Fightstar - Hide And Seek Lyrics

[Imogen Heap cover]

Where are we?
What the hell is going on?
The dust has only just began to form
crop circles in the carpet.
Sinking feeling.

Spin me round again
and rub my eyes.
This can't be happening.
When busy streets, a mess with people
would stop to hold their heads heavy.

Hide and seek.
Trains and sewing machines.
All those years,
They were here first.

Oily marks appear on walls
Where pleasure moments hung before the takeover,
The sweeping insensitivity of this still life

Hide and seek
Trains and sewing machines (oh, you won't catch me round here)
Blood and tears.
They were here first.

Mmmm whatcha say,
Mmm that you only meant well? Well of course you did
Mmmm whatcha say,
Mmmm that it's all for the best? Of course it is
Mmmm whatcha say?
Mmmm that it's just what we need, you decided this.
Mmmm whatcha say?
Oh what did she say?

Ransom notes keep falling out your mouth,
Mid-sweet talk, newspaper word cut outs.
Speak no feeling, no I don't believe you.
You don't care a bit, you don't care a bit

(hide and seek)
Ransom notes keep falling out your mouth,
Mid-sweet talk, newspaper word cut outs.
(Hide and seek)
Speak no feeling, no I don't believe you
You don't care a bit. You don't care a bit.

(Hide and seek)
You don't care a bit.
You don't care a bit.
You don't care a bit.
(Hide and seek)
You don't care a bit.
You don't care a bit.
You don't care a bit.

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Fightstar Hide And Seek Comments
  1. Rowan Bhatti

    holy fuck i had no idea this existed HOW?! how did I not know. ultimate crossover. was literally scared to press play .

  2. Leeteri Campbellhoggart

    come back FIGHTSTAR PLEEEEEEEEASE!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

  3. ben437

    fuck! this is good

  4. daftpenguin


    "Dear brother,
    By the time you read this, I'll be dead..."

  5. Kevin Henderson

    Nope.......just hide this one.  :(

  6. xSkyBlade96x

    +totallykyle111 btw props to the Amanda Show reference as your channel name. You, my friend, are a TRUE 90's kid, and this is coming from someone who didn't exactly grow up in that era, but in my day was greatly influenced by all the countless reruns of shows of that ilk

  7. xSkyBlade96x

    love this cover so much!!! the piano really adds a lot to the song, especially considering that Imogen used only a vocoder thing!! I adore both versions of the song, and I have much respect for Imogen Heap.

  8. Sam Buck

    I'd give my left nut for the piano sheet music to this.

    Guilherme Cunha

    @Sam Buck what the fuck lol

  9. Liberty Hazlehurst

    Just Beautiful

  10. Sophi Coles

    Beautiful song!

  11. Sterling Archer

    Just great!

  12. slaybtsslay

    Amazing! all sound heavenly!

  13. BrileyBeelo

    Thank you for pointing out a spelling error from over two years ago. Well done Mr. McElligott.

    Michael McElligott

    Three years later I'm saying you're welcome!

  14. Clarisa Halima

    can this be anyone beautiful?

  15. Michael McElligott


  16. watchandlearn123

    Awesome guys. Awesome.

  17. Sarah K

    Most covers of this song are rubbish but this one is AMAZING

  18. Steven Alves

    how such a deep voice can sound so fragile. very beautiful !

  19. S CL

    i love his voice~!!!

  20. FlowoftheImagination

    Great cover, just as good as the original, if not better. Plus, a sexy male voice singing :D

  21. Stan Buttimore

    Amazing :D Fightstar are simply awesome :)

  22. movieandmusic32

    my favourite hide and seek cover!!!

  23. colintjy

    Why would anyone dislike this!? >:( Fightstar brings so much emotions to the songs they sing.

  24. Alfredo Inurreta

    shit, this is better than the original one

  25. U-iN

    Just found this song on Spotify... Love it... His voice isn't perfect but i think that's what i love about it.

  26. Saz Del Toro

    I really like this. I always liked Charlie's voice. and the lack of vocoder is awesome :)

  27. Julian Amrine

    wow. I like this cover...

  28. Steven U

    @mbriseboislemelin Yeah, when I mix tracks on FL (FruityLoops), I use my MIDI keyboard to achieve the same effect. She has it set up to run through there.

  29. Steve Stevenson

    @mbriseboislemelin she uses a vocoder....which multiplies her voice and tunes each voice to the key she is playing...and one more voice which is her actual voice UNmodified.

