"My Delirium" as written by Phillipa Margaret Brown, Pascal Richard Marcel Gabriel, Alexander Stephen Gray and Hannah Robinson....
Late night, waiting by the phone
Tonight waiting for an answer
Heartbeat drumming double time
I need one more chance to be near you

Still hanging on
(For what)
Can't operate
(Fired up)

I won't eat and I won't sleep for you, yeah
No rest till I
(Get through)
'Cause I'm holding out
(For you)
Am I the only one who's insane?

Hey, you're playing with my delirium
And the longer I wait the harder I'm gonna fall
Stop playing with my delirium
'Cause I'm outta my head and outta my self-control

Still here in this quiet room
Deep in delusion sending me over
Outside watch the world go by
Inside time stands still as I wonder

Still hanging on
(For what?)
Can't operate
(Fired up)

I won't eat and I won't sleep for you, yeah
No rest till I
(Get through)
'Cause I'm holding out
(For you)
Am I the only one who's insane

Hey, you're playing with my delirium
And the longer I wait the harder I'm gonna fall
Stop playing with my delirium
'Cause I'm outta my head and outta my self-control
(I won't eat and I won't sleep for you, yeah)

Hey, you're playing with my delirium
And the longer I wait the harder I'm gonna fall
Stop playing with my delirium
'Cause I'm outta my head and outta my self-control

Hey, you're playing with my delirium
And the longer I wait the harder I'm gonna fall
Stop playing with my delirium
'Cause I'm outta my head and outta my self-control


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"My Delirium" as written by Hannah Robinson Pascal Richard Marcel Ghislain Gabriel

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  • +3
    My InterpretationI think Ladyhawke was getting screwed.
    She has no control of herself.

    Sort of glad she did because this is a ripper of a song.
    My favourite song on the album. Of 2008.
    It's just.....awesome.
    idrinktoforgeton February 09, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFrom Ladyhawke's myspace page (Oct 30, 2008):

    "I wrote the song a year and a half ago after days of no sleep due to terrible jetlag. I felt like I was going out of my mind. I was missing my friends and family back home, and I was basically living to hear my phone ring in hope that it would be one of them calling. So my delirium came out of me thinking I was going crazy from lack of sleep!"

    Not that the song is about her friends/family, but the concept came out of what was going on in her life at the time.

    Cool video, too, btw.
    jonny311on March 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that this song is about a woman [person] who's waiting for a phone call - probably her lover? and the person hasn't called so shes getting anxious and wondering if this person wants to get to know her [or something like that] so when she sings 'stop playing with my deliruim' shes probably asking the person to stop playing with her mind and just give her a phone call.

    [or something like that]
    Chilled_Tigeresson November 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust noticed the title of this song is spelt wrong. :) "Deliruim" should be "Delirium" - I'm sure it was just a typo though!
    This song is amazing. :)
    I think it's pretty much about waiting for someone stop messing you around.
    MayaMooon December 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree Chilled_Tigeress, I think it's a song that depicts how love/attraction can lead to obssession and infatuation, to the point where your sanity is questioned and it becomes bad for your health.

    For example,
    "Still hanging on (for what)
    Can`t operate (fired up)
    I won`t eat eat and i sleep for you yeah
    No rest till i (get through)
    Coz i`m holding out (for you)
    Am i the only one who`s insane"

    She's in an altered state of consciousness where she's facing constant confusion, agitation etc due to the fact that the person she's infatuated with has her tied around her his finger, he's manipulating the situation to his advantage.
    She's singing about how she realises what he's doing and how it's affecting her to the point of which she has little 'self-control', she just wants him to stop messing with her feelings and stop giving her mixed signals.

    I'm glad i stumbled upon Ladyhawke . .Paris is burning is what got me hooked and now my delerium, should probably go out and buy the album now.
    DreamersDiseaseon December 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYea i agree..
    She knows she's being manipulated, used.. But she hangs on, and doesn't know what for.

    'And the longer i wait the harder i`m gonna fall'

    But as you said, she is infactuated.. Which is why she's hanging on, hense the delirium, being; 'Deep in dilusion. Sending me over' .. 'outa my head and outa my self control' .. 'Heartbeat drumming double time
    I need one more chance to be near you'

    Such an amazing song!
    MaggieMayIsiton December 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song :)
    The_$t!Gon January 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought this song referenced her Asperger Syndrome.
    patheticfoolon July 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song, especially the chorus, one of those songs that make u feel like your floating.
    Parry1991on July 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOL! i thaugt she was sayin stop playing with my aquarium!!1
    MuSHRooMBoYon March 24, 2010   Link

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