But don't remind me of home
There's everywhere I'd rather
Go. It's true that some things
Have to change

And don't remind me of home
Or I might notice where I am
It's true that some things
Have to change

I know some things have
To change

And gazing out the window
As I ascend into the sky
But I'm the one who's
Left behind

There is nothing that is safe
I know some things have
To change

Yeah, I do

But don't remind me of home
In case it isn't quite the same

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"Runway, Houses, City, Clouds" as written by Kevin Parker

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  • +5
    General CommentI think this could be a deep inner reflection, I get the sense it describes your mind feeling different or liberated. Suddenly you find your self in a whole new universe of experience similar to a dreamlike state and you are look back at your old identity and "self" differently altogether. I think when he says don't remind of home, hes talking about his old self and doesn't want that to detract from the current experience.
    Jtc1990on January 20, 2013   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationIn my opinion, i think its about being homesick. Being bored and sad in his new place of living, and reminiscing how happy he was home.
    creamseaon September 27, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis reminds me of how I felt when I first got to uni, I loved living in the moment and enjoyed myself, providing I didn't start thinking of home. Then I'd just freak out and realise that I was inevitably growing up and that I would never experience home as a child again.

    "And don't remind me of home,
    or I might notice where I am."
    t0mbon April 03, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThis song is so beautiful! My interpretation of this song is generally that Tame Impala is still new to touring, and all the traveling they have to do.. and how they've changed as people from their experiences. This song is more straightforward than my interpretation.. its sort of hard to explain, but hopefully you get the right idea!

    I love Tame Impala btw. They should come back to Dallas ASAP
    suntasticon December 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationSomeone is leaving home, by plane, maybe never coming back, for a reason. Things had to change.
    infinityontrialon December 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionKevin tours pretty much all the time, but the lads and him love Perth, though it's so different. Tour life and home life in WA they really don't compare. He feels like he is at home, like part of him can phycically acsend into the sky, but he'll be left behind. If he is reminded of home, he'll realize he misses it, but he knows leaving is something he has to do.
    Fredwardon February 12, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationthis is one of the songs that emotionally impact me the most so it definitely might be shortsighted. i feel like he doesn't want to be reminded of home (regardless of his memories being good/bad about it) or something that could be used to reference his position in life at the moment because there's changes that have happened. maybe he doesn't want to stop and think about it because its been like a rocket to him; continuously going, but no time is given to stop and look around to see where it's really taking him, so he's left behind in that sense. from all of the lyrics i've read, he's got that strong sense of introversion and in my experience, introversion and the idea of 'change' can clash extremely at times.
    audreyboton March 01, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis fits pretty well with the album, gives you that feeling of being lost and bored, without any meaning
    skagandboneon September 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt Sounds Suntastic !!! Actually they have their special way and arent lost and bored imo.
    MorningBornon December 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's funny how at the start he accepts how he needs to make changes but then at the end he fears those changes. With that outro there is no need for fear
    weathered4on February 25, 2014   Link

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