"Hideaway" as written by and Stanley Marvin Clarke....
One day the boy decided
To let them know the way he felt inside
He could not stand to hide it
His mother she broke down and cried

Oh my father
Why don't you talk to me now
Oh my mother
Do you still cry yourself to sleep

Are you still proud of your little boy
Don't be afraid (Be afraid)
You don't have to hide away

The boy he was rejected
By the people that he cared for
It's not what they expected
But he could not keep it secret anymore

Far from home now
Waiting by the telephone
There's a new world
You can make it on your own

Are you still proud of your little boy
Don't be afraid (Be afraid)
You don't have to hide away
No

(Don't be afraid)
(Love will mend your broken wing)
(Time will slip away)
(Learn to be brave)

Oh my father
Why don't you talk to me now
Oh my mother
Do you still cry yourself to sleep

Are you still proud of your little boy
Don't be afraid (be afraid)
You don't have to hide away

(Don't be afraid)
(Love will mend your broken wing)
(Time will slip away)
(Learn to be brave)


Lyrics submitted by hyness

"Hideaway" as written by Vince Clarke Andy Bell

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    General CommentI agree, it's about coming out to ones family, and their reactions. This song could almost exactly be about me. I couldn't keep it secret anymore. My mother cried. My father found it awkward to talk to me for awhile. Fortunately for me, though, I was not rejected by the people I cared for. Unfortunately, not everyone is as lucky, especially years ago when this song was written.
    Ultimately, this is a hopeful song. You are who you are, and there are people who will love you.
    voiceofheroldon February 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about comong out to his family I think...
    donexileon January 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI've always assumed this track was about Andy Bell's own experience of coming out to his friends and family.
    electra27000on March 25, 2012   Link

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