"Apocalypse Dreams" as written by and Kevin Parker....
This could be the day that we push through
It could be the day that all our dreams come true
For me and you
'Til we're at the end of just another day

Are you too terrified to try your best?
Just to end up with an educated guess
Like success
Like those times you wake up mystified

Oh it feels so real in my sleep
Never held something so close I couldn't keep
Into the day, the strangest feeling
Do you really live without the fear?

Everything is changing
And there's nothing I can do
My world is turning pages
While I am just sitting here

Well, am I getting closer?
Will I ever get there?
Does it even matter?
Do I really need it?
Wish that I'd remember
And I'm on the outcome

Push it out the window
On and on we all go
Into another morning
It was only yesterday
Didn't even know you
Now I'm gonna miss you

Nothing ever changes
No matter how long you do your hair
Looks the same to everyone else
Everything is changing
I guess I should warn my mum
But she'll just be excited


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"Apocalypse Dreams" as written by Kevin Parker Jay Watson

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  • +13
    Song MeaningThis song makes a lot of sense to me. Having a massive, epic daydream that is more real than real life - your dreams coming true, the love of your life, pushing through your problems... but it's just a dream. You come back to reality and it's terrifying, so you keep retreating to the dream, trying to recapture that feeling. The scariness of life starts bleeding over into the dream, twisting it... do you really need all these goals? What's so bloody great about life anyway? You tell yourself you've stopped caring. Paralysed by your apocalypse dreams, the world turns too fast for you to keep up with...

    Such a loner's concept; god I love these guys and their fantastic introverted music.
    madpantson October 10, 2012   Link
  • +12
    Lyric CorrectionThese are the correct lyrics here - I have the Lonerism booklet in front of me!

    This could be the day that we push through
    It could be the day that all our dreams come true
    For me and you
    Til we’re at the end of just another day

    Are you yoo terrified to try your best
    Just to end up with an educated guess
    Like success
    Like those times you wake up mystified

    Oh, it feels so real in my sleep
    Never had something so close I couldn't keep
    Into the day, the strangest feeling
    Do you really live without the fear?

    Everything is changin’
    And there’s nothing I can do
    My world is turning pages
    While I am just sitting here

    Am I getting closer
    Will I ever get there
    Does it even matter

    Do I really need it
    Push it out the window
    On and on we all go
    Into another morning
    Doesn't even matter
    It was only yesterday

    Didn’t even know you
    Now I’m gonna miss you

    Nothing ever changes
    No matter how long you do your hair
    It looks the same to everyone else
    Everything is changin’
    I guess I should warn my mom
    But she’ll just be excited
    Ateoon October 10, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOne thing I love about Tame Impala's music is how the lyrics can mean a lot of different things in many people's lives. Perhaps this is why so many people can relate to the lyrics and feel a certain way from them. The part that resonates with me the most is the end, how "nothing ever changes" and "everything is changing". Even the parts of our lives with the most change, there are fundamental parts that stay the same. No matter how long you do your hair, it looks the same to everyone else. Don't dwell on things that don't matter, look at the big picture. This is just one interpretation, but I'm sure it's meaningful to other people for many other reasons.
    purplesurfron March 05, 2016   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI really love this song... but I am a little puzzled by the meaning...
    I think it is about a relationship, but bad.
    The name of the song says: Apocalypse dreams

    For me the whole song looks like a big dream.
    For example, he was dreaming that he met some girl that he "didn´t even know" her and "now he´s gonna miss her"

    and when he woke up he realized that it was bad
    it was just apocalypse dream.

    but it is just my guess
    ---
    it could be also song that you should listen to it and don´t care about meaning ´cause no meaning is there. I don´t know.
    kliperson July 22, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song can mean lots of things , for example :
    1.'it wasn't real' meaning Literally that it was just a dream, maybe an apocalypse kind cuz if you get to know this person your search is over, or ,your life as you know it, might be over
    2. The way you put all your bets on somebody but it wasn't real love, just a crush.
    3. Open your eyes just to realize that your partner fool you.
    4. You just realize that this person was more than just a friend, and you trully care about he/she -maybe as a lover xD-
    5. This new person you've just meet it's already putting your life upsidedown, breaking all your rules and he/she is even better than your archetype of a soulmate.
    6. .... the list goes on.
    uvita91on April 23, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBut I don´t understand to this

    "But she´d just be excited"
    Wtf? The just is unlogical there, isn´t it?
    kliperson July 22, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Link(s)Here he describes the meaning of the entire album, then apocalypse dreams specifically

    youtube.com/…
    sydbarretton October 31, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about acid, breaking through in particular.
    illegalbluon December 31, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionIt's another song about Stevie.
    lednergon June 19, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningHe says it in the speakeasy interview. It may mean other stuff too but its "...about these recurring ummm, dreams I kept having of like the end of the world"
    makmegson August 16, 2013   Link

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