"Melt My Heart to Stone" as written by Adele Laurie Blue Adkins and Francis Eg White....
Right under my feet there's air made of bricks
Pulls me down turns me weak for you
I find myself repeating like a broken tune
And I'm forever excusing your intentions
That I give in to my pretendings
Which forgive you each time
Without me knowing
They melt my heart to stone

And I hear your words that I made up
You say my name like there could be an us
I best tidy up my head I'm the only one in love
I'm the only one in love

Each and every time I turn around to leave
I feel my heart begin to burst and bleed
So desperately I try to link it with my head
But instead I fall back to my knees
As you tear your way right through me
I forgive you once again
Without me knowing
You've burnt my heart to stone

And I hear your words that I made up
You say my name like there could be an us
I best tidy up my head I'm the only one in love
I'm the only one in love

Why do you steal my hand
Whenever I'm standing my own ground
You build me up, then leave me dead

I hear your words you made up
I say your name like there should be an us
I best tidy up my head I'm the only one, in love
I'm the only one in love


Lyrics submitted by *lala*, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Melt My Heart to Stone" as written by Francis Eg White Adele Laurie Blue Adkins

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    General CommentI feel like this song is about her relationship with a guy where she is giving so much and feeling so much, thinking he's perfect but in reality he isn't giving her much back. She's imagining him being a perfect guy and she's falling so hard for him but he isn't what she's making him out to be. He's leading her on, but he doesn't feel as strongly for her as she does for him.

    that's what I think, I love this song so much it describes situations I've been in in the past.
    TravisMusic32on June 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow, I just bought the album tonight and I seem to be commenting on every song, I love it! This song to me is about feeling led on by someone you really care about. To an extent she can't blame him because she feels a bit deluded (she's 'making up' words that he said, twisting them to give herself hope that she has a chance), but then also he's being a bit of an arse and giving her false hope, but she forgives him every time. I think a lot of us have a person like that. You wish you could just pull yourself together and use your head and realise it's not going to happen and you're being led on, but all your strength and independence just goes when you think there's just a glimmer of hope.
    treacheroustigeron April 26, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningRight under my feet there's air made of bricks
    Pulls me down turns me weak for you
    I find myself repeating like a broken tune
    And I'm forever excusing your intentions
    That I give in to my pretendings
    Which forgive you each time
    Without me knowing
    They melt my heart to stone

    every time she sees him she is weak. she repeats in her head that he must like her even if he doesnt look like that, hes just trying to hide his feelings. she forgets things that dont fit with this idea.

    And I hear your words that I made up
    You say my name like there could be an us
    I best tidy up my head I'm the only one in love
    I'm the only one in love

    she imagines him saying that he is in love with her. he says her name like he loves her but deep down she knows he doesnt. she is trying to convince herself she is the only one in love.

    Each and every time I turn around to leave
    I feel my heart begin to burst and bleed
    So desperately I try to link it with my head
    But instead I fall back to my knees
    As you tear your way right through me
    I forgive you once again
    Without me knowing
    You've burnt my heart to stone

    each time she tries to stop she gets a heartache. she tries to pretend it is just her brain and not her heart but she fails and cant do it. he breaks her heart but she forgives him.

    And I hear your words that I made up
    You say my name like there could be an us
    I best tidy up my head I'm the only one in love
    I'm the only one in love

    Why do you steal my hand
    Whenever I'm standing my own ground
    You build me up, then leave me dead

    shes asking why he has to make her feel like this, why he gets her hopes up and then crushes them.

    I hear your words you made up
    I say your name like there should be an us
    I best tidy up my head I'm the only one, in love
    I'm the only one in love

    she hears him saying what he actually says and talks to him like them becoming a couple is inevitable but she knows that is never going to happen because she is the only one who feels that way
    singsongs1on November 15, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI need this album.

    "Why do you steal my hand
    Whenever I’m standing my own ground
    You build me up, then leave me dead"

    Love it :) xx
    blu_girl_4evaon January 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of the best tracks on the album.

    this song is all about what we all go through, when we are in the situation where we hope, wish, and sometimes think due to their actions or affection that the someone that melts your heart feels the same as you.

    in cases like these, we find out that it is only ourselves that feel this way, but we can not help how we feel.

