"Sweet#hart" as written by Bradley Kimber, Mansur Zennelli, Christopher Decinque, Beau Fair and Michael Barrett....
I lay awake stuck by this fickle thorn
I lay with you so they won’t sink in their claws
I lay awake while the beasts and the whores
Are dancing in, dancing in
Dancing in the jaws of a landfill

Am I ever gonna let you in before I see it coming?
Systematic in decay

I’m dying to feel what you feel now
You’ve already been such a sweetheart
And I know we all get scared
We all get scared
Too much head, but too little heart oh honey
I want your touch, such a shame that I am numb honey
Not meant to be this way

Lover, lover, lover you’ll never know
You’ll never know
Because, lover, lover breathing down my neck
Incendiary breath
And still my lover is a burden
Tell me something could you smell my fear?
As I lay there
Cringing on your bed

Maybe my seed found purchase in your soil
It’s just a fight, a futile fight to feel connected
I lay awake stuck by this fickle thorn
Instead of tending to it’s prick I lay infected


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  • +5
    General CommentI think this song is about an inability to attach to a girl, and that although he is acting a relationship, he is unable to feel a 'love' or even actual 'affection' for the girl.

    He wishes he could recipricate the feelings he sees she has for him. But cant.

    This song pretty much sums me up with girls ay.
    dominicolason August 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think a lot of the stuff said here is probably pretty accurate, but a lot isn't.

    I think the song is about someone he loves but he's unsure of whether to let this person into his life or whether this person loves him back.

    Evidence (How I interpreted the song):

    First, the fickle thorn. I think the thorn is supposed to be a metaphor for his love. In case you don't already know, something that is fickle is something that isn't constant, instable, or changing. His love for this person fluctuates, because sometimes he isn't sure whether to put his head or heart first.

    Due to past "love"s he knows that if he thinks about it too much he's eventually just going to let it slip away, hence the line "Am I ever gonna let you in before I see it coming?
    Systematic in decay" where the question indicates he isn't sure whether he's gonna let the person into his life and the "Systematic in decay" indicates that the situation gets worse as time passes by, since he continues using his head more and more and thus will probably let the person slip away.

    "Maybe my seed found purchase in your soil" - Perhaps his love has started developing feels for him too. Maybe his love has taken interest in him.
    "I lay awake stuck by this fickle thorn
    Instead of tending to it's prick I lay infected" - He simply watches as events in his love life keep unfolding and he takes no steps forward in terms of his love ("Instead of tending to it's prick [...]").
    RohanDason May 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe whole album tends to corrolate to the theme of a struggle between head and heart.
    Sweet#hart seems to be an intimate love for someone, but being hurt by it once the pleasure has gone away.
    Besides the song lyrics, I have to say that First Temple is one of the greatest albums I have ever heard. Guitars, drums, vocals, lyrics are all perfect.
    Dariushon May 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing touring band.
    So hardworking in Australia, I'm so glad they are the band that broke through to America.

    Can't wait to get this cd.
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about a guy who is trying to convince his girl to have sex with him but she doesn't want to just yet (I'm dying to feel what you feel now, you've already been such a sweetheart, and I know we all get scared, we all get scared).

    The part which shows the girl is scared is: Because, lover, lover breathing down my neck
    Incendiary breath
    And still my lover is a burden
    Tell me something could you smell my fear?
    As I lay there
    Cringing on your bed

    It boils down to "too much head, too little heart," which, as someone mentioned, is probably the prevailing theme of the album -- his ol lady is thinking too much about the situation, instead of letting her heart into the equation.
    Calledforblackupon June 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song seems to me to be about a man who thinks too much with his head and not his heart, to the point of not being able to enjoy anything in life - love, sex, etc. He got his lover, got what he wanted - but he can't enjoy her because he can't feel a thing.
    lizavetaon July 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAppears to me that the thorn is his conscious (or possibly an allusion to Paul's, with the relationship being the source of the pain as opposed to Paul's side). Could be about him experiencing anguish after being with some girl (cringing in her bed) in what he retrospectively sees as a futile attempt to feel connected. He feels guilty about using her, making her breath incendiary and her presence a burden. In stead of changing his ways based on how he feels he continues to be with this girl (laying infected with the thorn as opposed to tending to it in the last line)
    istolethejerseyson September 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionAmazing! Amazing guitars! amazing lyrics.
    i am in complete awe of you guys. CIM 4ever!
    livinginmemorieson January 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Dancing in dancing in" i think is actually "taunting me, taunting", which makes a little more sense
    I think there is a male and female perspective in this song. First though, the innuendo! I mean look at all this, it can't be accidental:
    I lay awake stuck by this fickle thorn- more like fickle dick
    Am I ever gonna let you in before I see it coming- are we ever gonna bang
    Too much head but too little heart-obvious
    Maybe my seed found purchase in your soil-seed, obvious, soil, mouth or vag
    Instead of tending to its prick I lay infected-didn't service him.

    Alright, with those said, look at this song. Combined with what everyone said it almost all makes sense.
    waddumson January 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationAm I ever gonna let you in before I see it coming? (it's possible that in a past relation ship he was hurt therefore he doesn't want to let anyone in or get too attatched to them, but for this girl he's willing to risk it all.. but habit makes him push her away whenever the relationhip gets too heated)

    Systematic in decay(someone is always getting hurt; decay after decay)

    I�m dying to feel what you feel now(I'm dying to feel love the way you love me- his girlfriend or the girl says she loves him and is enjoying their get together but he cant)

    You�ve already been such a sweetheart (in this part he's refering to how even though she's been such a good person and there for him he still doesn't love her)

    And I know we all get scared(refering to how they are about to have sex... she may not want to but when some guys do not feel emotionally attached they seek physical attachment)

    We all get scared(they are both anxious)

    Too much head, but too little heart oh honey(while they are together too many things are occupying his mind and he can't enjoy her)

    I want your touch, such a shame that I am numb honey(he wants to feel her and be with her, but he can't feel anything towards her)

    Not meant to be this way(this isn't natural)
    S0M3TH1NG2CHOK3UP0Non April 02, 2010   Link

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