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Heartless
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Heartless

Kanye West
Album:
808s & Heartbreak

Song Meaning of Heartless by Kanye


West considers his breakup with Alexis Phifer in the song's lyrics.


Throughout, West uses Auto-Tune to his advantage, especially in the chorus. West also does a little bit of rapping on the tune.


The song became West's third highest charting single on the list when it peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100. It also made it into the top 10 in Turkey, New Zealand, Canada, and the UK.


Lyrics of Heartless by Kanye


In the night, I hear 'em talk

The coldest story ever told

Somewhere far along this road

He lost his soul to a woman so heartless

How could you be so heartless?

Oh, how could you be so heartless?

 

How could you be so

Cold as the winter wind when it breeze, yo?

Just remember that you talkin' to me though

You need to watch the way you talkin' to me, yo

I mean, after all the things that we been through

I mean, after all the things we got into

Ayo, I know of some things that you ain't told me

Ayo, I did some things but that's the old me

And now you wanna get me back and you gon' show me

So you walk around like you don't know me

You got a new friend, well, I got homies

But in the end, it's still so lonely

 

In the night, I hear 'em talk

The coldest story ever told

Somewhere far along this road

He lost his soul to a woman so heartless

How could you be so heartless?

Oh, how could you be so heartless?

 

How could you be so Dr. Evil?

You're bringin' out a side of me that I don't know

I decided we wasn't gon' speak so

Why we up 3 AM on the phone?

Why do she be so mad at me for?

Homie, I don't know, she's hot and cold

I won't stop, won't mess my groove up

'Cause I already know how this thing go

You run and tell your friends that you're leavin' me

They say that they don't see what you see in me

You wait a couple of months, then you gon' see

You'll never find nobody better than me

 

In the night, I hear 'em talk (Me)

The coldest story ever told

Somewhere far along this road

He lost his soul to a woman so heartless

How could you be so heartless?

Oh, how could you be so heartless?

 

Talk and talk and talk and talk

Baby, let's just knock it off

They don't know what we been through

They don't know 'bout me and you

So I got somethin' new to see

And you just gon' keep hatin' me

And we just gon' be enemies

I know you can't believe

I could just leave it wrong

And you can't make it right

I'm gon' take off tonight into the night

 

In the night, I hear 'em talk

The coldest story ever told

Somewhere far along this road

He lost his soul to a woman so heartless

How could you be so heartless? (How, how?)

Oh, how could you be so heartless?

 

On and on and on and on

And on and, and on and on and on

Release Date

2008

Songwriter/s

Kanye West, Ernest Wilson, Scott Mescudi, Malik Jones

Producer/s

Kanye West, No I.D.

Label/s

Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam

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