"Hold Heart" as written by and Emiliana/carey Torrini....
Hold heart, don't be too loud
For me keep your calm
Yes...he walks out on you
No tears, don't you come out?
If you blind me now, I am defeated

No lamps, don't make a sound
Don't let him here
The brick in your voice
Hand let go off him
With these and grace and let him
Blade under your name

Oh Lord take off that crowd
Your my king no more
With that person less heart

Hold heart, don't be too loud
For me keep your calm
Yes...he walks out on you
No tears, don't you come out?
If you blind me now
I am defeated


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"Hold Heart" as written by Emiliana Torrini Daniel De Mussenden Carey

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    General CommentI LOVE this song.
    Obviously some guy is breaking up with her and she's willing herself to keep control and not break down in front of him
    stinaaahon October 23, 2008   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionHold heart, don't beat so loud
    For me keep your calm
    As he walks out on you

    No tears, don't you come out
    If you blind me now, I am defeated

    No lips, don't make a sound
    Don't let him hear
    The break in your voice

    Hand let go off his
    With ease and grace don't let him
    Bleed under your nails

    Oh Lord take off thy crowd,
    You're my king no more
    With that merciless heart

    Hold heart, don't beat so loud
    For me keep your calm
    As he walks out on you

    No tears, don't you come out
    If you blind me now
    I am defeated
    thenameisbillon May 28, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this a song about her boyfriend who was suddenly killed when she was 23. This is my interpretation:

    In each verse she talks to a different part of herself.

    It isn't explicitly clear until the third verse though why she is doing this. It turns out she was holding her dying boyfriend this whole time.

    "He walks out on you" doesn't mean the guy is leaving her for another woman, but that he was passing away. She had a hand on his wound and she didn't want the guy's last experience on Earth to be watching her breaking down and covered in his blood ("don't let him bleed under your nails"||"tears, don't you come out" || "don't let him hear the break in your voice"|| "heart don't beat so loud").

    In the third verse she is removing her hand, since he has finally passed away and no longer able to grasp her hand back ["Hand let go of his with ease ..."].

    To summarize,so as not to exasperate the situation she chose to beg her emotions, feelings, and body to 'hold on' until after he passes.

    I believe the next verse "Oh Lord take off thy crown, you're my king no more..." is one of the most powerful verses ever written. In it, she is conveying that her spirituality/faith has been devastated by this loss because of how ["merciless"] God ("Lord") would have to be to take away the person she loved so much.

    The last 2 verses are the repeats, but I believe they have a slightly different meaning in this second context.

    Finally, now that he passed away, she can let herself cry but is still holding tears back because she knows that the moment she does she will probably enter a depression ("If you blind me now, I am defeated")
    thenameisbillon May 28, 2012   Link

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