"Hear Me" as written by Daniel Coulter Reynolds, Benjamin Arthur Mckee and Daniel Wayne Sermon....
Try to hear my voice
You can leave, now it's your choice

Maybe if I fall asleep, I won't breathe right
Maybe if I leave tonight, I won't come back

I said it before, I won't say it again
Love is a game to you, it's not pretend
Maybe if I fall asleep, I won't breathe right

Can nobody hear me?
I've got a lot that's on my mind
I cannot breathe
Can you hear it, too?

You kiss and you kiss
And you love and you love
You've got a history list and the rest is above
And if you're warm then you can't relate to me
From the floor to the floor
And the sky to the sky
You've got to love and adore and the rest is a lie
And if you're warm, then you can't relate to me

I said it before, I won't say it again
Love is a game to you, let's not pretend
Maybe if I fall asleep, I won't breathe right, right, right

Can nobody hear me?
I've got a lot that's on my mind
I cannot breathe
Can you hear it, too?

Leave your shoes at the door, baby
I am all you adore, lately
Come with me and we will run away

Can nobody hear me?
I've got a lot that's on my mind
I cannot breathe
Can you hear it, too?
Can nobody hear me?
I've got a lot that's on my mind
I cannot breathe
Can you hear it, too?


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"Hear Me" as written by Daniel Coulter Reynolds Benjamin Arthur Mckee

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  • +7
    My InterpretationThis is how I see it: The character in the song is so deeply neglected that he’s desperate for a sign that someone cares.

    “Try to hear my voice
    You can leave, now it's your choice”
    (He can’t make the person care for him…)

    “Maybe if I fall asleep, I won't breathe right
    Maybe if I leave tonight, I won't come back”
    (But he wants to see them care, so he tests them with extremities.)

    “Can nobody hear me?
    I've got a lot that's on my mind
    I cannot breathe
    Can you hear it, too?”
    (He really wants a reaction to his suffering, but the things that bother him mean nothing to them.)

    “You've got a history list and the rest is above
    And if you're warm then you can't relate to me"

    "You've got to love and adore and the rest is a lie
    And if you're warm, then you can't relate to me”
    (Warmth is often associate with love and comfort. If you’re loved, then you can’t relate to him.)

    “Leave your shoes at the door, baby
    I am all you adore, lately
    Come with me and we will run away”
    (This is what he wishes for deep down; for someone to love him enough to drop everything to be with him.)
    slykeon February 20, 2014   Link
  • +5
    General CommentIt describes Hypnagogia:
    Hypnagogia occurs either when you are stressed (as the singer is, emotionally "I've got a lot that's on my mind") or simply uncomfortable, while falling asleep, and your body falls asleep faster than your mind. You can't move your body and it feels like you can't breathe ("Maybe if I fall asleep, I won't breathe right") or like something is sitting on your chest. These sensations might cause the person to think that they are screaming, which they aren't. ("Can nobody hear me"). This component of Hypnagogia is called sleep paralysis. Often in Hypnagogia, people hear sounds, either crashing and explosions, sentences that sum up their current state of mind, their name being called, if there is any sound in the room in which they are falling asleep, they would hear that ("Can you hear it, too?")
    ComradeJNCon June 08, 2013   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationMaybe I'm just a massive Whovian, but this song reminds me of the Master and his desire to make other people hear the drumbeat, as well as his false love for Lucy Saxon and his real love for the Toclafane. Yeah.
    celli4on May 05, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI luv this song too but sleep is just the analogy for not being able to achieve what the singers deems as love because the other person that they're involved with is a not capable, they are emotionally unavailable and refuse to hear, they may even act like they don't care or intentionally toy with the singers heart and the singer is caught between what they feel for the person and their idea of a relationship and the hard realities of this circumstance, when they say they can't breathe or sleep that line represents the lack of normalcy or peace in the relationship..Isn't love like sleep or air? Something us humans can't live without.
    JANNY43on October 29, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy other favorite song from this album.

    "I said it before, I won't say it again
    Love is a game to you, let's not pretend"
    Sweetlove311on April 15, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaningits obviously about love someone in love who is trying to get there "person"to listen to them about how much they need them, the love person is on their mind a controling desire, i agree with the other people that have commented this song is great and love is something we can not live without like air lol
    tuesday22on December 05, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThe song is about a guy trying desperately to get a reaction out of his lover. He's depressed, stressed, anxious, and overall in a lot of emotional pain ("I've got a lot that's on my mind, I cannot breathe"). His lover won't listen to him, instead treating the relationship as one of the many fleeting ones she's had ("You kiss and you kiss and you love and you love, you've got a history list...") ("Love is a game to you..."). He threatens suicide to try and make her pay attention to him ("Maybe if I fall asleep I won't breathe right, maybe if I leave tonight I won't come back"). The singer is frustrated and wonders if his suffering is all in his head ("Can you hear it too?") because nobody will listen to him ("Can nobody hear me?"). In the end, he gives up and tries to escape his pain by dismissing it like his lover ("Leave your shoes at the door, baby...come with me and we will run away").
    Sad song. Dan Reynolds has struggled with depression and anxiety and it's likely that inspired this song.
    LiveASongon April 21, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was under the impression that the guy was irritated with the girl for not loving him or maybe not understanding him. I'd had this fear that the day I didn't tell someone I loved them would be my last day, and they'd never know I loved them. That was sort of the feeling I got here, like he has the same fear and she doesn't understand that. Or, quite possibly, she just doesn't appreciate him and he's trying to tell her he could be gone any day. The part about "Can nobody hear me?" may be about no one hearing him out. Simply my thoughts.
    People_places_things_ive_lovedon June 10, 2014   Link
  • -2
    General CommentI absolutely love this song!!!!!
    Angels7on March 13, 2013   Link

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