VNV Nation - Illusion Lyrics




I know it's hard to tell how mixed up you feel
Hoping what you need is behind every door
Each time you get hurt, I don't want you to change
Because everyone has hopes, you're human after all
The feeling sometimes, wishing you were someone else
Feeling as though you never belong
This feeling is not sadness, this feeling is not joy
I truly understand. Please, don't cry now

Please don't go, I want you to stay
I'm begging you please, please don't leave here
I don't want you to hate;
For all the hurt that you feel,
The world is just illusion, trying to change you

Being like you are
Well this is something else, who would comprehend?
But some that do, lay claim
Divine purpose blesses them
That's not what I believe, and it doesn't matter anyway
A part of your soul ties you to the next world
Or maybe to the last, but I'm still not sure
But what I do know, is to us the world is different
As we are to the world but I guess you would know that

Please don't go, I want you to stay
I'm begging you please, please don't leave here
I don't want you to hate for all the hurt that you feel
The world is just illusion trying to change you
Please don't go, I want you to stay
I'm begging you please, oh please don't leave here
I don't want you to change;
For all the hurt that you feel,
This world is just illusion, always trying to change you

Please don't go, I want you to stay
I'm begging you please, please don't leave here
I don't want you to hate for all the hurt that you feel
The world is just illusion trying to change you
Please don't go, I want you to stay
I'm begging you please, oh please don't leave here
I don't want you to change;
For all the hurt that you feel,
This world is just illusion, always trying to change you





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  1. Samuel Leo

    I know it's hard to tell how mixed up you feel
    Hoping what you need is behind every door
    Each time you get hurt, I don't want you to change
    Because everyone has hopes, you're human after all
    The feeling sometimes wishing you were someone else
    Feeling as though you never belong
    This feeling is not sadness, this feeling is not joy
    I truly understand, please don't cry now
    Please don't go, I want you to stay
    I'm begging you, please, please don't leave here
    I don't want you to hate for all the hurt that you feel
    The world is just illusion trying to change you
    Being like you are, well, this is something else
    Who would comprehend? But some that do lay claim
    Divine purpose blesses them, that's not what I believe
    And it doesn't matter anyway
    A part of your soul ties you to the next world
    Or maybe to the last but I'm still not sure
    But what I do know is to us the world is different
    As we are to the world, I guess you would know that
    Please don't go, I want you to stay
    I'm begging you, please, please don't leave here
    I don't want you to hate for all the hurt that you feel
    The world is just illusion trying to change you
    Please don't go, I want you to stay
    I'm begging you, please, oh please don't leave here
    I don't want you to change for all the hurt that you feel
    This world is just illusion always trying to change you
    Please don't go, I want you to stay
    I'm begging you, please, please don't leave here
    I don't want you to hate for all the hurt that you feel
    This world is just illusion, trying to change you
    Please don't go, I want you to stay
    I'm begging you, please, oh please don't leave here
    I don't want you to change for all the hurt that you feel
    This world is just illusion always trying to change you

  2. Deja vu

    Been listening to this song off an on for some time. Found out last night that a friend attempted to take his own life and they are taking him off life support soon. Its hard stuff, not emo or any thing, but i didn't know where else to post this so I can get it out of my head for a little while.

  3. deuce army

    Geez... I remember the first day heard this song, I was just waking up to the sound of crying, it was my grandma, crying real hard becuase that was the day my grandpa passed away, and when he got taken back to his home community, me, by brother, my uncle and his girlfriend at the time, we were driving back to the community. And he played this song.... my uncle was crying already, then he started crying real hard because of this song. He looked at my brother. Red eyes from crying, asked him something. Then covered his eyes and continued to cry. made me cry too, I was holding my niece who was a newborn at the time, I just looked at her with tears running down my face..... thinking about the future, around this time January 28th 2020. My grandpa passed away 2013.... still feels like yesterday. Still love him😔😞😭

  4. AlphaMunky

    This was the first song I heard after perhaps the most traumatic duration in my life. Miss you Grandma, you were my joy and happiness. I love you, life is hard without you, but I know you’re in a better place; free from the suffering of your illnesses. If there is an afterlife, I’ll see you in the eternal gardens of paradise...

  5. Swollen1

    Still cries me, the saddest yet most hopeful song ever.

