Jones, Howard - Hide And Seek Lyrics




There was a time when there was nothing at all
Nothing at all, just a distant hum
There was a being and he lived on his own
He had no one to talk to, and nothing to do
He drew up the plans, learnt to work with his hands
A million years passed by and his work was done
And his words were these...

Hope you find it in everything, everything that you see
Hope you find it in everything, everything that you see
Hope you find it, hope you find it
Hope you find me in you

So she had built her elaborate home
With it's ups and it's downs, its rains and its sun
She decided that her work was done, time to have fun
and she found a game to play

Then as part of the game
She completely forgot where she'd hidden herself
And she spent the rest of her time
Trying to find the parts

Hope you find it in everything, everything that you see
Hope you find it in everything, everything that you see
Hope you find it, hope you find it
Hope you find me in you

There was a time when there was nothing at all, nothing at all
Just a distant hum





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  1. Mark Morris

    Gives me goosebumps just beautiful

  2. Tony T

    there was never nothng

  3. Kerry Race

    ❤️❤️❤️ Love this song xx

  4. Lindy Greg

    Thought provoking song - what a throwback
    With songs like this Howard & co were trying to save the planet all those years ago!

  5. munmeet mangat

    What a beautiful song, absolutely stunning music and lyrics. Who’s here in 2020?

  6. elsielil

    Oh goodness, I forgot about this incredible song. So glad I found it again, 80's all the way, great memories, simple times for me as a child, then we grew up, so glad I can re- live through YT! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Neil NZ

    Just can't find the words!

  8. Moira Corrigan

    Wish he would come back to Ireland 😢 seen Howard in the 90s would love to see him again❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  9. jan van den Oever

    Didn't like all that synthesizer music in the 80, but this one, men what a song

  10. gjvh1

    Damn...i miss the 80ths .

  11. Steve Kelby

    Best song ever. Full stop ❤️

  12. David Bradshaw

    Beautiful!!!...

  13. Florin Muntean

    Melodie pentru suflet...

  14. M Bru

    Always loved this song.

  15. Irish Kabyle

    THE SONG BECOMES SEXIER WHEN IT'S SUNG IN THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE, FRENCH, OH OUI §§§§

  16. Graham Thompson

    Makes me cry 😢 need to be back in the 80’s, my decade, my home

  17. Drew Hickford

    Love this tune 🎶

  18. M Yansen

    Loved this song ever since it first came out, even though I didn't really fully understand the lyrics as I was a teenager.

    Many years later in an Ayahuasca ceremony God told me his plan for creating and said this song sums it up perfectly.

    It totally blew me away!!! 😊🙏

  19. Małgorzata Woroch

    swietny videoclip oraz super piosenka oraz wspanialy howard jones

  20. Robert Borger

    You Howard started my love of music. You are my mentor.

  21. Robert Borger

    To Ty zapoczątkowałeś Howard moją miłość do muzyki.

  22. Rory Smith

    This is an awesome song., and a dramatic video.

  23. Frederik van Leersum

    Finally found you back...you eighties feeling

  24. Michael Mitchell

    Great track from great times in my life. Glad I was part of it. A real keyboard player. Good synths back then using the famous DX7 and Roland Jupiter 8 on this track.

  25. Samppa Ankka

    He should be more famous like Rick Astley and Tears for Fears. Why wasn´t this a bigger hit? Why isn´t this played on the radio?! A mystery. Under rated artist??

  26. Gavin Heaphy

    Classic days

  27. olalj123

    One of my all time favourites. I was 13 years old when this was released and reading "The Lord of the Rings" for the first time. Thi IS Tom Bombadill...

  28. H-65

    This is typical awesome 80's music.

  29. KASPAR VAN SEE

    super song

  30. Jacomina Veseli

    a very nice intro.....like a mysterious place....if you were a teenager then, like me, that was a song for dreamers...

  31. tomahzo

    This video works beautifully with the song - it's just such a shame to watch it at 240p. Seriously, there needs to be a high quality version of this video somewhere! Maybe not 4k but still better than this!

  32. Julie Evans

    This song gives me goosebumps!

  33. Peter Crawley

    I loved this at the time and had almost forgotten about it until I wondered why I always hear his other songs and not this. It's brilliant and his best in my humble opinion!!

  34. sternenkind

    The quintessence of 80's melancholy and 80's sadness. When I close my eyes and listen to this song I see it all again. Melancholy and beauty at the same time.

