"I Feel Better" as written by and Joseph/taylor Goddard....
She said, "How did we get ourselves so lost?"
And I said, "I don't know, but we will not be leaving tonight, tonight
When you hold me I, I feel better"

I only want one night, together in our arms
This is the longest night, we're meeting arms to arms

Nothing is wasted and life is worth living
Heaven is nowhere, just look to the stars
There is a day that is yours for embracing
Everything's nothing, and nothing is ours
Nothing is wasted and life is worth living (I only want one night)
Heaven is nowhere, just look to the stars
There is a day that is yours for embracing (This is the longest night)
Everything's nothing, and nothing is ours

"And maybe if we'd never come this way
Then we would live and prosper
But I doubt it
We are a violent race
and we deserve what we get
When you hold me, when you hold me
I feel better, I feel better"

I only want one night, together in our arms (I feel better)
This is the longest night, we're meeting arms to arms (I feel better)
I only want one night, together in our arms (I feel better)
This is the longest night, we're meeting arms to arms

Nothing is wasted, a life is worth living
Heaven is nowhere just look to the stars
There is a day that is yours for embracing
Everything's nothing, and nothing is ours
Nothing is wasted and life is worth living
Heaven is nowhere, just look to the stars
There is a day that is yours for embracing
Everything's nothing, and nothing is ours
Nothing is wasted, and life is worth living

(I only want one night, together in our arms)
Heaven is nowhere, just look to the stars
There is a day that is yours for embracing
(This is the longest night, we're meeting arms to arms)

Everything's nothing and nothing is ours
Nothing is wasted, a life is worth living
(I only want one night, together in our arms)
Heaven is nowhere, just look to the stars
There is a day that is yours for embracing
(This is the longest night, we're meeting arms to arms)
Everything's nothing, and nothing is ours


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"I Feel Better" as written by Alexis Benjamin Taylor Joseph Goddard

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  • +6
    My InterpretationThis song is how about how men with laser vision/breath can really fuck up your one night together with your favorite band.
    SPNirologyon April 21, 2010   Link
  • +4
    General CommentThis song strikes me as a very intimate bedroom conversation, as well as perfect illustration of humanist values.

    The protagonist's lover is distracted by thoughts of human fallibility. The protagonist responds: the question is meaningless in this moment of embrace. This often hostile world will end and us long before it. There will someday be no evidence humanity ever existed. Our hundreds of thousands of years of collective cruelty and our individual momentary snatches of bliss are equally significant to the universe, and to time, so let's make this particular moment seem an eternity.

    cwgauthieron September 20, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is pretty good. It's different but it still kinda has that hot chip bounce to it but the video is AWESOME youtube.com/…
    x9x9x9x9x9on March 17, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI am the only one getting a very strong psychedelic drug reference for this song? Every lyric in the entire song is VERY common thought processes when under the effects of LSD or Mushrooms with a significant other...
    akburtonon June 21, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYes but what does it all mean!
    echogordonon April 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm copy-pasting a comment I've read on you tube, so, give the credits to the one who wrote this :)

    "I do feel that there is some double layer to this track, particularly when quality of life is understood within the current dominant capitalist ideology. "Heaven is nowhere/Just look to the stars/There is a daylight/It's yours for embracing" to me renders the ignorance for the actual price which is paid to sustain such lifestyle by others/in other domains. Felt like a sexually charged hysteria between her and the production facility would illustrate that nicely"
    by the user who made this video youtube.com/…

    I think he said pretty much all.
    Both videos (the official and the one above) explain pretty much the meaning of the song, and even the use of auto-tune. It's pretty much satirical in my opinion.

    But I belive this song gives you hope, if you wanna see it.
    midaramon April 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationTo me, it seems like this song is about being faced by a kind of existential crisis or despair, but nevertheless finding comfort in love and hope in the future.

    The lyrics seem to be split between a discussion between two (apparent) lovers and a kind of mantra. The split is expressed musically, with the mantra sung fairly typically and the discussion not so much sung as talked through an autotune. More than that, it is very disjointed with many syllables stretched unnaturally. It almost doesn't sound like speech at all, and you really have to pay attention to hear what is being said.

    The discussion seems to be about humankind in general. 'She' asks quite plainly how humanity became so "lost", and later there is an elaboration of this (either by 'she' or the other character, it isn't clear) that "we are a violent race" and no matter what path we had taken we would still end up lost.

    In what way are we lost? In the discussion we hear of a "violent race" and in the mantra we are told "this is the longest night" (which presumably is a night that lasts forever, which may mean death) and that we are "meeting arms to arms" (if that means weapons). To me this sounds a bit apocalyptic, like we are on the brink or in the process of destroying ourselves. However, the second discusser says that "we will not be leaving tonight", suggesting that rather that we are lost in a kind of violent dark age, and it is this has lead to the despair of the two discussers.

    It does not seem to be a perpetual state of violence, however, as night follows day, and day follows night. This could be a reference to a fairly common idea that humanity was once in a 'golden age' of peace and tranquility, but that we have entered an age of violence, suffering and despair. There is also an equally common idea that we will eventually emerge from this state somehow, and this seems to be hinted at in the mantra: "there is a day that is yours for embracing".

    Despite this state of 'night', the discussers find comfort in each other - "when you hold me, I feel better" -- perhaps enough to make it through the day again.

    The mantra seems reflect certain philosophical and (as someone else mentioned) humanist ideals. For instance, there's no supernatural heaven, but there are the stars which represent aspiration and wonderment. "Everything's nothing and nothing is ours" is a wonderfully paradoxical and layered line than contains too much meaning to go into. "There is a day that's yours for embracing" captures hope in the future and opportunity.

    "Nothing is wasted and life is worth living" is not at all clear, especially when you consider the complicated connections between everything, nothing and what is ours. But I think that it's a declaration that, despite the despair of the long night, the day is coming, and until then there is comfort in love.
    owgeron April 22, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentAnd I just found this video/article. So ya...
    Song is definitely about a psychedelic drug trip.

    prefixmag.com/news/hot-chip-discuss-made-in-the-dark-track-track/17153/
    akburtonon June 21, 2010   Link
  • -2
    General Commentgoddammit, why do hot chip need to fall in with the auto-tune fad?

    that's not to say that this is a bad song (i actually like it quite a lot), i'm just sick to death of auto-tune.

    damn you, cher!
    noahcoburnon February 08, 2010   Link

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