My Heart Won't Have It Any Other Way
Melody Gardot Lyrics


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You might be a lover always gone astray
But my heart won't have it any other way
Maybe I deserve this longing everyday
'Cause my heart won't have it any other way

If happiness is evidence that fate is everywhere
Then why should I deny my chances of saying I don't care
Now reason don't remind me love ain't bound to stay
'Cause my heart won't have it any other way




No my heart won't have it any other way

Overall Meaning

In Melody Gardot's song My Heart Won't Have It Any Other Way, the lyrics touch on the theme of heartbreak and the confusion that comes with it. The singer is in love with someone who is always gone astray, but despite this, her heart won't have it any other way. The first verse sets the tone for the song, as the singer seems to accept her fate of always longing for someone who isn't always there. She questions whether or not she deserves this kind of heartbreak, but deep down she knows her heart won't be able to love anyone else.


In the second verse, the singer questions the idea of happiness being all around her but still denying her the chance to move on. She is confused and unable to shake off the pain of loving someone who might never reciprocate her love. However, despite knowing that love isn't bound to stay, she can't help but feel attached to the one who causes her heartbreak. The chorus of "my heart won't have it any other way" affirms that the singer is determined to keep on loving, even if it means dealing with heartbreak.


Line by Line Meaning

You might be a lover always gone astray
You may be someone who always strays away from love and commitment


But my heart won't have it any other way
But my heart is set on you, and won't accept anyone else


Maybe I deserve this longing everyday
Maybe my heart yearns for you constantly because I deserve to be with someone like you


'Cause my heart won't have it any other way
Because my heart is set on you, and won't accept anyone else


If happiness is evidence that fate is everywhere
If happiness is proof that destiny exists everywhere


Then why should I deny my chances of saying I don't care
Then why should I deny my opportunity to say that I don't care about you?


Now reason don't remind me love ain't bound to stay
Now logic doesn't remind me that love isn't destined to last forever


'Cause my heart won't have it any other way
Because my heart is set on you, and won't accept anyone else


No my heart won't have it any other way
No matter what, my heart is set on you, and won't accept anyone else




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