"My Vampire Heart" as written by and Mcrae....
Darling I'm lost
Adrift in the dark
I'm clutching your words
To my vampire heart once more

So let in the light
Turn me to dust
If it don't end in Bloodshed dear
It's probably not love

Here we are
In the darkest place
My reflection
Shows only your face

Something is found
Something is lost
Went looking for clues
On the streets of old New York

And I spilled someone's blood
I broke someone's heart again
Someone you know
You're looking at him my friend

And the people in our lives
We all leave behind
Leave behind

Here we are
In the darkest place
To keep from forgetting
I picture your face

And I wonder
While we count the cost
Which is sweeter
Love or it's loss

So I curse you
My vampire heart
For letting me you love you

Love you
For letting me love you
From the start


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"My Vampire Heart" as written by Tom Mcrae

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  • +2
    My InterpretationTo me, this song talks about the hardships of a relationship. How you love a person so much you wouldn't stand being apart from that person, even when he or she is hurting you to the point of madness.

    The vampire heart, which doesn't beat anymore, lives for that person only.

    The lines "And I spilled someone's blood
    I broke someones heart again
    Someone you know
    You're looking at him my friend" shows how, once again, beaten and heartbroken, he comes back to his lover, to me mistreated and hurt again.

    Well, that's only my interpretation. I have to say, the song is raw and haunting, and even if you don;t like the song itself, it will get stuck in your head forever.
    LacrimosaByMozarton October 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is the most beautiful song I have ever heard Tom Mcrae sing, when he played it live at the end a concert i went to, I actually cried. It was beautiful.. and with my boyfriend holding his arms around me, whispering he loved me it was one of the best nights of my life..

    I agree that this is typical Tom Mcrae, and i love his voice, but Damien Rice is good too. They play somewhat the same musical style, but its the voices that make them both special in their own way.

    my vampire heart is about being afraid of love because it can hurt people, and it probably will. In the line "my reflection shows only your face" he thinks that he's lost in the other person. And with the metaphore that vampires has to live of other people's blood, and does'nt have a reflection it shows that he doesnt like the nature of how the relationship works...but of course there's probably many ways to analyze this..
    noninonaon December 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf anyone says this sounds like Damien Rice I'm going to come around there and club them with a shark. This is classic McRae and is his normal high standards, which I, personally, think is above Rice. That's not to say Rice isn't good, he obviously is, but McRae is grossly overlooked like all the true genius artists of today.

    I think this is going to appeal to a certain type of people. I guess there's a certain soul seeking that leaves us wondering why anyone could love us and a self destructive approach to relationships. You continuously question it and wonder why you keep going head first just to have your heart broken once again.

    It's the knowing it's all going to hell and is summed up by the last section.
    xdvron May 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe definitely doesn't sound like Damien Rice. Don't know what is wrong with people's ears.

    Beautiful song, of course.
    Elviaon January 04, 2008   Link

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