How I Feel
Thundercat Lyrics


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Ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh
How I feel
Is this real?





Is this real?
Is this real?

Overall Meaning

In Thundercat's song How I Feel, the repeated refrain of "Is this real?" speaks to a deep sense of insecurity and confusion. The repetition of this question suggests that the singer is grappling with some kind of existential uncertainty, perhaps struggling to find his place in a confusing, chaotic world. The airy, ethereal quality of the "ooh-ooh-ooh" backing vocals and the sparse, mellow instrumentation only add to this sense of searching vulnerability.


The hint of uncertainty and detachment in the lyrics is further underlined by the way the singer's voice floats and drifts along the melody, as though struggling to anchor itself in a world that feels ever more fleeting and ephemeral. Though the song does not offer any clear answers or resolutions, it creates a powerful sense of empathy for anyone who may be struggling to find their footing in a world that feels increasingly slippery and uncertain.


Line by Line Meaning

Ooh-ooh-ooh
Vocalization expressing uncertainty or hesitation


Ooh-ooh-ooh
Vocalization expressing uncertainty or hesitation


Ooh-ooh-ooh
Vocalization expressing uncertainty or hesitation


Ooh-ooh-ooh
Vocalization expressing uncertainty or hesitation


Ooh-ooh-ooh
Vocalization expressing uncertainty or hesitation


Ooh-ooh-ooh
Vocalization expressing uncertainty or hesitation


Ooh
Vocalization expressing uncertainty or hesitation


How I feel
Questioning one's emotional state


Is this real?
Doubting the authenticity or reality of an experience




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

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