"Stopwatch Hearts" as written by and Carmen Rizzo Wilhelm Leeb....
Not that I'm that hard to Please
But lately when I hit the street
It's hum-de-dumb
(Hum-de-dumb-de dum)
When the hard times hit
They Hit the biz
The hardest hit make the best of it

Strong dollar stockbroker right to the bottom
Sink down with your boomtown
High water realtors arrive
With numbers over their eyes
Stopwatch hearts

Good God I love the party-starved
Businessmen with stopwatch hearts
They don't beat
(They tick)
They don't beat
(They tick)

Good God I love the party-starved
Businessmen with stopwatch hearts
They don't beat
They don't beat

'Round that corner
Down the street
There's a dive where working girls retreat
From their hum-de-dumb
(Hum-de-dumb-de-dum)
So tilt that felt hat to the side
Thrift store 3 for .99
Gonna get me one
Gonna get me one
(And Get it every night)

Strong dollar stockbroker right to the bottom
Sink down with your boomtown
High water realtors arrive
With numbers over their eyes
Stopwatch hearts

Good God I love the party-starved
Businessmen with stopwatch hearts
They don't beat
(They tick)
They don't beat
(They tick)

Good God I love the party-starved
Businessmen with stopwatch hearts
They don't beat
They don't beat

Good God I love the party-starved
Businessmen with stopwatch hearts
They don't beat
(They tick)
They don't beat
(They tick)

Good God I love the party-starved
Businessmen with stopwatch hearts
They don't beat
They don't beat

(They tick)

So tilt that felt hat to the side
Thrift store 3 for .99

Gonna get me one
(And Get it every night)


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"Stopwatch Hearts" as written by Emily Haines Carmen Rizzo

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  • +1
    General CommentYAY!!!!! EMILY HAINES!!!! yet another of my favourite singers!!! Delerium always has the best singers. Now all they need to do is have Lacey Mosley or Amy Lee sing one of their songs.
    bRoKeN-mInDeDon May 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIt is clearly about prostitution... and the "slaves to society" clients that they service. Particularly in hard times, these high-rolling clients seek prostitution and that means good business for the "working girls" who hang out on the street corners. Felt hats (fedoras) are particularly indicative of pimp fashion.

    The song is simple, fun and beautiful. Haines' high-note vocals in this song gives me the chills.
    Crunkletonon August 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah, the prostitution bit is pretty clear, but it's not *about* prostitution. It's about the business men who solicit prostitution and their hears that tick, not beat. As in, they're mechanical, not emotional.

    It's a derisive statement about those people and their lives. The song is cast in the voice of a prostitue who loves to see the "party starved" business men come in because she knows they're good for some money, yet, she clearly doesn't approve of their live decisions. The judgment being made by someone of "questionable morals" is all the more stunning.
    fasteddie72on August 09, 2012   Link
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    General Commentwell, i thought it was clearly about prostitution.
    JF215on July 19, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt's about the coldness of consumerism.

    I love it. It's beautiful, yet kind of haunting and creepy.
    uncletrosson November 06, 2006   Link

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