Lower Dens - Real Thing Lyrics




I'm married to
A terrific guy
I'll never leave
Until I die

But I just love to get out and get it on
I don't wanna live possessed by a memory
I want to be young, I want to dance with an abandon
And I don't care about the real thing

Everywhere I go
I'm reporting from the scene
Of somebody's
Missed opportunity

I love you. But it's not enough (But why?)
Baby, I just know. There's so much more

But I just love to get out and get it on
I don't wanna live possessed by a memory
I want to be young, I want to dance with an abandon
And I don't care about the real thing





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  1. yungcoochie 1999

    She has the exact same voice as Bono!

  2. Flat Accord Music

    I love this song very much...but...just realized how much it owes to Crywank's "Memento Mori.". The chorus is thematically and melodically VERY COMPRABLE to when Crywank sings "Oh I want to be a baby again" (etc.)

  3. Flat Accord Music

    A stunning artistic statement and a real heartbreaker. Invoking Ferry in the best of ways.

  4. Nus Many All

    Красота

  5. J G

    Such a heartbreaking song but so Fucking true 🖤💔

  6. Ellia Hode Eshye

    ...my new buddy, Geoffrey, used to be in the band...

  7. JB G

    Jana is beautiful and Lower Dens is beautitful. Little pinpoints of beauty in an ugly pointless world.

  8. Hayden Sundmark

    This song captured me, "I want to be young, I want to dance with an abandon, and I don't care about the real thing." I have so much in life, a loving wife, wonderful and beautiful children. I've travelled, I've had psychedelic experiences, I have a fulfilling career, I've been full of love and hate, wonder and awe -- I've experienced much and still I feel the urge for "more" and "new." This song isn't about partying and superficial lifestyles, it speaks to the heart of the human condition. We want to be infinite (young), we want to be free (dance with an abandon) and we are faced with limitation and death daily. So we tell ourselves stories and fool ourselves in order to evade the truth (I don't care about the real thing). Early on in the song they say "I'm married to a guy, I never need, until I die". That is a very telling line, the person is aware of the human need for a deep, meaningful and loving relationship. But is betraying a profound desire and suffering for it.

  9. Nina Bean

    I can’t believe I’m just barely discovering this amazing group 😭 absolutely beautiful

  10. Beth Kennedy

    Are you doing a tour in the UK soon? I would love to ge tickets, and so would lots of friends of mine! <3

  11. Kelsey Pavelka

    My favorite song

  12. Luca Kaleb

    I'm married to
    A terrific guy
    I'll never leave
    Until I die

    [Chorus]
    But I just love to get out and get it on
    I don't wanna live possessed by a memory
    I want to be young, I want to dance with abandon
    And I don't care about the real thing

    [Verse 2]
    Everywhere I go
    I'm reporting from the scene
    Of somebody's
    Missed opportunity

    [Bridge]
    I love you. But it's not enough (But why?)
    Baby, I just know. There's so much more

    [Chorus]
    But I just love to get out and get it on
    I don't wanna live possessed by a memory
    I want to be young, I want to dance with abandon
    And I don't care about the real thing

  13. The Exorcist

    Doesn't it make you feel bad when losers get a hold of the good shit?

  14. Christopher Rustad

    This makes me want to talk to a girl and see where the night goes

    The Exorcist

    Christopher Rustad the anthem of real people feeling better than everyone else on a girl tonite?

    The Exorcist

    What do you think is better pussy or art

  15. Mikey Sal

    Look how many people on here saying “Beach house.” Yup. Blatantly Beach house. I said this years ago and this chick and her little buddy Codums Critchehooly raised hell. Biters.

  16. Bárbara Boeing

    Jana <3

  17. Michael Castro

    Wait! Issa woman?!

    Cate Rivers

    I think Jana Hunter is genderqueer and uses they/them pronouns, so no, I don’t think so (:

    Cate Rivers

    Genderfluid, excuse me.

  18. Alfredo Cantoran

    my first thought was "New Beach House" -love them both

  19. Thomas Orloski

    I love this and I'm so heart broken but every time I see the tear I start cracking up

  20. Rifai Alvin

    ini mantep emang si botak

  21. PaleBlueDot

    Jana Hunter: "The lyrics were inspired by an advice column in an old copy of Oui magazine I found in Arthur's apartment. The woman writing in to the column seemed genuinely torn between her love for her husband and her desire to fuck around. I find that kind of selfishness entirely relatable, the kind of thing all of us know about ourselves and find nearly impossible to admit. Those kinds of simultaneously internal and yet universal struggles bring me to tears. What if we could all acknowledge just those kinds of flaws, accept them, resolve not to judge each other? I mean, who wants this misery? This alienation? The greed that follows generations of repression? The jealously, oppression and injustice that come next? No. Hell no. If that's reality, I don't care to be a part of it. Or at least that's how I let myself feel from time to time, until I realize I love people and I'm part of the community of humankind and if things are gonna be better for anybody it's on me to do my part. Might seem like a lot but, for me, it's all in this song."