  30. I3ellamy09

    mmmmm whatcha saaayyyyyy? Epic cover is epic.

  31. Nathan Beesley

    your speaking to someone who sings in a band and has regularly experienced what auto-tune sounds like. i dont hold it against her, i know she has a great voice and its just for effect. just pointing out the difference

  32. Steven U

    @nath6644 Again. Not auto-tuned. If you listen to it, it sounds nothing like an auto-tuned song.

  33. Steven U

    @mbriseboislemelin It's not auto-tune, fool. She echoed her voice back and played it over own original recording. She didn't auto-tune.

  34. Steven U

    @ssagon I disagree, the piano works well with his voice.

  35. Steven U

    @TheOnlyPolygraph I agree with others. It's sewing machines. It can't be your favourite part if you don't know the lyrics to it.

  36. Daniel

    @BrileyBeelo Completely agree mate. When people ask me who I listen to, Fightstar is one of the first I list.

    "Fightstar? You mean that band with that dickhead from Busted in it?"

  37. Samantha F

    @jonnycoyle i hope we do see him back in busted!

  38. SpongebobMusicUnited

    This sucks compared to the original. He has a terrible voice.

  39. scottward12

    @TheOnlyPolygraph Your favourite part? You don't even know the words to it.

  40. BobbyJenkins

    Y'know...that really surprised me. I clicked the link to have a laugh but that was actually quite good. Nicely done Charlie ; )

  41. Lena

    @HarrisonTea ...Oh 8D

  42. HarrisonTea

    @systemofaderp it was a joke to my friend, convincing him it was him singing brapt

  43. Lena

    @HarrisonTea WTF? GTFO D:

  44. Kate P

    This is beautiful, it gives me goosebumps

  45. cutiebrowngirl

    Love it!

  46. Skevi Ioannou

    Charlie's voice <3 <3 <3

  47. Luke A

    I love the Cover of Battlefield also, it should have been the number 1 of the year, just missed out!!! It hasn't even been released on the Live lounge albums ? ???!?!?!? :-S WTF

  48. Cecilia Hoffmann

    @rlaurenpolo sammme!!!!!! :)

  49. HarrisonTea


  50. IUsedToBe

    i like fighstar but i'm not liking this cover :/

  51. Catrin Vincent

    @maniac1239 you're right, it's a matter of music taste and I just don't like that type of music, but I really don't think his version matches up to Imogen Heaps, especially since he sampled it and didn't write it himself.

  52. TheDenim Chicken

    @catrinvincent he didnt ruin it, he changed it to what he liked :)

  53. Lunoplasty

    Singer messed up my favourite part.
    It's trains and soaring machines. D:

  54. MrPembo101

    @alissaa23 Jason Drulo and most people like him use music from other people cos the other people are far more superior. Bands like Fightstar are respecting the musician

  55. Uberbored

    I love the vocals but the piano is so bad :|

  56. Nathan Beesley

    i feel exactly the same man. its strange how with fightstar i reli want them to be huge and for them to get the apreciation they deserve.

  57. Nathan Beesley

    how can anyone not like this cover?
    as much as i like imogen heaps version, this version is more musical that the original auto-tuned to fuck original

  58. RavenClaws94

    i like this song

  59. Antony Jakab

    Ive listened to this like 4 times in a row now, i love it :)

  60. mOni arroyo


  61. Jim Von Slater

    @zBenHz1 And it sucks.

  62. OhDearKeita

    I do truly love this version just as much as the original :)

  63. Thembi Mtika

    I have to say, I really think that this is the best cover I've heard of this song. I think they did this great song justice.

  64. BrileyBeelo

    Usually it breaks me when a band gets big that been underground for sometime and i've been listening to them. But with Fightstar i really want them to make it big, i have all there albums and i think their material is so underrated. People think fightstar are shit because it has "that guy from Busted" in it. Proper pissed me off it does. They're fucking genious

  65. vZbCkS

    Ooh, this was a tough one, as a fightstar fan. When it first started playing, I thought this would be a so-so cover, but as it unfolded, it got better and better, and the video has just ended leaving me dumbfounded, a fantastic cover, Does Imogen Heap justice IMO

  66. mrgiggles247

    @PainInRedEyes69 Your understanding of the British Isles and Ireland is painfully ignorant. ""British" English?"There are no other "types" of English person. You're English, you're British. And I'm Scottish, and actually most up here like being part of the UK. And Scotland could never break away into a seperate Island. That would be geographically impossible as it's part of the same landmass. Oh and "American English" is a dialect, not a seperate Language.

