"Bulletproof Heart" as written by and Frank Iero Bob Bryar....
Gravity don't mean too much to me
I'm who I've got to be
These pigs are after me, after you

Run away like it was yesterday
And we could run away
If we could run away,
Run away from here

I gotta bulletproof heart
You gotta hollow point smile
We had our run away scarves,
Got a photograph dream on the getaway mile

Let's blow a hole in this town
And do our talking with the laser beam
Coming out of this place
In a bullet's embrace
Then we'll do it again

How can they say, Jenny could you come back home?
'Cause everybody knows you don't
Ever wanna come back,
Let me be the one to save you

Gravity don't mean too much to me
I'm who I've got to be
These pigs are after me, after you

Run away like it was yesterday
When we could run away,
When we could run away, run away from here

I'm shooting out of this room
Because I sure don't like the company
You stop your preaching right there
'Cause I really don't care
And I'll do it again

So get me outta my head
'Cause it's getting quite cramped, you know
Coming ready or not
When the motor gets hot
We can do it again

The papers say, Johnny won't you come back home?
'Cause everybody knows you don't wanna give yourself up
Tell the truth and God will save you

Gravity don't mean too much to me
I'm who I've got to be
These pigs are after me, after you

Run away like it was yesterday
And we could run away,
And we could run away, run away from here

And though I know how much you hate this
Are you gonna be the one to save us
From the black and hopeless feeling
Will you meet 'em when the end comes reeling?

Hold your heart into this darkness
Will it ever be the light to shine you out
Or fall and leave you stranded
Or are you gonna be the one left standing?
You're gonna be the one left standing
You're gonna be the one left standing

Gravity don't mean too much to me
Is this our destiny?
This world is after me, after you

Run away like it was yesterday
And we could run away, run away, run away
Run away from here
Yeah, away from here
Away from here


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"Bulletproof Heart" as written by Frank Iero Bob Bryar

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  • +2
    General CommentI heard somewhere that the Jenny and Johnny are referencing "Jenny was a Friend of Mine" by The Killers.. not sure how accurate...

    Regardless, to me it's a song about undying faith in survival. Regardless of how deep they are in trouble, as long as they keep fighting the good fight and not losing that passion, they will persevere.

    "Tell the truth and God will save you", meaning as long as you stick to what you know is good and right and just, you will succeed in fighting for your cause.
    BlackOutBelleon January 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about two people who are together and the world/other people are trying to separate them. They leave home to avoid their influence.
    misterchristeron November 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI have a long, but (I think) accurate interpretation of this song. Keep in mind the setting of this whole album is in a post-apocalyptic dystopian future.

    To me, it sounds like an outlaw, Johnny, is trying to convince a girl, Jenny, to skip town with him.
    In the intro/chorus ("gravity don't mean too much to me..."), Johnny's proposing the act of running away, basically telling her that he never stays in one place for too long, and he wants to take her with him when he leaves.

    In the first verse, he's hyping up leaving, saying that everything will be better if she comes with him ("Got a photograph dream on the getaway mile").

    The transition is him telling her that everyone will understand why she left ("How can they say 'Jenny could you come back home?' cause everybody knows you don't ever want to come back") and how he could be the perfect excuse to get her out ("Let me be the one to save you").

    The chorus is the same as before, but an elaboration on that would be that he's stating why she should leave ("these pigs are after me, after you", meaning the oppressive BLI)

    The second verse and transition kinda fucks with me, cos it doesn't really go with the rest of the storyline that I've mapped out...but it seems that he's talking about why he left his own town and turned into a vigilante or something ("the papers say, johnny won't you come back home. cause everybody knows you don't wanna give yourself up, tell the truth and God will save you").

    Finally, the bridge is Johnny giving Jenny an ultimatum: come with him and live the life she wants, or stay in the freedomless town she's in and never see him again ("And though I know how much you hate this, are you gonna be the one to save us? From the black and hopeless feeling, will you mean it when the end comes reeling?").
    And "Hold your heart into this darkness, will it ever be the light to shine you out or fail and leave you stranded" is him telling her that if she doesn't follow her heart on this that she'll end up stuck forevermore in the place she's in.
    "I ain't gonna be the one left standing" either way he's leaving, "you ain't gonna be the one left standing, we ain't gonna be the ones left standing" and he's taking her with him one way or another.

