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Song Released: 1989

Listen to Your Heart Lyrics

I know there's something in the wake of your smile.
I get a notion from the look in your eyes, yea.
You've built a love but that love falls apart.
Your little piece of heaven turns too dark.

Listen to your heart
when he's calling for...

  1. anonymous
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    Oct 8th 2021 report

    This song is all about women and their insecurities.

    "I know there's something in the wake of your smile
    I get a notion from the look in your eyes, yeah
    You've built a love but that love falls apart
    Your little piece of Heaven turns too dark"

    This part means that the girl thinks (and very often is right) that she could interpretate smiles and other signs, looking at eyes and so on to understand if a boy/man loves her. Sometimes in that situations she is right but then idealization take place and she start doing too many assumptions, in this case the meaning is clear: she think the boy/man loved her but something is now broken and that love is vanishing and the boy is not anymore the same with her.

    "Listen to your heart when he's calling for you
    Listen to your heart, there's nothing else you can do
    I don't know where you're going and I don't know why
    But listen to your heart before you tell him goodbye"

    Means that the girl doesn't accept the fact the boy doesn't love her anymore, and hope he listens to his heart to come back to her, to love her again, assuming he's just confused but still loves her, but this is related to the problem of being left for a woman, a big problem for most of them: insecurity.

    "Sometimes you wonder if this fight is worthwhile
    The precious moments are all lost in the tide, yeah
    They're swept away and nothing is what is seems
    The feeling of belonging to your dreams"

    She asks herself if it's worth fighting reality , the tide is the one of emotions, cause very often in these cases their emotions rise and fall even within minutes, all day long, for weeks also. This is cause the rational aspects count less than emotions in these situations and, generally, boys/men are more rational and less emotional. So at the end of the day the girl/woman has a lot of dubts and this is especially true at evening/night, alone maybe, in the bed thinking at things happened during the day etc and related to this love affair.

    "And there are voices that want to be heard
    So much to mention but you can't find the words
    The scent of magic, the beauty that's been (beauty that's been)
    When love was wilder than the wind"

    Here is about memories and reality distortion : idealization again. Then still often girls are not good speaking clear of these things with the 'object' of their love: they simply can't do that cause of the high emotional stress related to this direct 'fights', don't wanna fight, so they refuse to talk directly of the 'problem', this thing often leads to the end of relationship.
    Wild love etc is just about how wild idealization become a safe place to stay, with the subconscious hope the boy/man come back to them.

    It's a good song, but in general is too complex to understand in its real meaning, that's sad, not cause love ends eventually but cause women, in most of the cases, cannot accept this fact without falling into depression and start making idealized versions of what reality was. Was and not is anymore.

  2. anonymous
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    Mar 17th 2017 report


  3. anonymous
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    May 27th 2014 report

    "Listen to your heart, before you tell him goodbye". Saying goodbye to someone because circumstances tell you your not supposed to love them, when you should've listened to your heart.

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