"Forget Your Heart" as written by and Shane Told....
Fight these eyes
They're drawing you, inside
Sign the name in marker
Watch the clouds as they got darker
Felt it start to slip away
All the schemes were made and plotted
All the rules have been forgotten now
I made it by the skin of my teeth again this time

I'm waiting
Still waiting
To get away and make a change
Seasons last forever in this phase

Forget your heart
It's weighing you down inside
As you confide your life to someone else
Maybe we're scared to be alone
We're not prepared to throw the stones
And watch them drift out of our control

I braced my body for the sudden impact
That was more than I ever thought that it would be
And when it knocked me over
I've never felt more stiff than sober now
I'm struggling to get up and run away

I've wasted
I've wasted my life away
I've gotta change
I've gotta burn the book and turn the page

Forget your heart
It's weighing you down inside
As you confide your life to someone else
Maybe we're scared to be alone
We're not prepared to throw the stones
And watch them drift out of our control

There's no return
To what you had when you started
Before you lost control
You will never recover

Fight these eyes
They're drawing you inside

Lay down
And break down
You're dead
Lie down before you lose control
Lay down
And break down
You're dead
Lay down before you lose control

Forget your heart
It's weighing you down inside
As you confide your life to someone else
Maybe we're scared to be alone
We're not prepared to throw the stones
And watch them drift out of our control


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"Forget Your Heart" as written by Shane Told

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    General CommentAlso here is my take on the meaning.

    Synopsis: Shane is talking to the listener the entire song. He is warning us to forget our hearts, forget how to feel, because he is losing his love and if anyone knows the pain of losing someone we love (talking about breakup not death), it is so intense sometimes the only way to survive is to become numb. The reason he has to break up with the girl is most likely because she cheated but the song isn't about vengeance or the reason for leaving so much as that we know that he still loves her but is forced to leave her now and it's about being heart broken by your loved one by some kind of betrayal.

    [VERSE 1]

    Fight these eyes, they're drawing you inside.
    -He's talking about the eyes of your love. They draw you to her and make you want her but as we find out later Shane (or whoever the guy in the song is) has to break it off with her).

    Signed my name in marker,
    -The relationship was serious, as in marker is permanent and his name is claiming the woman to be his girl.

    Watched the clouds as they got darker,
    -Getting darker is a metaphor for the relationship is breaking apart

    Felt it start to slip away.
    -confirms the previous line

    All the schemes were made and plotted,
    -The scheme was him breaking up with her. He starts relaying to us how he did it by saying it wasn't just as simple as "we're done" but he still loved her (as we find out) so it took serious plots and schemes to break it off.

    All the rules had been forgotten now.
    -The rules are his promises to her, all the times he said I love you and all the "rules" of love that you think of such as never leaving someone. Obviously to break things off he has to break all those rules.

    I made it by the skin of my teeth again this time.
    -The previous lines were in past tense because he already did it. He broke up with her and is saying he barely made it. Teeth don't have skin so I think this false statement is to imply how closely he survived. Almost as if teeth don't have skin so maybe he didn't really get by, he's obviously still suffering.

    [PRE-CHORUS]
    I'm waiting, still waiting to get away, and make a change,
    -He still hasn't gotten over her and is waiting to fully "get away" from her and his love for her in order to make a change and stop being heart broken.

    Seasons last forever in this maze.
    -The maze is the fact that he still loves her but had to break it off and can't be with her. He is confused by his great love for her but time drags on forever as he can't be with her.

    [CHORUS]
    Forget your heart.
    -Shane is giving us this as advice. Forget your heart means forget about your feelings, forget about love. Obviously if things are going good don't do that but he's saying when your in a position like his, all you can do is forget your heart, forget your love, or it will kill you.

    It's weighing you down inside as you confide your life to someone else.
    -Confirms that your heart is talking about love because love is confiding your life to someone else. Weighing you down is a bad thing so he's saying once your broken, you need to forget your love or you will be weighed down by it, which is completely true.

    Maybe we're scared to be alone,
    -Now Shane is answering the question of "Why does he love this girl if he had to leave her?". He's saying maybe we're scared of being alone, without someone. I don't think this is the only reason and thus he says maybe but it's definitely true that regardless of the girl, not having one anymore is completely different after dating someone. You just don't have that close relationship anymore.

    We're not prepared to throw the stones,
    And watch them drift out of our control.
    -I think the stones plural refer to the girlfriend, or maybe even memories of her. He knows that once he lets her go, and we know by now he has to, that she will drift off and no longer be his and that he won't have any part of her anymore.

    [VERSE 2]

    I braced my body for the sudden impact that was more than I,
    Ever thought that it would be.
    -Here Shane talks about when he actually broke up with her. He braced because he saw it coming but it hurt way more than he thought.

    And when it knocked me over, I've never felt more stiff and sober,
    Now I'm trying to get up and runaway.
    -Once again it shocked him more than he thought and now that it's done he's trying to run away from it before his love for her overwhelms him.

