"Heart It Races" as written by and Cameron Bird....
And we're slow to acknowledge the knots in the laces
Heart it races
And we go back to where we moved out to the places
Heart it races
I bought it in a can and stirred it with my fingers singing
Boom dah dah dah dah dah
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Threw it out the window
Lately you been tanned, suspicious for the winter with your
Boom dah dah dah dah dah
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Legs like little splinters

And we're slow to acknowledge the knots in the laces
Heart it races
And we go back to where we moved out to the places
Heart it races
I sold it to a man and threw him out the window, he went
Boom dah dah dah dah dah
Boom dah dah dah dah
Made his wife a widow

Heart it races tonight, heart it races tonight
Heart it races tonight, heart it races tonight
Heart it races tonight, heart it races tonight
Heart it races tonight, heart it races tonight
Heart it races tonight, heart it races tonight
Heart it races tonight, heart it races tonight
Heart it races tonight, heart it races tonight
Heart it races tonight, heart it races tonight

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"Heart It Races" as written by Cameron Bird

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  • +3
    General CommentDr. Dog's version is shit compared to the original. Are the posters being serious?
    DanzaSlapon October 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentToo me the song is about that sudden rush of joy evenif you dont have any specific reason to be happy. Suddenly your heart races!
    The song is so surreal so Im not sure what the meaning is, but to me it has always been an ode to that feeling. Anyone else feel the same?
    BirdGehrlon January 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThe first fun version's musical style did not match up to the lyrics. The Dr. Dog version forced me to listen to the lyrics, allowing me to see how they actually are enough to rip your heart out.

    At first, I thought that it was just a mix of poignant moments in life that make's the heart race: sex, drinking to forget, murder, and going back to the town you moved out. Then I read, reread, and read the above. As it came into focus, I see, NOOOOO, there IS only one correct interpretation: It is a song about the singer's EX WIFE! Also, the imagery doesn't need to be metaphorized. It is quite simple and litereral-for the most part.

    First, verse: Poignant memory of making love, or more likely courtship leading up to the first time.
    Second verse: He goes back to "THE PLACE HE MOVED OUT": aka, his ex wife's. Busines,, kids, pet visits- no need to imagine stalking.
    Third verse: He is drinking ALONE wine from a can, stirring with his finger. Doesn't get more debased and depressed than that. He throws it out the window in anger, thinking back.
    Forth: She looked tan, during winter; her legs looked so good, like splinters in his heart.

    Fifth verse: He sold it to a man and threw him out the window. He got out of the alimony, letting the guy marry her and take over the "payments, upkeep, and insurance" on her. In this verse, he imagines throwing the new husband out the window, likely as he throws the cheap wine out the window.

    Important phrase: legs like tiny spider's. Likely a reference to her sexy legs, being like a black widow spider's.

    Important phrase: heart it races alone.... This underscores that the above lines, he is alone, thinking back and imagining.

    Simple, literal, surprisingly the only interpretation that perfectly fits.

    Sadly, I will no longer be able to apply these lines directly to my life by broad interpretation. But still, very powerful.
    degarbon February 14, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is ace. SOo fantastic. AIH never fail.

    "I bought it in a can, and stirred it with my fingers!"

    I hope this song is nonesense cause i can't find the meaning in it.
    Shoeliaon May 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love AIH, alot of their songs have a sort of meaning, and then they introduce some sort of childish banter that always gets me guessing. this song is no different. love it.
    charizard21on May 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't wait for the new album.
    WorshipAandCon May 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentah, steam can shut his mouth. different isn't always bad, and this definately isn't. listen to aih's other songs.
    owen_vs_the_owlon May 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so catchy!
    i love the video. their outfits make me laugh.
    singitaloudxon May 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is just pure genius!
    absoutely love it!
    howz_gon May 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHm, yeah, I really can't find the meaning in this song...though I know it does have meaning in SOME way or another.

    Anyhow, I love this song & I can't WAIT for the new album. :D
    rainbow.conspiracyon May 29, 2007   Link

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