Please don't say we're done
When I'm not finished
I could give so much more
Make you feel, like never before
Welcome, they said welcome to the floor

It's been a while
And you've found someone better
But I've been waiting too long to give this up
The more I see, I understand
But sometimes, I still need you

Sometimes, I still need you
Sometimes, I still need you
Sometimes, I still need you
Sometimes, I still need you
Sometimes, I still need you
Sometimes, I still need you
Sometimes, I still need you
Sometimes, I still need you
Sometimes, I still need you
Sometimes, I still need you

And I was struggling to get in
Left waiting outside your door
I was sure
You'd gimme more

No need to come to me
When I can make it all the way to you
You made it clear
You weren't near
Near enough for me

Heart skipped a beat
And when I caught it you were out of reach
But I'm sure, I'm sure
You've heard it before

Heart skipped a beat
And when I caught it you were out of reach
But I'm sure, I'm sure
You've heard it before

Heart skipped a beat
And when I caught it you were out of reach
But I'm sure, I'm sure
You've heard it before

Heart skipped a beat
And when I caught it you were out of reach
But I'm sure, I'm sure
You've heard it before



Lyrics submitted by Joshoewaa

"Heart Skipped a Beat" as written by Oliver David Sim, Romy Anna Madley Croft, James Thomas Smith, Baria Qureshi

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +7
    General Comment:Just Asking Everyone?

    Isn't this song maybe about 2 people, the guy and the girl(the singers), singing to each other. First the guy sings:

    Please don't say we're done
    When I'm not finished
    I could give so much more
    Make you feel, like never before
    Welcome, they said welcome to the floor

    (this is the first moment when they break up, apparently the girl decides so, but the guy doesn't aggree and believes to have much more to give)

    (then after sometime) the girl sings:

    It's been a while
    And you've found someone better
    But I've been waiting too long to give this up
    The more I see, I understand
    But sometimes, I still need you

    (now after sometime the guy found someone else, and the girl, who was always unsure, needs him, maybe jealousy triggered it.)(Even though the third line seams inconsistent and makes it hard to follow this concept)

    the girl sings again:

    And I was struggling to get in
    Left waiting outside your door
    I was sure
    You'd give me more

    (now the girl looking for the guy, chasing him, and now she is sure that he was right and he could give more)

    then the guy sings:

    No need to come to me
    When I can make it all the way to you
    You made it clear
    You weren't near
    Near enough for me

    (no need to come to me, obviously its too late, and he says i can come all the way too you if i wanted too again, but your coldness and actions pushed me away long time ago and now its too late)

    then they both sing:

    Heart skipped a beat
    And when I caught it you were out of reach
    But I'm sure, I'm sure
    You've heard it before

    (both know that timing killed everything, they started together, then she wasn't sure, and her action and coldness pushed the guy away, and now that she wants him, he doesn't want her anymore)

    briseison January 13, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General Comment:Inexpressibly gorgeous? I think so. :D
    Technophobiaon August 24, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Comment:Fuck, I love this song.
    Sivkaon December 31, 2009   Link
  • +3
    My Interpretation:It's about a relationship which has ended and one party is still in love or at least feels like they had more to bring to the table before it ended.
    Now it's over but it's like admitting that it is.

    This reads like my life story. I adore songs that can capture a moment or feeling.
    Caffinatedon October 05, 2009   Link
  • +3
    My Opinion:One thing I always appreciate in music is when the sentiment of the melody matches that of the lyrics. This song is simple, echoing, repetitive. The lyrics themselves are not overly deep; unrequited love is something most can relate to, and in this world of free individualism, is even more common then ever. In my own jaded heart, I am moving through these motions. The chorus, say it all for me.

    Heart skipped a beat
    And when I caught it you were out of reach
    But I'm sure, I'm sure
    You've heard it before

    Despite the sparks and energy when we met, you were already in some future thought, but I'm sure I'm not the first to tell you that. From someone whose heart rarely skips a beat, it makes it all the harder. I'm still glad I met him though.

    KelleyAnnon June 18, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:Reminds me of ex-lovers who were torn apart by distance. Sad song.
    velvetmetaphoron February 03, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:i think the problem with most of The xx's songs is that people interpret them sexually when it is more than sex it is passion and overall true love
    bberndon November 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:
    "heart skipped a beat
    and when i caught it you were out of reach"

    maybe for a while or two, one person in the relationship didn't really know what she wanted, but when she finally realized that she wanted to be with the other person, the other person had bailed because he was sick of waiting for her to make up her mind?
    and it sucks because now that she knows what she wants, she "could give so much more" than the half-effort she gave when she was ambivalent about the relationship
    i don't know if that's right, but i definitely feel like i can identify with the song in that regard.

    oh, and her sultry voice absolutely makes this song.
    orangeglitterrron June 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:the "heart beat" pattern they use from the drums for this song is simple yet sooooo...genius
    milkcrate03on July 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:i think the problem with most of The xx's songs is that people interpret them sexually when it is more than sex it is passion and overall true love
    bberndon November 25, 2010   Link

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