My Delirium

Ladyhawke

About My Delirium

"My Delirium" is a song performed by New Zealand musician Ladyhawke. The third track on Ladyhawke's eponymous debut album, the song was released as a single on 8 December 2008. The most commercially successful single of Ladyhawke's to date, "My Delirium" sold over 70,000 copies in Australia, peaked at number nine on the New Zealand Singles Chart, number eight on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart and has reached the top 50 in the UK and Denmark.


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Late night, waiting by the phone
Tonight waiting for an answer
Heartbeat drumming double time
I need one more chance to be near you

Still hanging on
(For what)
Can't operate
(Fired up)

I won't eat and I won't sleep for you, yeah
No rest till I
(Get through)
'Cause I'm holding out
(For you)
Am I the only one who's insane?

Hey, you're playing with my delirium
And the longer I wait the harder I'm gonna fall
Stop playing with my delirium
'Cause I'm outta my head and outta my self-control

Still here in this quiet room
Deep in delusion sending me over
Outside watch the world go by
Inside time stands still as I wonder

Still hanging on
(For what?)
Can't operate
(Fired up)

I won't eat and I won't sleep for you, yeah
No rest till I
(Get through)
'Cause I'm holding out
(For you)
Am I the only one who's insane

Hey, you're playing with my delirium
And the longer I wait the harder I'm gonna fall
Stop playing with my delirium
'Cause I'm outta my head and outta my self-control
(I won't eat and I won't sleep for you, yeah)

Hey, you're playing with my delirium
And the longer I wait the harder I'm gonna fall
Stop playing with my delirium
'Cause I'm outta my head and outta my self-control

Hey, you're playing with my delirium
And the longer I wait the harder I'm gonna fall
Stop playing with my delirium
'Cause I'm outta my head and outta my self-control

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Ladyhawke

Phillipa Margaret "Pip" Brown (born 13 July 1979), better known by her stage name Ladyhawke, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She was part of the Wellington-based band Two Lane Blacktop (2001–2003), named for the 1971 road film of the same name. After moving to Australia, she formed the Sydney-based art rock band Teenager in 2004 with Nick Littlemore of Pnau (and later Empire of the Sun). Ladyhawke took her stage name from Richard Donner's 1985 film of the same name. In 2007 she relocated to London. She is best known for her hit singles "Paris Is Burning" and "My Delirium". Her self-titled debut album was released on 22 September 2008 on Modular Recordings and topped the RIANZ Albums Chart. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2009, Ladyha… more »

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Written by: PASCAL RICHARD MARCEL GHISLAIN GABRIEL, HANNAH ROBINSON, PIP BROWN, ALEX GRAY

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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15 facts about this song

Song Release
"My Delirium" is a song by New Zealand artist Ladyhawke, released as the fourth single from her eponymous debut album.
Chart Performance
The song reached number nine on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart and was also a Top 40 hit in the United Kingdom, peaking at number 33.
Music Video
The music video for "My Delirium" was directed by English duo Rankin & Chris Cottam. It features Ladyhawke driving in a truck, being pursued by two cars.
Inspiration
The song was inspired by Ladyhawke's nomadic lifestyle at the time of writing. She was living out of suitcases and had no fixed residence.
Awards
"My Delirium" earned Ladyhawke an award for "Breakthrough Artist - Single" at the 2009 ARIA Music Awards.
Style of Music
The song is noted for its 80s new wave influences with energetic synth riffs and catchy hooks.
Critic Reviews
Critics describe "My Delirium" as having a distinctive blend of classic rock, electro-pop, and indie rock.
Multiple Formats
The song was released in various formats, including 7", 12" and CD single, as well as for digital download.
B-Side
The B-side to "My Delirium" on 7-inch vinyl is "Back of the Van".
Live Performances
Ladyhawke has performed "My Delirium" at many festivals and shows, including the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, and has often received positive crowd reactions.
Musical Contribution
The song is considered to be one of the defining tracks of the late-2000s indie electronica music scene.
Personal Background
Ladyhawke, whose real name is Pip Brown, wrote the song during a period of disillusionment and struggles with her mental health. The song is a reflection of her state of mind at that time.
Recording
"My Delirium" was recorded in Wellington, New Zealand, and it was the last song recorded for the album.
Film Usage
The song has been used in various films and TV series including "The Vampire Diaries" and the film "Push".
RIAA Certification
Though "My Delirium" didn’t receive any certification from RIAA, it went on to become one of Ladyhawke’s most popular songs.

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