The beat that my heart skipped sounded like this

Bom bom bom bad-i-ba bad-i-bad-i-ba bom ba-o-a-o
Bom bom bom bad-i-ba bad-i-bad-i-ba bom ba-bom-bom-bom

Every now and then I cower and I need to find empowerment.
Empowerment is paramount to how I can begin to mount
a plan that I can implement to make a dent on ignorance
instead of drunk belligerence and the dissidence of miscreants.
Especially in this instance with the never ending persistence
to use the words in each sentence as if they were blunt instruments
to beat a hole in the defense of this beauty and her innocence
which serves to just build resistance in spite of all my good intents.

The beat that my heart skipped
This is the beat that my heat skipped
This is the beat that my heat skipped

This is the beat that my heart skipped when we first met.
Now that I’ve heard it, it leaves me with a kind of regret.
No disrespect, but we left a lot of people upset
and what we had wasn’t really what we’d come to expect.

This is the beat that my heart skipped when we first met.
Now that I’ve heard it, it leaves me with a kind of regret.
No disrespect, but we left a lot of people upset
and what we had wasn’t really what we’d come to expect.

Well good God damn and other such phrases,
I haven’t heard a beat like this in ages.
To miss such a beat would have been outrageous
but when you heart skips a beat, it's ruthless and aimless.

She caught my attention in fishnets.
Then she reeled me in, expecting nothing more than kissed necks and quick sex.
But that weren’t the case with this platinum princess
She’d attracted my interest and I wanted to impress
upon her all the positive things
that come from having more than just a one night fling
but that’s something easier in theory than in practice
since pick up lines are tactics to get prey to the mattress
And this actress is practiced in shunning such theatrics
When put upon daily by tactless geriatrics
So my genuine advances are met with real scepticism
Throwing complements but she just straight elects to miss them
Her lips were put on this earth for dispersing wisdom
God forbid I suggest she lets me kiss them
But I really want to know what she thinks of me
Because I’m loving every idiosyncrasy
But I ain’t one to jump through hoops to make a first impression
Been there, done that, learnt the worst of lessons
We want to be loved for who we appear to be instead of who we are
So our real selves take a backseat behind the pomp and the façade
And that’s as true of the rude boys, downing pints and acting hard
As of the kids shunning convention with clinical disregard

This is the beat that my heart skipped.. and it went..

Bom bom bom bad-i-ba bad-i-bad-i-ba bom ba-o-a-o
Bom bom bom bad-i-ba bad-i-bad-i-ba bom ba-bom-bom-bom

This is the beat that my heart skipped when we first met.
Now that I’ve heard it, it leaves me with a kind of regret.
No disrespect, but we left a lot of people upset
and what we had wasn’t really what we’d come to expect.

Beat that my heart skipped when we first met.
Now that I’ve heard it, it leaves me with a kind of regret.
No disrespect but we left a lot of people upset

This is the beat that my heart skipped when we first met.
Now that I’ve heard it, it leaves me with a kind of regret.
No disrespect, but we left a lot of people upset
and what we had wasn’t really what we’d come to expect.

Beat that my heart skipped when we first met.
Now that I’ve heard it, it leaves me with a kind of regret.
No disrespect, but we left a lot of people upset
and what we had wasn’t really what we’d come to expect.

Every now and then I cower and I need to find empowerment
Empowerment is paramount to how I can begin to mount
A plan that I can implement
to make a dent on ignorance
Instead of drunk belligerence
and the dissidence of miscreants
Especially in this instance
with the never ending persistence
to use the words in each sentence
as if they were blunt instruments
to beat a hole in the defence
of this beauty and her innocence
which serves to just build resistance
in spite of all my good intents.

The beat that my heart skipped.
This is the beat that my heat skipped.


Lyrics submitted by lostinhollywood, edited by Collin24

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  • +1
    General CommentI think that what he's trying to tell is a tale of meeting a girl and wanting to know her rather than having a quick fling with her, but really didn't know how to approach her without her thinking of him as just another guy wanting to get laid.

    P.S. Awsome music!!!
    Yazid7801on October 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a tune.
    razor sharp lyrical ability and a good hook.

    as far as i can see its a concious stream of this man remembering meeting a woman, how he felt about her and now its over. his memories become entiwned with his feelings about human frailty when we meet others and put on a front to the point we are no longer ourselves.
    "using words as blunt instruments" to paint false pictures of ourselves.
    I presume him and this women had something deeper than your average one night stand and he now misses it.

    thisll big (i hope)
    samcooketoldmesoon September 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think perhaps it is this guy who wants to talk to a woman and eventually have a relationship with her and "mount" her, but he doesn't know what to say without sounding as if he is using "blunt intruments" for words making it sound as if he doesn't have "good intents" when actually he does.

    i think also perhaps this woman doesn't want to know him because his words are met with "scepticism" which is tough on him because he wants to "kiss" her lips.

    he is now thinking back to this instant and remembering his heartbeat which leaves him with "regret" because he really wanted to get with the woman and they left a lot of people "upset" maybe because they wanted them to get to together, like when friends are like 'you two would be good together' and it never happens

    thats what i think anyway as well as the fact that the lyrics are excellent and love the rhyming! very clever.
    on February 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood god damn! so damn catchy!
    LittleFreakThingon March 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcould be about how every women thinks youre just trying to get into their pants, even if you're just saying 'hi' and being polite.
    selfishisgorgeouson March 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso so so catchy
    it makes me smile because of who it reminds me of.
    CALLEY_roadtojoyon April 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanyone got the lyrics to the intro on the album version?
    SamuelHWon May 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is obvious. Simply about how he fell in love with a girl- love at first sight. Then they got together. Then they split up because they weren't really going well together ("What we had wasn't really what we'd come to expect") and also because he must have dumped someone for her and she dumped someone for him and then a load of people must have fancied them etc etc etc. ("No disrespect, but we left a lot of people upset")
    Ok maybe not so simple. Great song nevertheless =] xxx
    xxleedsunitedxxon June 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI tried the intro. "Tattenous" isn't a word though :-(

    "I ain't gonna take it no more. I ain't gonna take it no more. I ain't gonna stand idly by while the bridal reply of a marriage of stars is "yeah, what's their demographic?" I ain't gonna take it no more. I ain't gonna take it no more. I ain't gonna stand idly by with a tattenous sigh while inside we all cry OUT for something new. I ain't gonna take it no more. I ain't gonna take it no more. Soulless music. Artless lyrics. Goalless movements. Heartless gimmicks. Controlled and clueless. Careers lasting a minute. If this is the big life, well I ain't looking to live it. We ain't pushing the boundaries, we're blowing them up! We ain't trying to expand the scene; we want the scene to erupt. So make some room on the floor and somebody bolt the doors cos tonight we ain't seeking applause. Tonight, well gee… we're just looking to have some good new-fashioned fun, y'all."
    AllyS2on August 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwouldn't the word be "tartness"
    SgtReznoron August 14, 2008   Link

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