    [PRE-CHORUS]

    I'm wasting, I'm wasting my life away, I've gotta change,
    -He's wasting his life by sulking over her and he needs to change (same as last time)

    I've gotta burn the book and turn the page.
    -A strong indicator about the idea that he is getting over a lost love. It's time for him to move on (turn the page) and forget the memories of him and his girlfriend (burn the book).

    [CHORUS]

    [BRIDGE]
    There's no return to what you had when you started,
    Before you lost control, you will never recover.
    -Once again points to his girlfriend cheating in that now that she's broken his trust he can never return to what he had with her and will never recover from it. He's not talking to his girlfriend but still talking to us saying once YOU lose control of her it's over and YOU will never recover.

    Fight these eyes, they're drawing you inside.
    -Repeat of the first line warning us to stay away from our seductive ex.

    Lay down and pretend you're dead, lay down before you lose control,
    Lay down and pretend you're dead, lay down before you lose control.
    -I think he's telling us to pretend we are dead towards our love so that she doesn't keep coming after us and risking making us lose control. Basically if you show your girlfriend you still love her she'll trap you back with her and you'll "lose control". Pretend your dead (by forgetting your heart...) and show her you don't love her and she'll leave you alone so you can escape.

    [CHORUS]


    ForeverTheEndon May 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCorrections-

    Fight these eyes, they're drawing you inside.
    Signed my name in marker,
    Watched the clouds as they got darker,
    Felt it start to slip away.
    All the schemes were made and plotted,
    All the rules had been forgotten now.
    I made it by the skin of my teeth again this time.

    I'm waiting, still waiting to get away, and make a change,
    Seasons last forever in this maze.
    Forget your heart.
    It's weighing you down inside as you confide your life to someone else.
    Maybe we're scared to be alone,
    We're not prepared to throw the stones,
    And watch them drift out of our control.

    I braced my body for the sudden impact that was more than I,
    Ever thought that it would be.
    And when it knocked me over, I've never felt more stiff and sober,
    Now I'm trying to get up and runaway.

    I'm wasting, I'm wasting my life away, I've gotta change,
    I've gotta burn the book and turn the page.

    Forget your heart.
    It's weighing you down inside as you confide your life to someone else.
    Maybe we're scared to be alone,
    We're not prepared to throw the stones,
    And watch them drift out of our control.

    There's no return to what you had when you started,
    Before you lost control, you will never recover.
    Fight these eyes, they're drawing you inside.
    Lay down and pretend you're dead, lay down before you lose control,
    Lay down and pretend you're dead, lay down before you lose control.

    Forget your heart.
    It's weighing you down inside as you confide your life to someone else.
    Maybe we're scared to be alone,
    We're not prepared to throw the stones,
    And watch them drift out of our control.
    j0hn0bon April 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOVE THIS SONG<<3
    -Vee(:
    HiImVeeon May 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI second the corrections with an additional one.

    This:
    "Now I'm trying to get up and runaway."
    Should be:
    "Now I'm struggling to get up and run away."
    ForeverTheEndon May 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionThese are the correct lyrics (taken from the booklet)

    Fight these eyes, they're drawing you inside.
    Signed my name in marker,
    Watched the clouds as they got darker,
    Felt it start to slip away.
    All the schemes were made and plotted,
    All the rules have been forgotten now.
    I made it by the skin of my teeth again this time.

    I'm waiting, still waiting to getaway, and make a change,
    Seasons last forever in this maze.

    Forget your heart.
    It's weighing you down inside as you confide your life to someone else.
    Maybe we're scared to be alone,
    We're not prepared to throw the stones,
    And watch them drift out of our control.

    I braced my body for the sudden impact that was more than I,
    Ever thought that it would be.
    And when it knocked me over, I've never felt more stiff and sober,
    Now I'm trying to get up and runaway.

    I'm wasting, I'm wasting my life away, I've gotta change,
    I've gotta burn the book and turn the page.

    Forget your heart.
    It's weighing you down inside as you confide your life to someone else.
    Maybe we're scared to be alone,
    We're not prepared to throw the stones,
    And watch them drift out of our control.

    There's no return to what you had when you started,
    Before you lost control, you will never recover.

    Fight these eyes, they're drawing you inside.

    Lie down and break down, you're dead
    Lie down before you lose control
    Lie down and break down, you're dead
    Lie down before you lose control

    Forget your heart.
    It's weighing you down inside as you confide your life to someone else.
    Maybe we're scared to be alone,
    We're not prepared to throw the stones,
    And watch them drift out of our control.
    ale5875on May 29, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShane: "I probably wrote the intro clean guitar riff to this song about five years ago, but I never knew where to go with it. I constantly tried to write a dark, slower song, but it just never felt right. Then I had the idea to try to make a really dark intro that turned into a super-catchy verse and chorus. I like this song because it takes the listener to a lot of different places. We also recorded a piano version of this, just vocals and piano, and that came out really different, too."
    ale5875on May 29, 2012   Link

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