Paper chain is dwindling
We don’t talk much anymore
Everything’s forgiven
Fingertips at rest once more
You had your suspicion
I never gave you true romance
In light of your ambition
You stock pile ammunition
Though you never had a fighting chance

Just like an intruder now
You come and leave so quietly
You barely crack the door
Am I just confused
Or did our hearts that beat so wild and free
Forget who they beat for?

Red light just stopped blinking
Tied down but my hands are free
Some nights I still think of you
My digital calamity
Oh you were never real to me

Just like an intruder now
You come and leave so quietly
You barely cracked the door
Am I just confused
Or did our hearts that beat so wild and free
Forget who they beat for?

Ours is a mad mad heartache
And mine is a wrecking ball heart
Ours is a mad mad heartache
And mine is a wrecking ball heart

Oh I
I can’t be stopped
Sometimes the wrecking ball drops
I tear this house down to build it back up

Ours is a mad mad heartache
And mine is a wrecking ball heart
Ours is a mad mad heartache
And mine is a wrecking ball heart
Just a wrecking ball heart

Just like an intruder
You come and leave so quietly
You barely cracked the door
Am I just confused
Or did our hearts that beat so wild and free
Forget who they beat for?



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Wrecking Ball Heart song meanings
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    My InterpretationI think this is a post breakup song where he is reflecting on a failed relationship.

    Paper chain is dwindling
    We don’t talk much anymore
    Everything’s forgiven
    Fingertips at rest once more

    They are talking less and less but he is at peace with the situation. Fingertips at rest one more could mean he has stopped writing songs about her emphasizing he is over whatever happened.

    You had your suspicion
    I never gave you true romance
    In light of your ambition
    You stock pile ammunition
    Though you never had a fighting chance

    The girl believed he never really loved her. Despite wanting to believe she was loved she gathered proof to show him that he never really cared. She never got to make this argument because he broke up with her before she got the chance.

    Just like an intruder now
    You come and leave so quietly
    You barely crack the door

    She was part of his life but now she is gone, leaving little to be remembered by.

    Am I just confused
    Or did our hearts that beat so wild and free
    Forget who they beat for?

    He is second guessing how he feels. The feeling isn't the same as it once was but he may have a similar feeling for someone else.

    Red light just stopped blinking
    Tied down but my hands are free
    Some nights I still think of you
    My digital calamity
    Oh you were never real to me

    Another emphasis on the fact that they're talking less and less. Red light just stopped blinking means she is no longer leaving him messages. Although he is free (single) he still feels connected/committed to her. He still thinks of her but not in a way he used to. He sees the relationship as one that never showed potential to develop into something deeper, hence "you were never real to me."

    Ours is a mad mad heartache
    And mine is a wrecking ball heart
    Ours is a mad mad heartache
    And mine is a wrecking ball heart

    The relationship wasn't right for either one of them, but he had to be the one that broke her heart.

    Oh I
    I can’t be stopped
    Sometimes the wrecking ball drops
    I tear this house down to build it back up

    He has to do what he knows is best, no matter what the cost. While the relationship may seem solid on the outside he is not happy. He decided to "tear down" a perfect relationship in hopes of finding something better.
    bhm1391on August 19, 2014   Link
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    Song Meaning"Paper chain is dwindling
    We don’t talk much anymore
    Everything’s forgiven
    Fingertips at rest once more"

    They're in a long distance relationship, depending on alternate forms of communication (such as texts). The distance is pulling them apart, and the texts stop coming.

    "You had your suspicion
    I never gave you true romance
    In light of your ambition
    You stock pile ammunition
    Though you never had a fighting chance"

    She doesn't feel fulfilled in the relationship. He can't give her everything she needs because he's always on the road. She feels as if music comes before her. She tries to fight it, but can't.

    "Just like an intruder now
    You come and leave so quietly
    You barely crack the door"

    They see each other for only a few days at a time. She's gone so quickly its like she was never even there.

    "Am I just confused
    Or did our hearts that beat so wild and free
    Forget who they beat for?"

    They're so wrapped up in their own lives and worn down by the mundane routine of their relationship that they forget to care for each other wholeheartedly.

    "Red light just stopped blinking
    Tied down but my hands are free"

    Another reference to the fact that their texts are slowing down. He's still in the relationship, but they're barely communicating. They're not really IN it.

    "Some nights I still think of you
    My digital calamity
    Oh you were never real to me"

    He's never really had the time to settle down with her. He thinks of her as more of a voice over the telephone, a text, or a screen, rather than a real person. Its been more of a "digital relationship" than anything.


    "Ours is a mad mad heartache
    And mine is a wrecking ball heart
    Ours is a mad mad heartache
    And mine is a wrecking ball heart

    Oh I
    I can’t be stopped
    Sometimes the wrecking ball drops
    I tear this house down to build it back up"

    It hurts him because he wants a real relationship with her. He wants for them to care for each other, but has not been able to do that. He wants to start from scratch and build the relationship that he really wants. He's willing to tear down everything they've built, in order for this fresh start.



    After a two year long distance relationship, this is what Wrecking Ball Heart means to me. Fleeting visits, fading ability to keep things strong, and mad, mad heartache.
    emollson November 27, 2012   Link

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