Hide and Seek
Imogen Heap Lyrics


Where are we?
What the hell is going on?
The dust has only just begun to form
Crop circles in the carpet
Sinking, feeling
Spin me around again
And rub my eyes
This can't be happening
When busy streets
A mess with people
Would stop to hold their heads heavy

Hide and seek
Trains and sewing machines
All those years
They were here first
Oily marks appear on walls
Where pleasure moments hung before
The takeover
The sweeping insensitivity of this
Still life
Hide and seek
Trains and sewing machines

(You won't catch me around here)
Blood and tears
They were here first
Mm, what'd you say?
Mm, that you only meant well
Well of course you did
Mm, what'd you say?
Mm, that it's all for the best
Of course it is
Mm, what'd you say?
Mm, that it's just what we need
You decided this
Mm, what'd you say?
Mm, what did she say?

Ransom notes keep falling out your mouth
Mid-sweet talk, newspaper word cutouts
Speak no feeling, no, I don't believe you
You don't care a bit, you don't care a bit
Ransom notes keep falling out your mouth
Mid-sweet talk, newspaper word cutouts
Speak no feeling, no, I don't believe you
You don't care a bit, you don't care a bit

(You don't care a bit)
Oh, no, you don't care a bit
Oh, no, you don't care a bit
Uh-uh, you don't care a bit
You don't care a bit
You don't care a bit

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Capitol CMG Publishing
Written by: IMOGEN JENNIFER HEAP

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Where are we?
What the hell is going on?
The dust has only just begun to form
Crop circles in the carpet
Sinking, feeling
Spin me around again
And rub my eyes
This can't be happening
When busy streets
A mess with people
Would stop to hold their heads heavy

Hide and seek
Trains and sewing machines
All those years
They were here first
Oily marks appear on walls
Where pleasure moments hung before
The takeover
The sweeping insensitivity of this
Still life
Hide and seek
Trains and sewing machines

Blood and tears
They were here first
2:52
Mm, what'd you say?
Mm, that you only meant well
Well of course you did
Mm, what'd you say?
Mm, that it's all for the best
Of course it is
Mm, what'd you say?
Mm, that it's just what we need
You decided this
Mm, what'd you say?
Mm, what did she say?

Ransom notes keep falling out your mouth
Mid-sweet talk, newspaper word cutouts
Speak no feeling, no, I don't believe you
You don't care a bit, you don't care a bit
Ransom notes keep falling out your mouth
Mid-sweet talk, newspaper word cutouts
Speak no feeling, no, I don't believe you
You don't care a bit, you don't care a bit

Oh, no, you don't care a bit
Oh, no, you don't care a bit
Uh-uh, you don't care a bit
You don't care a bit
You don't care a bit



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"Dust has only just begun to fall." - The arguments only seemed to just end
"Crop circles in the carpet" - Furniture is missing leaving imprints of where they used to sit on the carpet.

"Oily marks appear on walls
Where pleasure moments hung before" - Pictures taken off of the walls, leaving behind the light spot where they used to be.

"Ransom notes keep falling out your mouth
Mid-sweet talk, newspaper word cut-outs" - Custody struggles, using the child stuck between divorcee parents to get at each other. Superficial and fake conversations and acts

There's so much art in this song.



All comments from YouTube:

Van Goghs Severed Ear

She managed to make a song with almost zero musical backing entertaining and deeply emotional. You need an impressive understanding of melody to be able to do this. Something I don't really see anyone even mentioning, either. As a musician, I seriously admire the courage to put out something like this. No piano, no drums, no guitar, no bass, just vocals.

Matt Smith

1000% agree with you.

Goon Er

Bon Iver does something similar with ‘Woods’

prissan'

Believe just vocals😅

W a t e r

Your name tho ❤️

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Vincent Haddad

Man, 2:52-3:22 is both ahead of its time and timeless. What a composition.

I'm not black

Thank you this is the only part I was looking for

Hyper Space

@Michael S. You can settle for the reasoning of "I have my opinion, you have yours" (which is a logical fallacy that people insert into conversations that only ends up breaking the normal and necessary steps of discourse), that's fine, but you cannot also then begin to objectively criticize the music as mediocre or average, as something that "anyone" could do, because then the criticisms hold absolutely no water, it just becomes words that no one can ever feel strongly to be true or meaningful. If your criticism is suggesting a lack of artistic depth in this song - which by all means demonstrates a cohesive sound, an excellent dynamic range, more-than-basic harmonies and voice leading, well-constructed melodic lines, transitions, and overall structure, all in a way that suits the intimate storytelling of the lyrics - then it only reflects your own lack of depth and insight in your understanding of music and art, either intellectually or emotionally. To clarify, this is not my personal opinion, this is me trying my absolute best to be logical. Besides that, "opinions" cannot all be "equally valid", especially because people most often hold them with serious intellectual weight; preferences, however, can be - but those are subject to change, and are never truly set in stone.

Regarding Imogen's use of the vocoder, instead of only viewing it as an attempt to feign musical talent or to cover up a lack of skill, i.e. being a "fake", I implore you to view it simply as an abstract tool that can be used to create unique and beautiful sounds, and recognize Imogen's intention in using it for said purpose. That's an important thing when considering artistic merit - if something is purposeful or not. Throughout Imogen's music, she shows that she is very purposeful, and very specific (!), in her approaches to melody, layering, and even breathing.

Alvaro Prieto

🔫🔫

Aarron Wootton

I feel like the whole song is amazing, but yes that section is absolutely stunningly good.

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