My Heart Is Refusing Me
Loreen Lyrics


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I've been crushed beaten down
And I'm frozen to the ground
Like a fool I've trusted you
Still I'm hopelessly in love

I never thought that I would be this helpless
I can't believe I'm giving in for you
I've been crushed, I've had enough

Now I wanna leave but I'm lost
So now I can't break away
Although I've made up my mind
My heart is refusing me
(hey yeah ey ey)
My heart is refusing me
(hey yeah ey ey)

Me for you, you for me
It was us against them all
But slowly it came to me
What was underneath it all

I never thought that you could be this reckless
I can't believe you're doing this to me oh
Strip me down I'm naked now

And I wanna leave but I'm lost
So now I can't break away
Although I've made up my mind
My heart is refusing me
(heeey yeaah eeeey eeeey)
My heart is refusing me
(heeey yeaah eeeey eeeey)

heeey yeaah eeeey eeeey yeaaah

And I wanna leave but I'm lost
Now I can't break away
Although I've made up my mind
My heart is refusing me
(heeey yeaah ey eeeey)
My heart is refusing me
(hey yeah ey ey)





I've been crushed, beaten down
Still I'm hopelessly in love

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Loreen's song "My Heart Is Refusing Me" speak about the challenges of a tumultuous relationship, where one person has been beaten down and hurt by the other, yet cannot seem to let go of their love for them. The verses describe the singer's feelings of helplessness and being lost, despite having made up their mind to leave the relationship. They have been crushed and let down by their partner, yet are still hopelessly in love with them. The pre-chorus expresses the disbelief that the singer is giving into their partner's reckless behavior, despite knowing better.


The chorus is the most poignant part of the song, as it captures the central theme of the lyrics. The singer's heart is refusing to let go, even though they know they should. The repetition of the lyrics "My heart is refusing me" emphasizes this internal struggle, and the refrain in the background adds an emotional depth to the song.


The bridge of the song shifts focus to the relationship itself, which was once solid and all-encompassing. However, the singer has realized that there was something beneath the surface that they didn't see before, and it's causing them to reconsider it all. The nakedness referred to in the lyrics can be interpreted as a metaphor for trust and vulnerability - the singer feels exposed and vulnerable because they've let their guard down in the relationship.


Overall, the lyrics of "My Heart is Refusing Me" portray the complex emotions that come with a difficult relationship. They capture the struggle of wanting to leave someone who has hurt you yet being unable to let go of the love you have for them. The song's message is relatable, and Loreen's powerful vocals convey the intensity of the emotions expressed in the lyrics.


Line by Line Meaning

I've been crushed beaten down
I have been emotionally hurt and defeated


And I'm frozen to the ground
I feel paralyzed and unable to move forward


Like a fool I've trusted you
I foolishly put my trust in you


Still I'm hopelessly in love
Despite everything, I am still deeply in love with you


I never thought that I would be this helpless
I never imagined I would feel this powerless and vulnerable


I can't believe I'm giving in for you
I am surprised that I am surrendering to my feelings for you


I've had enough
I am at my breaking point


Now I wanna leave but I'm lost
While I want to move on, I feel confused and unsure


So now I can't break away
I am struggling to free myself from this situation


Although I've made up my mind
Despite my confusion, I am firm in my decision


My heart is refusing me
My emotions are hindering my ability to move on


Me for you, you for me
We were a team, in it together


It was us against them all
We faced adversity and challenges, but we had each other


But slowly it came to me
Over time, I began to realize


What was underneath it all
That there were underlying issues and problems in our relationship


I never thought that you could be this reckless
I never believed that you could act so thoughtlessly and carelessly


Strip me down I'm naked now
All of my vulnerabilities and weaknesses are exposed


heeey yeaah ey eeeey
Vocalization, no clear meaning


I've been crushed, beaten down
Repetition of previous feeling of emotional pain


Still I'm hopelessly in love
Repetition of previous feeling of being in love




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: BJOERN DJUPSTROEM, MOH DENEBI, LORINE ZINEB TALHAOUI

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@seymacerensenyigit5705

I've been crushed beaten down
And I'm frozen to the ground
Like a fool I've trusted you
Still I'm hopelessly in love
I never thought that I would be this helpless
I can't believe I'm giving in for you
I've been crushed, I've had enough
Now I wanna leave but I'm lost
So now I can't break away
Although I've made up my mind
My heart is refusing me
(hey yeah ey ey)
My heart is refusing me
(hey yeah ey ey)
Me for you, you for me
It was us against them all
But slowly it came to me
What was underneath it all
I never thought that you could be this reckless
I can't believe you're doing this to me oh
Strip me down I'm naked now
And I wanna leave but I'm lost
So now I can't break away
Although I've made up my mind
My heart is refusing me
(heeey yeaah eeeey eeeey)
My heart is refusing me
(heeey yeaah eeeey eeeey)
heeey yeaah eeeey eeeey yeaaah
And I wanna leave but I'm lost
Now I can't break away
Although I've made up my mind
My heart is refusing me
(heeey yeaah ey eeeey)
My heart is refusing me
(hey yeah ey ey)
I've been crushed, beaten down
Still I'm hopelessly in love



@ignaciocesar9973

I've been crushed beaten down
And I'm frozen to the ground
Like a fool I've trusted you
Still I'm hopelessly in love

[Pre-Chorus]
I never thought that I would be this helpless
I can't believe I'm giving in for you
I've been crushed, I've had enough

[Chorus]
Now I wanna leave but I'm lost
So now I can't break away
Although I've made up my mind
My heart is refusing me

[Post-Chorus]
Hey yeah, hey, hey, hey, hey
My heart is refusing me
Hey yeah, hey, hey, hey, hey

[Verse 2]
Me for you, you for me
It was us against them all
But slowly it came to me
What was underneath it all


[Pre-Chorus]
I never thought that you could be this reckless
I can't believe you're doing this to me oh
Strip me down I'm naked now

[Chorus]
And I wanna leave but I'm lost
So now I can't break away
Although I've made up my mind
My heart is refusing me

[Post-Chorus]
Hey yeah, hey, hey, hey, hey
My heart is refusing me
Hey yeah, hey, hey, hey, hey
My heart is refusing me

[Chorus]
And I wanna leave but I'm lost
Now I can't break away
Although I've made up my mind
My heart is refusing me
Hey yeah, hey, hey, hey, hey
My heart is refusing me
Hey yeah, hey, hey, hey, hey


[Outro]
I've been crushed, beaten down



All comments from YouTube:

@yusufakin5251

been listening to this song for literally 9 years. and it still gives me goosebumps. every. single. time.

@charlotteolsson

Same!

@chrisperry5365

I'm so happy more and more people will discover and rediscover all of her older songs! Most of them are masterpieces in their own right but have been criminally underrated over the years.
Loreen, you deserve everything ❤ we are with you!

@burni988

She gained a new fan in me after Eurovision 😄😄. I LOVE her style it fits the kinds of things I look for in music perfectly!

@reynacastillo3393

All the fans are happy that more people know her and discover the wonderful songs that she has throughout these 11 years. the Queen is back ♥♥♥♥♥

@user-eg3zu6il9g

@@burni988 Me too! All my love from Ukraine! She is like a brilliant. Style, voice, performance - the best!

@ALLISMIND

she truly deserves the world <3 so talented

@anjaglas5784

I rediscoverd her and gotta say I really missed a lot of great songs.

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@simonaaleks7973

Im sure who discover Loreen as an artist, will follow her forever... Her talent and music out of this world

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