"Heart" as written by and Kirsty Jane Mcgee....
Tell me everything that happened
Tell me everything you saw
They had light inside their eyes

Did you see the closing window?
Did you hear the slamming door?
They moved forward, my heart died

Oh please tell me what they looked like
Did they seem afraid of you?
They were kids that I once knew

I could say it but you wont believe me
You say you do but you don't deceive me
It's hard to know they're out there
It's hard to know that you still care

I could say it but you wont believe me
You say you do but you don't deceive me
Dead hearts are everywhere

Did you touch them?
Did you hold them?
Did they follow you to town?
They make me feel I'm falling down

Was there one you saw too clearly?
Did they seem too real to you?

They were kids that I once knew
Now they're all dead hearts to you.

Lyrics submitted by soapboxracer, edited by lindseymo

"Dead Hearts" as written by Christopher Allen Seligman Amy E Millan

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General CommentTo me, I feel as though in the beginning of the song, the guy and the girl have a relationship that is fading. They are still together, but the girl is sort of drifting away from him and is exploring her other possibilities in the world, whereas the guy, has let this relationship become the biggest/only part of his life, and it has really taken control of him. The girl wants more though, more than the deep love that they did have before. Even though she still has feelings for him, she realizes now she can't stay with him, she wants more in life. She wants to leave, but doesn't know how to do it or what to say, because she has fallen in love with him before and she doesn't know where her love for him has gone. But she knows it's gone.

    So, on her return, from a trip I suppose, she kind of just falls back into the relationsip, because it what she is used to. It may not be the same, but it's effortless for her to keep going with the guy, even though she no longer loves him the way that she used to. She makes up words to songs, or the love, she used to know. She knows that she'll hurt the guy when she leaves, so it's hard for her, and it's just making things worse in the relationship. That's why there's the slightest change in the second verse to "setting sun," because she see's their relationship as fading away.

    So one day she decides that she can no longer take it and just sort of departs in a way that she believes will hurt her lost lover the least, by just taking the flight away and leaving him a note. He finds it and reads it and is just broken hearted.

    The whole point of the song is sort of how a lover can still love and care for the person they leave, when they know they must go, when they know that they want more than the relationship they have, even though it may be good. Or I guess that's the way I see it based on my past relationships.

    I welcome input as this song is really moving.
    Kalikukon September 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhen amy sings the chorus it sounds so angelic... her voice always gives me chills
    fixxxer327on April 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a girl who is chasing success and whose life has become more important than her feelings for the boy. The boy watches from the background as she passively lives her life, fading in and out of awareness as the days pass her by, busy trying to live a life she thinks will make her happy, even though she's lonely as hell.

    She feels her old life slipping away along with her relationship with the boy. However there is so much trouble between with them that there's no easy fix. She offers to "fix everything" and say everything is fine, telling him she's still in love with him, as he hears her say this helplessly with a sarcastic tone.

    In the last line however she realizes she is still in love with him, but it's too late to mend the relationship, as the music fades out.
    winterallsummeron January 07, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've been listening to this song for the past hour anda half
    riverscuomoon December 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpretty songggg
    sanscosmon January 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyou and me both riverscuomo.
    anyway just reminds me of someone.
    soundgoroundon March 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentArrgh... anything by Stars is so darned romantic! My favourite line of this song: "You get back on the latest flight to paradise / I found out from a note taped to the door / I think I saw your airplane in the sky tonight / Through my window lying on the kitchen floor." You can listen to an in-studio performance of this song (and others) at .
    pragmaticon April 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti was completely blown away the first time i listened to this song, the falling piano/keyboard notes, the lyrics, the chorus... everything. i can't even really explain it but this song touches me. i agree with rivers, it's easy to put on repeat without ever growing bored of the song.

    besides the chorus, my favorite part of the lyrics:

    "you disembark the latest flight from paradise
    you almost turn your ankle in the snow,"

    the "snow" being stress that you get slapped in the face with("almost turn your ankle") upon your return back to normalcy from a time of bliss. i know that feeling well.., it's all about the person having so much fun, say, visiting a friend; a week of complete happiness, bliss even, but then having to say goodbye to the friend and coming back home... immediately being greeted by all of the garbage, worries, and stress that the person left behind at home.

    "you fall back into where you started
    make up words to songs you used to know,"

    going back into the routine of life again after such a wonderful week is horrible, and you find yourself forgetting a lot of things and making it up as you go along, in an attempt to cope with the feeling of, well, loss.

    those lines say so much with so little. =P

    as for the general meaning of the song? to me it's about spending time with a person, time passes, and you play it off to them like it's all fine with you, you don't mind at all that they left, or whether or not they ever come around... but in reality they're still in love with the person, and they want more than what they're getting from the current situation.

    the last bit of the chorus in the song gets me every time... i admit to being moved to tears a few times. =P it's a powerful song, and those lyrics ("I want more / give me more...") are so heart-felt and real. sometimes i wish i had the guts to say that to certain people.

    Edited by delial on May 28 2008, at 03:11AM

    delialon July 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this is my favourite song ever... I first heard this on a mixed CD from American Eagle Outfitters. Everytime I make a mixed CD it is one of the first added.
    However, I don't understand half of what it means... I just know I fell in love with it the first time I heard it a few years back.
    My favourite part is "You get back on the latest flight to paradise
    I found out from a note taped to the door
    I think I saw your airplane in the sky tonight
    Through my window lying on the kitchen floor"
    This is the one song my sisters and I never switch off and can agree to listen to.
    I wish I could find an album in a store. Im gunshy of buying off the internet.
    kaykay1015on August 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIncredible song. Its so moving. Those Stars, they get me every time! Haa. The way Amy Millan sings that chorus is just unbelievable! Her voice even seems a little raspy. I love it.
    whimsical*on August 08, 2005   Link

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