"My Heroine" as written by and Shane Told....
The drugs begin to peak
A smile of joy arrives in me
But sedation changes to panic and nausea
And breaths starts to shorten
And heartbeats feel softer

You won't try to save me!
You just want to break me!
You're leaving this way!
You taunt my heart, a sense I never knew I had
I can't forget
The times that I was lost and depressed from the awful truth
How do you do it?
You're my heroin!

You won't leave me alone!
Tears of my heart turn to stone!
You're leaving this way!

You taunt my heart, a sense I never knew I had
I can't forget
The times I was lost an depressed from the awful truth
How do you do it?
You're my heroin!

I bet you laugh, at the thought of me thinking for myself (myself)
I bet you believe, that I'm better off with you than someone else
Your face arrives again, all hope I had becomes so real
But under your covers more torture than pleasure
And just past your lips there's mores anger than laughter
Not now or forever will I ever change you
I know that to go on, I'll break you my habit!

You taunt my heart, a sense I never knew I had
I can't forget
The times when I was lost and depressed from the awful truth
How do you do it?
You're my heroin!

I will save myself!


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"My Heroine" as written by Shane Told

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  • +2
    General Commenti'm pretty sure the part

    'You won't leave me alone
    Tears of my heart turn to stone'

    is

    'You won't leave me alone
    Chisel my heart out of stone'
    Shawnk00on August 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOk, this is just my personal interpretation, I could be right or wrong...

    The drugs begin to peak
    A smile of joy arrives in me
    (He's metaphorically high and feeling the effects-He's "high" on his love for the girl)
    But sedation changes to panic and nausea
    And breath starts to shorten
    And heartbeats pound softer
    (He's now feeling the negative effects of the high/relationship)

    You won't try to save me
    You just want to hurt me, and leave me desperate
    (He's realizing that all the drug/girl is doing is hurting him)

    You taught my heart a sense I never knew I had
    (Getting high has positive and negative effects. The sense could be either a positve or negative result of the relationship)
    I can't forget the times that I was lost and depressed from the awful truth
    (He thought he would be able to move on from his past by using a drug/girlfriend, but he's realizing that he's just covering up his emotions and not truly getting over them)
    How do you do it?
    (he is asking her how she can look so good on the outside, but deep down, she's hurtful)
    You're my heroine
    (He is comparing her to the drug heroin. I think the heroin/heroine thing IS a pun)

    You won't leave me alone
    (He feels like he can't escape the addiction)
    Chisel my heart out of stone
    I give in everytime.
    (Not really sure about this part...)

    You taught my heart a sense I never knew I had
    I can't forget the times that I was lost and depressed from the awful truth
    How do you do it?
    You're my heroine

    I bet you laugh at the thought of me thinking for myself
    (Again, she is like a drug in the way that drugs control your judgement and thinking)
    I bet you believe that I'm better off with you than someone else
    (She is glorifying herself by thinking that she's the best for him, when she knows she's just hurting him)

    Your face arrives again, a hope I had becomes surreal
    (He's trying to get over the addiction, but he gets a "craving")
    But under your covers, more torture than pleasure
    (This could either be taken sexually or as if he's saying deep down, you're a bad person. For this interpretation the 2nd idea would probably make more sense)
    And just past your lips, there's more anger than laughter
    Not now or forever will I ever change you
    I know that to go on, I'll break you my habit
    (This whole section he's realizing all the negative things about the drug/girl)

    You taught my heart a sense I never knew I had
    I can't forget the times that I was lost and depressed from the awful truth
    How do you do it?
    You're my heroine

    I will save myself
    (He doesn't need her to get over his past. He will break the habit and get over it himself, the right way.)

    **Note- When I say drug/girl I don't mean drug or girl, I'm just showing how he keeps comparing the girl to the drug and either way would make sense, but we know he's using a metaphor.
    xlessthanthreexon May 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGoddamnit some of you people are so close minded. Did you ever consider that the band watned people to take this song to mean different things? Maybe thats why they named it My Heroine? A title that could easily be taken two ways?

    Cause I fucking guarantee you they didn't name it that way so morons on some fucking website could bash each other over and over for doing the very thing this website was created for. To discuss the meanings of song lyrics.

    Get off your high horses. You don't have all the answers....
    SheepShirtson September 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't think for any song there is a right or wrong answer, unless it comes straight from the songwriter.

    But personally, I think, based on the lyrics "Under your covers more torture than pleasure" and "I'll break you my habit" that it's about a girl, but not a girl who changed his life for the better. I think maybe it's a girl who he was really into and then she got hooked on drugs and tried to get him on it too, and the "sense I never knew I had" was how he felt when he was on Heroine.

    I think that the song is, like SheepShirts said, supposed to be both about the drugs and the girl, hence "My Heroine." But since he talks like he's talking to a person and talks about "the drugs begin to peak" that it is most definitely about both.
    nicole_b_2003on September 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti definately think this song is about how love in the beginning is so fresh and beautiful ("a smile of joy arrives in me") but after awhile it just turns into chaos and depression ("but sudation changes to panic and nausea"). also, he's relating it to drugs of course. because heroin is the exact same way. but, there's a twist. he spells it heroin'e' (with an 'e')....meaning female hero. so, in other words he's basically saying she saved him. but, of course, it all turned to chaos and now he's left with the memory of her only turning him absolutely mad with every second. i do believe tho, that he is the one who broke up with her. because in the last verse, he says "i'll bet you laugh at the thought of me thinking for myself, i bet you believe that i'm better off with you than someone else." meaning he broke up with her knowing that she would never find anyone like him. also, i think that the line "your face arrives again, all hope i had becomes surreal" means that he ran into her down the road and, like any ended relationship, he had to fight to not fall in love with her all over again(all hope i had becomes surreal)-all hope he had of getting over. and that under her covers there's more torture than pleasure. i think he's trying to say that she's deceiving. at first, like heroin, she seems perfect, flawless. but, he had to find out the hard way that that wasn't the case at all. the same as everyone does if they become addicted to heroin. so, he knows that to go on he will have to break her, his habit. thats just what i think tho..... :) i love this song
    paginaaon March 04, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentKind of a play on words. Heroine = female hero. She's being described with the effects of heroin, tho (in the first verse, at least).
    djh101on July 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningWhy 23?? someone reply to me
    SandyFon November 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThere are many interpretations for this song, but the main theme is a comparison between the heroine (the main female character in his story), and heroin (a highly destructive drug).

    The man is addicted to this woman like a drug, she can make him happy and forget about all the pain he had. Eventually he realises this escape from reality is only temporary, and the fake comfort she provided him is more of a torture than pleasure, but due to the addiction of the 'drug', he can't seem to let her go, even knowing that carrying on like this will only lead him to destruction.
    shawnofthedeadon October 31, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell I said to do with a woman twat
    Amypameyon September 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst of all stop arguing you two...
    Feelgooddrag85 is right with the lyrics.
    Though this song may not just be about a woman. It could be about anyone. A best friend, a family member or even a faith. The song goes on saying that you changed me and made me feel what I never thought I could feel. Then the person sees what is really happining and splits...ever think of that one.
    Nepkuon September 12, 2005   Link

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