"O My Heart" as written by and Ryan Lee Guldemond....
O my heart it's a fish out of water
O my heart it's a fish on the rocks and it bakes in the bad sun
O my heart it's a rock in the gutter
O my heart it's a rocking great bolder and stuck in the gutter

And I throw my heart back to the ocean
But it don't go far it come back floating
And I watch it wash up with the dead fish
But it ain't quite dead it just is lifeless

O my heart it's a house in tornado
O my heart it's a house in the sky in the eye of tornado
O my heart it's a roof in el nino
O my heart it's a roof made of straw in the jaw of el niño

And I pour my heart a new foundation
But it don't set hard it just stays shaking
And I scratch my name I scratch my name in
But it don't set hard it gets mixed back in

Bum, bum, bum
Bum, bum, bum, bum, bum, bum, bum
Bum, bum, bum,
Bum, bum, bum, bum, bum, bum
Bum, bum, bum, bum, bum, bum
Bum, bum, bum

O my heart it's fish out of water
O my heart it's a rock in the gutter
O my heart it's a black in a rainbow
O my heart it's so damn cold

And I throw my heart into the fire
'Cause I want to set my heart on fire
And I watch it try befriending embers
But the ice don't melt in mid december

O my heart it's a fish out of water
O my heart it's a fish on the rocks and it bakes in the bad sun


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"O My Heart" as written by Ryan Lee Guldemond

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    General CommentThis song is love.
    DJgifon October 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOn Mother Mother's CBC Radio 3 Session, Ryan G. told the host Tariq that this song was about being indifferent about a lot of things but yourself... and painfully, consciously feeling bad about it:

    'That sort of tormented exclamation "O my heart!" sort of conjured up feelings of not really being able to engage with other people emotionally and inspired this song, that theme. It's something that I feel from time to time... I'm sure everybody feels it, too. Sometimes, you just wanna be more compassionate, and you wanna empathise with someone or the world; and you are just stoic, you are just so removed and comfortable there, but at the same time you feel a little bit guilty. Because it's good to care about things other than yourself.' (check it out!! radio3.cbc.ca)

    I especially like the way all of this is phrased in the line about his heart that 'just stays shaking' despite trying to give it a stronger foundation (like they would for buildings vulnerable against earthquakes).
    Tsuppion June 14, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"Oh my heart, it's a black and a red road"

    Shouldn't it be "It's the black in a rainbow"?
    Markisa_xXon October 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think its about love, heartbreak and how he doesnt want to care about a person who has hurt him anymore, and in doing so he has become heartless or emotionless


    el torped0on April 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentgod, i love this song.
    likegiantson August 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAnd I throw my heart back to the ocean
    But it don't go far, it come back floating
    And I watch it wash it up with the dead fish

    But it ain't quite dead, it just is like this

    Should be "But it ain't quite dead, it just is lifeless.
    SamuraiTedon October 26, 2009   Link

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