"Heartstopper" as written by and Emiliana/carey Torrini....
You said I began
This messy state of love affair
And I drink too much and smoke too fast
And this city's cleared my innocence

Coffee is pouring out my ears
It's the only thing they have in here
And my heart stops beating

And when it stops it stops
My heart stopped beating
And when it stops it stops
My heart stopped beating

Number tree still on my plate
I heard the trains are running late
And I laugh out loud
My life is a mess
I have gone too far
In my lifelessness

Another coffee it's on the house
The poor girl look is on the owners spouse
And my heart stopped beating

And when it stops it stops
My heart stopped beating
And when it stops it stops
My heart stopped beating

Outside your house
To make a scene
In my head you grabbed me passionately
But the lights are out
And in an hour I walked on home
In the pouring shower
Lost my keys in front of me
My neighbor's smile he's handing me
The blackest coffee you will ever see

And my hearts stopped beating

And when it stops it stops
My heart stopped beating
And when it stops it stops
My heart stopped beating


Lyrics submitted by Madraykin

"Heartstopper" as written by Emiliana/carey Torrini

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  • +2
    General CommentIt's mainly about this messy relationship that she was in with a guy. The coffee symbolizes her relationship with him. Since coffee boosts a heart rate, it's kind of like how all her emotions were kind of on steroids with the guy. Then when the relationship ended it felt like her heart stopped beating because everything in life didn't affect her as much compared with the feelings she had with this guy. She's lifeless now, numb kind of, her heart has stopped working, because no emotion compares with the emotions she felt with the guy. Like perhaps she felt extreme happiness and extreme depression with him, so now even if something is supposed to make her happy or depressed she doesn't really feel it.

    As a result of being bitchslapped by life because of this boy she has resorted to drinking and smoking and basically city life. She goes back to him perhaps sometimes but only to make a fool of herself, and whenever someone like a neighbor tries to get through to her, no matter if if their coffee is even blacker than the ex-guy's it makes no difference to her.
    nervousbrideon October 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor some strange reason to me, when I think of this song, when she says her heart stopped beating, I also imagine her dying from drinking to much caffine! And i can't get that picture out of my head, of someone dying due to to much caffine.
    See line:
    "Another coffee it's on the house, the poor girl look is on the owners spouse, and my heart stops beating!"
    Sweet_Amityon February 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song.
    I don't really think it's just about heartbreak. I think it's more like when your whole life is pressing down onto you. This can be shown through
    "I heard the trains are running late"
    "But the lights are out
    And in an hour I walked on home
    In the pouring shower
    Lost my keys in front of me"
    Like I assume it's about a partner but I don't think it's because she's heartbroken, maybe just can't stop thinking about him. This whole messy relationship and at the same life and bad luck just can't stop popping up!
    I especially love the lyrics
    "And I laugh out loud
    My life is a mess"
    Like when everything's going wrong and you just laugh.
    Sarenaon March 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell, I see it as about a lover who has died. The first verse has her remembering things he said to her, but it seems that others are noticing her think about it. She is sitting and drinking coffee, thinking, but also just sitting and existing (some of you know what I mean). It seems apparent that others know of her sadness, as indicated by the coffee on the house, and the neighbor later. She even visits his house, but of course there is no hope in that. Even still, she stands there for an hour. The only thing I am not sure of is "lost my keys in front o me." I am guessing that she means was about to use her keys at the door of her place, but then got lost in thought or sadness. The neighbor is being supportive, but she feels dead again (my heart stops beating), knowing what is gone.
    TazmanianAngelon January 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy heart's beating again.

    the boy that always tickles me in journalism and art class gave me a copy of this cd.

    and i absolutely love this song.
    xSTELLARxon May 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA beautiful song from a beautiful name.
    "I have gone too far in my lifelessness.."

    Love that line.
    The_Variableon February 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove the words, love her voice, love her accent.
    eeriemilyon February 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat do you think is meant by "number tree still on my plate"? I always assumed it was "number three"...
    Beautiful song.
    It's as though she realises everythings she's lost in losing the love of her life (even if she never realised his importance) and in that moment her heart breaks.
    Never the less. Beautiful.
    crumbson July 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, number 3. I think it's about those combos in McDonald's and other fast-food houses. She asked for a meal and can't eat it, cos she's heartbroken.
    What about the video? In the end the 'evil spirit' is the girl herself, and she is the master of puppets? Did she mean that in the end she is on top of the thing?
    nbriion August 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti thought "number 3" was meant as in dessert,
    like entree is number 1
    main meal is number 2
    and dessert is number 3

    I think this song is about a girl who has just been dumped by her boyfriend and ends up staying up all night drinking coffee.
    when she talks about her heart stopping, i'm guessing she's talking about her heart is, you know, broken and it can't beat unless she's with him.
    "outside your house, to make a scene, in my head you grabbed me passionately, but the lights are out, and in an hour i walk home in the pouring shower"
    this is pretty obvious..
    and perhaps her neighbour has a crush on her?
    Lotus_9on December 10, 2006   Link

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