The Heart Wants What It Wants - Selena Gomez




The Experience: Your heart is racing. You know what you want... and what you shouldn't want. But your heart betrays you time and time again. All you know is what you're feeling...


Music video: Selena Gomez dresses up and heads to the party, only to realize that she isn't truly the center of her man's attention. He leaves, but doesn't make it all the way home. Will she get out? Or will she go back? At least here there's indecision - the lyrics are just despair.

The Meaning of The Heart Wants What It WantsThere's a million reasons why I should give you up, but the heart wants what it wants... Selena Gomez revisits the abusive relationships behind past pop hits like Shakira's I Can't Remember to Forget You, or Ariana Grande's ProblemWhat's specific to The Heart Wants What it Wants is the feeling of despair: The future that we hold is so unclear... This is a modern fairytale, no happy endings, no winning ourselves. For Selena, the heart wants what it wants is one big inevitable tragedy.

Ask yourself: Can you go against your heart when you know it's wrong? Can you make your heart see clearer?

LYRICS:


(Voiceover)
When I was on, when I was on stage, and I was thinking of, I felt like I know him, I know him, I know him though. And I know that, I know his heart and what he wouldn't do to hurt me. But I didn't realize that I, I, feeling so confident feeling so great about myself. And then it'd just be completely shattered by one thing, by something so stupid... But then you make me feel crazy, make me feel like it's my fault. I was in pain...


(What the heart wants, what the heart wants, what the heart wants)
You got me sipping on something
I can't compare to nothing
Other than one, I'm hoping
That after this fever I'll survive
I know I'm acting a bit crazy
Strong out, a little bit hazy
Hand over heart, I'm praying
That I'm gonna make it out alive

The bed's getting cold and you're not here
The future that we hold is so unclear
But I'm not alive until you call
And I'll bet the odds against it all
Save your advice 'cause I won't hear
You might be right but I don't care
There's a million reasons why I should give you up
But the heart wants what it wants
The heart wants what it wants

You got me scattered in pieces
Shining like stars and screaming
Lighting me up like Venus
But then you disappear and make me wait
And every second's like torture
Hell oven trip, no more so
Finding a way to let go
Baby baby no I can't escape

The bed's getting cold and you're not here
The future that we hold is so unclear
But I'm not alive until you call
And I'll bet the odds against it all
Save your advice 'cause I won't hear
You might be right but I don't care
There's a million reasons why I should give you up
But the heart wants what it wants
The heart wants what it wants.

This is a modern fairytale
No happy endings
No winning ourselves
But I can't imagine a life without
Breatheless moments
Breaking me down

The bed's getting cold and you're not here
The future that we hold is so unclear
But I'm not alive until you call
And I'll bet the odds against it all
Save your advice 'cause I won't hear
You might be right but I don't care
There's a million reasons why I should give you up
But the heart wants what it wants

The heart wants what it wants baby

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