"Whirring" as written by Rhiannon Bryan and Rhydian Davies....
This much delight, fills columns to new heights
All these things about me you never can tell
Colors run prime, paint a picture so bright
All these things about me you never can tell
You make me sleep so badly invisible friend

Turn the dial on my words
I can feel they fall short
Turn the dial, chime alarm, chime alarm
Watch these hands move apart
Turn the dial on my words

I can see you staying here

Fierce steps shadow, life's will gone shallow
All these things about me you never can tell
You make me sleep so badly, invisible friend
You make me sleep so badly, invisible friend
You make me sleep so badly, invisible friend

Turn the dial on my words
I can feel they fall short
Turn the dial, chime alarm, chime alarm
Watch these hands move apart
Turn the dial on my words

I can see you staying here


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"Whirring" as written by Rhydian Davies Rhiannon Bryan

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  • +8
    Song MeaningI think this song is abut being really into someone and not being able to express it or not telling them yet and thinking about them all the time.

    "This much delight
    Fills columns to new heights
    All these things about me you never can tell

    Colours run prime
    Paint a picture so bright
    All these things about me you never can tell
    You make me sleep so badly invisible friend"

    I think the "invisible friend" is the thought of the person that is always around. And the "Sleeps so badly" is staying up to think about them.

    The whole thing about her words falling short is like envisioning letting the person know and words not being adequate.
    ercleidaon April 18, 2011   Link
  • +5
    General CommentOfficial lyrics from The Big Roar

    This much delight
    Fills columns to new heights
    All these things about me you never can tell

    Colours run prime
    Paint a picture so bright
    All these things about me you never can tell
    You make me sleep so badly invisible friend

    Turn the dial on my words
    I can feel them fall short
    Turn the dial, chime alarm
    Watch these hands move apart
    Turn the dial on my words

    I can see you staying here

    Fierce steps shadow, Life's will gone shallow
    All these things about me you never can tell
    You make me sleep so badly invisible friend

    Turn the dial on my words
    I can feel them fall short
    Turn the dial, chime alarm
    Watch these hands move apart
    Turn the dial on my words

    I can see you staying here
    TK421on March 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"All these things about me you never can tell
    You make me sleep so badly invisible friend."

    Like having a secret that you can't tell. Or just something that keeps you awake at night, thinking. Invisible friend could be that devil on your shoulder, whispering hateful things in your ear, telling you it's never gonna get better and you might as well give up. And if the problem is invisible, in your head, than it isn't real to anyone else...nobody gets it, nobody knows how to help unless the problems in their face.
    Aquarius121on March 08, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about a long distance relationship online. That or a relationship that takes place predominantly online/puter-side.

    "fills columns to new heights" = chatlog
    "All these things about me you never can tell" = lack of access to the other person's real life
    "Colors run prime, paint a picture so bright" = pics/images on your monitor (RedGreenBlue = prime/primary colors)
    "invisible friend" = long distance, remember? they just aren't there when you're sleeping, away from your puter.

    "Turn the dial on my words / I can feel them fall short / Turn the dial, chime alarm / Watch these hands move apart" = Connect that part about sleep and this and it seems like being away from eachother is that period of sleep, be it figurative or literal, is what they need to be awoken from...or they feel that their words are not "waking up" the other person adequately and feel a distance grow between them thusly.

    envelopeon October 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"This much delight
    Fills columns to new heights"
    Thermidoron July 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think "try my love" = "try the lock"
    Geckson November 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"make me sleep so badly invisible friend"

    "turn the dial on my words,
    I can feel them fall short,
    turn the dial, chime alarm chime alarm,
    watch these hands move apart,
    turn the dial on my words"
    ThorNogssonon December 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionIt's not "chime alarm" or "try my love" it's "chime along, chime along"
    freshsnackson February 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI think that this song symbolizes a conflict with time.

    Think of a clock:

    "Turn the dial on my words, I can feel them fall short" like setting or manipulating the time on a clock to the point where her words are irrevlevent.

    "Chime along" as in when a clock stricks 0'clock. Implies a dependance or a habit of following the clock.

    "Hands move apart" when the two hands on a clock move apart as time goes on.

    "make me sleep so badly, invisible friend" perhaps she can't sleep due to the sound of a ticking clock or is pressed for time and can't sleep, or is excited about something in the future and cannot sleep. Invisible friend could be that time is always there like a friend but is intangible, not a physical presence.

    I'm not really sure how this reference encaptures the whole song but whenever I hear the chorus, this is what I think of.
    leea42on July 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone , it is chime along.
    i sang this song to my ex boyfriend.
    sarahrebekuuhon September 10, 2011   Link

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