"Hiding My Heart" as written by and Timothy Jay Hanseroth....
This is how the story went
I met someone by accident
It blew me away
It blew me away

It was in the darkest of my days
When you took my sorrow and you took my pain
And buried them away, you buried them away

I wish I could lay down beside you
When the day is done
And wake up to your face against the morning sun
But like everything I've ever known
You disappear one day
So I spend my whole life hiding my heart away

Drop you off at the train station
Put a kiss on top of your head
Watch you wave
Watched you wave

Then I went on home to your skyscrapers
Neon lights and waiting papers
That you call home
I call it home

I wish I could lay down beside you
When the day is done
And wake up to your face against the morning sun
But like everything I've ever known
You disappear one day
So I spend my whole life hiding my heart away

I woke up feeling heavy hearted
I'm going back to where I started
The morning rain, the morning rain
Although I wish that you were here
That same old road that brought me here
Is calling me home, It's calling me home

I wish I could lay down beside you
When the day is done
And wake up to your face against the morning sun
But like everything I've ever known
You disappear one day
So I spend my whole life hiding my heart away
And I can spend my whole life hiding my heart away


Lyrics submitted by alix2468

"Hiding My Heart [*]" as written by Timothy Jay Hanseroth

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  • +4
    General CommentAll I can say is wow! Adele knows what it is to love deeply. I don't believe everyone has the same ability of feeling deeply for someone.

    I can relate to this song and Someone Like You, as I once had a whirlwind romance; the kind that makes your soul dance, and just the memories can make your heart flutter. Those relationships rarely last; if they do the magic fades. I am certian that like a professional athlete; it is best to leave it on top of your game so to speak.
    smeadows79on March 28, 2011   Link
  • +4
    General CommentAdele sings the hell out of this song, don't get me wrong; however, I feel it necessary to point out that this is actually a hidden track off Brandi Carlile's album, The Story.
    EffulgentEnnuion April 02, 2011   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationI think this song is about meeting someone (a rebound) after a bad break up, and how they can help you through it. I think it is a message to that person to explain that she cant love them, not properly - because she hasnt let herself grieve for her past relationship properly because she has been in another relationship with this person.

    "And It was in the darkest of my days
    When you took my sorrow and you took my pain
    And buried them away, you buried them away"

    So her pain and her sorrow have been buried away, therefore she hasnt dealt with them and overcome them.

    "Woke up feeling heavy hearted
    I'm going back to where I started
    The morning rain
    The morning rain
    And though I wish that you were here
    on that same old road that brought me here
    It's calling me home
    It's calling me home"

    She is saying that those feelings are catching up with her, and she needs to go back, to deal with them, even though they are dark, she knows if she lets them come they will be sooner over (the morning rain signifies this, as its only the morning, the rest of the day is yet to come). She is then saying that she wishes he as there again, because he took that pain away - but she nos that she has to deal with it alone.

    She is hiding her heart because it is broken and it is not yet fixed. And she cant give it to anyone else until it is fixed.

    "I wish I could lay down beside you
    When the day is done
    And wake up to your face against the morning sun"

    She wishes she could love him, because she knows he would do anything for her and love her back. But she just cant.

    "Dropped you off at the train station
    Put a kiss on top of your head
    And watched you wave
    And watched you wave"

    I think this a metaphor for her letting him go. she drops him off at the train station - she is leaving him, for him to travel on to another path/destination - hel move on, but she will go back to her home- to mend her broken heart.
    lucie24on September 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYea I think this is my favorite song off the new album, but it's hard to say because the entire album is completely amazing!
    alix2468on February 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLike it.
    xmakesherflyxon February 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeatiful, perfect song for me i think it means that she met someone who was amazing and he came in a hard time in her life and he made her happy but they were'nt exactly in love ,but in a way they were ,and she wishes she could love him and spend time with him, but she is hindig her heart and not telling him what she feels
    'i woke up feeling heavy hearted
    I'm going back to where I started
    The morning rain, the morning rain
    Although I wish that you were here
    That same old road that brought me here
    Is calling me home, It's calling me home'
    this is my favourite bit ,i think it means that shes going back to how she felt and although she wishes he was there with her,there was something wrong about it all and that its all happening again with someone else? i think at the end shes asking her self if she really can spend her life hiding her heart away or if its wrong. xx

    destinyheartxoxon February 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think she could be singing about a man who lives far from her and it's hard for her to readily give him her whole heart because of the distance. I think this because she speaks of how he's wonderful and makes her so happy but then he leaves on a train and she wishes she could lay down beside him, but he's not there. What do you guys think??
    Jmmk2614on April 03, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI think this song is about being afraid to give your heart, because love never lasts. "like everything I've ever known, you disappear one day, so I spend my whole life hiding my heart away" - to me she is saying that love always disappears, so i'm not going to get too attached. I can relate to that sentiment.
    lovestodanceon December 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust a note:

    Not to be an ass, but Adele made a remake of this. The original is Brandi Carlile's. I love Adele, don't get me wrong, but this song was made by Brandi Carlile. No one can replace it.

    Also, I think the primary meaning of this song is spelled out well. She meets someone who she falls in love with, but because she's been burned before there can't be a happy ending. She won't give all of herself to them, no matter how great the person is or how much she is loved by them.

    It's a gorgeous song. (But then again, Adele and Brandi both make gorgeous music).
    cookebmon March 09, 2012   Link
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    General CommentJust a note:

    Not to be an ass, but Adele made a remake of this. The original is Brandi Carlile's. I love Adele, don't get me wrong, but this song was made by Brandi Carlile. No one can replace it.

    Also, I think the primary meaning of this song is spelled out well. She meets someone who she falls in love with, but because she's been burned before there can't be a happy ending. She won't give all of herself to them, no matter how great the person is or how much she is loved by them.

    It's a gorgeous song. (But then again, Adele and Brandi both make gorgeous music).
    cookebmon March 09, 2012   Link

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