"Heart Of Stone" as written by and Alexander/waller Hill....
Beneath the white fire of the moon
Love's wings are broken all too soon
We never learn
Hurt together, hurt alone
Don't you sometimes

Wish your heart was a heart of stone
We turn the wheel, and break the chain
Put steel to steel, and laugh at pain
We're dreamers in castle's made of sand
The road to Eden's overgrown

Don't you sometimes
Wish your heart was a heart of stone
Look at the headlines
Big crowd at the crazy house
Long cue for the joker's shoe
Ten rounds in the ring with love
Do you lose and win

Or win and lose
Sweet rain, like mercy in the night
(Lay me down, wash away the sorrow)
Caress my soul and set it right
(Lay me down, show me your tomorrow)
Summer tears, winter and the moment's flown

Don't you sometimes
Wish your heart was a heart of stone
Mercy, mercy, wish your heart was a heart of stone

Get the picture
No room for the innocent
Peak season in lonely town
Knocked out of the ring by love
Are you down and up

Or up and down
I ask the river for a sign
(In a dream, we go on together)
How long is love supposed to shine
(In a dream, diamonds are forever
But you and I, hurt together, hurt alone

Don't you sometimes
Wish you heart was a heart of stone
Mercy, mercy, wish your heart was a heart of stone
(With a heart of stone, you'll be well protected)

Don't you sometimes
Wish your heart was made of stone
(With a heart of stone, you'll be well connected)


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Heart of Stone" as written by Thomas 'fats' Waller Alexander Hill

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI think the song is about taking in all the troubles of life and trying to live around them.
    Dukefanon June 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWishing it wasn't possible to have your heart broken... I think it's a really cool song and very pretty...
    lizzieluvs2playon June 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThere is a mistake in these lyrics, the last bit in parenthesis should read "With a heart of stone, love's not resurrected" -Which pretty much sums it up. The jist of the song is that it might just be better to be able to easily forget your failed love rather than be "knocked out of the ring by love".
    Red Octoberon February 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThere is so much suffering in the world. We all experience some of that suffering to at least extent, and it even hurts to watch others suffer. Cher is being a little sarcastic in some of these lyrics. She asks you if you "wish your heart was made of stone", but would you really want that? If you had a heart of stone you would not feel anything. If you did not recognize sadness you could never experience love and happiness, and you would not want to make the world a better place for others because you have a cold heart of stone. Suffering is just a part of life, but we also have good experiences, and with the use of our soft hearts we make things right.
    chaseton July 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentJust watched the video to this song. It seems to be a song about despair. How many times do we put our faith and hope and trust in our significant other, we fall in love and think that maybe this time, it really will work out and last forever, or we believe strongly that a political movement we believe in really will change things for the better, and in the end, we just seem to end up with new problems, and nothing really lasts forever. There's definitely some bitterness in this song. Definitely the feeling of I've been had. Great song though, one that isn't easily forgotten!!!
    hopefully1on August 05, 2017   Link

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