"Invisible" as written by Robert Kelly Thomas, Skylar Grey and Alexander Grant....
I take these pills to make me thin
I dye my hair, and cut my skin
I tried everything, to make them see me
But all they see, is someone that's not me

Even when I'm walking on a wire
Even when I set myself on fire
Why do I always feel invisible, invisible
Everyday I try to look my best
Even though inside I'm such a mess
Why do I always feel invisible, invisible

Here inside, my quiet heart
You cannot hear, my cries for help
I tried everything, to make them see me
But every one, see's what I can't be

Even when I'm walking on a wire
Even when I set myself on fire
Why do I always feel invisible, invisible
Everyday I try to look my best
Even though inside I'm such a mess
Why do I always feel invisible, invisible

Sometimes when I'm alone
I pretend that I'm a queen
It's almost believable

Even when I'm walking on a wire
Even when I set myself on fire
Why do I always feel invisible, invisible
Everyday I try to look my best
Even though inside I'm such a mess
Why do I always feel invisible, invisible


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"Invisible" as written by Skylar Grey Alexander Grant

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    General CommentI think the song is about her struggling with her identity. She doesn't understand why nothing she does to make an impression works. In the first part she even tries to abuse herself in order to attract attention - but it does not work. In the second part she laments about her failure and says "I try everything to make them see me" - a false assertion because her mind is set to be someone else, someone acceptable by the society: "Every day I try to look my best even though inside I'm such a mess".

    I believe the song explores and explains the simple but deep concern of a troubled soul who cannot escape the conscience of "others". The whole song is centered on "others", "they", to "see me". Of course in the end the soul returns to the single secure place: loneliness, where "they" exist no more. But still, the mind requests their acceptance - and so loneliness becomes hell.

    The bridge is painful but I think a common experience: she cannot beat others into accepting her and so she creates her own dream world where she is the main actor - the queen. "It's almost believable" is a shattering verse: that "almost believable" stays in the way. The dreams cannot be "completely believable" and she knows that. She cannot find release even in dreams. So the struggle continues.
    or29544on September 28, 2011   Link
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    General Commentat the first stanza i think that people see her as a stereotypical emo, with the dying of hair and cutting of skin, but she's not actually like that making her feel like others see what she isnt.

    and then the chorus where she feels unloved and invisible, she puts a facade of being happy when she's actually sad, but she does it so no one would worry, high chances of being emotionally neglected.

    so continuing from there, the person then acts as the happy cheerful type and doesnt tell anyone of her sadness or pain, making people expect her to be always cheerful, in turn no matter how hard she tries she can't express herself that much because of the people's expectations.

    then the bridge, so she felt like no one knows her, so she'd be alone most of the time, she pretends or daydreams that she has everything she can wish for, friends that understand, or people who care about her. but in the end it's just a dream. 'almost' believable, keyword almost.
    acelleon February 15, 2015   Link
  • -2
    General CommentI believe this is a song about attention, with some suicidal connotations. The protagonist want's to be noticed. As a result, she perform activities such as taking unknown pills, dying her hair and cutting her skin. In regards to the chorus, she has false beliefs since if she were to do the activities mentioned, she wouldn't gain the level of attention she seeks. In the chorus, she acknowledges that "inside I'm still a mess", which leads me to believe she could possibly have mental health problems. The second stanza makes me think that she is losing patience and may possibly become suicidal due to a lack of attention. At the end, it makes me think that she is contemplating suicide. When the protagonist says she pretends she's a queen, this makes me think that at this point, she is finally able to control her life. This is because she is able to make decisions and she doesn't have to conform to what society wants. At this point, I think she is happy since she can finally leave all those negative experiences. "it's almost believable", that quote intrigues me since I think it is about not knowing whether or not she should commit suicide and also, if she has the courage to.

    I know that's a very depressing way to look at it but that's how I perceive this song.
    tbird21on January 08, 2012   Link

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