  6. Andrew Patrick

    I wish my dad could have heard this song... He would have loved it maybe more than me R.I.P beautiful song 💘 ❤❤

  7. Som nambulants

    I found this song on late night college radio many years ago and it is being carried with me even now.

  8. Alpha Noob

    My friend told me his love of his life left him for his best friend, he knew the both of them for years. This song makes me think about him. I can't help but to cry

  9. Salvador Zarate

    Senua: Goodbye, My Love...

  10. Chloe Price

    Played hellblade, while I went through a suicidal episode. It literally helped me survive some of the darkest days in my life.

  11. Apollyon the Destroyer

    Sometimes our greatest enemies is ourselves....

  12. Νεκροτομείο

    R.I.P. Sophie

  13. Svetlana Lupesku

    this song is absolutely wonderful and devastating, i can't hold back tears every time i listen to it

  14. Thomas Brousse

    The end of Senua's Sacrifice couldn't be better with this song. Just perfect !

  15. Điền Nhuận

    Year 2019....

    Loading ... 2020.….

  16. Snow Trars

    Anybody excited for hellblade 2?

  17. مستر بنز - Mr Benz

    Hellblade ?

    j62

    ي هلا بلعربي
    ♥️😴..

    مستر بنز - Mr Benz

    Mesho 0 ي هلا فيك

  18. 7 Seven

    Senua's Hell Blade

  19. B O K E T T O

    Oldest yt video I’ve seen so far but it’s one of the most saddening ones I’ve seen

  20. The Raven

    *lyrics*

    I know it's hard to tell how mixed up you feel
    Hoping what you need is behind every door
    Each time you get hurt, I don't want you to change
    Because everyone has hopes, you're human after all

    The feeling sometimes wishing you were someone else
    Feeling as though you never belong
    This feeling is not sadness, this feeling is not joy
    I truly understand, please don't cry now

    Please don't go, I want you to stay
    I'm begging you, please, please don't leave here
    I don't want you to hate for all the hurt that you feel
    The world is just illusion trying to change you

    Being like you are, well, this is something else
    Who would comprehend? But some that do lay claim
    Divine purpose blesses them, that's not what I believe
    And it doesn't matter anyway

    A part of your soul ties you to the next world
    Or maybe to the last but I'm still not sure
    But what I do know is to us the world is different
    As we are to the world, I guess you would know that

    Please don't go, I want you to stay
    I'm begging you, please, please don't leave here
    I don't want you to hate for all the hurt that you feel
    The world is just illusion trying to change you

    Please don't go, I want you to stay
    I'm begging you, please, oh please don't leave here
    I don't want you to change for all the hurt that you feel
    This world is just illusion always trying to change you

    Please don't go, I want you to stay
    I'm begging you, please, please don't leave here
    I don't want you to hate for all the hurt that you feel
    This world is just illusion, trying to change you

    Please don't go, I want you to stay
    I'm begging you, please, oh please don't leave here
    I don't want you to change for all the hurt that you feel
    This world is just illusion always trying to change you

  21. Dystopia 97

    The song start: I remember Senua and her pain, I remember the battles, I remember Dillion, I remember the end....and a tear falls down.
    Thank you Ninja Theory <3
    "The hardest battles are fought in the mind, not with the sword" - Dillion

  22. Didier Vidry

    Très très haut niveau underground musikk.....

  23. Inverted Reality

    An INFP meme video brought me here.

  24. Kevin S

    I can't promise you tomorrow will be better, or next week, or even next year, but I can promise you it gets better.

  25. Booker DeWitt

    Underrated

  26. Aises

    i really like this, the song and also the feeling when i hear it.

  27. Jess Howl

    This world is just illusion

  28. Vegi World

    My brother is dead. He was 28. Jeremy saw the world like Senua and he lived a hard life because of it. He needed help and the system failed him. We failed him. He was a loving and good man. In this universe he'll live on in the hearts of his family and friends. His daughter will carry his blood into the future. His organs will save lives. He's a hero. I love you Jeremy. I'll miss you.

  29. utube4u 2

    Please don’t go... 💗
    Thx for posting...

  30. Magic Merlin

    When you feel like you don't belong anywhere in this world. This song helps alot

  31. Rocky Banure

    You know what? We humans are just too resilient in comparison to any machine or supercomputer out there! Learnt this frm an episode of Batman the animated series

  32. Jenn Dustrial

    Anyone going through it, hang in there. When you're going through hell, keep going. You'll come out the other end of the tunnel a very strong unbreakable person. I should have told myself this in 2008, but here I am almost 2020, more losses than I could ever imagine. You'll be ok babe, don't give up!

