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Tame Impala - Eventually

[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

[Chorus]
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
Eventually
Eventually"

[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

[Chorus]

[Outro]
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)

“Eventually” is the fourth single released from Tame Impala’s third album "Currents", following “Let It Happen,” “Cause I’m a Man,” and “Disciples.” It dissects the impending end of a relationship and the difficulties in doing so, attempting to emphasize the latter part of the phrase “short term pain, long term gain.” In a 2015 Reddit AMA, Kevin Parker pinpointed this song as the emotional core of :Currents": "I have to say though, there’s a song on the new album called "Eventually" that is still very moving for me to listen to even after 951520974 listens and mixes." Shortly after its release, Samm Culley from ‘60s/'70s funk band Skull Snaps accused Kevin Parker of sampling drums from their track “A New Day,” previously sampled by many hip-hop producers. Culley threatened to sue Parker, who responded by posting a photo of the email on Instagram with the caption: "WOW unexpected compliment! The creator of the famous Skull Snaps drum sample thinks my drums IS his actual sample and wants to sue me for not clearing it! Haha!! Sam Culley you have 3 days to fire your musicologist. Anyone think this could be a hoax though?" Matt Fink: “How about ‘Eventually’? What was your original idea for that song?” "All I know about the genesis of that song is that I was on the back of a scooter. I think I was in Perth and my friend was driving the scooter and I was on the back. I don’t know why, but I started singing it in my head. The song is about knowing that you’re about to damage someone almost irreparably, and the only consolation you get is this distant hope that they’ll be alright eventually, because you know that they aren’t going to be now or soon. It’s like ‘Fuck!’ That’s all I remember. I was on the back of the scooter and the wind was rushing through me." Matt Fink: “It sounds like a breakup song.” "Yeah. I guess I can’t really deny that, but at the same time I like songs to be ambiguous. I hate to say that a song is about this and you must interpret it this way, because one of the cool things is to hear someone’s interpretation of one of your songs that is completely different. That’s when you feel like you’ve done something that belongs not just to you. That’s when you feel like your music belongs to the world, when you hear all these different interpretations and what it does to people. It’s a good feeling." –Kevin Parker via Under the Radar (May 2015)

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