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Jar of Hearts
Song

Jar of Hearts

Christina Perri
Album:
Lovestrong

Song Meaning and Background of Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri


Perri's encounter with a love interest who desired to revive a strained relationship served as the basis for the song.


Perri explained that the song was inspired by real-life events, saying, she composed the song after returning home to Philadelphia for one Christmas. When the boy with the jar of hearts came to see her she hid in her bedroom. While her intellect knew better, her heart yearned to see him. She wrote the song as she was unable to take any more heart breaks.


Lyrics of Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri


I know I can't take one more step towards you

'Cause all that's waiting is regret

Don't you know I'm not your ghost anymore

You lost the love I loved the most

 

I learned to live half alive

And now you want me one more time

 

And who do you think you are?

Runnin' 'round leaving scars

Collecting your jar of hearts

And tearing love apart

You're gonna catch a cold

From the ice inside your soul

So don't come back for me

Who do you think you are?

 

I hear you're asking all around

If I am anywhere to be found

But I have grown too strong

To ever fall back in your arms

 

And I've learned to live half alive

And now you want me one more time

 

And who do you think you are?

Runnin' 'round leaving scars

Collecting your jar of hearts

And tearing love apart

You're gonna catch a cold

From the ice inside your soul

So don't come back for me

Who do you think you are?

 

And it took so long just to feel alright

Remember how to put back the light in my eyes

I wish I had missed the first time that we kissed

'Cause you broke all your promises

And now you're back

You don't get to get me back

 

And who do you think you are?

Runnin' 'round leaving scars

Collecting your jar of hearts

And tearing love apart

You're gonna catch a cold

From the ice inside your soul

So don't come back for me

Don't come back at all

 

And who do you think you are?

Runnin' 'round leaving scars

Collecting your jar of hearts

Tearing love apart

You're gonna catch a cold

From the ice inside your soul

Don't come back for me

Don't come back at all

 

Who do you think you are?

 

Who do you think you are?

 

Who do you think you are?


Release Date

2010

Songwriter/s

Christina Perri, Drew Lawrence, Barrett Yeretsian

Producer/s

Barrett Yeretsian

Label/s

Atlantic

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