"Hiding" as written by James Ellis Ford and Florence Leontine Mary Welch....
I think you hide
When all the world's asleep and tired
You cry a little, so do I, so do I
I think you hide
And you don't have to tell me why
You cry a little, so do I, so do I

Tell me I will be released
Not sure I can deal with this
Up all night again this week
Breaking things that I should keep

I know that you're hiding
I know there's a part of you that I just cannot reach
You don't have to let me in
Just know that I'm still here
I'm ready for you whenever, whenever you need
Whenever you want to begin

I know you've tried
But something stops you every time
You cry a little, so do I, so do I
And it's your pride
That's keeping us still so far apart
But if you give a little, so will I, so will I

Tell me I will be released
Not sure I can deal with this
Up all night again this week
Breaking things that I should keep

I know that you're hiding
I know there's a part of you that I just cannot reach
You don't have to let me in
Just know that I'm still here
I'm ready for you whenever, whenever you need
Whenever you want to begin

I know I seem shaky
These hands not fit for holding
But if you let me, oh
I will see you around

Tell me I will be released
Not sure I can deal with this
Up all night again this week
Breaking things that I should keep

Tell me I will be released
Not sure I can deal with this
Up all night again this week
Breaking things that I should keep

I know that you're hiding
I know there's a part of you that I just cannot reach
You don't have to let me in
Just know that I'm still here

I, I'm still here
I'm still here


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"Hiding" as written by Florence Leontine Mary Welch James Ellis Ford

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    General CommentI adore this song. It's a bit more predictable than her usual style, but that just makes it easier to get into, for me.
    I love the transition from timildly admitting, "You cry a little.... so do I.", to her saying more earnestly "But if you give a little, so will I."
    I've been here before, seeing someone so beautiful beneath the surface in a defensive shell. I like the meaning behind this song, like gently coaxing a frightened animal into the open.
    You don't have to let me in, dear. But I'd love it if you did.
    I know that you're hiding. And I'll be right here until you need me.
    Vesp3ron June 10, 2015   Link
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    General CommentTo be honest, this is my least favourite song of the new album. In my opinion it starts alright but the bridge and chorus are a bit average. Feels kind of like the black sheep on the album, like the song isn't finished. But maybe it'll grow
    culpriton May 30, 2015   Link
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    General CommentPlus the twinkling music the beginning always makes me smile.
    Vesp3ron June 10, 2015   Link
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    General CommentSupposedly “Hiding”, is about Florence’s friend. Something has happened in their life and has shut them out from the world. Florence wrote this song for them, including “Third Eye”. Florence wants to help them, even though she’s not the best at it. While writing the song, Florence realized this song may have been for herself, too.
    EvilMonchichion January 16, 2016   Link

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