"He Can Only Hold Her" as written by and Amy/poindexter Winehouse....
Whoa, oh
Oh, whoa, oh

He can only hold her for so long
The lights are on, but no one's home
She's so vacant
Her soul is taken
He thinks, "What's she running from?"

Now, how can he have her heart
When it got stole?
So he tries to pacify her
'Cause what's inside her never dies

Even if she's content in his warmth
She is plagued with urgency
Searching kisses
The man she misses
The man that he longs to be

Now, how can he have her heart
When it got stole?
So he tries to pacify her
'Cause what's inside her never dies

So he tries to pacify her
'Cause what's inside her - it never dies

So he tries to pacify her
But what's inside her never dies


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"He Can Only Hold Her" as written by Amy/poindexter Winehouse

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  • +3
    General CommentAm I the only person that feels that this song is about the lasting effects of sexual abuse? Come on, it's so melancholic, beyond a break up. The entirety of the lyrics speaks of long standing depression and dissociation that is associated with PTSD. As well, the majority of the lyrics are closely associated with the emotions and thoughts of a survivor. "CAUSE WHAT'S INSIDE HER NEVER DIES!' Way beyond the typical dissolution of an interpersonal relationship.
    jetenginejennon February 21, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI believe the lyrics are:

    SHE IS PLAGUED WITH HER DECEIT: not played with urgency
    Kanakakeon January 05, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti tend to think this song doesn't have anything to do with a specific man
    this women just cant be committed to anyone for a long time
    it seems very good in the beginning but he can only hold her for a small period of time
    cause whats inside her never dies
    she'll always be like that, it doesn't have anything to do with the guy
    he is great she thinks
    'but whats inside her never dies'
    and he doesn't understands her 'what she's running from'
    she is always questioning if there's someone better or someone better already is in her life
    not1magnificanton October 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI took the song as being about a relationship where the girl is still in love with another man (hence the heart being already stolen) and the part of her that never dies is the love she has for the other guy. And the new guy can only hold her because he can't ever penetrate her heart because she gave it to her ex.
    Nini927on March 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOk.. no it isn't lol
    kahreeon April 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWoW! How many of us have felt like this?
    Can't let go of the demons in your haunt - they're out to haunt any new relationship.
    What is it about A.W? Her ability to sum it all up so beautifully xxx
    xxsazwilsxxon May 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn here I'm sorry for both of them. this guy wants to be in a relationship with her, and tries to win her heart, but she still loves the other man. And she just can't let go of her past and won't be happy in her new relationship. It's really a lost battle for both of them.
    wiewioroson November 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThese lyrics are really wrong.
    outlawrunningfromloveon August 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with Nini927, i immediately took the song as a tale of holding love for a past lover. And as rumour has it, it has been a longtime suggestion and suspicion that Amy although now in a relationship, holds much love for her ex Blake. Admittedly an autobiographical album, i strongly feel this song may regard that suspicion...
    jitteryglitteron April 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment- He thinks 'What's she running from?' -

    That line is so much like a situation of mine: me in a "relationship" with someone who can't understand why I'm running away from being committed, when in fact I just can't completely let go of a past love, ie. "what's inside [me] never dies". Yes, this present fella is "holding" me, but that's all he can do really. He doesn't have my heart, as it belongs to that one man that stole it.
    kahreeon April 10, 2007   Link

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