"Heartless" as written by Thomas H Denney, Alexander Thomas Shelnutt, Neil S Westfall, Joshua Steven Woodard and Jeremy Wade Mckinnon....
For once my eyes are open to you
And everything you've said
For once your web of lies is in the open
I gave you everything I had, until I had nothing left
Now you act as if I'm just a burden
I've finally let go

Let go, let go

Stay silent at least for now, and let me move on
'Cause I'm so done
Playing these games
With my heart
Been around the world and back for you, and now its time to choose

I've been swallowed by this wreck that you call your life
I'm damaged from the inside
I've been broken
Don't threaten me with what you think I feel
If you could read my mind you'd be in tears

I'm sick of the excuses you hold above me
I've finally come to terms with what I am
I'm nothing in your eyes, and this will not change
I'm living in a dream

Stay silent at least for now, and let me move on
'Cause I'm so done
Playing these games
With my heart
Been around the world and back for you, and now its time to choose

And I'll close my eyes, and dream of a better time
When I'm finally past this and happy on my own
I've done all I can, and I've still been cast aside
All I ever wanted to be was be the one who would wipe those tears from your eyes
But I guess I'll play second best, to a world that will never care about you
When will you understand to them you're just another pretty face?
You'll tell me that you care, and then run straight back to him
I can hear your voice of treason from a mile away

You never did know how to whisper

Truth
You're such a liar
Tell me the truth
You're such a liar
Tell me the truth

You're such a liar
Tell me the truth!
You're such a liar
Tell me the truth
Do the world a favor
Stop cutting your arms and slit your throat


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"Heartless" as written by Thomas H Denney

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  • +4
    General CommentI think the meaning is this: Girl meets boy, girl loves boy, girl betrays boy, girl runs back to ex, girl returns to boy, boy is tired of her shit.

    What I'm basically saying is the meaning of the song is about Jeremy's girlfriend loved him at one time but is constantly playing with his heart by not loving him for who he is and she is running back to her ex boyfriend that clearly doesn't care about her sensible qualities and cares more about her body and her appearance. She clearly wants to go back to Jeremy, but Jeremy is tired of her indecisions and he just wants to be left alone and move on with his life as her tears of her faults doesn't matter to him.

    I'm just throwing that out there.
    ShadowTheHedgehog157on November 11, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Commenthmm i love how everyone classifies everyone else as a scene.
    this emo shit, rap shit, and preps.
    wats up with it?
    can we not just fuckin listen to music and like it w/out being a "certain" kinda person?
    jesus fuckin christ.
    everyone needs to fuckin chill out.
    ADTR kicks ass.
    and thats all there is to it.
    xXEmpty_InsideXxon September 23, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commenthahaha someone had a bug in their coffee.
    ADTR isn't emo, if they are then EVERYONE is emo, because when you write a friggin song, you have to have some feeling the fan can relate to.
    duh.
    GrindcorexLoveon May 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSo many of these lyrics are wrong. Maybe everyone is listening to a different version than me? I don't know... the version I listen to isn't live, so I'm pretty sure we're all hearing the same version. Anyway, these are the correct lyrics:

    For once my eyes are open to you,
    and everything youve said.
    For once your web of lies is in the open.
    I gave you everything I had, until I had nothing left.
    Still you act as if Im just a burden.
    Ive finally let go.

    Let go! Let go!

    Stay silent at least for now, and let me move on.
    'Cause Im so done,
    playing these games,
    with my heart
    Been around the world and back for you, and now its time to choose.

    Ive been swallowed by this wreck that you call your life.
    Im damaged from the inside,
    Ive been broken.
    Dont threaten me with what you think I feel.
    If you could read my mind youd be in tears.

    Im sick of your excuse you hold above me.
    Ive finally come to terms with what I am.
    Im nothing in your eyes, this will not change.
    Im living in a dream.

    Stay silent at least for now, and let me move on.
    'Cause Im so done,
    playing these games,
    with my heart.
    Been around the world and back for you, and now its time to choose.

    And Ill close my eyes, and I'll dream of a better time
    when I'll be finally past this and be happy on my own.
    Ive done all I can, still the one to be cast aside.
    All I ever wanted to be was be the one who would wipe tears from your eyes.
    But I guess Ill play second best, to a world that will never care about you.
    You'll never understand you're just another pretty face.
    Youll tell me that you care, and then run straight back to him.
    I can hear your voice of treason from a mile away.

    You never did know how to whisper.

    Whisper!
    You're such a liar,
    tell me the truth!
    You're such a liar,
    tell me the truth!

    You fucking liar,
    Tell me the truth!
    Do the world a favour,
    I'll cut your arms and slit your throat.
    abh816on June 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIt's about a girl putting you in the friend zone and always coming to you to complain. This song describes the situation and emotion perfectly. You try and try but she still denies a relationship from you, and yet she keeps running back to an ex or a type of guy never seeing what she has in front of her. You're fed up with it and say fuck this heartless bitch, she's just another pretty face, nothing more.

    A guy that doesn't treat me like shit? Better friend zone him.
    Pogoflipon April 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"stop cutting your arms and slit your throat."

    that shit right there is TIGHT!!
    thats what emo kids should go and do if they want to look for attection

    the song is deff about a girl that is screwin up the relationship and Jeremy (lead singer) wants to get out of it. so he wants her to tell the truth to him and no more lies but she keeps on telling him lies and he gets fed up cause he keeps on catching her. when he does catch her, she runs to the knife.
    CKwillburnon January 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, Mr. CKwillburn. What exactly do you think they try to portray. Every song A Day To Remember has is nothing but complaining and girls, and fake friends, and fans. Do emo kids directly affect your life? Porbably not, im sure no one goes and grabs your shoulder to cry on. Now, A Day To Remember is great when you are in the mood, but to pun emo kids in your comment, especially to this song which is as emo as it gets lyrically. So yeah, you may not like emo, but its everywhere, realzie it. I predominantly agree that emo kids can be annoying, but A Day To Remember is pretty damn close.
    poisonfreewillon March 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentu have to be in a mood to listen to music???
    wow u must know so MUCH about it hahahaha

    dont worry about it w/ the emo shit
    im just making fun of the scenes cuz they are all gay
    CKwillburnon March 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love how low this guy screams in this song. good shiitttttt.
    Xplisit23on July 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song, the meaning is obvious.
    Www.Dekota.Com^.^on October 08, 2007   Link

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