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Imogen Heap – Hide And Seek 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 'round 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 (Oh, you won't catch me around here)
Blood and tears (huh) they were here first.

Mm what you say
Oh that you only meant well, well of course you did
Mm what you say
Mm that it's all for the best, of course it is
Mm what you say
Hmm that it's just-a-what we need, you decided this (we, you)
Mm what you say
Hmm what did she say?

Ransom notes keep falling out your mouth
Mid-sweet talk, newspaper word cut outs (paper word cut outs)
Speak no feeling no I don't believe you (I don't buy it)
You don't care a bit, you don't care a bit

Ransom notes keep falling out your mouth (Hide and Seek)
Mid-sweet talk, newspaper word cut outs
Speak no feeling no I don't believe you (Hide and Seek)
You don't care a bit, you don't care a bit

You don't care a bit (Hide and Seek)
You don't care a bit, no
You don't care a bit
Mm, no, you don't care a bit
You don't care a bit
You don't care a bit

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  • a
    Andrew Diaz
    So here's what I've heard about this song: The lyrics are directly pulled from actual random notes sent to a family whose daughter had been kidnapped by a psychopath. The family was not able to pay off the ransoms and the girl was never found. Every verse up until "You don't care a bit" are these notes. "You don't care a bit" is Imogen Heap's take on what the girl was thinking when she realized that no one was coming to save her. It's really eerie and I don't know if this is true but it would really change how people perceived this song.
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  • v
    She's been kidnapped and she's been there so long that dust has begun to fall, she is in an abandoned warehouse from pre-war or something which explains maybe a train station or sewing warehouse is where she is. She hears the people on busy streets go by, but no one comes to where she is. Like a game of hide and seek. The oily marks part is where painting and such hung on walls, but then when the 'takeover' (war) happened those things were taken. Her capture says this is whats best and it's most likely someone that close to her and she can't believe it happened. He sends ransom letters, but apparently no one is responding or caring about her.
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  • k
    The Mean To This Song Is About The Civil War And About Some Girl Who Was Apart Of It. And She Said Something Before She Died (that's Why The Lyrics Said "What Did She Say?") And Noone Cared About The Girl Because There Was War (You Don't Care A Bit) Sewing Machines Is What She Did In General. She Took The Train To Wherever She Went. (Trains And Sewing Machines) And The Rest I Forgot. But This Is The real Meaning Of This Song. It Took Place way Back.
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  • f
    I think its about a small child who is wandering around(dust circles made by objects that were taken away and left the ring of undusted portion under the object.), learning the ways of the world (people crossing the aisles of the courtroom are placed to mean "the streets where people rest their heads heavy.) and also(oily marks appear on walls = little kids get hands dirty, then it was wiped off). Then, his parents get divorced, and he doesn't really get it.(ransom notes = notes/ papers claiming custody.)
    But he still knows something isn't right and that it isn't fair(mmm whatcha say. Mm what did she say? = the child not being able 2 understand going from having both parents to just one or one at a time and doesn't believe that couldn't care because they both agreed not 2 c each other.)
    I do, however, agree with the holocaust thing. Very suitable.
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  • k
    I believe this song written to a lover who is already married. She refers to the oily marks left from hanging pictures of the happy family of pleasure moments. The dust is settleing from the affair. He says they were here first refering to his wife and family and she asks him, what did she say. His wife when she found out. They have to play hide and seek about their affair. Just my take on it :)
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