"Heart On My Sleeve" as written by and Idina/davis Menzel....
She will never be invincible
She will never be some Florence Nightingale
Her threshold's invisible
But she'll hang on like hell

She may be transparent
She's got no defenses to speak of
But she'll stand here before you
With no pride or prejudice
Just steadfast and certain
That she'll land on her own two feet
And you'll think you can break her
'Cause you think that she's crazy and weak
But her power will defy you when
She wears her heart on her sleeve

She will never learn your tranquility
She will never learn how to let things slide
Her joy overwhelms her and
Her sorrow won't subside


Oh you may condemn me with
Your bitter words and untouchable rage
And you may torment me 'cause I don't
Lead my life in your way
But I will stand here before you
With no pride or prejudice
Just steadfast and certain
That I will land on my own two feet
You'll think you can break me
Bring my head down to my knees
But my power will defy you when
I wear my heart on my sleeve

Lyrics submitted by musiquefille

"Heart on My Sleeve" as written by Milton Davis Idina Menzel

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Heart On My Sleeve song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. I think its about the inner strength of weakness.
    Yadam85on January 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song a lot. It makes me feel better when I've had a fight with someone, reminding me that you shouldn't insult people to get back at them for being nasty to you but ou shouldn't let them bully you into keep your feelings hidden. Stand Up for yourself, but don't hurt others - I think that's a good message.
    Musical_Freak_787on August 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is truly moving it really shows you how to use the strangth within just beautiful
    findmeintheroughon July 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a powerful song; I basically call it my "fuck you" song because it really is saying that to the world who is trying to judge me and put me down for the person I am. But this song is about how you should stick to who you are, and let people say what the hell they want to, because in the end, it'll all be okay, and it'l work out for the best. It's such a hopeful song, and definitely one of my favorites.
    shobhna_guerinon January 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. To me, it's saying that it's never a sign of weakness to be honest with people about how you feel and what's in your heart. When you show emotions and vulnerability, it makes you more powerful and influencial.
    WesternSkyon September 22, 2008   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top