"Invisible" as written by Hunter Easton Hayes, Bonnie J. Baker and Katrina Ruth Elam....
Crowded hallways are the loneliest places
For outcasts and rebels
Or anyone who just dares to be different
And you've been trying for so long
To find out where your place is
But in their narrow minds
There's no room for anyone who dares to do something different
Oh, but listen for a minute

Trust the one
Who's been where you are wishing all it was
Was sticks and stones
Those words cut deep but they don't mean you're all alone
And you're not invisible
Hear me out,
There's so much more to life than what you're feeling now
Someday you'll look back on all these days
And all this pain is gonna be invisible
Oh, invisible

So your confidence is quiet
To them quiet looks like weakness
But you don't have to fight it
'Cause you're strong enough to win without a war
Every heart has a rhythm
Let yours beat out so loudly
That everyone can hear it
Yeah, I promise you don't need to hide it anymore
Oh, and never be afraid of doing something different
Dare to be something more

Trust the one
Who's been where you are wishing all it was
Was sticks and stones
Yeah, the words cut deep but they don't mean you're all alone
And you're not invisible
Hear me out,
There's so much more of this life than what you're feeling now
And someday you'll look back on all these days
And all this pain is gonna be invisible

These labels that they give you
just 'cause they don't understand
If you look past this moment
You'll see you've got a friend
Waving a flag for who you are
And all you're gonna do
Yeah, so here's to you
And here's to anyone who's ever felt invisible

Yeah, and you're not invisible
Hear me out,
There's so much more to life than what you're feeling now
And someday you'll look back on all these days
And all this pain is gonna be invisible
It'll be invisible


Lyrics submitted by redbull21

"Invisible" as written by James Peter Mangohig Caitlin Rose Baker

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    Song MeaningI think it's really cool Hunter debuted this song at the Grammy's, not only is it a huge risk, it takes a lot of guts. According to Hunter, this song is incredibly personal, and tells the story of him being a "dorky musician." However, the message of this song extends farther than his experiences.

    To me, this song speaks to people who have been bullied and didn't fit in. The overall message is positive, and encourages people who just don't fit in or feel alone to hang on, because it gets so much better.

    People who are bullied, as Hunter says, feel invisible, and the crowded hallways are the lonliest places because you see everyone talking to their friends, and you just stick out like a sore thumb.

    In the first stanza of the song, Hunter gives the image of someone walking through the hallways and just feeling totally invisible, and although you try to fit in, you can't. The feeling of frustration and hoplessness are shown through the lines of: "you've been trying for so long to find what your place is." And he points to the fact that it's not YOUR fault, and it's theirs through the line: "in their narrow minds there's no room for anyone who dares to do something different."

    In the chorus, he reminds the listener that it does get better, and people's minds do change and differences should be celebrated. That the words hurt, but it does get better. He reminds the listener that someday all of the pain they feel and bad days will just be memories, and they won't hurt as bad and you will find happiness and acceptance as long as you hold on.

    In the second verse, the mood changes. All that the person feels is terrible because of feeling alone, really isn't. Being different isn't a curse, and it's okay to stick out and you don't have to hide. Because one day you will find acceptance, and people who find the things that everyone else around you finds as a curse as a blessing and they'll find your bravery for sticking through the bad times.

    In the bridge, Hunter looks to the future. He describes all the "labels they give you just cause they don't understand if you just look past this moment, you'll see you've got a friend." Labels are cruel and awful, but if you hold on, you'll find the people who've been where you are and are rooting for you.

    That was really in depth and maybe didn't make sense, but oh well. This song means so much to me, as a person who has been bullied all throughout their life for having a disability. I promise, to anyone out there who feels alone because of what they say, or that you stick out, you'll find that as you get older, it gets so much better. As Hunter says, "there's so much more to life than what you're feeling now."
    olemisschickon April 06, 2014   Link

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