"Take the Heartland" as written by and Glen Hansard....
I’m gonna hide my heart behind the peacock’s fan
And keep my friends real close, yeah, this is how it’s gonna go
I’m gonna find my knife and run it through those stitches
Throw my friends down in the ditches before they even know what I’ve come here for

Take the Heartland with a sense of revenge
Take the Heartland and make it look easy
Take the Heartland, you’ll die in the end
Take the Heartland

I’m gonna grow my hair down to my face like a Fidel Castro
Like a Che Guevara or a Fidel Castro
And I’m gonna grant my folk my life’s one last wish
And I’m gonna take their life with a knife
And I’m gonna sit and wait, not fall

Take the Heartland with a sense of revenge
Take the Heartland and make it look easy
Take the Heartland, we’ll die in the end
Take the Heartland

Should I kill you with my sword, yeah?
Or should I kill you with this word?

You say sit, you say stand, you say stop, you say go
You say sit, you say stop, you say what, you say no
You say go, you say sit, you say stand, you say stop
You say go, you say sit, and you sit and you watch us all

Should I kill you with my sword, yeah?
Or should I kill you with this word?

Take the Heartland
Take the Heartland, your sense of revenge
Take the Heartland, you make it look easy
Take the Heartland

I set myself by the west, by the watch, by the wall
I set myself by the wish, by the watch, by the wall
I set myself by the words, by the watch, by the wall
I set myself by the words, by the voice that I heard


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"Take the Heartland" as written by Glen James Hansard Glen Hansard

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    My InterpretationGlen Hansard tweeted once that he had written two songs after reading The Hunger Games - (quoting) ..."Take the Heartland was for the scene where the tributes are dropped into the hunger games..."

    Okay, so based on this, here's my interpretation. I'm still not clear about a lot of things in this song, its kinda confusing, but i'll try my best.

    "And keep my friends real close..." - first they form alliances (mainly the Careers)
    "Throw my friends down in the ditches..." - kinda like what Cato did...he and Glimmer seemed to be very close, but when they were all attacked by the tracker jackers, and Glimmer was caught, Cato didn't even try to save her ; just abandoned her and left her to die. (sorry, i kinda ship Climmer/Glato :P)

    "Take the Heartland with a sense of revenge.....make it look easy.....we'll die in the end" - technically, a heartland is "the part of a region considered essential to the viability and survival of the whole, especially a central land area relatively invulnerable to attack and capable of economic and political self-sufficiency." basically it refers to the Cornucopia. Its got all the supplies for all the tributes. but after the initial bloodbath, the Careers end up occupying the Cornucopia and a bit of the surrounding area. They of course do it with vengeance and they "make it look easy" since this is the only thing they've trained for their whole lives. so obviously they can kill the other tributes with real ease. but they also know there is a chance they might "die in the end" after all.

    Sorry, this is all i really understood in the song. About Che Guevara and Fidel Castro...where did they come from? absolutely no idea! But i hope whatever i could make of this song helped. sorry i couldnt get more.
    District12eron August 07, 2013   Link

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