  35. LTW 91011

    A master piece Howard, you had such an influence as a youngster on my life through a really dark time, i m sure you do on many others too, this was one of my favs too. Thanks again sends chills even after this time.

  36. Synth pest

    This song had grown on me so much.....in and of its self it's great.
    Only think that the vocals could have done with some layering as I don't think he has the voice for this particular song. It's so deep and moody, the vocals seem too thin.
    This is my humble opinion- with me being an expert in such. Lol

  37. Mark Tate

    I enjoyed it then and just as much now , Thanks Howard

  38. MrHibsboy

    34 years later - I'd forgotten how good song this is (and how much I loved it). Phenomenal music - goosebumps

  39. julian pierce

    Can anyone give me a lift back to the 80’s please? Anyone?

  40. 77ranko

    incredible how such deep lyrics, too deep for the superficial and poor '80s. thanks to Dune i would have never known about this song

  41. richard whelan

    There was a time...

  42. clock face

    Stop trying to impress people that you don't even care about

  43. Alice M Sundy

    His vocals are amazing ! 💙🎶

  44. M LR

    Howard Jones was 80s genius

  45. Shay Beck

    This wonderful song remind me the day my grandmother died, and that song was stuck in my head for days.. love it

  46. Evelyn Mann

    counting down to see you here in Houston !!!!! had been dreaming all my life to see you since the 80's back in my beautiful Guatemala, now I get to see you with my soulmate who also is your greatest admirer

  47. John Laurie

    Beautiful song

  48. Mark O'Neill

    Vastly underrated song from a man who shares his birthday with Yours Truly.

  49. Johanna Medero

    Swear this man does not make a bad song 😍😍🤩

  50. Dave Oneill

    Absolutely brilliant tune
    Way way ahead of its time,
    80s rock,!!!!!!!!

  51. stephen hannan

    Found it Howard.  The problem is just how do you get it?

  52. Joy Division

    I can’t thank Howard Jones enough for the memories he has created , he probably won’t ever realise what his vocals , synth and songwriting has done for so many people and the impact it had on their lives , certainly as a child of the 80’s ...

    Howard is still making absolutely top class material, read a little about Howard and he seems like a cracking , down to earth fella who remembers his roots ...that’s certainly what I took from it .


    This is a haunting masterpiece and personally for me is all about childhood innocence and fun and also what could have been , wish I never tried to grow up too quickly.

    I hope you don’t get embarrassed if you do read this Howard as o know it’s your channel, but you don’t ever toot your own horn so I think you deserve it tooted for you just even a wee bit , so appreciate of your music , a throughly talented guy...thanks so much.

    cafedeltransit

    1980’s Guy well said

  53. Defalized

    Magnificent Song love everything about it. I'm 19 years of age this song is truly amazing.

  54. iwa0129

    If people around the world have the consciousness expressed in this song, the war will disappear.

  55. lesley dixon

    I love this! 2019

  56. Marc Vanceunebroeck

    This guy is the one because I love music

  57. Michael Parker

    these kinds of melodies really inspire me

  58. jpr15

    Thank you Howard, a truly underrated classic ❤

  59. Chris Spite

    I love this song by Howard Jones 👍👍👍👍👍👍😎😎😎😎😎

  60. Wineguy50

    OMG! I have the 12inch of this in the loft somewhere! I've typed Howard Jones in you tube after a few glasses of wine! This is great after 30 odd years! One of his better songs, check out speciality, a track that never got the recognition it deserves and will give you more goosebumps than this!

  61. Mario Valenti

    Simply wonderful! Back in time

  62. excavtrooper

    Haunting.....................

  63. Daz Noble

    Seen Howard Jones in concert 1984 and going to see him may 2019.

  64. Max Bernuzzi

    Great song. Period.

  65. Tammy Leeder Whitaker

    God and creation of Earth. Mankind ....Sands of Time......

  66. Fr Fi

    👌 🔝

  67. Calldy uk

    Beautiful song, Beautiful lyrics and great video to complement the song!

  68. espen thoresen

    they dont make Music like this now more what a masterpice

  69. Trust Joe

    Live Aid?

  70. robert emms

    Any one else here who just wanted to slip back to the eightes for 5 blissful minutes?

  71. davethecurrymonster

    2019 anybody out there!!!!
    Timeless masterpiece.
    😀😀😀😀

    Marcus Keulertz

    It was a big hit in my childhood a timeless synth pop classic with a certain attitude.

