


Comes ringin' through, loud and clear
Becomes apparent and overwhelming


I'll adjust and simply let go
I will adapt and release my worries


I guess it is what it is (is)
I accept the situation as it is, without any attempt to change it


I'm not sure, of what's comin' next
I am uncertain about the future and what it may bring


But I'll be alright
Despite my uncertainty, I will manage and persevere


As long as I keep breathin'
As long as I am alive


I know I'll be alright
I have faith in my ability to overcome challenges and continue living




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Stephen Lee Bruner

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