    *Note that the whole thing is actually Johnny speaking these words to Jenny.
    sabrinarioton December 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionHere are the lyrics from the CD booklet:

    Gravity
    Don't mean too much to me
    I'm who I've got to be
    These pigs are after me
    After you

    Run away
    Like it was yesterday
    And we could run away
    If we could run away
    Run away from here

    I got a bulletproof heart
    You got a hollow point smile
    Me and your runaway scars
    Got a photograph dream on the getaway mile

    Let's blow a hole in this town
    Too much talking with a laser blade
    Gunnin' out of this place in a bullet's embrace
    Then we'll do it again

    How can they say
    Jenny could you come back home?
    'Cause everybody knows you don't
    Ever want come back
    Let me be the one to save you

    Gravity
    Don't mean too much to me
    I'm who I've got to be
    These pigs are after me
    After you

    Run away
    Like it was yesterday
    When we could run away
    When we could run away
    Run away from here

    I'm shootin' out of this room
    Because I sure don't like the company
    Stop your preaching right there
    'Cause I really don't care and I'll do it again

    So get me out of my head
    'Cause it's getting kind of cramped you know
    Coming ready or not when the motor gets hot we can do it again

    The papers say
    Johnny won't you come back home?
    'Cause everybody knows you don't
    Want to give yourself up then tell the truth
    And God will save you

    Gravity
    Don't mean too much to me
    I'm who I've got to be
    These pigs are after me
    After you

    Run away
    Like it was yesterday
    And we could run away
    If we could run away
    Run away from here

    And though I know how much you hate this
    Are you gonna be the one to save us
    From the black and hopeless feeling
    Will you mean it when the end comes reeling

    Hold your heart
    Into this darkness
    Will it ever be the light to shine you out
    Or fail and leave you stranded
    I ain't gonna be the one left standing
    You ain't gonna be the one left standing
    We ain't gonna be the ones left standing

    Gravity
    Don't mean too much to me
    Is this our destiny
    The world is after me
    After you

    Run away
    Like it was yesterday
    And we could run away
    Run away run away
    Run away from here

    Away from here
    Away from here
    Lawcereon November 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the whole 'gravity don't mean too much for me' vibe that this album has - just to never give up on your dreams and that nothing can stop you from getting what you want.
    One of my favourite tracks from Danger Days.
    nixaayon November 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favorite song so far, it's epic. as is this album, even if it's pretty different than their original stuff. i like all of their music, no matter how much it's changed.
    silversunloveon November 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWith the songs on Danger Days you've kind of got to split the meanings in two - one side for the Killjoys storyline and the other for life. The Killjoys part of Bulletproof Heart is easy enough to spot (they're on the run from BLI), but what I also reckon this song's about trying to get out of your hometown. If you're born and raised in one place, sometimes you wonder 'will I ever leave?' and I know our boys have a fuckton of Jersey pride... but face it, everyone wants to get away at some point in their life.
    failkidon November 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree that it's about a guy, presumably Johnny telling Jenny that they need to get out, and even though everyone wants them to come back home- or various reasons, they aren't (Maybe more specifically Johnny is already set on not coming back).

    I think the song is also him not only convincing her, he's also reassuring her that he is irrevocably in love with her and that as long as they're together everything will be okay. I pull this from the idea of a "Bulletproof Heart", even if he is shot, he will love her, if he is killed the love that he holds in his heart won't fade.
    I also pull that idea from :"I ain't gonna be the one left standing/You ain't gonna be the one left standing/We ain't gonna be the ones left standing"
    It's like saying we'll be alright, no matter what.
    BrokenWing18on January 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe line "Jenny won't you come back home?" is a reference to The Killers song "Jenny Was a Friend of Mine". Yes, they said so themselves.
    To me the lyrics have multiple plausible meanings that are sort of ruined at other parts of the song.
    I think it's about leaving a place, and doing what you want, not caring what happens to you or what others think, because they can't touch you. In that sense it fits into the Killjoy story. They're doing what they went and being reckless, because they know nothing can defeat them. That's the point of "Bulletproof Heart", saying pretty much that they have bulletproof hearts and intend to use them.
    awedfrgton January 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat Killers things is kinda interesting seeing as the Killers song is part of a trilogy where he ...murdered Jenny ....

    hmm..

    murder13dollson February 07, 2011   Link

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