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Christina Perri: Jar of Hearts Meaning

Song Released: 2010


Jar of Hearts Lyrics

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...

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    anonymous
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    Apr 16th, 2011 4:21pm report


    Basically, the woman is saying that she doesn't wanna get back together with the other guy, because he cheated on her and now he wants her back. She is saying that she won't come back because she's got too many scars from the love that they had. She is also saying that he has a cold soul - bad person ;) and that he shouldn't bother try to come back for her. The guy is kinda like a person who goes around with other girls breaking their hearts as well (Who do you think you are,| Going 'round leaving scars|Collecting your jar of hearts)

    So basics, a guy cheated on her and broke her heart and continued to cheat on her and this time when he asked to get back together, she finally said no because she has finally moved on and she doesn't want him in her life at all anymore.

    At least that's what I got from the song ;) ♥



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    anonymous
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    Mar 8th, 2011 3:54pm report


    Make no mistake, this is a song of her breaking away from a man who is a Narcissist--the total, psychological definition of the disorder, not the common use of just a self-centered man.

    If you had personal experience with a narcissist, as I have, you will recognize many lines that resonate in a way applicable to no other relationship.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 7th, 2011 3:22pm report


    I think it's about a guy who broke her and a bunch of other girls hearts. He wants Christina back but she says no. She tells him off("who do you think you are running around leaving scars collecting your jar of hearts").



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    anonymous
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    Apr 11th, 4:30am report


    To me, this song is about depression, and overcoming it. Depression often comes back in waves, and she's saying she's not going back. As someone with depression this is what it means to me.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 18th, 2:52am report


    It's about a man who cried wolf about being in love then would cheat then get her back then cheat again.Eventually it came back to bite him in the ass.Sounds like a real douche with a real lonely existence



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    anonymous
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    Feb 18th, 2:49am report


    It's about a man who cried wolf about being in love then would cheat then get her back then cheat again.Eventually it came back to bite him in the ass.Sounds like a real douche with a real lonely existence



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    anonymous
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    Dec 14th, 12:45pm report


    Men must know what they truly want in a woman. Until they know what their likes and dislikes about themselves and when it comes to the opposite gender, they will have issues in their relationships. Unless they reveal who they truly are, a woman will not understand them. Like men, women can't read a mind. They will not know how you truly are if mwn will not be open and will not communicate. Perhaps these types of men who collect the jar of hearts are broken mentally and emotionally. That they feel it's their right to collect the hearts of girls and break their hearts. It's truly a matter of principles and priorities. I still believe men can stick to only one woman if she really gets him and they are free to talk about anything without being reprimanded. The right woman will be the only woman a man can give truly his heart and soul. Until then, he will have difficulty when dealing with women and in his relationships. Good luck to all gals and guys.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 14th, 12:24pm report


    Jar of hearts. No need for an interpretation. These kinds of guys really exist. But there are a lot of men who can stick to one woman. It's only a matter of principles and what you truly are will show in the outside even if you don't reveal who you truly are. Actions are more important. Words has no meaning. Men who truly loves a woman will be able to stick to only one woman no matter what the circumstances. Good luck to all the women and good luck to all the men.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 14th, 12:13am report


    Correction to earlier post:
    It's about a guy with a sex/love addiction (not addition:) ).
    The focus is on her, though I feel for him too as he is unlikely to know why he has issues with his relationships and can't stick to one woman. There is always another side to every story.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 14th, 12:08am report


    It's about a guy with a Sex/love addition. Sad for her but also sad for him.
    He probably doesn't even know what's wrong with him...



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    anonymous
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    May 27th, 2015 5:54am report


    Its about a girl who broke up with a guy because he cheated on her and know he wants her back. That is my opinion though yours may b different, but that is what I think. Also that guy who cheated on her is a big narcissist.



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    anonymous
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    May 22nd, 2015 5:20pm report


    I think it means that a man cheated on her and she broke up with him but now he wants her back and she has moved on.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 23rd, 2015 2:50pm report


    A man dumped her and many other girls. He begs for Christina's love but she won't risk getting her heart broken again.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 9th, 2014 10:01pm report


    For me this is about Eating Disorders. That's my opinion, and I guess only people with an eating disorder can understand. Love this song!



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    anonymous
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    Jul 27th, 2014 7:54am report


    Absolutely about a narcissistic man. There's no dismantling this song he's a pathetic narcissist.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 6th, 2014 7:49am report


    It's about a narcissist



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    anonymous
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    Jun 24th, 2014 6:49am report


    Watch the video, SHE is the collector of hearts and she breaks HIM. She is singing to herself. dublhelx....



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    anonymous
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    Apr 20th, 2014 4:49am report


    Completely agree with May 3rd, November 11th and #2. You got it right it's a song about a man with a personality disorder I believe sociopathy. She is that one woman he keeps going back to because he thinks he controls her and she kept on allowing him to come back. Meanwhile, he's running around seducing, charming, using and probably sleeping with anyone who he can. He's an attention seeking narcissistic sociopath who lacks empathy and has no remorse. He does not care if he breaks many hearts his heart and soul is icy " your gonna catch a cold from the ice inside your soul". Finally the female decides she's had it with him. She has realized who he really is and says don't come back. I know a sociopath. Watching him was textbook the eyes, the mirroring, the fake emotions, the fake love and interest, etc.

    Back to the song.... You can't break her spirit so don't try anymore.



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