  22. Marcela Oliv

    MORE PLEASE!

  23. George Prounis

    SPOILER WARNING: leaked footage from Stranger Things 3

  24. Franco Castelli

    This is soo Twin Peaks

  25. MADMOIZEL

    intriguing and elegant

  26. Ignotum per ignotius

    onya lass

  27. James Heelis

    So heartfelt, this is really beautiful.

  28. Blackadder153

    This track definitely needed a water droplet sound. That would've given it that little touch.

  29. peculiarlittleman

    NPR sent me here. Thank you NPR!

  30. VP Original

    Most tragic song about wanting to party.

  31. Jennifer Brubaker

    The Cure vibes

  32. Patrick Wood

    "i dont want to live possessed by a memory" that lyric really hit me. i spend my life wondering what if, what if i did something differently, what if i didn't push you away. I hold onto memories and I'm too hopeful. I need to move on in order to live my life

    Beth Kennedy

    Thanks for sharing this. We have to let go of the past, no matter how painful. Then we can move on to new memories :D

  33. Elizabetna Douglas

    No le hables a ese mamoncete...

  34. This Human Condition

    We love this.

  35. EAL L

    people love to reduce songs to just "good sounds/vibes" or "sounds like this band mixed with this band"

    the basest reaction one can have is to equate a new experience with an old one or try to find reference points.

    if that was all there was, she wouldnt bother writing lyrics. the sentiment behind this song is the central aspect and shouldnt be cast aside to genre-fy

  36. Nick Jones

    She sounds like Jehnny Beth from Savages

  37. Burcu Demircan

    Çok iyi :')

  38. bigballzs

    Holiday jam!

  39. Isabelle de Schnabbnello

    she is beautiful <3

  40. nat1XP

    wow I love it

  41. Gabriel Almeida

    Amo Lower Dens desde que nasci! hahahah essa música ta show.

  42. Tabitha Stanton

    Feeling a lot of Cocteau Twins vibes, I love it.

    احمد علي

    وTabitha Stanton

  43. Adam-Wade

    Sounds like a mix between My Bloody Valentine, Starsailor, Suede, and Beach House.

    Heard this while riding on a foggy country road just after sunrise. The landscape fit the song well, forgotten and haunting.

    Beth Kennedy

    Damn, that's what life is about - the right music and the right atmosphere :)

  44. Beatle Bum

    Jesus they just keep on getting better

  45. SonicAdolescent

    Chills.

  46. Andy lofgren

    I hear Mum Green Grass of Tunnel at the end

    LIKWUD

    where??

    incadove

    You get points for getting the reference.

    incadove

    Just the fact that you mentioned Mum and especially THAT song, created an explosion of endorphins in my brain that ALMOST makes up for the sad fact that in a span of about 8 years, only one other person has brought up that band in a real life (or virtual) conversation. You're the second.

  47. Aprel T

    so good💜

  48. maddy bum

    the lead singer sounds like the lead singer from savages

  49. TheRubberStudiosASMR

    Ripley after she found out she was impregnated with an alien.

  50. Edgar Paz

    This takes me places.

  51. Carlos Abreu

    it has nothing to do with beach house... i love them both.. but lower dens is different...

    kmlkmljkl

    there are definitely similarities though

    Mikey Sal

    Denial, buddy. Look it up.

    palms159

    The drums in this song are almost identical to those in Lover of Mine by Beach House, and the guitar arpeggios are also somewhat similar. Jana's voice is very close in range and character to Victoria's, they could almost sing each other's songs. The two bands are different, but they sure have a lot in common, though I also wouldn't say there's any imitation going on. Plus, I'd say Lower Dens make a lot more diverse music, i.e. this is the only song that bears resemblance to Beach House. Great stuff in any case.

  52. S P O I L T

    Truly fabulous!

  53. LIKWUD

    FEELING IT too

  54. nils365

    dear Jana...

