"The Heart Wants What It Wants (bonus Track In Australia & Japon)" as written by Walter Afanasieff and Darren Hayes....
You say one thing and there I go turning around again
Working things over better left unsaid
Spinning around in my head
Talking a moment
Too personally

I have told you just half the words
I've wanted to give you
Fear of rejection keeps my heart at bay
Feelings I'd rather not say
I'd rather have you close
Than never at all

But every now and then
When my world is closing in
I feel you breezin' through my mind
I can attempt to close my eyes
I can avoid the wrong or right
But something deep inside
Says my heart wants what it wants

Baby
Stay away
Do the right thing
I know I should run
But my heart wants what it wants
Baby
Stay away
Do the right thing baby
You know the heart wants what it wants

You do one thing and
Then I go
Always imagining
Reciprocating feelings that aren't there
Sometimes I think you're aware
Your body language it gives you away
Maybe I should run
Turn my back
Head for the sun
Feelings left to come undone

Maybe you like what's goin' on
Deep inside I know it's wrong
And I know I should run
But my heart wants what it wants

Baby
Stay away
Do the right thing
I know I should run
But my heart wants what it wants
Baby
Stay away
Do the right thing baby
The heart wants what it wants
Yeah

Even though I know
You know it's not even a love affair
I'm makin' plans with the ghost of what was there
I've become a desperate fool
And it's all because of you

Baby

Baby
Stay away
Do the right thing
Because my heart wants what it wants
Baby
Stay away
Do the right thing
I know I should run
But my heart wants
What the hear wants
What the heart wants


I know I should run
But my heart wants what it wants
Baby
Stay away
Do the right thing baby
The heart wants
What the heart needs
What the heart wants
Can the heart get
Cuz the heart wants
What the heart wants
What the heart needs
What the heart wants
What heart baby
Oh yeah

Baby
Stay away
Do the right thing

Baby
Stay away
Do the right thing


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    General CommentSounds like a good song. Thanks.

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    zipped6648on May 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's more than just a good song.. It's great!! Because it's true.. The heart wants what it wants..
    Max-Evanson September 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAh, yes...such a great song for this particular moment in my life. I believe it's a song about liking someone, them perhaps not reciprocating the feelings, and you trying to get over that but at the same time wanting them close by just for the sake of having them close by. And although you know it's not good for you to be around this person if you want to get over them, you can't help yourself because they are like a drug...their presence or their voice can just tie you over for that moment, like a quick fix. And at the same time, wanting to warn them to get away...keep away before I get in too deep and I'm compeletly lost in you because I can't help what my heart wants. A battle really, of the heart and the mind.
    Misseveruson March 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can relate Miss :( "I'd rather have you close than never at all"...I've done that for so long, not falling out completely because of being scared of losing even the presence of this guy that became much more than I expected him to. I guess I didn't mind being controlled or misused as long as he's there.

    "Even though I know
    You know it's not even a love affair
    I'm makin' plans with the ghost of what was there
    I've become a desperate fool
    And it's all because of you "

    Those lines are pure truth to me. This guy and I are basically nothing, not even a love affair (maybe former really close friends). But I still have him in my mind all the time, dreaming or making plans with "the ghost of what was there"!!!. Which is soul-killing. You just don't realize that the other person's feelings are just not that strong as yours and you don't understand their rejection, or indifference, or random interest.
    Gabigson March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI still can't get over how you are going through such a similar experience to myself. It's unreal.
    Again, I feel you with every ounce of my compassion and empathy. I really hope for the best. I know how hard it can be. Even if it isn't even a damn love affair. We cannot be used like this any longer girl, we need to stand up and fight for our own dignity.
    Easier said than done though, right?
    Misseveruson March 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is about falling for a person you are not supposed to fall in love with. Maybe a friend or a person to whom, you are nothing but someone to have sex with.
    christina201288on May 23, 2006   Link

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