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Tame Impala – Eventually lyrics

[Verse 1]
If only there could be another way to do this
Cause it feels like murder to put your heart through this
I know I always said that I could never hurt you
Well this is the very, very last time I'm ever going to

But I know that I'll be happier
And I know you will too
Said, "I know that I'll be happier
And I know you will too

[Verse 2]
Wish I could turn you back into a stranger
Cause if I was never in your life, you wouldn't have to change this


And I know just what I've got to do
And it's got to be soon
Cause I know that I'll be happier
And I know you will too
Eventually (x8)

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    For me the lyrics represent that his life, and others, would be better if he killed himself, only being affected for a short while as they forgot him. This is effected by him telling the listener this is the "very, very last time he will ever hurt" them. "Last" suggests not only that they have been hurt before but, through the use of "very, very" drives home the finality of his actions. His desire to "turn you back into a stranger " signifies that his presence has degraded the quality of life of those around him to such an extent he feels it would have been beneficial to have never met. Its also written that it feels like "murder to put your heart through this" showing by killing himself he is killing part of his friends and family, but he sees the decision as necessary. But that's just me.
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