  72. Elaine Crompton

    AMAZING still 😍

  73. Terry Krow

    One of the best songs I have ever heard.

    lantas201

    Stays on my playlist. Absolute masterpiece

    Terry Krow

    WIsh he still made music/lyrics like this... Society needs it... No one is doing stuff like this...

  74. Youtube Viewer

    That solo has always touched me deeply, it brings me to tears. Is anyone else as deeply moved by it as I am? I find it profoundly sad.

  75. Ben H

    Why isn't music like this anymore it's such a shame the world would be such a different place if it was as music is and always been important to the soul

  76. Harry Nield

    This is one of the greatest songs of the 80s. What a fantastic tune and lyrics.

  77. Colourful 999 Real

    GREAT SONG EVER
    TATTOO - 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

  78. M4004139R S203

    The rule of YouTube: the fewer vews a song will have, the better the song will be.

  79. 0306 sonntag

    TOP Song der 80er

  80. Lee Dobson

    This song dosen't age ...sounds great in 2018 has it did back in the 80's

  81. brett devlin

    what a song xxxx

  82. Imelda Ennis

    Aww loved this song so much... Haunting

  83. MrDhyran

    i was 19 back in that wonderfull time....... i was in love with Polysix and jupiter 8 sounds, there was so much great new wave, oh my god, i am on my DX7 again, that change was magic to me

  84. Les Paul

    I was always greatly moved this, but the full tragedy of the "she" verses only recently hit home with me. Universal consciousness was utterly stuffed the moment it thought up yin and yang with its ups and its downs. From then on omniscience couldn't help but shatter continuously into endless tiny shards of awareness. We are those shards - He/She was lost and became we, forever doomed to rebuild the immense jigsaw without the picture on the box. Hope you find It...hope you find It...

  85. Lasse Lundquist

    1984 best Music Year ever

  86. Colourful 999 Real

    GREAT UK 🇬🇧 BEST SINGER EVER , BEST SONG EVER
    HOWARD JONES

  87. DREAMLINE 242

    This is an amazing beautiful song!

  88. scneese64

    Still listening..2018..Love all Howard's music but "Hide & Seek" still holds the #1 slot for me followed by "Soon you"ll Go" that he wrote for his daughter Mica.  Not only is he uber talented (that's an understatement) but also a gem of a human being.  We all were blessed the day Howard was born!!

  89. helmethead72

    I bought Humans Lib when it came out in 1984. It's only now, 34 years later that I got it- Humans Liberation, the lyrics throughout his work are truly inspirational. A great musician, song-writer and human being!

  90. Joni Papillon

    Remember it still. Back in 1984, dancing with that sweet girl. We were boath 15 years old, she smelled so good and her boobs felt fantastic to my chest when we danced to Hide and Seek and right after this song to Careless Whisper. This memory came up somehow today 34 years later so thats why I looked up this song :)

  91. John

    We saw Howard in concert in the late 80's at Birmingham's NEC. He was on stage for 2hrs 15mins straight. Absolutely out of this world. EVERYONE danced in the aisles from start to finish. PURE BRILLIANCE !!!!!!!!!

  92. John

    There was a time when there was nothing at all
    Nothing at all, just a distant hum
    There was a being and he lived on his own
    He had no one to talk to, and nothing to do
    He drew up the plans, learnt to work with his hands
    A million years passed by and his work was done
    And his words were these...

    Hope you find it in everything, everything that you see
    Hope you find it in everything, everything that you see
    Hope you find it, hope you find it
    Hope you find me in you

    So she had built her elaborate home
    With it's ups and it's downs, its rains and its sun
    She decided that her work was done, time to have fun
    and she found a game to play

    Then as part of the game
    She completely forgot where she'd hidden herself
    And she spent the rest of her time
    Trying to find the parts

    Hope you find it in everything, everything that you see
    Hope you find it in everything, everything that you see
    Hope you find it, hope you find it
    Hope you find me in you

    There was a time when there was nothing at all, nothing at all
    Just a distant hum

  93. Dan hansson

    Great song listened to it all the time back then, sadly brings back bad memories.

  94. RAFAEL ELGUEA

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SHARING, GREAT VIBES SONGS!! , AND ALBUMS VERY GOOD MUSIC WITH GREAT EMOTIONS!!

    RAFA (VALENCIA , ESPAÑA)

  95. Dave Barnett

    god i miss the 80.s

  96. Chill Out Factory Spheric Universe

    ..........its now 2018.... this is Timeless... Back to the Roots of the Good Old 80´s