"Tiny Heart" as written by Sameer Bhattacharya, James Culpepper, Jared Hartmann, Kirkpatrick Seals, Lacey Nicole Sturm and Mark T. Lewis....
Tiny heart
Stuck inside yourself
When will you open up for me
I love you so
And want to meet you again
Before one of us must go

Your lips touched every hand but mine
In their shadows you slept fine
When will you get back to me
So we can rest

Tiny heart
You're not by yourself
When will you recognize the beat
Of my own heart
Making your blood flow
So that your chest can rise and fall

Your lips touched every hand but mine
In their shadows you slept fine
When will you get back to me
So we can rest

You will never know
What you have done to me
You will never know
Losing love from me
You will never know
A single day alone

Tiny heart
Stuck inside yourself
When will you open up

Your lips touched every hand but mine
In their shadows you slept fine
When will you get back to me
So we can rest

When you choose me
I'm waiting for you
Always waiting


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"Tiny Heart" as written by Jared Hartmann James Culpepper

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  • +3
    General Commentaww! no one commented this song, it's so cute. :(

    anyway, i'm not entirely sure what the song is about but when i listen to it i think of god and it's him speaking to us. some of us ignore him, although he's there constantly. this song, he wants to know when you're going to make time for him and allow him to share his love and gace with you.

    HOWEVER, my theory can be completely thrown off because "you will never know what you have done to me" .

    the rest of that part makes sense though.
    "you will never know losing love from me", you will never know what it feels like to lose my love because i will never stop loving you.
    "you will never know a single day alone", you will never know what it feels like to be alone because i will always be there for you.

    "tiny heart, stuck inside yourself. when will you open up?" he's inside of us, always, and just waiting for you to open so that he can share is love and grace.
    shnazyon June 27, 2006   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningI personally see this song being about a baby that is being given up for adoption, but the mother is reluctant. In saying that "your lips touched every hand but mine" she's saying she never got to hold her baby after it was born.

    "You will never know what you've done to me" insinuates a closed adoption so she can't meet the baby after it's been given to its new parents.

    "I love you so/I want to meet you again/before one of us must go" also supports this idea that she only saw the baby as it came from her. When it's said "you are not alone" it means two things, the first is that the baby is with new, caring parents that can care for it and, second, she also feels the pain of giving up her baby, so it shouldn't feel like it was unwanted.

    "In their shadows you slept fine/when will you get back to me/so we can rest" develops the idea of the mother's need for her baby to know it was adopted and want to find her. She wants to meet her baby again so they can be somewhat of a family, aside from the baby's adopted family.

    Lastly, the last verse. "When will you choose me/I'm waiting for you/always waiting" further exemplifies the birth mothers need for closure and love from her child. This is her way of saying that she will always wait for her baby to find out he or she was adopted and come to find her.

    Obviously this has nothing to do with God. Not to say the song doesn't at all, but my explanation is from the point of view of a person that doesn't have religious views. Yes, Flyleaf is a religious band, but that does NOT mean every song is about Jesus. This is MY interpretation of the song and its lyrics. You don't have to agree, but there's no need to bash and harass. Have a nice day. =]

    --RAWR, love rex.
    yilzonapextherexon November 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNo, no no!! You guys are all wrong. Although the God speakign to us theory makes sense, Im positive this song is about a guy rejecting her.
    The first verse goes on about how she really likes this guy, and she's saying that she wants to "meet" or date w.e him again, before one of them have to leave somewhere and never see eachother again.

    The chorus is self explainitory. He likes every other girl but her, and doesn't feel one bit of guilt about it. And she's left waiting for this guy who will never love her back.I think the part where it says "when will you get back to me..." means that maybe he liked her at one point, maybe he's an ex.

    The second verse I think is just a figure of speech about how they're soulmates. How she thinks he's her "other half" ("when will you recognize the beat of my own heart making your blood flow, so your chest can rise and fall"). Maybe its just a line meaning that she helps him.

    And the part "you will never know what you have done to me" etc. is the part where she expresses her hurt/anger towards this guy who's rejecting her. And how she's saying that she will never let go and always love him, and that he'll never be alone.

    And then at the end when it says "when you choose me, Im waiting for you, always waiting" I think is the line where she says that she'll always love this guy and how she'll always be waiting.

    I also think this song might be a less better version then the song "so I thought" if my meaning of this song is correct
    violetsareredon January 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSaw this on Flyleaf's Myspace...

    On the other end of the emotional spectrum, Lacey drew inspiration for her vocal performance for "Set Apart this Dream" and "Tiny Heart" from her relationship with her younger sister. She says, "My sister is 17, and she's about to become a woman. She's always looked up to me. As much as I can, I want to make sure she doesn't make the same mistakes I have. She listens to me. This record has stories about failing and consequences of wrong decisions. My songs are usually hopeful in a really dark way. Many times artists can communicate deep feelings for other people and it heals them. That's what art does."

    Hope this helps

    music9188on November 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCan I just say, that just because they're a Christian Band doesn't mean that every single one of their lyrics are about God? Think outside of the box.
    throneon November 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's:

    "when will you recognize the beat of my own heart, grieving in your hands?"
    not greeding in your hands.
    thislifeisntmineon December 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPersonally, whenever I hear this song I think of a girl who loves a guy for a long time, but that guy just goes for what seems like every other girl, and puts her to the side... :)
    katiee123on July 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou were right Shnazy. That line still makes sense. Because when we sin we hurt God " You will never know what you have done to me" and true every time we sin, I imagine the cross is remembered. None of us can imagine what we did to him that day....it would have been a pain so unreal that only God himself could have taken it. But everything you say is right on I figure lol ^o^
    Tourniquet_faunson July 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti know that they are a Christian band someone else commented on another song of theirs let me,just because they are a Christian group doesn't mean every song is about GOD.how could GOD'S lips touch every hand but mine?i may be wrong.i think this song is about the leadsinger has been hurt bad a guy and her heart won't open up for someone esle.she wants it to before she dies.and she's saying Tiny heart
    You're not by yourself
    When will you recognize the beat
    she's saying you aren't by yourself and i will never leave you.=).i may be wrong though.
    cheergrlmscon July 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it has to do with a baby inside the mother's womb because of the lines, "my own heart making your blood flow." But a lot of Flyleaf's lyrics can be taken different ways.
    Quickstepon July 28, 2006   Link

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