The song is about a break-up between a guy and a girl. The speaker is saying the woman broke his heart." I mean after all the things we've been through"...
In the night, I hear 'em talk
The coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road, he lost his soul to a woman so heartless
How could you be so heartless?
Oh, how could you be so heartless?

How could you be so, cold as the winter wind when it breeze, yo
Just remember that you talkin' to me though
You know need to watch the way you talkin' to me, yo
I mean after all the things that we've been through
I mean after all the things we got into
Hey yo, I know of some things that you ain't told me
Hey yo, I did some things but that's the old me
And now you wanna get me back and you goin' show me
So you walk around like you don't know me
You got a new friend, well I got homies
But in the end it's still so lonely

In the night, I hear 'em talk
The coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road, he lost his soul to a woman so heartless
How could you be so heartless?
Oh, how could you be so heartless?

How could be so Dr. Evil, you bringin' out a side of me that I don't know
I decided we weren't goin' speak so
Why we up three A.M. on the phone
Why does she be so mad at me for
Homie I don't know, she's hot and cold
I won't stop, I won't mess my groove up
Cause I already know how this thing go
You run and tell your friends that you're leaving me
They say that they don't see what you see in me
You wait a couple months then you gon' see
You'll never find nobody better than me

In the night, I hear 'em talk
The coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road, he lost his soul to a woman so heartless
How could you be so heartless?
Oh, how could you be so heartless?

Talkin', talkin', talkin', talk
Baby let's just knock it off
They don't know what we been through
They don't know 'bout me and you
So I got something new to see
And you just goin' keep hatin' me
And we just goin' be enemies
I know you can't believe
I could just leave it wrong
And you can't make it right
I'm goin' take off tonight
Into the night

In the night, I hear 'em talk
The coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road, he lost his soul to a woman so heartless
How could you be so heartless?
Oh, how could you be so heartless?


Lyrics submitted by musicomplexity

"Heartless" as written by Malik Yusef El Shaba Jones Jeffrey Bhasker

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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  • +2
    General CommentNow if we're supposed to take this literally and Kanye's writing about his life right now, it looks like between this and Love Lockdown that his breakup with Alexis really fucked him up.
    strykerchickon October 16, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentway better than love lockdown
    angelbird9on November 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti'm liking the new direction he's taking. good song, better than love lockdown.
    oolongteaon October 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is significantly better than love lockdown
    LennonFiascoon October 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI KNOW FOR A FACT ALEXIS IS CHEATING ON KANYE. THEY BEGAN DATING AGAIN AND SHE SLEEPS AROUND ON HIM. SHE IS H-E-A-R-T-L-E-S-S
    Andrea6on November 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThis song is awesome. I like Love Lockdown, but this is much better. I can't stop listening to it.
    Rightbackon November 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCause I already know how this thing goes
    You run and tell your friends that you leavin me
    they say that they don't see what you see in me
    Wait a couple months then you gon see
    you won't find nobody better than me


    reminds me of my ex, he dumped me for someone else, then a few months later came running back with his tail between his legs (metaphorically of course) cause he decided he still needed me :P
    frozenyoghurton April 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really love this song.
    This just totally describes the sentiments you have when you're over.. but everyone sort of knows it's not really over.. even if you are mortal enemies.

    loe831on June 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is amazing, I think he is so innovative and creative, mad respect
    Musicsoulon October 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti actually like this song, but lockdown is terrible and boring. anyway, i really hope the whole album isnt like this song, but i have heard that it is similar in style to lockdown and heartless. more rap less singing imo.
    wingsoverithacaon November 21, 2008   Link

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