"Emily's Heart" as written by and Jamie Alexander Treays....
Bottle of wine, and an old 45, rifle in the corner that her grandfather left her when he died,
Said no surprise,
I've had to use it quite a few times,
So Jay, don't you ever let us down,
Don't you ever,
I'll have to shoot you and no one will hear a sound

Bruised and bloody, I'm lying on the ground,
And I am aware that I let the poor girl down,
Now I'm dying, as a message to the town,
This what happens, if you fuck around,
So meddle if you want trouble, trouble then you should meddle,
But don't ever meddle with Emily's heart

She said, get your coat, come on,
To the dog track with the money right,
Yeah we had some fun,
Left with more 'cause we won,
I was under investigation on suspicion of doing her wrong,
She said,
You've become a villain, accused of a hit and run,
Said, she hit me first, and I, say it's the worst that I ever felt,
In a broken heart.
Bloodstains on her shirt crease and, hope she pays the dues,
When I left she said, that your last breath will be down by the station at 2,
Swear she shot me down.

Bruised and bloody, I'm lying on the ground,
And I am aware that I let the poor girl down,
Now I'm dying, as a message to the town,
This what happens, if you fuck around,
So whenever, you want trouble, trouble then you should meddle,
But don't ever meddle with Emily's heart

She said I'm a user, and she's a loser with a gun,
I said if you choose to it becomes hard to include anyone,
So if you stay, put it away, or should I run?
She said I think you know the answer to your question,

So for the smiles, and all of the miles that the engine's done,
The further I drive away the closer we become,
So if I stay, would you put it away, and forgive this one son?
She said Jay I think you know the answer to your question

Bruised and bloody, I'm lying on the ground,
And I am aware that I let the poor girl down,
Now I'm dying, as a message to the town,
This what happens, if you fuck around,
So meddle if you want trouble, trouble then you should meddle,
But don't ever meddle with Emily's heart


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"Emily's Heart" as written by Jamie Alexander Treays

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    General CommentI love this song.
    boy_named_davidon September 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's really pretty but then it's about him being shot by his girlfriend because he cheated on her.
    I think.
    Pirateson September 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentPirate, its not about being physically shot.Its more about that feeling when you know you've been caught out and your entire life seems to have been shot apart. Brilliant song, and for me perfect timing.
    cadaukon December 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, Jamie T's music is so beautiful when he goes acoustic.

    I agree with cadauk, its a metaphor for what happens when you mess up in a relationship. Very appropriate for me at the moment, especially the line "now im dying as a message to the town". You get vilified sometimes by everyone around you for personal things.
    Bexstaron April 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love, love, LOVE this song. Acoustic Jamie T is brilliamt
    spiderdomon June 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentJamie is talking about a relationship he had. He didn't realise how much he wanted her or valued her and thus treated her badly. By the time he realised how important she was it was too late.

    Ultimately she ends it.

    "she said i'm a user and she's a loser with a gun
    i said if you choose to it becomes hard to include anyone
    so if you stay put it away or should i run?
    she said i think you know the answer to your question"

    She is saying she has accepted being used for too long (a loser) but now she has the power (the gun) in that she wants to end the relationship and he doesnt. Jamie says should i stay and fight for the relationship but she says it is too late.

    Always makes me feel very sad, not sure why as i have never been in this position.
    Beautiful song, probably my fave Jamie T track.
    Seabass3on July 08, 2010   Link

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