Jaiden & Boyinaband - Empty (Official Music Video)

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  • Published: 08 June 2018
  • Thanks to Dave for approaching me with this idea and helping me step out of my tiny little comfort zone. (lyrics in description)
    Get the song on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/album/empty-single/1396093848?app=music&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

    Behind the Scenes: superiorjanitorial.pro/user/watch?v=xR3hrZS2c0A&ab_channel=Boyinaband
    Why I don't have a face reveal: superiorjanitorial.pro/user/watch?v=VhEATqXnXCI&t=3s&ab_channel=JaidenAnimations
    Support if you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder: nationaleatingdisorders.org/help-support/contact-helpline

    Lyrics:

    V1:
    Mirror mirror on the wall
    Tunnel vision on the flaws
    In the scale of things it’s unimportant
    So no talking but it’s still an intrusive thought

    Tried hard to correct it
    But nothing was effective
    No-one else seemed so obsessed with it, things were desperate
    Until the voice crept in

    I can help you, trust me, you’re ready

    It seemed dangerous
    But it said to have faith in it

    The secret is to just be empty

    Didn’t know if it was wise to listen
    But what could it hurt to try?

    P1:
    And at first it was working
    But then things were emerging
    Cracked lips and Tired eyes
    I’m hungry with no appetite

    I’m shivering and shaking, and I tell myself it’s fine, but
    You can’t fool your body, you can only fool your mind, yuh

    Empty
    I just need to be empty
    Hide from anybody who’ll prevent me
    Just fill up on water and shame
    No, I’m not hungry, I just ate

    I’ve developed a taste for this
    Endure the neverending ache
    Convince myself I’m in control and it’s not
    All that voice that makes me sick

    C:
    Inside it’s empty
    Ana- I know it’s wrong
    I’m looking but I can’t see myself

    Inside it’s empty
    Ana- I know it’s wrong
    But it’s so hard to stop it alone

    V2:
    Been getting even worse
    All the days begin to merge
    Just a blurry haze and now it’s
    Almost second nature to ignore the urges

    Can’t trust my own nature
    Every calorie a failure
    Gotta push the intake down every day
    ‘Cause the voice comes back to say

    You want to eat? Bite your tongue

    Don’t want to stay an embarrassment
    just have to stomach it

    They don't know what you want
    A tug of war against common sense
    don’t wanna believe that I’ve overstepped

    P2:
    But it’s so overwhelming
    And I hope no-one can tell
    ‘Cause the numbers keep decreasing
    This ordeal is becoming routine, check

    Arms back neck thighs Suck it in and Pinch my sides
    The scales are betraying me, the mirror is a lie, yeah

    Numbers
    It all comes down to numbers
    I know it’s wrong but
    Just because you know you’re colorblind
    doesn’t mean you can see the colors

    Fine, I admit I’m addicted
    But the hunger feels good, how do I quit this
    I know I could die, I’ve seen the statistics
    But the voice is with me through thick and thin

    Bridge:
    I can reach out
    To someone not like me
    If you ask for help it doesn’t make you weak

    I can reach out
    ignore what the voice tells me
    I can help my mind learn to trust my body


    (dave is such a nice genuine guy i appreciate all he's done to help me. thank you dave!)
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Comments • 174 152

  • Fire Wolf
    Fire Wolf  56 minutes back

    "I've seen the statistics ... "
    Me: ... I didn't... But... I know i need to change it... (I had the exact same problem)
    I ... Just need to... I ...

    • Spicybatmanboy Playz
      Spicybatmanboy Playz  2 hours back

      the real question is is the smoke real?

      • Zichqec
        Zichqec  4 hours back

        It's been over a year and this song still makes me break down crying when I listen to it. The raw emotion in Jaiden's voice, and some aspects of it that apply to my own life just touches me deeply inside. Thank you for making this, a lot of people needed to hear this song.

        • Shadow Ricosky
          Shadow Ricosky  4 hours back

          I know it's a serious song but I'm over her friggin jamming out

          • yoyo_the _espresso
            yoyo_the _espresso  10 hours back

            Still shook even after a year of this song being out

            • Uno Tea House
              Uno Tea House  12 hours back

              Man I feel bad

              • Iamadork Gacha
                Iamadork Gacha  13 hours back

                the people who disliked this probably don't understand how dangerous eating disorders are.

                • Marisela Villanueva
                  Marisela Villanueva  15 hours back

                  This gave me goosebumps

                  • Winslow
                    Winslow  16 hours back

                    I love the music video for this... Actually more than the video, I love the whole song!

                    • Niranjanjot Roopra
                      Niranjanjot Roopra  17 hours back

                      I’m sorry jaiden. Love ur vids! I’m 8

                      • Eran Oof
                        Eran Oof  18 hours back

                        For some reason, the fact that this was posted on my birthday makes it hit home even more

                        • Moonツ
                          Moonツ  18 hours back

                          *Dave is singing this? oh wow*

                          • Miley Pasillas
                            Miley Pasillas  18 hours back

                            Inside it’s empty.....





                            Betrayed by my friend... I thought I trusted.... He used me for my money...

