"Hole Hearted" as written by Nuno Bettencourt and Gary F. Cherone....
Oh yeah wooh
Hey hey hey hey hey yeah

Life's ambition occupy my time
Priorities confuse the mind
Happiness one step behind
This inner peace I've yet to find

Rivers flow into the sea
Yet even the sea is not so full of me
If I'm not blind why can't I see
That a circle can't fit where a square should be

There's a hole in my heart
That can only be filled by you
And this hole in my heart
Can't be filled with the things I do

Hole hearted [Repeat: x2]

This heart of stone is where I hide
These feet of clay kep warm inside
Day by day less satisfied
Not fade away before I die

Rivers flow into the sea
Yet even the sea is not so full of me
If I'm not blind why can't I see
That a circle can't fit where a square should be

There's a hole in my heart
That can only be filled by you
And this hole in my heart
Can't be filled with the things I do

There's a hole in my heart
That can only be filled by you
Should have known from the start
I'd fall short with the things I do
Hole hearted [Repeat: x6]
Yeah


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"Hole Hearted" as written by Nuno Bettencourt Gary F. Cherone

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  • +2
    General CommentThis could be interpreted as a spiritual song where the "you" is God. It could be a song reflecting the longing for a true love. To me, Whole Hearted portrays the frustration of looking to an earthly lover (i.e. human being) to satiate one's mortal desire for wholeness that can only be fulfilled by a true connection to the "Source" within our own selves.
    NunoInfoon June 07, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI absolutely agree with NunoInfo. This song is not about a woman, but of God. The worldly things have taken his main focus, but now he senses there is something missing in his life and that hole can only be filled by God. Gary has recently (past few years) expressed his spirituality more openly, and many people saw Extreme as a power ballady 80s band wannabe, led by an albeit masterful guitarist. Look at the lyrics Gary wrote: they are quite thought-provoking.
    Vozzyon December 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis album was loosely a concept album about a boy trying to find fulfilment and find his way through life.

    From the WIkipedia page:
    Thematically, Pornograffitti may be loosely described as a concept album. It follows the path of young boy "Francis" (one of the middle names of singer Gary Cherone) as he wanders through a decadent and corrupt society. Along the way he is faced with materialism ("Decadence Dance"), promiscuity and teenage pregnancy ("L'il Jack Horny"), political dishonesty ("When I'm President"), avarice ("Money"), addiction ("It's a Monster"), pornography and the ubiquitous use of sex as a tool of the media ("Pornograffitti") and misogyny ("He-Man Woman Hater").

    Regarding the title of the song: people talk about everyone having a God-shaped hole that can't be filled by earthly things. Here's an interesting article discussing that phrase:
    gotquestions.org/…
    elwyn5150on October 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery good guys....you're on the right track. Ecc 1:7 - "All the streams flow into the sea yet the sea is never full"
    jakkylon July 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just noticed a bookend in the album Pornograffitti:

    At the beginning of Decadence Dance and at the end of this track, there is the sound of a thunderstorm.
    Grind838on September 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo question, this song is about God. References to biblical verses strewn throughout the lyrics. Great upbeat song too.
    P_Eon September 25, 2008   Link
  • -3
    General CommentThis song is clearly about a gay man who is coming to terms with his homosexuality. He is tired of living a lie by pretending to be straight, "that a circle cant fit where a square should be". The "hole" can only be filled by another man both literally and figuratively.
    sti571on October 04, 2008   Link

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