"Hide From Time" as written by and Crispin John Orion/clark Gray....
Inside her tower she feels free from harm,
I'll lock her up inside safe and warm,
She'll sleep for winter she'll sleep for years,
The garden's overgrown over her tears.

Hide from time,
Hide from time.

Grow the garden year after year,
The roots dug deep she won't be found down here,
Brambles thorns will keep the boys away hey hey,
She needs her sleep she won't play today.

Hide from time,
Hide from time.

I'll keep her heart I'll keep it in one piece,
I'll be with her through years and years of sleep,
I'll make this moment last I'll beat time,
I'll be with her forever make her mine.

Hide from time,
Hide from time.


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"Hide from Time" as written by Steve Clark Crispin John Orion Gray

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    General CommentHide From Time can be compared to the tales of both Sleeping Beauty and Rapunzel. by saying that i mean, the tale of Sleeping Beauty involves her being asleep for years and the castle being surrounded by briars to keep daring heros (princes) away. but the one thing that made me think of Rapunzel is the fact that in this case, she is "inside her tower". as for the meaning of the song itself, it is about healing, in many ways. isolation and healing.
    EatMyWordson July 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI actually used this song in a short drama piece for my A-levels. The interpretation I used worked very well.
    The piece was a little abstract, and it was about a mother who lost her child, although the child was present in the piece...lol, I'm babbling, my drama isn't relevant.
    The child was kidnapped and murdered, very sinisterly. The song told the story...
    I sang the 1st verse at the beginning of the piece:

    Inside her tower she feels free from harm,
    I'll lock her up inside safe and warm,
    She'll sleep for winter she'll sleep for years,
    The garden's overgrown over her tears.

    The twisted perverted view of the kidnapper. 'She feels safe and warm' - quite a few kidnappers/murderers of the demented variety believe the victim enjoys being in their company or that they have abducted them for their own good. 'I'll lock her up' - quite straightforward. 'She'll sleep for winter, she'll sleep for years' - planning to kill the child, again from a mentally unstable view. 'The garden's overgrown over her tears' - no-one will find her or hear her crying.

    Verse two was sung at the end of the piece:

    Grow the garden year after year,
    The roots dug deep she won't be found down here,
    Brambles thorns will keep the boys away hey hey,
    She needs her sleep she won't play today.

    The plants growing over where the child has been buried, decreasing the chances of her being discovered. The 'boys' possibly the police, seeing as they're sometimes known as 'the boys in blue'. 'She needs her sleep, she won't play today' - these lyrics are suddenly beginning to sound a lot more sinister and disturbing...

    The third verse wasnt featured in my drama, but it can still be interpreted on the same theme very easily:

    I'll keep her heart I'll keep it in one piece,
    I'll be with her through years and years of sleep,
    I'll make this moment last I'll beat time,
    I'll be with her forever make her mine.

    The murderer wants the child all to themself, they believe they can be together forever if the girl 'sleeps'. I'll leave it up to you whether or not to take the line 'I'll keep her heart, I'll keep it in one piece' literally or not. Perhaps the killer commits suicide after the murder 'I'll be with her through years and years of sleep', in order to be with their victim forever?

    This song does have fairytale links, which is why it worked extremely well telling the story of a child's murder. It added a very disturbing ironic edge. I know this is a very morbid interpretation, but whether it's 'right' or not, for the purpose it was used this interpretation worked really really well
    ambient_sunrayson July 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAgain, influences heavily rooted in fairystories eg. Rapunzel. I think this is simply about the healing powers of isolation yet at the same time solitude is seemingly unhealthy. I think Katie Jane sometimes cuts herself off from people and this song talks about "hiding from time" and therefore using solitude as a form of escapism - alone she is safe from people and yet without people we are nothing. Therefore time is meaningless if you are on your own. I read in an interview that she feels she has been denying herself life and it is time to start "living rather than existing". If anyone wants to discuss Queen Adreena etc feel free to e-mail me.
    electricveilon April 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI can relate to this song so much yet again...at least I think... I'm not EXACTLY sure about all of the lyrics.

    "Inside her tower she feels free from harm,
    I'll lock her up inside safe and warm, "

    --Sometimes being isolated is comforting. If we're alone we are safe from the harm of others. People can be so cruel and manipulative sometimes... I can easily see why she'd want to lock herself up and "hide from time" . It is true though... we are nothing without other people.
    anemic royaltyon April 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMaybe about her escape from Diasy Chainsaw again. She was looked after and hidden away safe, on the one hand she wante to stay forever in the warm on the other she had to get into the world again
    beccymesson June 04, 2003   Link

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