To Be Still

Story Behind The Song

Seems like society is rushing through life, trying to get ahead, buying the latest "new and improved" to make their lives better and more efficient and you just end up being on a hamster wheel.

Song Description

Portrait of how we all get caught up in keeping up and doing whatever necessary to keep up and not slow down to get ahead. In the process you lose yourself, build glass houses and it will all fall down in the end unless we take the time to stop and find some sort of peace within.

Song Length 3:44 Genre Pop - General, Pop - Dreampop
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Troubled Subject Life
Similar Artists Dido, Zero 7 Language English
Era 2000 and later


Fall in line
as you do your time
putting one foot down in front of the other
in a pantomime

you got to live 9 lives
something to get you up cause you can't slow down
and fall behind

On the edge of a breakdown
from the outside everything feels together
feels so complete

When all is said and done and you come down
there's an empty space you're gonna find and it's dying
To Be Still

It's a lie
when we sell and buy
into that dirty little secret discovered
served up as a prize
In the time
it takes to realize
all the things that you think you need are gone before your eyes

Standing on the edge of that breakdown
nothing feels right or together
you feel incomplete
All you've said and done is crumbling down
and you found that empty space inside and you're dying
To Be Still
To Be Still

In the stillness of a shadow room
fermez vos yeux (close your eyes)


Lyrics Michelle Chenard, David Hilburn Music David Hilburn, Michelle Chenard
Producer Michelle Chenard/David Hilburn Publisher Michelle Chenard/David Hilburn
Performance Michelle Chenard Label none

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