  33. cdowg187

    RIP SOPHIE LANCASTER

  34. Haste

    눈물나..

  35. The Budgie Artist

    After an almost successful suicide (a few hours later, I would've died. It was luck I was found in this big big forest in time.) I feel very connected to this song.

    Cheeseburger Eddie

    Please dont go

    j62

    @Cheeseburger Eddie
    I'm with you

  36. Vitale Minopoli

    For my dad......i love

  37. Sasha Generalov

    Me: *sad*
    Song: "please, don't cry now"
    Me: Shit, nebro, that's all you had to say

  38. KURSI SATPAM

    2k19 :((

  39. Joe Sielski

    Hi, comment section:

    You are loved. You are worthy. You are worthy of peace of mind and peace of heart. If you don't feel it at the moment, I understand that feeling. But you got to trust that you genuinely are blessed. Love yourself, and the world will follow.



    (This song is on my "emergency playlist." It kept the suicidal thoughts away after my divorce. When life gets shitty, just trust that it's just an illusion trying to change you, so please don't go. I want you to stay. I did, and I'm glad I did.)

    Thomas The Llamas

    Why are we worthy of peace of mind and peace of heart?

  40. Raynanda Costa

    Omnia vincit amor ♡♡♡

  41. The Gremlin

    Why do we sit in dark places on our own when so many other people are doing the same ? We need to reach out , life is so much better with friends.
    This world is hard but things can be better .
    Hopefully we can all leave that all consuming dark place

  42. anonymous .03

    11 years now this vid #2019. I hope in the future someone se my comment

  43. Ionian Foxy

    This song gives me peace somehow. It’s stopping my depression/anxiety for some minutes after all.

    It’s uhm idk I can’t put it into words.

    Well yeah it’s so damn hard to tell how mixed up I feel these days. It’s getting worse again I think.
    I can’t tell really.

    Hope I am not alone.

    Ionian Foxy

    Kucing Frust I’ll give it a try. Thanks a lot.



    Well I know I am not alone. But i still feel I am.

    It’s that kind of „i am so broken that i can physically feel it“ thing atm


    But thank you very much for your words

    Kucing Frust

    @Ionian Foxy no problem man just remember if you feel very dissapointed or negative just give it call to someone you trust or family. Its will make you feel better

    Kucing Frust

    @Ionian Foxy also if you want someone to talk or chat about something im here man just give me your twitter or insta and we will dm

    Ionian Foxy

    Kucing Frust well idk if I really want to

    But feel free to contact me via @ionian_foxy either way

    Kucing Frust

    @Ionian Foxy 👌👌

  44. Annalyah

    Bien que 2 ans après sa sortie, je ne connaissais absolument pas Senua's Sacrifice... Et encore moins cette magnifique chanson...
    Elle fait ressortir énormément d'émotions, des bonnes comme mauvaises, de mauvais souvenirs ou de très heureux...
    Merci à vous pour cette musique, merci à vous pour ce jeu ♥️
    Aimez la vie, aimez les gens qui vous sont proches, et surtout, par dessus tout, aimez vous vous ♥️

  45. Henry Lucas

    Voll die depri mukke

  46. Liquidsoulman

    Hellblade brought me here too!!!

  47. Furblont

    I found this song thanks to my dad. I was seven. He was playing it in the car and I asked him, what’s the song about? He told me it was an amazing song, about a father telling his daughter to not change herself. I didn’t understand at that age, but now I do.

  48. cdowg187

    RIP SOPHIE LANCASTER

  49. Ashley Oliver

    This song got me through my Dark Night of the Soul ❤Thank you.

  50. Rodrigo Senra

    Nooooooo Senuaa

  51. The Night King

    For fuck sake can everyone stop asking for likes just say something from the heart and see how many people like it, you'll feel better for it and more honest with yourself.

    Don't lie too yourself.

  52. Ev Tristyn

    Sophie. 12 years today. Never stopped thinking. ❤️❤️

    Νεκροτομείο

    Time flies by... I hope Sophie is in a better place!

  53. Juki21

    Suzuki Bandit 600 N Ride By Calanthe => VNV Nation - Illusion => Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (i don't know that is the main theme end song!!!) my reaction = OMFG, that can't be...