  55. Sarah Renoult

    Sublime

    DJOODI

    Sarah Renoult cool filter on ya profile picture! 😉

  56. electrocute1979

    better than Beach House. thanks.

    Patrick Wood

    electrocute1979 they're both amazing

    Burcu Demircan

    sie ikiside benim bebeklerim

    Josh Chavez

    electrocute1979 bullshit

    Mikey Sal

    Oh, look. He said “better than beach house.” That’s cute.

  57. Rui Morisson

    omg Yes! This is so Beach Housy! Love it

    Mikey Sal

    Yeah. Blatantly Beach house. Kinda pathetic how much they bit off them.

  58. tim march

    Love the Dens

  59. L Swogs

    I'm married to a terrific guy I'll never leave Until I die But I just love to get out and get it out  I don't want to live possessed by a memory I want to be young I want to dance with  ?*an abandon*? and I don't care about the real thing Everywhere I go I'm reporting from the sea Of somebody's Missed opportunity I love you But it's not enough But why?'Maybe I just know there's so much more But I just love to get out And get it out I don't want to live possessed by a memory I want to be young I want to dance with  ?*an abandon*? And I don't care about the real thing

    Lauren Rael

    yes that's right "an abandon" they posted it on their FB page yesterday

    Stephen Soltero

    But I just love to get out and get it ON, not out :)

    احمد علي

    Lauren Shettlern

    Syima. T

    I think I hear 'everywhere I go,
    I'm reporting from the scene (instead of sea),
    of somebody's,
    missed opportunity' 🖤

    Filip P.

    Are you sure she doesn't say: "But I just love to get out and get it ON" ? And I also agree with Syima - I always thought she said reporting from the scene.

  60. ALBERTO LUALCAEC

    I love his music , I love you lower Dens, from mexico ! I liked the video

  61. Alejandro Collados-Nunez

    Mélodramatique fantastique! ♥︎♥︎♥︎

  62. NiteVizion

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

  63. aL3ks06

    I love it so much

  64. Dj's Weekly Top 20

    excellent

  65. Shalev

    Beach House vibe

  66. Bigasstbone

    Love it! Hope she has more videos!

  67. skeems2g

    so glad i saw them at the ottobar in Baltimore . ive seen so many great bands from that legendary venue.

    Lauren Rael

    Nice I've been to 6 shows but not Baltimore yet. I bet those are the most intense shows. Do they get a huge crowd there?

  68. L Swogs

    Beach House, Twin Peaks, and Stranger Things. I get all the vibes and I'm loving IT!

    ydemi

    L Swogs eleven singing about mike 20 years from now

    Mikey Sal

    Uh, yeah...blatantly Beach House. 🙄

    nukejello

    both Baltimore :)

  69. Hella Espi

    I'm so glad to have seen them in Lausanne ( Switzerland ) They are so perfect and they interacted with the public.. was amazing can't describe it

  70. [Serial Thrilla]

    Sounds like Beach House

  71. Brittany Allen

    so early 80s , I'm feeling it...

  72. Erasmo Valdez

    alguien me puede ayudar a traducir a español este video please

  73. Jeremy Evans

    Love that woman the way suburban white girls love Prince. Except I'm nothing like a suburban white girl and she's nothing like Prince. But you get the idea.

  74. Anthony Rodemus

    Fantastic.

  75. MrAlex12de

    nice one, reminds me of beach house

  76. Ademir Régis

    Beautiful!

  77. augusts1

    Gorgeous & lush song.

  78. Jenae Stainer

    Lovely and sad song.

  79. Lali

    10 seconds in and I already love it

    Sérgio Ferreira

    and then the chorus hits you unexpectedly

    Douglas Bernal

    1 year after I first heard this song and still love it

    Mikey Sal

    10 seconds and I’m loving your mom.

  80. toni l.

    love this.

  81. Jymmi loyola zevallos

    Cool Music!

  82. Chris

    An unexpected pleasure

  83. M MMM

    Sounds like 2012

    gpuppy1234

    Alot of these kinds of bands came out during 2011-2014

  84. Alexander Q

    Ellen Ripley

  85. Raffy Rillo

    New album out soon?

    David Vincent

    i really hope so!

    Lauren Rael

    They are working on one now. I read that in an article about this new track :)

    aL3ks06

    Raffy Rillo hope so

  86. Jacopo Santoro

    I love this sound: nostalgic, wistful.

  87. Ju Julia

    очень красиво, и голос приятный

  88. Мишээл Эрдэнэбаяр

    lovely!