"Hiding My Heart" as written by and Timothy Jay Hanseroth....
So this is how the story went
I met someone by accident
That blew me away
That blew me away

It was in the darkest of my days
When you took my sorrow and you took my pain
And buried them away, you buried them away

And I wish I could lay down beside you
When the day is done
And wake up to your face under the morning sun
But like everything I've ever known
I'm sure you'll go one day
So I'll spend my whole life hiding my heart away
And I can't spend my whole life hiding my heart away

I dropped you off at the train station
And put a kiss on top of your head
I watched you wave
I watched you wave
Then I went on home to my skyscrapers
Neon lights and waiting papers
That I call home
I call it home

And I wish I could lay down beside you
When the day is done
And wake up to your face against the morning sun
But like everything I've ever known
I'm sure you'll go one day
So I'll spend my whole life hiding my heart away
And I can't spend my whole life hiding my heart away

I woke up feeling heavy hearted
I'm going back to where I started
The morning rain
The morning rain
And you know I wish that you were here
But that same old road that brought me here
Is calling me home
Is calling me home

And I wish I could lay down beside you
When the day is done
And wake up to your face against the morning sun
But like everything I've ever known
You'll disappear someday
So I'll spend my whole life hiding my heart away
And I can't spend my whole life hiding my heart away


Lyrics submitted by hideindoors, edited by punkyboi

"Hiding My Heart" as written by Timothy Jay Hanseroth

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  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about someone struggling with serious trust issues. She stays away from relationships because she doesn't want to get hurt. Then, she meets someone so special that she can't help but fall in love. However, she still can't get over her fear of abandonment and constantly thinks the person will leave her no matter what. She knows she shouldn't keep hiding her heart from people, but she can't help it because she doesn't want to face possible rejection. It's really sad, but I love this song. Brandi's voice is enchanting!
    Leneschoon November 19, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think it's the end of "the story", as in the title track. She says in the beginning "this is how the story went"...so I think it's maybe how the end of that love story went. Sad but immensely beautiful.

    I only just finally downloaded this cd. It's been on my radar for such a long time, as has Brandi, but I sometimes think the moment just has to be "right". Well last night it was TOTALLY right. I've listened through a few times. When I have time I'd like to listen to the entire album. I wonder if it comes through as an entire narrative. Those are usually, in my mind, the best albums!

    I think the meaning is pretty straightforward - she fell in love, deeply, and then the relationship ended and with it so did her ability to open her heart again (at least up to that point). Poignant. Although I do wonder if the lines "Although I wish that you were here, That same old road that brought me here Is calling me home, It's calling me home" is a turning point. If she's back at a point where someone is catching her by surprise and opening her heart again.

    I have to add, I completely resonate with the opening lines. The deepest I've ever fallen is always a moment by "accident", someone I never would have anticipated, at all. And I'm blown away. It has completely tarnished my ability to settle for adequate, but I think that's a good thing. Not that being blown away means perfection - it's just an insight into the depth and beauty that a relationship can be.
    kimbeeon March 26, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThe lyrics are wrong...

    This is how the story went
    I met someone by accident
    That blew me away
    That blew me away

    It was in the darkest of my days
    When you took my sorrow and you took my pain
    And buried them away, you buried them away

    I wish I could lay down beside you
    When the day is done
    And wake up to your face against the morning sun
    But like everything I've ever known
    You'll disappear one day
    So I spend my whole life hiding my heart away

    You dropped me off at the train station
    Put a kiss on top of my head
    Watched me wave
    You watched me wave
    Then you went on home to your skyscrapers
    Neon lights and waiting papers
    That you call home
    You call it home

    I wish I could lay down beside you
    When the day is done
    And wake up to your face against the morning sun
    But like everything I've ever known
    You'll disappear one day
    So I spend my whole life hiding my heart away (away)

    I woke up feeling heavy hearted
    I'm going back to where I started
    The morning rain
    The morning rain
    And although I wish that you were near
    That same old road that brought me here
    Is calling me home
    It's calling me home

    I wish I could lay down beside you
    When the day is done
    And wake up to your face against the morning sun
    But like everything I've ever known
    You'll disappear one day
    So I spend my whole life hiding my heart away
    And I can't spend my whole life hiding my heart away
    punkyboion May 22, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA beautiful hidden track. Just perfectly written and sung.
    ms_hethon October 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing. its just so pure and soft and i love it. <3
    crannberryon November 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti completely agree with Lenescho ! it's about someone who can't seem to get over the hurt she felt in a previous relationship. They think that if they hide their heart from the other person, than they won't get hurt as much. this song is so heartbreaking, but true because we all do it sometimes.
    stardust.**on June 11, 2009   Link

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