  67. lucygirleen

    youch - i think they should leave this to imogen heap ...

  68. Kimberley Connor

    this is terrible. just saying.

  69. Snight101

    shit cover

    fuck fightfags they suck

  70. LukeVader77

    Fightstar covering this song is really random in my opinion. But I do like their cover, not like their usual stuff.

  71. Rio TC

    no dude, Imogen Heap is better. without her, you wouldnt even have your jason derulo. period.

  72. totallykyle111

    @zBenHz1 His isn't a cover though, it just samples a part of the song =p

  73. totallykyle111

    @PainInRedEyes69 Fail.

  74. IndigoRushMusic

    Fightstar are just amazing

  75. Fr0gg0


    I dont live in the us. And im into your music-scene so dont tell me i dont know.

  76. Fr0gg0

    @doylieboy1 UK does NOT have the best musicians, you have some good, but most of them suck.

  77. Imee Malabonga

    @imlan123 I agree. I remember Fightstar's cover of Battlefield and it was good too. To me, this is artistry - being able to do a song that's totally different from your usual and making it your own :]

  78. imlan123

    @camelbros16 How can it be designed as a woman's song? He does an amazing job by singing in his own way.

  79. imlan123

    How the hell do they need support? XD

  80. Meg Fox

    i prefer this version to the origional, it's a close call but fightstar just make it!! :)

  81. M3tabolic

    I've never actually listened to any fightstar or imogen heap before, but having now just heard both I think this cover is just awful. a lot of the song is too low for him, and the piano part is totally uninspiring. The Imogen Heap version has a beautiful sound. This version just doesn't compare.

  82. Tara Pearson

    Differently lovely version i reckon.

  83. lilliea06

    not bad, i still prefer imogen heaps version though :)

  84. Victor Coupe

    i'm impressed.

  85. Byron Staley

    Not really his style I think. Not bad, but it wasn't that impressive.

    And if you really let a cover ruin a song for you, you obviously don't like the original very much. The original is always going to be amazing, no matter how many people cover it.

  86. Catrin Vincent

    NO WAY!!!!!!!!!! I never thought they'd cover this song! Brilliant!
    I love Imogen Heap and Fightstar and actually nearly screamed when I saw the title XD
    Jason Derulo ruined this song for me. Sorry to anyone who likes it, but seriously. Ruined.

  87. Kenny McCormick

    @ankh12 The fact that he used that sample means he felt the magic of the song... lay off him a bit.

    P.S. i am not a fan of radio hip hop shit, just saying

  88. David Davesby

    I on the other hand am very glad that he did his version, because I hadn't heard Imogens and Jasons showed me that his is shit and also showed me that imogen is awesome :)

  89. ohawtsam

    its not like he covered the whole song, he just used a part of it.

    nothing to stress over.

  90. ankh12

    agreed x 1000
    Jason Derulo's shitty version ruined the whole thing !

  91. Alissa Ryan

    Not bad at all. I'm still all for Imogen Heap's version, but I like this too. But Jason Derulo needs to shove his worthless shit version up his ass and NOT play it to make blood come out of everyone's ears.
    (Sorry about that, but I'm just so pissed off that Jason Derulo ruined my very favorite song. It's been my favorite song for at least 1 or 2 years.)

  92. Daniel Nguyen

    Hear, hear.

  93. Jacob Wilson

    lol which proves my point? if they're idiot kids, then there's obviously more idiot kids in the world than us smart ones. but if those idiot kids discover this smart music because of their idiot music, then ( as to the description) fightstar will get more support from a sum of the idiot kids as well as us smart kids.

  94. Jacob Wilson

    Yes I's imogen heap's. I'm just sayin if a rap artists used part of one of fightstar's songs then the song would become popular.

  95. Jacob Wilson

    fightstar needs support? god this is why i wish i didn't live in America. Fightstar's my fav band ever and I'll never get to see them live. Maybe some rap artist needs to cover his song too then people will know who they are!

  96. Rio TC

    despite my last comment, ive taken qute a liking to this cover. as Miss Heap said, a song has a life of its own.

  97. Timothy Smalls

    Oh this is adorable!

    &Why are people thumbing down ShinnSabaku's comment? They're completely right, Charlie Simpson's voice isn't made for highs. Still sounds adorable.

  98. biggin030

    This is just nice :) Love this band so much