SLS ~ Acquire/Collect/Gather/Secure

Song Lyric Sunday

Thanks again to Jim Adams, our Song Lyric Sunday host. Today’s prompts were tough for me, but then I asked my daughters for help. They came up with “Jar of Hearts,” which is perfect and contains “collecting.”

This is the 2010 debut sing from American singer Christina Perri. It was first played on So You Think You Can Dance and appears on her first album Lovestrong. Perri wrote the song, along with co-writers Drew Lawrence and Barrett Yeretsian. It’s based on a real-life experience of Perri’s. The song sold 47,500 in its first week on iTunes. It peaked in the US at 17 and went to 4 in the UK.

Jar of Hearts

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
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
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
Don’t come back for me
Who do you think you are?
Did take 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
Don’t come back for me
Don’t come back at all

~*~

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Image credits ~ Jim Adams

20 responses to “SLS ~ Acquire/Collect/Gather/Secure

  1. I completely missed this song. Quite like it.

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  2. Totally love this song…even though it is very sad…still totally love it!!! 3

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  3. I love this song! The words are fabulous. Thanks for the great share today Pauka 🥰

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  4. This is a beautiful song Paula, “who do you think you are” for sharing this?

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  5. I hadn’t seen the video… I like how it ends! 💪 Thanks, Paula!

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  6. Another popular song today! Great share! 🙂

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  7. This was a great choice today and perfect for the prompt!

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  8. This is a great song and i was watching the acoustic version with her and just a piano. Awesome!

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  9. Good choice, Paula!

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  10. Just heard this for this first time on another blog, and I really love it! Nice choice. 🙂

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