While emotions try to come out
desperately I seek in their path
a way so I can not be outdone
and to finish this search for the meaning

To hide emotions cause a blow out
desperately I seek in their blast
a way so I can not be outdone
and to finish this search for the meaning

I'm going to freeze
Is it my imagination?
It's underground

but I can feel it the same

What I need now
what I need is to live to hide
when you smothered my devotion
with your lies

And I feel now
as I did that time
that I'm wondering why
still I make you cry

While emotions try to come out
desperately I seek in their path
a way so I can not be outdone
and to finish this search for the meaning

To hide emotions cause a blow out
desperately I seek in their blast
a way so I can not be outdone
and to finish this search for the meaning

Suffering while I'm depending on seasons
roots under me are embracing the earth


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    General CommentThis song is a very touching song for me. To some, it may mean something, and for others, it may mean the complete opposite. However, when you see your friends, and family everyday, do you know what they're thinking just by looking at their face? No, you will never know what thoughts race through their minds, just as they don't know your thoughts. This song to me is a perfect example of what its like to feel a certain way and not be able to express your emotions.
    aceticaon May 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentacetica i like the way you worded your interpretation, it suddenly made me realize an aspect of the lyrics that i had overlooked. there are many things that cant be understood in other peopel and sometimes thats hard to come to terms with (especially in love) but its hard to be in the dark when you care about someone.
    Ancient Lorcadoon July 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree with acetica. but i think that instead of wanting people to know you feel that way.. you try hard to hide it.
    something i can relate to.
    misanthropyon August 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis has to be the most depressing song ever written - if anyonw knows worse please tell me - im quite curious
    VivaHate95on April 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commentchristina is amazingly hot I know this has nothing to do with the song (which kicks ass) but she is hot.
    inshadowsgrowinwingson July 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWhat is this song exactly about? I think maybe hiding the real you, hiding your feelings..
    KillMeFasteron October 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentChorus:
    'What I need now
    what I need is to live to hide
    when you smothered my devotion
    with your lies'

    Somone's lied to her. Hurt her so much.



    The Verse: (what Andrea sings):

    I NEED TO KNOW WHAT WAS MEANT!!! I NEED TO KNOW HOW YOU FELT!!!



    'I'm going to freeze
    Is it my imagination?
    It's underground
    but I can feel it the same '

    The reason's underground, it's not important, but what's become of me? I'm going mad but I know something's wrong'



    'Suffering while I'm depending on seasons
    roots under me are embracing the earth '

    I've become weak from your lies, I'm so weak, but I've learned, I've become a better person, I've learned to stick to reality. I don't trust you anymore'


    Cya pple! Avess XxXxX
    Avess_thestrangeon March 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song helped me through a really rough time I was having with my friends. I don't know if anyone else will get this but here goes:

    I was in a situation where my friends weren't treating me every well at times but I was too afraid to say anything to them because I didn't want to hurt them and was almost afraid that I was just being paranoid and over-sensitive and there was nothing really wrong. In the end when I did confront them about it they got all hurt and defensive at me.

    To me it's about repressing yourself because you're afraid to hurt people even if they've hurt you:
    To hide emotions cause a blow out
    desperately I seek in their blast
    a way so I can not be outdone
    and to finish this search for the meaning

    Feeling unsure as to whether what you're feeling is really true or all in your head:
    I'm going to freeze
    Is it my imagination?
    It's underground
    but I can feel it the same

    And then confronting them only to regret it because they've become hurt and want to turn the blame on you again:
    What I need now
    what I need is to live to hide
    when you smothered my devotion
    with your lies

    And I feel now
    as I did that time
    that I'm wondering why
    still I make you cry


    Hope that made sense to you, guys.
    eveningthoughton August 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I think it's that when everything seems fake and emotions (unconscious, not realized) overwhelm, you just want to hide, so you can be in your own peace. You can only define your feelings relatively, and don't know what they are. The person expects change to happen so that their feelings will change but their unconscious is clinging to the feelings. We have been demanded by society to stand strong and never give in to anything, so the person needs to hide their negative feelings and still find the meaning of life so they're whole and have a purpose in life. The outward person they are has made the inner person sad. All the lies the world gives, the person gives and hears, stop the person from feeling.



    Life goes on too fast nowadays, people repress emotions, devotion to passions have to be sacrificed.Hiding emotions is stupid and only causes you to blow up. Even those who preach this don't listen to their advice. The unconscious controls much of us, we need to work with it and understand, not repress it and hate it. If everyone showed emotions, they wouldn't feel exposed.
    dark ivoryon February 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlmost reminds me of my relationship.

    "While emotions try to come out
    desperately I seek in their path
    a way so I can not be outdone
    and to finish this search for the meaning

    To hide emotions cause a blow out
    desperately I seek in their blast
    a way so I can not be outdone
    and to finish this search for the meaning"

    he never expresses how he feels til he blows up on me. And I stick with it trying to figure out why he's being like this, I take the blast of his emotions to try to work things out even though its hard

    "What I need now
    what I need is to live to hide
    when you smothered my devotion
    with your lies

    And I feel now
    as I did that time
    that I'm wondering why
    still I make you cry"

    Minus the lying, it reminds me how he feels. He makes me cry and he cant understand why cause he loves the shit out of me and thats suppose to be enough. He doesn't realize what the "blast" of his emotions does to me.

    Just how I relate
    BagelEateron May 01, 2008   Link

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