| by Kenneth Chase | 26 comments

Apartment Sessions – Quiet (Tim Minchin)

Have you ever wondered, well I have, about how when I say, say “red”, for example, there’s no way of knowing if “red” means the same thing in your head as “red” means in my head when someone says “red” How if we are traveling at almost the speed of light and we’re holding a light that light would still travel away from us at the full speed of light which seems right in a way, what I’m trying to say, I’m not sure, but I wonder if inside my head I’m not just a bit different from some of my friends these answers that come into my mind unbidden these stories delivered to me fully written and when everyone shouts, like they seem to like shouting the noise in my head is incredibly loud and I just wish they’d stop, my dad, and my mom and the tv and stories would stop for just once and I’m sorry, I’m not quite explaining it right but the noise becomes anger and the anger is light and this burning inside me would usually fade but it isn’t today, and the heat and the shouting and my heart is pounding, and my eyes are burning and suddenly everything, everything is Quiet. Like silence, but not really silent Just that still sort of quiet Like the sound of a page being turned in a book Or a pause in a walk in the woods Quiet. Like silence, but not really silent Just that nice kind of quiet Like the sound when you lie upside down in your bed Just the sound of your heart in your head They say stand up, lie down make the best of your heart now But I say the honey light has no effect on me as once it did seeping through the trees Sure, I am blue but I am not used up I’m scared of what I know not but scared is a word for kids playing in the dark Every night I wake up frighted by something in the shadow spot The shadow stays when light pours in Improbably, it lives in the kitchen Why does it have to be that way? Because, because Why does it have to be just so? Because it does Thirteen times, check the lock and key Oh, thirteenth time, why are you so deep in me? Why does it have to be that way? Today I may be Jesus or maybe Joan of Arc or maybe I’m just God Himself we’ve been waiting for so long “You’re just a you”, they tell me “no greater than the rest this mountain that you speak of an imaginary crest” Still, I ache with grandeur not quite sure that I am wrong These worlds I see are not stable or concrete outside my window it’s so different than my mind’s show In there it’s so surreal but grips you like it’s real no warnings, or end credits to alert you how to feel In the morning when I wake up I don’t listen to the birds or fill my coffee cup I am worried, no I’m frazzled, maybe frenzied, is this my body or my mind? My mind or my body? “I must go home”, it’s a phrase I know too well This tingling haunts me, it’s a special kind of hell A sensitivity to everything I smell the moment I seek the one that breaks the spell Where is my quiet? When will I find it? Is this my own mind? Will I be just fine? And though the people around me Their mouths are still moving The words they are forming Cannot reach me anymore! And it is quiet And I am warm Like I’ve sailed Into the eye of the storm


Coral Featherstone

Jul 7, 2017, 5:23 am Reply

Love it. Made my morning. Awesome stuff

peter Hodson

Jul 7, 2017, 4:16 pm Reply

Just wow.

Pascale van Gils

Jul 7, 2017, 11:03 am Reply


Barbara White

Aug 8, 2017, 8:54 pm Reply

interesting ,some thing new and true about feelings and life

Daniel Rule

Aug 8, 2017, 12:25 am Reply

I love this song. All the lyrics convey the emotions so well and the music behind it just stands to support it. I didn't even notice how much it was building up after the first drop until the seccond one. I'm wondering if you have any lyrics for the added parts. There are some things I can't quite make out and I'd love to know.


Aug 8, 2017, 5:43 am Reply

Thank you for a great rendition of a song from a play I have yet to see! Very moving and well done! And though you may not have gotten to attention equivalent to the effort required to put together such a lavish and quality experience, I would like you to know that seeing this gives me a great deal of encouragement to put in as much effort as I can muster even when unnoticed just for the chance to make such quality entertainment as you have all showcased throughout this video! Your efforts have inspired me and many others, so than you again!


Aug 8, 2017, 1:48 am Reply

Will you be selling sheet music?

Danika Inq

Nov 11, 2017, 7:57 pm Reply

0:27 Yay! I found the hidden F Horns! And only on my second viewing. We are becoming popular.
Love the video btw.

Luna kuutamo

Nov 11, 2017, 1:20 pm Reply

I only just found your channel and I just wanted to say this is beautiful.
Not only the music, but the feeling you get from seeing so many people working together to make something so wonderful.
It's a special kind of feeling.

Matias Luna

Nov 11, 2017, 9:14 pm Reply

The viola girl is singing now!

Roberto Fontiglia

Dec 12, 2017, 11:06 pm Reply

Are they broadway musical people? I've always felt like there's something different about the singing voice of actors and actresses in musicals. It feels like the lyrics are incredibly clear, more so than those of most other singers. And they sound like that. It's amazing.


Jan 1, 2018, 5:01 am Reply

What a great great recording. My God you guys are amazing

Aus Mick Ardiansyah

Feb 2, 2018, 7:52 am Reply

Why I am Crying listen to this……

BrynPoo KC

Feb 2, 2018, 6:07 pm Reply

When you start the amazing work of Tim Minchin, you’ve got a huge head start. Amazing performance.

Gussy Rikh

Feb 2, 2018, 9:54 pm Reply


Alexandre Guilherme

Mar 3, 2018, 1:28 am Reply

What a beautiful work!!! My good! Congratulations to all! Especial for the litlle girl

cpt nordbart

Apr 4, 2018, 12:03 pm Reply

Wow Annabelle. That was a great job you did here. I'm truly impressed.

Pascal Franke

Apr 4, 2018, 11:31 am Reply



May 5, 2018, 7:03 pm Reply

This is such a piece of art, thank you. And I must say, I've seen Matilda on the West End many times and seen different Matildas, but Annabelle just surpassed them all. Would like to see her on the big stage someday.

Francis Four

Jun 6, 2018, 2:58 pm Reply

This music is awesome!! Almost like a musical. This girl has got quite some talent


Jul 7, 2018, 5:56 am Reply



Sep 9, 2018, 1:27 pm Reply

One of your best!
Still waiting for a Sousaphone in the Apartment:)

Bruno Neureiter

Dec 12, 2018, 6:52 pm Reply

Who's the singer at 6:22?


Apr 4, 2019, 12:18 pm Reply

Bravo. Wish I was there.


Apr 4, 2019, 12:21 am Reply

That girl makes me tear up each time. She's so great!

Sherif Katcho

May 5, 2019, 12:52 pm Reply

love from EGYPT ❤

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