"New Person, Same Old Mistakes" as written by and Kevin Parker....
I can just hear them now
"How could you let us down?"
But they don't know what I found
Or see it from this way 'round
Feeling it overtake
All that I used to hate
One by one every trait
I tried but it's way too late
All the signs I don't read
Two sides of me can't agree
Will I be in too deep?
Going with what I always longed for

(Feel like a brand new person)
But you'll make the same old mistakes
(I don't care, I'm in love)
Stop before it's too late
(I know, feel like a brand new person)
But you'll make the same old mistakes
(I finally know what it's like)
You don't have what it takes
Stop before it's too late
(I know) There's too much at stake
Making the same mistakes
(And I still don't know why it's happening)
Stop while it's not too late
(And I still don't know)

Finally taking flight
I know you don't think it's right
I know that you think it's fake
Maybe fake's what I like
The point is, I have the right
Not thinking in black and white
I'm thinking it's worth the fight
Soon to be out of sight
Knowing it all this time
Going with what I always longed for

(Feel like a brand new person)
But you'll make the same old mistakes
(I don't care, I'm in love)
Stop before it's too late
(I know, feel like a brand new person)
But you'll make the same old mistakes
(I finally know what it's like)
You don't have what it takes
Stop before it's too late

Man, I know that it's hard to digest
But maybe your story ain't so different from the rest
And I know it seems wrong to accept
But you've got your demons, and she's got her regrets
And I know that it's hard to digest
A realization is as good as a guess
And I know it seems wrong to accept
But you've got your demons, and she's got her regrets
But you've got your demons, and she's got her regrets

Feel like a brand new person
So, how will I know that it's right?
In a new direction
So, how will I know I've gone too far?
(Stop thinking that the only option)
Feel like a brand new person
I finally know what it's like
(Stop thinking that the only option)
So how will I know I've gone too far?
(Stop thinking that the only option)
And I know it's hard to describe
(Stop thinking that the only option)
So how will I know that it's right?


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher, edited by inkwell

"New Person, Same Old Mistakes" as written by Kevin Parker

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  • +2
    My InterpretationTo me, it feels like a guy with so much defects of charecter, in love for a girl that he never had, but this love its very delicate, coz its a love based on a broken man. The music its like a man talking to his friends about this love or maybe talking to himself, in the first stanza they friends are saying that they are disapointed with him, for wasting so much time and energy with a thing that he doesnt deserve or a love that my hurt someone. Although every word his friends had said, he knows they are not seeing by his eyes, he know he is broken, he know that this action of selfish its waht he used to hate, but this love its what he "always longed for".

    The second stanza he feels like a new person when in love, and the back vocal are they friends or his mind saying the true to him, that this is not going to last, that he eventually will show himself, but nothing of those words matters, coz the love he is feelling right now its so much bigger than forecasts or thoughts about the future and past mistakes.

    On the third stanza, he knows this love is worth fighting for, to overcome his defects, even if he is fooling himself, even when they friends or himself call him fake, he knows if fake = love, than he is a fake person.

    In the penultimate stanza, he is sayng for whoever is listining, that he knows that all this hypocryse its hard to understand, but everyone got his mistakes, and this dont deny him from love.

    In the last one, he is in peace with himself, he knows this is the right direction, and all those thought lead him to feel like a new person, that will overcome his old mistakes, even when everyone think will do the same ol mistakes.
    danylo1020on March 07, 2016   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOne thing about ANTI (Rihanna's latest album) was that I discovered this song, and Tame Impala. It's just so good
    velvetxrabbiton July 04, 2016   Link

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