"Let It Happen" as written by and Kevin Parker....
It's always around me, all this noise
But not nearly as loud as the voice saying
"Let it happen, let it happen (It's gonna feel so good)
Just let it happen, let it happen"

All this running around
Trying to cover my shadow
An ocean growing inside
All the others seem shallow
All this running around
Bearing down on my shoulders
I can hear an alarm
Must be a warning

I heard about a whirlwind that's coming 'round
It's gonna carry off all that isn't bound
And when it happens, when it happens (I'm gonna be holding on)
So let it happen, let it happen

All this running around
I can't fight it much longer
Something's trying to get out
And it's never been closer
If my ticker fails
Make up some other story
And if I never come back
Tell my mother I'm sorry

I will not vanish and you will not scare me
Try to get through it, try to bounce to it
All the while thinking I might as well do it
They be lovin' someone and I'm not that stupid
Take the next ticket to take the next train
Why would I do it? And you wanna think that

I will not vanish and you will not scare me
Try to get through it, try to bounce to it
All the while thinking I might as well do it
They be lovin' someone and I'm not that stupid
Take the next ticket to take the next train
Why would I do it? And you wanna think that

I will not vanish and you will not scare me
Try to get through it, try to bounce to it
All the while thinking I might as well do it
They be lovin' someone and I'm not that stupid
Take the next ticket to take the next train
Why would I do it? And you wanna think that

I will not vanish and you will not scare me
Try to get through it, try to bounce to it
All the while thinking I might as well do it
They be lovin' someone and I'm not that stupid
Take the next ticket to take the next train
Why would I do it? And you wanna think that

Oh, maybe I was ready all along
Oh, maybe I was ready all along
Oh, maybe all I wanted was the sound
Oh but maybe I was ready all along


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"Let It Happen" as written by Kevin Parker

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  • +8
    General CommentI can't help but feel this song is encouraging you to venture somewhere you have always been afraid to go. To just leave every preconceived idea at the door and act on pure emotion and feel. I can't think of a better message or beat to open a live set. God, Tame Impala Rocks.
    Alyosha19on September 10, 2015   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationIn the first stanza the "noise" I feel is a representation of one's deeper thoughts and goals. The voice saying 'Let it happen' is the pressure one feels by society to follow the rinse and repeat order. As they see everyone else carrying on their every day life as if it were meant to be.

    In the second stanza the running around represents one's every day life work bills rent etc. The ocean growing inside is the angst building up to go and do something outside the societal norm that is set for them. The others seeming shallow is like questioning why don't others feel this way? And then the alarm and morning arriving is like running out of time to sit and dwell it is now time to act.

    The third stanza is about giving into wanting to pursue some true meaning in life. And the whirlwind would be the friction caused by others criticizing one for going out of the normal societal pattern. I believe this has heavy relation with 'Currents' itself about the current within each one of us. Our 'angst' that still hasn't been settled.

    The fourth stanza is finally going through with leaving and finding what it is one is looking for/what it is they need to feel complete. If one dies 'ticker fails' he doesn't want anyone knowing that he was defeated upon his journey. Also feeling some slight dismay about letting close people down such as one's mother. And if for whatever reason if you find a new life in a different 'place' and an apology in advance in case one doesn't return.

    The fifth stanza is a little unclear but it sounds like one is at a crossroads with their lover because they want them to understand but doesn't want to get them caught up in it as well.

    I made an account just to post about this song because it spoke to me so deeply. A lot of my opinions are based off the music video which in my opinion goes hand in hand with the lyrics. It's about a man who has been sucked into work and traveling and does not feel much purpose and he keeps dying/running out of time. It really made me think if I am spending my time wisely. As I feel it was intended to.
    bigblank62on February 20, 2016   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is about death.
    The only thing im not sure of is if they mean not to be scared of death in general your whole life or to, when the time comes, to just let it happen. When you die, instead of struggling and trying to hold on to your breath..just let it happen...
    Natashalikesmusicon November 10, 2016   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLast stanza, first line should be:

    "Oh baby, now I'm ready, movin' on
    Oh maybe, I was ready all along"
    combhairmanon December 24, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a light song about suicide
    Hellohello22on August 17, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure he is saying "(I won't be holding on)" not "gonna" be holding on.
    abeilleon February 20, 2016   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI am pretty sure this song is about death and not fearing it when the time has come. Just listen to the words, music (and even the video). It all makes sense.
    reinis1175on August 29, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI listened to this song a lot when it first came out, I had a tumour at the time and I had to accept that my life was ending. At first I accepted it, and was ready to "let it happen"... people in the ward around me were dying and I had to plan for my funeral, etc. .and there were times when I would just pass out and they thought I was dead...but for me I had to muster up all the energy I could find to push through and survive. I wasn't ready to just let it happen. Happy to be alive today.
    brokentelephone78on January 22, 2017   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationthis song is just about lsd come up, i always feel like im on the edge of having a panic attack but i just say fuck it and let go and listen to this and it just prepares me for having a nice trip
    valderi116on February 08, 2017   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI used to think the part at 5:30 was just gibberish, but after listening to this song SO many times, I finally mostly figured it out. One day I just realized I understood what he is saying. I need some help, though:
    "Deep in this dream (??)/
    You will not scare me/
    Trying to get through me/Trying to punch through me/
    You were not thinkin' that I will let you in/
    ?????
    Deep in this dream/
    Why would I do it?
    mohearn720on December 07, 2015   Link

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