I know there's something in the wake of your smile
I get a notion from the look in your eyes, yeah
You've built a love but that love falls apart
Your little piece of heaven turns too dark

Listen to your heart when he's calling for you
Listen to your heart, there's nothing else you can do

I don't know where you're going and I don't know why
But listen to your heart before you tell him goodbye
Sometimes you wonder if this fight is worthwhile
The precious moments are all lost in the tide, yeah
They're swept away and nothing is what is seems
The feeling of belonging to your dreams

Listen to your heart when he's calling for you
Listen to your heart, there's nothing else you can do

I don't know where you're going and I don't know why
But listen to your heart before you tell him goodbye
And there are voices that want to be heard
So much to mention but you can't find the words
The sense of magic, the beauty that's been
When love was wilder than the wind

Listen to your heart when he's calling for you
Listen to your heart, there's nothing else you can do
I don't know where you're going and I don't know why
But listen to your heart before you tell him goodbye

Listen to your heart when he's calling for you
Listen to your heart, there's nothing else you can do
I don't know where you're going and I don't know why
But listen to your heart before you tell him goodbye


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Listen to Your Heart Lyrics as written by Mats Arne Persson Per Hakan Gessle

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +8
    General CommentI love this song. It's about true love, and it makes you feel so much emotion. I feel this song is about "forbidden" love, you know, like two people who truly deeply love each other, but can't always be together of the stupid restrictions imposed on them by society. The meaning and message is to always listen to your heart and realize that true love is the most important thing, and that it transcends everything, all those meaningless boundaries that people draw and restrictions societies impose...if you find your soulmate, then that's all that matters, and those two people should be together, because love knows no boundaries. That's what this song is about, and that's a very true and beautiful message. Two people have true love, but other people or society doesn't approve, and the song is telling them to listen to their hearts because and be together no matter what, because true love conquers all and it's the only thing that matters and has meaning.
    athena05on May 14, 2008   Link
  • +5
    General CommentI think this song is one Roxette`s best! To me the meaning is that you should follow your heart and not be led by what your mind or someone else might tell you. for example.... people around you might tell you a guy is not good for you, but you need to do what you feel inside yourself and "Listen To Your Heart" first. Basically decide weather YOU truly want to be parted.
    robturneyon May 23, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song i feel is about the crossroads of a relationship. Looking inside yourself and asking if this is really worth holding onto. It's a great song
    antmannon June 23, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnother singer (D.H.T.?) did a remake of this song. I rememeber the first time hearing it. I bawled like a baby because it hits close to home but in a TOTALLY DIFFERENT WAY...You see, I knew this guy Wesley during my child/teenhood. We were pretty close friends and secretly went outon and off. Long story short I caught him with another guy. I was confused ("I don't know where you're going and I don't know why") because that was the last thing I ever expected but I accepted it. Wesley felt really bad and was about to dump the guy because of our nastey initial confrontation but after things calmed down I told him he needed to do what he feels in his heart is right. I havn't heard from him in years but i have heardfrom friends that they are still going out... I really loved (still love?) him too but I have learned to move on.
    Lucreciaon July 28, 2005   Link
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    XJessTheCRAZyOneXon March 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. It's about true love, and it makes you feel so much emotion. I feel this song is about "forbidden" love, you know, like two people who truly deeply love each other, but can't always be together of the stupid restrictions imposed on them by society. The meaning and message is to always listen to your heart and realize that true love is the most important thing, and that it transcends everything, all those meaningless boundaries that people draw and restrictions societies impose don't have any meaning and don't matter...if you find your soulmate, then that's all that matters, and those two people should be together, because love knows no boundaries. That's what this song is about, and that's a very true and beautiful message. Two people have true love, but other people or society doesn't approve, and the song is telling them to listen to their hearts because and be together no matter what, because true love conquers all and it's the only thing that matters and has meaning.
    athena05on May 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThere's no talk about religion. It says: if you truly love someone, nothing else matters. You can brawl, huff, but newer say "goodbye". You souldn't destroy that magical feeling just because of your foolish mind. You can't understand it, just your herat can tell you. So listen to your heart.
    Serge_SPbon March 10, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSorry to disappoint fans.

    Per Gessle has expressed that this song was written to the girlfriend/wife of one of his best friends who was leaving his friend and filing for divorce. I fell in love with this song watching the Belgian documentary Ne Me Quitte Pas. The piano and vocals only version is the best!
    FullDevilSocceron October 05, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI looooooooooooove this song...
    VodkaGurl45on July 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI also like this song a lot, but when I think about it, it brings back a very sad memory from over half a lifetime ago. I was probably 12 or 13, riding the bus to school in the morning. Though I was in middle school at that time, we also picked up high school students along the way. I remember that we picked up this high school girl from her home along a dirt road, and she was crying violently. Apparently her cat had been run over by a truck just a minute before the bus came to her house. This song was playing on the radio in the bus exactly at that time, so I always associate it with that sad memory.
    SirRichard42on June 13, 2003   Link

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