"Hold My Heart" as written by and Sara Bareilles....
I never meant to be the one to let you down
If anything, I thought I saw myself going first
I didn't know how to stick around
How to see anybody but me be getting hurt

I keep remembering the summer night
And the conversation breaking up the mood
I didn't want to tell you you were right
Like the season changing, oh, I felt it too

Does anybody know how to hold my heart
How to hold my heart?
I don't want to let go, let go, let go too soon
I want to tell you so before the sun goes dark
How to hold my heart
I don't want to let go, let go, let go of you

I'm not the kind to try to tell you lies
But the truth is you've been hiding from it too
I see it sneaking in behind your eyes
Saying things no words could ever do

Does anybody know how to hold my heart
How to hold my heart?
I don't want to let go, let go, let go too soon
I want to tell you so before the sun goes dark
How to hold my heart
I don't want to let go, let go, let go of you

Is anybody listening?
'Cause I'm crying
Is anybody listening?

Does anybody know how to hold my heart
How to hold my heart?
I don't want to let go, let go, let go too soon
I want to tell you so before the sun goes dark
How to hold my heart
I don't want to let go, let go, let go of you


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"Hold My Heart" as written by Sara Bareilles

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    General CommentAfter listening to Sara on 'iTunes Live from Soho', Sara describes what this song means. She wrote this during her depression, and it's about the fear that you'll never find someone who truly understands you and all your 'facets'. The lyrics are just begging for someone to come along and give her vitality. It's a very heartbreaking song and is not about romance, despite what you might think!
    ebraicoon January 07, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentObviously about the end of a relationship. But I think she left him, but still loved him. He blames her, but she knows that it was mutual, she was just the one that pulled the trigger.
    moffinwonderlandon June 16, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentShe ended up saying wrong things to this guy and he left her and she was being too honest and no she is hoping somebody could handle her now or to hold her heart basically.
    ashleylynn15on July 08, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is SO my life right now and every time I hear this song it breaks my fucking heart.
    jasonchriston September 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful! That is the only way to describe this song. I so agree with you jasonchrist.
    m2991on September 07, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about her leaving someone she still loves, and trying to find someone to take care of her and love her in the way he didn't.(Looking for someone to "hold her heart".)
    nbwebergon November 10, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the relationship obviously ending. But I think something sparked it, and it left the narrator incapacitated in some way. And from that point, it was like the narrator unconsciously check out of the relationship and did things to make the other person want to leave.

    Honestly, the song is about noticing the inevitable decay of a relationship, and wanting to find a way to stop it or least delay it.
    yeahhitslaurennnnon October 21, 2013   Link
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    General CommentShe has been hurt in the past so she has called it off in past relationships before he has. And, after she has gone over and over that maybe she ended it too soon. She doesn't want to do that this time. But, the writing is on the wall and she knows he's thinking the same. She wants him to fight for her; for their relationship. She cries to the Universe, to God, to the Fates that she needs some help. Is it him or is there someone else out there for her.
    trubador09on March 20, 2014   Link

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