    "I best tidy up my head I’m the only one in love
    I’m the only one in love"

    this song is the self realization that this person doesnt feel the same way you feel, and describes the trials you go through within yourself:

    "As you tear your way right through me
    I forgive you once again
    Without me knowing"

    I think what makes this my favorite song, is the way she uses the lyrics:

    "And I hear your words that I made up
    You say my name like there could be an us"

    and then switches it at the end with

    " Well I hear your words you made up
    So I say your name like there could be an us "

    this song is amazing, and an absolute favorite.
    so simple, yet so deep.

    she just completly sets the mood with her voice, you can feel the personal agony.
    misz504on June 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand btw, adele reported that this was her favorite song on the album as well!

    =)
    misz504on June 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti absolutely love this song, and i relate to it so well.

    'And I hear your words that I made up
    You say my name like there could be an us'

    its feeling yourself fall for a person who says the right things but is completely wrong for you in every way,
    and yet you still make up excuses to explain away his actions while he leads you on.


    'Well I hear your words you made up
    So I say your name like there could be an us
    I best tidy up my head I’m the only one in love'

    but i love the last verse where the perspective kind of shifts. now it turns from someone misinterpreting a persons intentions, to someone who is learning to recognize empty words for what they are.
    its sad in the way that relationships coming to an end are always sad, but empowering as well.. very bittersweet.
    showmefireworkson June 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about a couple and he is always hurting her.

    Right under my feet there’s air made of bricks
    Pulls me down turns me weak for you
    I find myself repeating like a broken tune
    And I’m forever excusing your intentions
    And I give in to my pretendings
    Which forgive you each time
    Without me knowing
    They melt my heart to stone

    He hurts her time and time again, but she believes he will change eventualy so she takes him back. But slowly his actions are turning her heart hard or :stone".

    And I hear your words that I made up
    You say my name like there could be an us
    I best tidy up my head I’m the only one in love
    I’m the only one in love

    He is a sweet talker to get back with her but in reality she is the only one in love in this relationship

    Each and every time I turn around to leave
    I feel my heart begin to burst and bleed
    So desperately I try to link it with my head
    But instead I fall back to my knees
    As you tear your way right through me
    I forgive you once again
    Without me knowing
    You’ve burnt my heart to stone

    She is trying to get out of the situation by leaving. But she gives in "fall back to my knees" and comes back to him.


    Why do you steal my hand
    Whenever I’m standing my own ground
    You build me up, then leave me dead

    She finally stands up and defends herself but like a repeating record he gets her to trust him "steal my hand". But surprise surprise he strings her along thinking things will change and he hurts her again leaving her "dead".
    Killer499on July 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbout being led on; she's the only one in love and she knows it, but she can't let go:

    "So desperately I try to link it with my head
    But instead I fall back to my knees
    As you tear your way right through me
    I forgive you once again "

    He treats her like shit, he doesn't give a damn, and yet even though she knows he's bad for her she can't let go, and keeps forgiving him and hoping when he says "my name like there could be an us."
    missmeon August 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReally, I feel like this song is about having someone who isn't necessarily leading you on, but instead about someone who you love deeply or really want to be with, but he/she just isn't ready for a relationship or doesn't feel the same, or sends out mixed signals.

    "And I give in to my pretendings
    Which forgive you each time
    Without me knowing
    They melt my heart to stone"

    Her pretendings here are "words that I made up," the things she wants to hear, but he may not have meant in that way.

    "Why do you steal my hand
    Whenever I’m standing my own ground
    You build me up, then leave me dead"

    This is the most powerful part of the song, the bridge, and she really brings home the point here: the guy is taking her entire being away from her when she's just trying to be independent and alone, because he is sending out mixed signals that she just can't piece through, and she just cannot understand why he doesn't feel the same. He builds her up with his sweetness, but in the end he doesn't actually go through with whatever he's been getting at.

    This is especially made true in the switch last chorus!

    "I hear your words you made up
    I say your name like there should be an us
    I best tidy up my head I’m the only one in love
    I’m the only one in love"

    Now he's the one who is actually saying them, but these words are the truth, how he really doesn't want to be with her at the moment. She says his name now like there SHOULD be a them (that's a typo in the lyrics on the cite that I corrected for my lyrics...lol). Then she says she had best stop thinking about it because she realizes she really cannot have him.

    This song describes my life right now.

    ChaseSpringeron January 03, 2009   Link

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