"Fix a Heart" as written by Priscilla Renea and Emanuel Kiriakou....
It's probably what's best for you,
I only want the best for you
And if I'm not the best then you're stuck

I tried to sever ties and I
Ended up with wounds to bind
Like you're pouring salt in my cuts

And I just ran out of band-aids
I don't even know where to start
'Cause you can bandage the damage
You never really can fix a heart

Even though I know it's wrong
How could I be so sure
If you never say what you feel feel
I must have held your hand so tight
You didn't have the will to fight
I guess you needed more time to heal

Baby I just ran out of band-aids
I don't even know where to start
'Cause you can bandage the damage
You never really can fix a heart

Oh oh woh oh woh oh ah
Oh oh oh oh oh oh yea
Oh oh woh oh woh oh ah
Oh oh yah ya ya
Yah

You must be a miracle worker
Swearing up and down that you can fix what's broken yeah
Please don't get my hopes up no no
Baby tell me how could you be so cruel

It's like you pouring salt on my cuts

Baby I just ran out of band-aids
I don't even know where to start
'Cause you can bandage the damage
You never really can fix a heart

Baby I just ran out of band-aids
I don't even know where to start
'Cause you can bandage the damage
You never really can fix a heart
Oh no no no
You never really can fix a heart
Oh no no no
You never really can fix a heart

Oh oh oh
Oh ya oh ah
Oh oh oh oh
You never really can fix my heart


Lyrics submitted by thoseguiltyeyes, edited by hellodere

"Fix a Heart" as written by Priscilla Renea, Emanuel Kiriakou

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  • +6
    General Commentcried my eyes out the first time i heard this. it's a beautiful song. clearly about her struggle with cutting and bipolar. "you can bandage the damage, you never really can fix a heart" - if you struggle with this kind of stuff you can never truly be better.
    mythologyon September 19, 2011   Link
  • +6
    Song MeaningThis song could have so many meanings, it's so vast. For me, personally, I only think of one thing. It makes me think of a guy making a girl hurt herself because she feels she will never be enough for him. She tries to fix things and "Server ties" but ends up cutting herself. She cries and she's feels a great deal of emotional and physical pain. In the chorus, she is saying that after all that she's done to herself, she realizes that all these marks on her skin from hurting herself will heal in time and will fade. But the scars on her heart are permanent because you can't really fix a heart after it's completely broken. It's like once a heart is broken into a million little pieces, you will never be able to find and assemble every single piece again. I love it when she says "It's like you're pouring salt in my cuts" because it's so true. She feels so much pain emotionally, she relates it to the pain in her cuts. Salt makes cuts BURN, the same feeling the girl is experiencing. Whatever the guy's doing, it's like he's adding fuel to the fire (or salt in her cuts).
    JolieBrion August 11, 2012   Link
  • +5
    Song MeaningI don't think this song is about her depression at all. I think this song is about a relationship ending. Someone's heart is broken.

    "It's probably what's best for you
    I only want the best for you
    And if I'm not the best, then you're stuck
    I tried to sever ties
    And I ended up with wounds to bind
    Like you're pouring salt in my cuts"

    She is basically saying that breaking up is what's best for the other person. She is saying she just wants the best for the guy even if it means breaking up and if she's not the best then he would be stuck. She tried to let him go by "severing ties" but the guy isn't truly happy. She ended up with "wounds to bind" because she is also heartbroken by having to let him go so that he's not "stuck."


    "And I just ran out of band-aids
    I don't even know where to start
    'Cause you can bandage the damage
    You never really can fix a heart"

    Here she is saying that she ran out of band-aids to fix her broken heart. She doesn't know where to start to actually fix her broken heart because her heart isn't physically broken so obviously, a band-aid wouldn't work. Band-aids only help physical damage not emotional damage.

    "Even though I know what's wrong
    How could I be so sure
    If you never say what you feel, feel?
    I must have held your hand so tight
    You didn't have the will to fight
    I guess you needed more time to heal"

    Here she is saying that the guy never told her how he felt and that she must have held onto him for so long knowing that he just wasn't fighting for the relationship anymore. He needed more space and she didn't give that to him.

    "Baby, I just ran out of band-aids
    I don't even know where to start
    'Cause you can bandage the damage
    You never really can fix a heart"

    Same as before.

    "Yeah, you must be a miracle worker
    Swearing up and down you can fix what's been broken, yeah
    Please don't get my hopes up
    No, no
    Baby, tell me, how could you be so cruel?
    Its like you're pouring salt on my cuts."

    Here she is talking to the guy saying that he they would need a miracle worker to fix their relationship. The guy keeps saying that he can fix everything knowing that it won't work and he will get her hopes up. "Its like you're pouring salt on my cuts" means that he is just making the damage a lot worse. Salt isn't literally going into her cuts.
    foryouiwill91on October 06, 2011   Link
  • +4
    General CommentHand's down, i think this is one of the most beautiful songs she's had so far.. i agree with mythology.. it made me cry... a lot
    sammi3327on September 25, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentShe said in an interview that it's partially about her struggles with bulimia and depression and cutting. It was in the Access Hollywood interview. Because she said like she could cover up all the problems but it never cured her.
    erinnwhoaxoon October 24, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentDemi basically says that to her the song means that you can keep covering up your problems but it won't ever fix them. That's what the message of the song is.
    erinnwhoaxoon April 14, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI actually think its about both; cutting and a relationship, most likely cutting because of a relationship. Her voice sounds so perfect in this song, the melody, and everything flows so pretty and natural. I love this song, one of my favorites off Unbroken.
    youngdollon October 19, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti know this songs kind of about not being able to heal but would it make seance to say it helped me heal after my break up
    ToniMaireon April 30, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with foryouwill91, it has nothing to do with her cutting or depression, it's about a relationship ending.
    FoTizzleon October 08, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSame as Demi I struggeld with the same issues for a long time, so my opinion about the song is a little diffrent. I guess, that the song describes her feelings after rehab. Everyone expects her to be okay because she got therapy. *But I just ran out of bandades I dont even know where to start* means that she gets better with her issues but that she has still a long way to go and doesnt really know how to make it. I think the song is dedicated to a new love in her life who might know about her past probelms but doesnt really understand what she still has to face everyday. He wants to help her and try to fix her,wants her to be 'normal' again but she tries to say with this song that no matter how hard everyone and herself as well will try to make everything okay it wont ever be as it was and that no one really can fix her heart again. So the song is like an explantion about how she feels and how she feels about all the reactions from the people who tink she is alright
    aleyscat88on July 16, 2012   Link

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