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Heartless
Kanye West Lyrics


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In the night, I hear 'em talk
The coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road
He lost his soul to a woman so heartless (heartless)
How could you be so heartless? (Heartless)
Oh, how could you be so heartless?

How could you be so cold as the winter wind when it breeze, yo?
Just remember that you talkin' to me though
You know need to watch the way you talkin' to me, yo
I mean after all the things that we've been through
I mean after all the things we got into
Ayo, I know of some things that you ain't told me
Ayo, I did some things but that's the old me
And now you wanna get me back and you gon' show me
So you walk around like you don't know me
You got a new friend, well I got homies
But in the end it's still so lonely

In the night, I hear 'em talk
The coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road
He lost his soul to a woman so heartless (heartless)
How could you be so heartless? (Heartless)
Oh, how could you be so heartless?

How could you be so Dr.Evil?
You bringin' out a side of me that I don't know
I decided we weren't gon' speak so
Why we up three A.M. On the phone?
Why do she be so mad at me for?
Homie, I don't know, she's hot and cold
I won't stop, I won't mess my groove up
'Cause I already know how this thing go
You run and tell your friends that you're leaving me (hey)
They say that they don't see what you see in me (hey)
You wait a couple months then you gon' see (hey)
You'll never find nobody better than me

In the night, I hear 'em talk
The coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road
He lost his soul to a woman so heartless (heartless)
How could you be so heartless? (Heartless)
Oh, how could you be so heartless?

Talk and talk and talk and talk
Baby, let's just knock it off
They don't know what we been through
They don't know 'bout me and you
So I got something new to see
And you just gon' keep hatin' me
And we just gon' be enemies
I know you can't believe
I could just leave it wrong
And you can't make it right
I'm gon' take off tonight
Into the night

In the night, I hear 'em talk
The coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road
He lost his soul to a woman so heartless (heartless)
How could you be so heartless? (Heartless)
Oh, how could you be so heartless?

On and on and on and on and on and
And on and on and on, ohh
Ohh, ohh, ohh, whoa, oh

Overall Meaning

"Heartless" by Kanye West is a song that captures the emotions of someone that has been hurt by a past lover. In the lyrics, Kanye talks about how he lost his loved one to a woman who is so heartless that she stole his soul. He wonders how someone could be so cold and indifferent to his feelings. He goes on to talk about the arguments they have had, how they have been through so much, and how they used to be so close. But somewhere along the way, things changed, and he lost her to her own selfish desires. Kanye also mentions how she is still trying to come back to him, but it is too late, as he is too hurt and has moved on from their relationship. The song ends with Kanye telling her that they are just going to be enemies from now on, and he is going to take off into the night.


The lyrics of "Heartless" explore the relatable theme of heartbreak and betrayal, and the struggles that come with moving on from a toxic relationship. The emotion that Kanye brings to the song is palpable and adds to the overall impact of the lyrics. The song reached the top of the charts when it was released in 2009, and it continues to be a fan favorite.


Line by Line Meaning

In the night, I hear 'em talk
The singer can hear people gossiping about him at night


The coldest story ever told
This is the most emotionally devastating story


Somewhere far along this road
At some point in his life, he took a wrong turn


He lost his soul to a woman so heartless (heartless)
He became a completely different person when he loved this cold-hearted woman


How could you be so heartless? (Heartless)
The artist is questioning how someone could be so cruel


Oh, how could you be so heartless?
This is a rhetorical question that emphasizes the singer's pain


How could you be so cold as the winter wind when it breeze, yo?
The singer is asking how someone can be so cold and unfeeling


Just remember that you talkin' to me though
The artist is reminding the person talking to him who he is


You know need to watch the way you talkin' to me, yo
The person speaking to the artist needs to be more respectful


I mean after all the things that we've been through
The artist and the person speaking to him share a history


I mean after all the things we got into
They have done some wild things together


Ayo, I know of some things that you ain't told me
The artist knows that the person speaking to him is keeping secrets


Ayo, I did some things but that's the old me
The singer has changed and grown up


And now you wanna get me back and you gon' show me
The person speaking to the singer wants revenge


So you walk around like you don't know me
The person speaking to the singer is pretending not to remember who he is


You got a new friend, well I got homies
The artist has friends who have his back


But in the end it's still so lonely
Even with his friends, the artist still feels alone


How could you be so Dr.Evil?
The singer is comparing the person he is talking to with the villain from 'Austin Powers'


You bringin' out a side of me that I don't know
The person the singer is talking to is bringing out a darker side of him


I decided we weren't gon' speak so
The artist chose not to talk to the person he is speaking to anymore