  54. Zephdo TV

    Can anyone suggest me more songs like this. I WANNA BE BLESSED WITH SUCH EMOTIONAL AUDITORY WONDERS.

    blivvy

    VNV Nation - Carry You
    Of Monsters And Men - Human
    Third Eye Blind - Jumper
    Savage Garden - Crash And Burn
    None of those are quite the same, but all are beautiful and evoke similar feelings for me in their own ways. Hope you find something there which helps you.

    Johnjames Bloom

    VNV Nation- Supernova

  55. Marcia Diaz

    Love this so much. I'll miss Senua from Hellblade and the people I use to know in my life. 💜😥

  56. Hugo Honores

    2019 like

  57. love me

    The best i love these song😭😭

  58. Jana Elizabeth Sekelski

    Illusion you only have..maybe 😈

  59. acinom llefrebo

    This song is so beautiful... It touches both my heart and my soul....

  60. Alex_Skull123

    El mensaje de esta canción es mas profundo de lo que uno piensa

  61. Carnifex 845

    This is one of the most beautiful songs I’ve heard

  62. Rewa Hareba

    2019 still the best song?!

  63. Lexiuter

    Это же было 9 лет назад!

    Lexiuter

    Всеголишь 9 лет назад!

  64. Raven Vettrano

    this song is powerful in its message. that the life we live is full of illusions that try to change us and thus we have to fight it and just be our selves no matter what.

  65. Kay Antes

    Finde es echt schade, so viele "mag ich nicht" Bwertung für so ein tolles Lied +super Sound zu ernten.

  66. Eslam Esserir

    08/07/19 ♪

  67. kittyface27

    anyone here from one piece?

  68. Alexis Lauria

    Who's here thanks to Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice?

  69. Silke Nürnberger

    An manchen Tagen stellt man sich die Frage, ob es überhaupt noch einen Ausweg gibt. Dieser Song ist immer wieder so präsent, wenn Du kurz davor bist aufzugeben. 😓

    BlueGho 04

    Gib nicht auf.
    Irgendwann geht die Sonne wieder auf.☺👍

  70. ManCi okedz

    RIP Muhammad Ali - The Greatest

  71. HisOwnMeka

    Senuaaaaaaaaaa I miss you

  72. Saleh Haj Younes

    Im here cause of Hellblade.

  73. Haleem Jouda

    Any one just finished hellblade and came here ??

    blivvy

    I came here right after finishing Hellblade, but it wasn't my first visit. Long-time VNV Nation fan. And I keep coming back, because it's beautiful and meaningful with or without the connection to that game's journey.

  74. Γκασσεν Ζωργοι

    came here right after finishing Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice really good game with a perfect story and endless meanings

  75. Fernando Duc

    "I learnt the hard way, to not be afraid of death, Senua. Because a life without loss is one without love."

  76. 沈强

    senuna😭😭😭😭😭

  77. nvabeach 2

    Wait.. this was in Hellblade?
    Thank God something is finally drawing attention to this masterpiece.. I've loved it since it first popped up on YouTube... It's definitely my go to song for when I'm feeling down..

  78. Nysa Nysa

    he suggested .. 💔

  79. Storm Mccree

    I love you so much..

  80. saoud lasry

    My Heart is broken by Viktoria...

  81. A Spoopy Scaley Scary Man

    It's incredible how well the lyrics match up with my real life experiences. Sometimes it feels like the world hates you, like nothing is right; but that's not true. At heart; your life is worth living, you are worth it, never think you don't matter.

  82. Refinnej Niatpac

    'Behind you, Senua.'

  83. Raknos 決意

    I discovered this song 5 years ago but then I lost it. Now yesterday from nowhere these lyrics just popped into my head and I searched the lyrics and rediscovered this song. Wow

  84. Connie Bell

    Love love this song

  85. Johan Larsson

    I'm so fucking happy right now. I have been looking for this song for years. Now I know, ,my eyes are a bit wet right now. so god damn happy

  86. Gabriel alfonzo

    plagiarism of
    One Headlight

  87. Rotate Chad

    I am here because of obito

  88. Justin Barker

    This is Descarte's favorite song

  89. JesusSTP

    O-BI-TO

  90. OCNBXNG

    Muhammad Ali... 😔

  91. Yamen zbede

    obito and Hellblade bring me here

  92. KIRA Ahmed

    I came here for muhammed ali ❤️