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Oh, let me inside
'Cause my money is paid
You have the right to remain
'Cause my money is paid

Oh, you've been hiding
Hiding out, hiding out
Oh, you've been hiding
Hiding out, hiding out

I take it too hard
You don't even mean it
I'm dying for your love

You take it too hard
When I don't even feel it
'Cause you're paying for my love

Oh, you're so far from the blame
'Cause your money is paid
Oh, your money is paid
Oh your money is paid
It's paid, it's paid

Oh, will you find me
Hiding out, hiding out
Oh, will you find me
Hiding out, hiding out?

Oh, so many times
We had the chance
For change and rebirth

Oh, so many times
We had the chance
To pause and reverse

Nobody wants anything
Unless you give it to them
Like it's worth something

Nobody want anything
Unless you give it to them
Like it's worth something


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  • +2
    My InterpretationSounds like it is a conversation between God/Jesus and her/humankind about his desire to be in our lives now that he has paid our debt to sin (through his death). We take him for granted and hide from him cuz we don't get that it's worth something, but he is dying for us (died for us) and our hiding is hard on him.

    God starts by saying...

    Oh, let me inside
    'Cause my money is paid
    You have the right to remain
    'Cause my money is paid
    Oh, you've been hiding
    Hiding out, hiding out
    I take it too hard
    You don't even mean it
    I'm dying for your love

    Then she finishes the rest of the lyrics.

    Just my opinion. I'm obsessed with this song. I want my interpretation to be right cuz it gives it so much depth, but if she was singing about a doorknob I'd be just as obsessed with it. :)
    wave2201on April 18, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have to agree with the first comment. I have tried to interpret this song from the perspective of a romantic relationship of sorts, and as much of the majority of the album's songs are clearly about such but "Hiding Out" doesn't seem to clearly fit that mold.

    The last few lyrics, "so many times we've have to chance for change and rebirth, oh so many times we've have the chance to pause and reverse..."

    I don't think this references the chance to start over in a romantic relationship or start over as friends, but instead about a redemptive relationship with Christ. Knowing that all the members of the band don't try to hide their identity as Christians, (Mute Math Darren's band has always identified as a "Christian" band.)

    Anyway, I think the last few lyrics, "nobody wants anything, unless you give it to them like it's worth something..." I think perhaps this is a statement of disappointment made about the majority of the current church's presentation of the gospel as often being inappropriate and not truly representative of Christ. Therefore, it is hard for many to ever entertain spiritual ideas much less, "let Christ inside."
    darlingdaisyon September 04, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have a different thought than previous commentators...How about the idea of playing hard to get? The song is called "Hiding Out" so that's clue # 1. But also the stanzas which I would call the verses: "I take it to heart..." are very clearly remarking on that special kind of infatuation that comes with new love. Before you've expressed any feelings toward each other, when you're still just "friends", everything is a big deal--every touch, every movement of the eyes, twitch of the mouth, sighing, clearing of the throat, body language, the smallest brush of their body against yours--even how they act around other people can be taken and analyzed, flipped and turned inside out till you've driven yourself crazy trying to interpret it.

    For those of us with over-active imaginations and dangerously soft hearts (bad combination) everything that person does and says is taken not lightly but very, very heavily. "You take it too hard when I don't even feel it." = "I don't even remember saying/doing that and it meant absolutely nothing, yet you're reading into it these dire circumstances and misinterpreting it." Then, "Cause you're paying for my love." = "Yeah, I'm playing hard to get, but I'm not trying to kill you--you're putting yourself through this; let's not go overboard here." Because the game of playing hard to get can be fun in the very beginning, when taken lightly and used sparingly, but played with the wrong person--the overly sensitive over-thinker--it can become this surreal mess of fixations and aimless circles of thought, feeling, and conversation. The two stanzas that start, "Oh, so many times..." illustrate how these games can easily and quickly go past the point of no return. "We could've stopped this, we had plenty of chances, but instead we carried on in our rhythm of uncertainty. Now we've gotten so comfortable in it that we don't know how to act otherwise."

    The last lines bring it back around full circle. You play hard to get because "Nobody wants anything unless you give it to them like it's worth something." "You have to make them work for it (...Right?) so they will truly appreciate it because otherwise they won't appreciate it at all. You have to make them pay for it."

    So all the times she repeats: "My money/Your money is paid." It's meant to be a plea. She (and/or he) is crying out desperately to win what she thinks she deserves and vice versa, as well as a reassurance in the end. "...Your money is paid--it's paid, it's paid." Then it follows with: "Will you find me hiding out?" Because even though the person has been assured of her love, and they may have agreed to cut the shenanigans and be real with each other, they still can't shake the natural inclination to play hard to get. You want to run, but you also hope to be caught.

    Or maybe this over-active imagination is over-thinking all this and reading too much into a little 3.5 minute song--haha! Sound familiar? See above.
    expectedperfectionon April 01, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionShe keeps repeating "money is pain" and then the lines
    "I take it too hard
    You don't even mean it
    I'm dying for your love

    You take it too hard
    When I don't even feel it
    'Cause you're paying for my love"

    make me feel as if she's talking about someone is paying her to give them her "love"
    idk if this is a far-fetched idea, but that's what I get from the song.

    anyways, this is one of my favorite songs off of the album. I love the string arrangements and her vocals are just stunning.
    eyeglassesfullofstarson April 11, 2012   Link

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