Panda Bear - Selfish Gene Lyrics




Just now I see it so clear
Total shift in the unconscious

[Verse:]
When at the start it seems like fates
Have set it up like so much magic
Just a ruse to get you in there

Seems like a spell
And all they talk as if it's come to fill those spaces
Only you can fill those spaces

So when the party goes
It breaks a brittle back
They back, they back
And they keep on rubbing in
How a proper chest is clean

That ain't it
If it comes to fill those spaces
Only you can fill those spaces

So when the party goes
It breaks a brittle back
They back, they back
And they keep on rubbing in
How a proper chest is clean

[Refrain:]
That ain't it
Touch a hand, that ain't it
With a wig on that ain't it
It's a promise from some lips
When you touch a hand, that ain't it
With a wig on, that ain't it
Making noise not making songs
When you touch a hand, that ain't it
With a wig on, that ain't it
It might seem they making songs
Now they really making noise
Total shift in the unconscious

[Verse]

[Refrain]

[Outro x4:]
You'll trip up again
You'll trip up again
Go get up again





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Panda Bear Selfish Gene Comments
  1. Vancarlos Cancela Jr.

    1 of ma fav

  2. Virgo Osc

    This song helped me through a very difficult time in my life. Im glad those days are behind me, but it wouldn't have been much harder without these lyrics and sounds to help guide me. Thanks Noah.

  3. Gabe Jasper

    this is a great song but it’s also begging to be remixed into a house dance song it feels like it’s building up the whole song and there’s no release

  4. Samantha Perry

    Heard this at the white chapel gallery so I came to check it out 😂

  5. Ryan Curran

    He's so subtle with is lyricism. But I feel like I know exactly what he's referring to. He jabs at society and people with his lyrics so subtly but harshly at the same time.

  6. Benny2kk8

    this album is something else

  7. Isabel Sophia

    Here's the lyrics for those that want to know what's going on
    [Verse]
    Just now I see it so clear
    Total shift in the unconscious
    When at the start it seems like fates
    Have set it up like so much magic
    Just a ruse to get you in there
    Seems like a spell
    And all they talk as if it's come to fill those spaces
    Only you can fill those spaces
    So when the party goes
    It breaks a brittle back
    They back, they back
    And they keep on rubbing in
    How a proper chest is clean
    That ain't it
    If it comes to fill those spaces
    Only you can fill those spaces
    So when the party goes
    It breaks a brittle back
    They back, they back
    And they keep on rubbing in
    How a proper chest is clean

    [Refrain]
    That ain't it
    Touch a hand, that ain't it
    With a wig on that ain't it
    It's a promise from some lips
    When you touch a hand, that ain't it
    With a wig on, that ain't it
    Making noise not making songs
    When you touch a hand, that ain't it
    With a wig on, that ain't it
    It might seem they making songs
    Now they really making noise
    Total shift in the unconscious

    [Verse][Refrain][Outro] x4
    You'll trip up again
    You'll trip up again
    Go get up again

  8. bnk57

    I know all about waiting.

  9. Maxwell K

    3:51 just wow

    Sonny

    Max K I wish he turned up the higher register vocals on this part so they stand out. He sings the higher register live and it sounds great but hard to hear on the track.