                            • Лев Бондаренко

                              Jaiden: makes a song about one of the hardest periods of her entire life to get it of her chest.
                              Ari:

                              • Shoisub
                                Shoisub  20 hours back

                                You're fat

                                • Angel Rodriguez
                                  Angel Rodriguez  22 hours back

                                  Jaiden's hand writing is goals

                                  • Skrrt
                                    Skrrt  1 days back

                                    R.I.P Normal Speed Sandwich

                                    • Kaila Moore
                                      Kaila Moore  1 days back

                                      90% of comments WOw arAnG thEM in ThiS oRdeR
                                      5% of comments "i know i can die I've seen the statistics" them: wow that hit me deep
                                      4% jaiden is pretty
                                      1%other

                                      • Kaila Moore
                                        Kaila Moore  1 days back

                                        Adam:Bullying
                                        James: Depression
                                        Jaden:Anorexia
                                        Alex : pizzia!!!!!!

                                        • Sweetarynka
                                          Sweetarynka  1 days back

                                          I kinda want Jaiden, James and Adam to make a song together. who else?

                                          • Haunting fighter P
                                            Haunting fighter P  1 days back

                                            **snifle** beautiful

                                            • Utkan Gökçen
                                              Utkan Gökçen  1 days back

                                              İs this true???

                                              • sandra sandra
                                                sandra sandra  1 days back

                                                Jaiden u are not fat!!!! U are so cute beautifull and kind

                                                • DragonShotsYT
                                                  DragonShotsYT  1 days back

                                                  Anorexia Nervosa - Anorexia (an-o-REK-see-uh) nervosa — often simply called anorexia — is an eating disorder characterized by an abnormally low body weight, an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted perception of weight

                                                  • Gamer TRISH
                                                    Gamer TRISH  1 days back

                                                    didnt got the meaning can anyone tell me?

                                                    • Gacha Noro and Jackson

                                                      Why is this song me though for a good period of my life I hade anorexia

                                                      • SuperGirl Power
                                                        SuperGirl Power  1 days back

                                                        I feel so sad for you get better I'm so sad jaiden I hate seeing people who are depressed or who anorexia

                                                        • Bumblebee _ 55551
                                                          Bumblebee _ 55551  1 days back

                                                          Jaiden's perfect comic sans handwriting

                                                          • Eli Caleb
                                                            Eli Caleb  1 days back

                                                            I ship Jaiden and James

                                                            I do not ship “boyinaband” and Jaiden

                                                            • LpsCocoPup
                                                              LpsCocoPup  2 days back

                                                              This song is kinda relatable to be honest

                                                              • Fran 189
                                                                Fran 189  2 days back

                                                                R.I.P. Sandwich

                                                                • WacyKittenForever15
                                                                  WacyKittenForever15  2 days back

                                                                  Whats anexoria? (i cant spell)

                                                                  • Bison
                                                                    Bison  2 days back

                                                                    Jaiden: Anorexia
                                                                    Adam: Bullying


                                                                    James:
                                                                    LIFE IS FUN

                                                                    • ceż
                                                                      ceż  2 days back

                                                                      Okay but why are we ignoring how good Jaiden and Dave look in this

                                                                      • Havokk
                                                                        Havokk  2 days back

                                                                        787k likes 17k dislikes
                                                                        787k likes to 17k dislikes: why are you gay

                                                                        • Lena Chung
                                                                          Lena Chung  2 days back

                                                                          Honestly something annoying is that some of these comments are about comparing other youtubers with her but we should just be happy with her actually sharing this with us. Also thank you Jaiden for everything. This song helped me stop myself from going down the downwards spiral at all. You are doing great and are so amazing.

                                                                          • Kylie Rogers
                                                                            Kylie Rogers  2 days back

                                                                            Jaiden, You dont need to feel that way about yourself your perfect the way you are. This video hit me hard and I hope you don’t feel this way ever again.

                                                                            • Payton K.
                                                                              Payton K.  2 days back

                                                                              I think I broke the replay button.

                                                                              • natalie
                                                                                natalie  2 days back

                                                                                why dose Jaiden sound depressed?

                                                                                • tum pariang
                                                                                  tum pariang  2 days back

                                                                                  1:09

                                                                                  Solar sands:*what kind of emotion is that?!*

                                                                                • Shweta Jain
                                                                                  Shweta Jain  2 days back

                                                                                  also If you stop at a right time you cant see anything near her Eye part

                                                                                  • ¿Sakura_ Roblox?
                                                                                    ¿Sakura_ Roblox?  2 days back

                                                                                    I feel so bad for her, because this actually happened. If you watch her video about why she didn't post a face reveal you will see it there. :(

                                                                                    • Reedy Velasco
                                                                                      Reedy Velasco  2 days back

                                                                                      😭😖🥺

                                                                                      • Shweta Jain
                                                                                        Shweta Jain  2 days back

                                                                                        Who is better Jaiden animations-Like Theodd1sout-Comment

                                                                                        • Aya Mahadi
                                                                                          Aya Mahadi  2 days back

                                                                                          slam poetry?

                                                                                          • TheChargedFoxie 456yt
                                                                                            TheChargedFoxie 456yt  2 days back

                                                                                            I feel sorry for you
                                                                                            Have the opposite of anorexia
                                                                                            I eat way to much
                                                                                            And then I always feel like I'm to skinny though
                                                                                            my girlfreind has aneroxia tho and I have you and my girlfreind get better bc anorexia is just depressing

                                                                                            I also have a freind who eats plastic forks but we don't talk about that

                                                                                            • wolfie chan
                                                                                              wolfie chan  2 days back

                                                                                              Im like that i just to die because everyone call me fat and i dont eat allday it's giving me depression

                                                                                              • Jessie Dela Cruz
                                                                                                Jessie Dela Cruz  2 days back

                                                                                                All I see is just flashes