There aren’t enough great songs about introverts in the world , but these are a few I enjoy listening to.
The singer talks of a rebellious little girl named Mariella, whom she admires. Mariella’s mother wants her to wear girly clothes and have tea parties with friends, but Mariella wears black , glues her lips together and chooses to play by herself. (I think the girl might be an INTJ.)
And she looked in the mirror
And she thought to herself
“If I wanna play, I can play with me
If I wanna think, I’ll think in my head”
The original song is from the movie ‘Willy Wonka’, but I think Fiona’s voice makes the song unearthly and magical. It’s about the secret place that all introverts like to escape to. A similar sounding song is Once Upon a Dream by Lana Del Rey.
There is no life I know
To compare with pure imagination
Living there, you’ll be free
If you truly wish to be
An accurate account of how introverts feel when they are stuck at a boring party.
Truly I ain’t got no business here
But since my friends are here, I just came to kick it
But really I would rather be at home all by myself
Not in this room with people who don’t even care about my well-being
I don’t dance, don’t ask, I don’t need a boyfriend
So you can, go back, please enjoy your party
This song is probably about the superficial chatter most people engage in, forgetting to talk about things that really matter.
And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence
The party anthem for people who revel in solitude.
Space around me where my soul can breathe
I’ve got body that my mind can leave
Nothing else matters, I don’t care what I miss
Solitude is bliss
There’s a party in my head and no one is invited
I like to think that this song is about two introverts enjoying each other’s company without feeling the need to talk.
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?
Forget what we’re told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that’s bursting into life
Let’s waste time
Around our heads
The singer wants to form a connection with someone who is very private and guarded.
The pieces of your heart
And let me peer inside
Let me in
Where only your thoughts have been
Let me occupy your mind
As you do mine
This song is from the movie Mockingjay and it celebrates the badass introverted heroine, Katniss Everdeen. And I like the way Lorde dances in the official video.
I’m a princess cut from marble, smoother than a storm
And the scars that mark my body, they’re silver and gold
My blood is a flood of rubies, precious stones
It keeps my veins hot, the fires find a home in me
I move through town, I’m quiet like a fire
And my necklace is of rope, I tie it and untie it
People talk to me, but nothing ever hits home
People talk to me, and all the voices just burn holes
P.S. – Do let me know if there any other good introvert songs you know of. Please don’t come up songs like ‘Creep’ and ‘Eleanor Rigby’, though. Those are about sad, lonely people who dislike themselves.