I used to Have a Heart

crbrazil
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I used to Have a Heart

Postby crbrazil » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:11 am

I used to have a heart worth a billion bucks, now it’s shitty,
Shoddy, cheap
Sell it in my sleep for the fakes to eat
While they kiss my ass and tell me what I need:
Sex fiends with a vacant dream, a tattoo of a soul
And the words you said, still ringing in my head
Wonder where the love they stole is hiding
All I want to do is be mended by you. I don’t want to be confused
I just want to find you. All I want to kill is that which keeps me ill
Underwhelmed and unfulfilled
They’re in denial of the knowledge that they’re living in a lame excuse
They’re in denial of the fat they’re fed. It’s like they’re gorging on the truth
I was in denial of the knowledge that I was living in an empty life
I was in denial of what you are to me: my heart, my love, my guide
It’s not alright with me, the love I lack. I need, I want you back
The circle torn apart. I used to have a heart
I used to know a girl with the deepest trust that a man could ever know
I broke her neck with the lack of respect
That I learned as an embryo on the west coast
Where the dead paint Hollywood red
The façade is well-fed with the blood of the Capulets
Spread like jelly on bread across the doors of the first-borns
Weaned from birth on meds
All I want to say is this could be okay. I don’t want to be a slave
I just want to spend my days wandering through the haze
Your voice to lead the way. I can finally go and say:
There you are in front of me, luminescent as you used to be
Just sing the saddest song for me
Revive me
was i born to sink into this couch

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Re: I used to Have a Heart

Postby transylvanian » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:22 pm

I don't even know where to start... what a solid song, and esp. lyrically.
And dense with literary references, Romeo & Juliet, Exodus, etc.

It boils down to, "What the fuck am I doing? This scene is bullshit. It's poison. I used to be a good kid. Help me out."
Could be to God, or to a girl, i.e. in "Cemetary," "Crush'd," both regarding Sherri.
Love, it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you.
It will set you free. Be more like the man you were made to be.
There is a design, an alignment, a cry of my heart to see
the beauty of love as it was meant to be.
Mumford & Sons

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Re: I used to Have a Heart

Postby transylvanian » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:24 pm

cf. "Just sing the saddest song for me/Revive me" with "I'm on my feet/I'm on the floor/I'm good to go/So come on, Davey, sing me something that I know" from JEW's "A Praise Chorus."
music = life, strength
Love, it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you.
It will set you free. Be more like the man you were made to be.
There is a design, an alignment, a cry of my heart to see
the beauty of love as it was meant to be.
Mumford & Sons


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