Heartless

Phyl CampbellStarred Page By Phyl Campbell, 23rd Jun 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1erpcptk/
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When you try to change for someone else, you only lose yourself.

Listen while you read along, should you wish

a Capella version

I know, I know -- it would sound better with the band. Patience, grasshoppers. ;)

Part A

I cut my own heart out
Laid it on your table
Is this what you wanted
What you had to see?

Well, maybe I don't feel
Things that you're feeling
I don't feel how you feel
Is that such a bad thing?

I know you were wanting
More than I could give you
And I guess that's why
You showed me the door

But you called me back, love
To give you an "answer"
I don't know the answer
But I know the score:

Part B

When I call you, you hear me
When I touch you, you tremble.
I see your eyes shine
When my heart calls your name

So I cut my own heart out
Laid it on your table
You showed me the door
But you're still calling my name

I cut my own heart out
Laid it on your table
So I'm leaving here heartless
But you're just playing a game

Optional Rock Ending (not on the recording)

I'm heartless
I'm helpless
See me surrender
Fallin' at your feet.
I'm heartless
But you're hellbent
Won't rest till you've taken
My heart from me

I'm heartless
I'm helpless
See me surrender
Fallin' at your feet.
I'm heartless
But you're hellbent
Won't rest till you've taken
My heart from me

I'm heartless --

Because I cut my own heart out
Laid it on your table
And I'm leaving here heartless
But you're just playing a game.

Commentary

OK. So imagine the scene: there's this diva sitting on the couch in a living room. She's pretty, but only superficially so. The camera pans to pictures on her mantle, behind the couch -- all of her and her supporting cast. The camera focuses on one show in particular -- the Wizard of Oz -- and notices the Tin Man looking a little too adoringly at Dorothy. The door opens, and we see the Tin Man -- the actor, but he's clearly not an actor any more. He's brought some work home and has adjusted to life as an adult. The diva accosts him from the couch, full of drama -- why didn't he bring her flowers? Why doesn't he love her like he used to? Never mind that he's obviously providing for the two of them. Never mind that he's grown up and she clearly hasn't. This is an old argument. In this song, he's done. He loves her, as he always will, but he's done with being abused, and knows that love alone can't fix everything. He's got to move on to a place where he can be loved for who he is -- even if his heart is broken in the process, even if he has to leave his heart behind.

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Abuse, Abuse In The Home, Abuse Of Words, Break Up, Break-Up, Breaking Up, Breakup, Diva, Hearltess, Heartless, Love, Poetry, Song

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
I am "Author, Mother, Dreamer." I am also teacher, friend, Dr. Pepper addict, night-owl. Visit my website -- phylcampbell.com -- or the "Phyl Campbell Author Page" on Facebook.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
23rd Jun 2013 (#)

wow Phyl a great one indeed....

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
23rd Jun 2013 (#)

Thanks, dahling! ;)

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author avatar Delicia Powers
23rd Jun 2013 (#)

Lovely voice Phyl...and loved the rocking end...!

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
23rd Jun 2013 (#)

Oh, thank you Delicia! That compliment is going straight to my head! ;) So glad you enjoyed the rocking end!

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
23rd Jun 2013 (#)

Wow -- thanks, johnnydod, for the STAR! ;) (tiny dance of joy right here) Yippee!

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author avatar Penny W-T
23rd Jun 2013 (#)

A lovely piece full of pathos, depicting that such situations can afflict any and all of us at some point in our lives. It is the strength to move on that many people have difficulty in finding.

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
23rd Jun 2013 (#)

Thank you Penny.

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author avatar LOVERME
25th Jun 2013 (#)

I always have wondered ….why women love and love and love to give in …what for …and to a person may be not worth a penny …. I wonder why women are so wired ….they feel for the moment they have been hired ….had I encountered such a one ….ever… I would have fired …like one has faced …oh my god never
and let him know… that heart is where love has to glow …and don't strike it …and cut it out … just to let one know ….you love him so

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