"I Used to Have a Heart" as written by and Max Bemis....
I used to have a heart worth a billion bucks
Now it's shitty, shoddy cheap
Sell it in my sleep for the fakes to eat
While they kiss my ass and tell me what I need
Sex fiends with a vacant dream, a tattoo of a soul
And the words you said, still ringing in my head
Wonder where the love they stole is hiding

All I want to do is be mended by you
I don't want to be confused, I just want to find you
All I want to kill is that which keeps me ill
Underwhelmed and unfulfilled

They're in denial of the knowledge
That they're living in a lame excuse
They're in denial of what you are to me
My heart, my love, my guide
It's not alright with me, the love I lack, I need, I want you back
The circle torn apart, I used to have a heart

I used to know a girl with the deepest trust
That a man could ever know
I broke her neck from the lack of respect
I learned as an embryo on the west coast
Where the dead paint Hollywood red
The facade is well-fed with the blood of the capulets
Spread like jelly on bread across the doors of the first-borns
Weaned from birth on meds

All I want to say is this could be ok
I don't want to be a slave, I just want to spend my days
Wondering through the haze, your voice to lead the way

I can finally go and say:
There you are in front of me, luminescent as you used to be
Just sing the saddest song for me, revive me

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"I Used to Have a Heart" as written by Max Bemis

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    General CommentMan, the best song on the album can't get a comment..

    Anyway, I'm still just trying to listen to the 27 songs from a musical standpoint, so I've haven't really gotten to the meanings yet.
    Paralesson October 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdude
    i agree with paraless
    this was by far my favorite song on the album

    these lyrics are amazing
    and the music is mind blowing
    savior_andthe_savedon October 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti really really dont like this song

    obvious from the title she lost trust for him after he did something, maybe drinking with his friends while saying he went somewhere?
    Twikkion November 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdo i hear aaron from underoath and the almost in the back up vocals saying "it's not alright with me"
    gingerr.on November 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentto gingerr

    you prolly do
    i think i remember seeing him on the guest artist list
    its listed in the back of the booklet
    and on wikipedia
    savior_andthe_savedon November 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti have to agree with paraless, this is the best song on the new album, or at least one of them. The guitar work along with the lyrics/vocals are awesome. As far as the meaning, he obviously had a relationship with somebody he cared very much about. However, because of his condition, he would often place certain objectives, such as getting fucked up and such over her, which showed ne respect for her. She left him, and though he wnats her back and wants try again, he understands it was his fault. I can relate...
    bmill574on November 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe guitar at the end of this and the distortion at the end of baby girl give me a sense of respect towards max as a guitarist (unless im mistaken, he does play guitar in the studio) the album musically is a big step from what was on IARB, but lyrically about equal. this band is the most exciting to listen to group out there IMO
    geonon December 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlove love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love.
    making_a_sceneon May 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think he's saying he's turned callous and hollow in a sense. he 'used to have a heart', meaning he used to care about her and treat her properly and he's suddenly realized how much he's changed and how much he hurts her now and he doesn't want to continue that so he's telling her to 'revive' him, so they can go back to before and he can treat her the way he should again.
    AllChokedUpon May 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think he was just a dumb guy who treated her wrong and now that they're kaputz he has realised, "shit, I'm a dick and when she left me she took my heart with her" so naturally he wants both back. So here we have this song acting as the appology. He's explaining that his life is a mess that he knows he's treated her bad and that he is sorry, so if she would only get back with him, she (at least in his opinion) would somehow have the power to turn this all around.
    all in all, i believe the statement, "This song is about rebirth aided by love" sums it up nicely
    willmanson August 26, 2008   Link

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