Why we up three A.M. On the phone?
The artist is wondering why they are talking on the phone at this hour


Why do she be so mad at me for?
The artist is confused about why the woman he loved is so angry with him


Homie, I don't know, she's hot and cold
The singer doesn't understand why the woman he loved is so unpredictable


I won't stop, I won't mess my groove up
The artist refuses to let the woman he loved upset him


'Cause I already know how this thing go
The singer has been through this before with the woman he loved


You run and tell your friends that you're leaving me (hey)
The singer's ex-girlfriend is telling her friends that she's breaking up with him


They say that they don't see what you see in me (hey)
The singer's ex-girlfriend's friends don't understand why she loved him


You wait a couple months then you gon' see (hey)
The artist's ex-girlfriend will regret leaving him when she is alone for a while


You'll never find nobody better than me
The artist is saying that his ex-girlfriend won't find someone as good as him.


Baby, let's just knock it off
The singer wants the person he is talking to stop arguing with him


They don't know what we been through
Others don't know the shared history that the singer and the person he is speaking to have


They don't know 'bout me and you
Others aren't aware of the deep romantical relationship between the artist and the person he is speaking to


So I got something new to see
The artist is moving on with something new in his life


And you just gon' keep hatin' me
The person speaking to the artist will continue to hate him


And we just gon' be enemies
The singer and the person speaking to him will not be friends anymore


I know you can't believe
The artist knows the person he is speaking to is finding it hard to believe him


I could just leave it wrong
The singer could just leave the situation unresolved


And you can't make it right
The person speaking to the singer won't be able to fix the problem


I'm gon' take off tonight
The singer is leaving the situation behind tonight


On and on and on and on and on and
The artist is emphasizing how this situation never seems to end


And on and on and on, ohh
The artist is emphasizing how the arguing continues


Ohh, ohh, ohh, whoa, oh
The singer is expressing his dissatisfaction with the situation




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Malik Yusef El Shabbaz Jones, Kanye Omari West, Ernest Dion Wilson, Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, Benjamin Hudson McIldowie, Jeffrey Nath Bhasker

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@foskiaz

straight from the 'Go Kanye
Chop up the soul Kanye, set on his goals Kanye
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The always rude Kanye, spaz in the news Kanye
I miss the sweet Kanye, chop up the beats Kanye
I gotta to say at that time I'd like to meet Kanye
See I invented Kanye, it wasn't any Kanyes
And now I look and look around and there's so many Kanyes
I used to love Kanye, I used to love Kanye
I even had the pink polo, I thought I was Kanye
What if Kanye made a song about Kanye
Called "I Miss The Old Kanye, " man that would be so Kanye
That's all it was Kanye, we still love Kanye
And I love you like Kanye loves Kanye



@Canyouoffical

In the night I hear 'em talk
The coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road
He lost his soul to a woman so heartless
How could you be so heartless?
Oh, how could you be so heartless?
How could you be so, cold as the winter wind when it breeze, yo
Just remember that you talkin' to me though
You need to watch the way you talkin' to me, yo
I mean after all the things that we've been through
I mean after all the things we got into
Ayo, I know of some things that you ain't told me
Ayo, I did some things, but that's the old me
And now you wanna get me back and you gon' show me
So you walk around like you don't know me
You got a new friend, well, I got homies
But in the end it's still so lonely
In the night I hear 'em talk
The coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road
He lost his soul to a woman so heartless
How could you be so heartless?
Oh, how could you be so heartless?
How could be so Dr. Evil?
You bringin' out a side of me that I don't know
I decided we weren't gon' speak so
Why we up 3:00 a.m. on the phone?
Why do she be so mad at me for?
Homie, I don't know, she's hot and cold
I won't stop, won't mess my groove up
'Cause I already know how this thing go
You run and tell your friends that you're leaving me (hey)
They say that they don't see what you see in me (hey)
You wait a couple months then you gon' see (hey)
You'll never find nobody better than me
In the night I hear 'em talk
The coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road
He lost his soul to a woman so heartless
How could you be so heartless?
Oh, how could you be so heartless?
Talk and talk and talk and talk
Baby let's just knock it off
They don't know what we been through
They don't know 'bout me and you
So I got something new to see
And you just gon' keep hatin' me
And we just gon' be enemies
I know you can't believe
I could just leave it wrong
And you can't make it right
I'm gon' take off tonight
Into the night
In the night I hear 'em talk
The coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road
He lost his soul to a woman so heartless
How could you be so heartless?
Oh, how could you be so heartless?



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I was nine years old and listening to this like I was going through a divorce

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