"Pull My Heart Away" as written by Paul Richard Epworth and Jack Penate....
I'm ripping your posters off the wall
I'm moving the boxes into the hall
I stop when I hear a drumbeat call
Must be a sign, it is time

I need to take myself away
From the pillowed hand on which I stand
And throw me out of the side of a plane
And I'll just see where I land

I will have to pull my heart away
'Cause if I never leave I'll ruin yesterday

It's not like my feet are stuck to the floor
It's not like I'm wanting to know about the door
I want you to throw my shoes in the fire
And I'll watch the souls burn on the funeral pyre

And I'm over and it will change my position
And I'll know that nobody, nobody's listening
And that's easy for me and it's better for the soul
And it's better for you and it's better for all

I will have to pull my heart away
'Cause if I never leave I'll ruin yesterday
I will have to pull my heart away
'Cause if I never leave I'll ruin yesterday

I'm over with words, I'm moving in lines
And all that I put is jump up inside, jump off the side

I will have to pull my heart away
'Cause if I never leave I'll ruin yesterday
I will have to pull my heart away
'Cause if I never leave I'll ruin yesterday

I will have to pull my heart away


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"Pull My Heart Away" as written by Jack Penate Paul Epworth

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    General Commentto me the song is about a relationship that needs to finish, its reached as far as its going and either one needs to leave for the best of them both, from the first few lyrics, it appears the relationship is already over and hes moving out a shared house or something and starting a life without her, "And throw me out the side of a plane And I'll just see where I land".

    awesome song, such a laid back and easy listening tune, love it
    dain84on September 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I agree, it's about breakup. It's really good song and I enjoy listening to it.
    sanasyon October 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDidnt mean to post that as a reply, sorry. Im new.
    news7on October 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's not necessarily about a relationship.. I interpreted it as a need to get away from a place you love, as it may not be good for you to be there anymore. It could also be about how you can, if you want, change ['It's not like my feet are stuck to the floor'] etc. Bloody incredible song though.
    centrestageon November 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSuch an amazing song. I'm gonna have to agree with center stage whole heartedly. Bloody Incredible! thecurrent.org awesome music streaming all the time, where i first heard this song.
    ryanalbertjohnomaron February 02, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti agree with what dain says

    i believe its about a relationship that has ended or ending.
    its about the stages of grief.

    it could be that hes regretting
    what has happened

    it could be that he is slowly realising that he needs to move on
    as bad and as hard as it may be, he is willing to move on and risk it

    Then its reasurance, aknowledgement
    And then he accepts it





    ''It must be a sign
    It is time''



    ''I need to take myself away
    From a pillowed hand on which I stand
    And throw me out the side of a plane
    And I'll just see where I land''


    ''It's not like my feet are stuck to the floor
    It's not like I'm wanting to nail down the door
    I want you to throw my shoes in the fire
    And I'll watch the souls burn
    on the funeral pyre, and it will''




    rudimittanon March 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is not so much about conventional break up, but rather a situation where its best to break up despite what you may feel as you know its going to go sour

    "I will have to pull my heart away
    Cause if I never leave, I'll ruin yesterday"

    If he doesnt break up, all the good memories and feeling will be tainted by the incuring arguments and what not.

    Atm, im in a similar situation, I have a lovely girlfriend, but, i have a new job which means i will have to move away, we talked about the long distance stuff, but secretly im sceptical and think it may be best to end things on good terms rather than a slow dissent. :/
    Trakon June 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI agree that this song could be about more than a human relationship. I think alot of it has to do with severing an emotional connection with a certain lifestyle or phase of life. He know he must move on to the next phase of his life despite uncertainty. He knows this is a necessary part of growing up and out, but he's attached to something that he knows he must leave. I also thought about the possibility of leaving a luxurious life style "pillowed hand" for the military "side of a plane". Very literal but it's a possibility.
    CharlieChumplinon January 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is more than leaving his relationship this is about leaving this life to advance his soul to a new level.
    dumdum1111on October 14, 2011   Link

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