Humpty Dumpty Heart
LaVern Baker Lyrics


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Who's giving that line to you?
You think it's divine, do you?
You're a crazy Humpty Dumpty heart.
You're letting a grin kid you,
You never did win, did you?
Just a silly Humpty Dumpty heart.
Don't mean to criticize, or say I'm wise,
But if you will just recall, you sat on a garden wall,
And you know what happened
You'll still have a chance won't you?




You sure want romance, don't you
Hope, you're lucky, Humpty Dumpty heart.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to LaVern Baker's song "Humpty Dumpty Heart" are about heartbreak and hope in a relationship. The singer addresses someone who is clearly love-struck, asking who is filling their head with ideas of love and devotion. The lyrics suggest that the listener's heart is "crazy" and "silly," comparing it to the famously fragile Humpty Dumpty. The singer then warns the listener not to get carried away by their emotions, reminding them of the consequences of taking risks with love ("you sat on a garden wall / And you know what happened"). Despite this caution, however, the singer still encourages the listener to pursue romance, acknowledging their desire for it and hoping that luck will be on their side.


The imagery of Humpty Dumpty is significant in this song, as it represents both the fragility of the listener's heart and the potential for disastrous consequences if they are not careful. The singer's tone is both critical and supportive, acknowledging the listener's vulnerability while cautioning against recklessness. Overall, the lyrics suggest that while love can be risky and uncertain, it is still worth pursuing.


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Line by Line Meaning

Who's giving that line to you?
Who is trying to deceive you with those words?


You think it's divine, do you?
You believe that those words are heavenly or sacred.


You're a crazy Humpty Dumpty heart.
You're an unstable and foolish heart that's easily broken.


You're letting a grin kid you,
You're letting a smile deceive you.


You never did win, did you?
You have never really succeeded, have you?


Just a silly Humpty Dumpty heart.
You're just a foolish and fragile heart like Humpty Dumpty.


Don't mean to criticize, or say I'm wise,
I don't want to be judgmental or claim to know better.


But if you will just recall, you sat on a garden wall,
But if you remember, you were once in a vulnerable position.


And you know what happened
And we both know what the outcome was.


You'll still have a chance won't you?
You'll still have an opportunity, right?


You sure want romance, don't you
You definitely desire a romantic relationship, don't you?


Hope, you're lucky, Humpty Dumpty heart.
I hope you'll have good luck, my fragile and foolish heart.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Henry Boye

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Comments from YouTube:

Richiegems

A great song like that should have topped the charts back then. I can't believe it only reached # 71 on the US charts. It must have not been
played enough on the radio.

Laura Lodder-Beeby

It made #17 on the CHUM chart in Canada.

AaronRecords Gomez

Because there was one huge obstacle, and that was called Segregation

Stolen Chanel

My grandmother loved this woman so much that she named her first child after her.❤

Sonja Lewis

What a character she was. So many expressions in that face--not like most singers. A LIVE performance for sure, and her Jim Dandy boyfriend played catch-up just in time!

sonny geert

Wow, that's a great clip, nice to see one of the great underrated 1950s singers in such good quality. This and "Tweedlee Dee" are my favorite LaVern Baker songs. The guy introducing her is the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll" Alan Freed (1921-1965) whose career would soon end in the infamous Payola controversy.

Willie Edwards

Love her voice

Singnfisherman

An awesome version of Ms. Baker's tune. Taken from the 1957 Paramount Pictures "Mr. Rock 'N' Roll" Would love to find this on DVD.

jay john

1957 looks soo much different from 1990 yet the year 2000 doesnt look much different from 2021.

Stolen Chanel

I think it depends on the era you are from. I can't really tell much difference between the 1930s and the 1940s, however I see a stark difference between 2000 and 2021.

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