Your Heart Is As Black As Night
Melody Gardot Lyrics


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Your eyes may be whole
But the story I'm told
Is that your heart is as black as night

Your lips may be sweet
Such that I can't compete
But your heart is as black as night
I don't know why you came along
At such a perfect time
But if I let you hang around
I'm bound to lose my mind
'Cause your hands may be strong
But the feeling's all wrong
Your heart is as black as night

I don't know why you came along
At such a perfect time
But if I let you hang around
I'm bound to lose my mind
Cause your hands may be strong
But the feeling's all wrong
Your heart is as black

Your heart is as black




Oh, your heart is as black as night
Ah-ah oh

Overall Meaning

In Melody Gardot's song "Your Heart Is As Black As Night," the lyrics describe a romantic relationship that is based on physical attraction and superficial pleasure. Despite the apparent physical charm of the person in question, the lyrics reveal that their true nature is dark and negative, suggesting a sense of danger and warning. The singer acknowledges the seductive qualities of the person, but also recognizes that it is ultimately an empty and unfulfilling experience due to the corrupt nature of their heart. The repetition of the phrase "your heart is as black as night" highlights the important message of the song, emphasizing the warning to stay away from individuals who may have harmful intentions despite their outward appearance.


The lyrics convey a sense of vulnerability and caution, warning listeners to be mindful of people whose intentions may not be genuine. The line "I'm bound to lose my mind" suggests an overwhelming sense of confusion and fear that comes with being in a dangerous situation despite one's awareness. The use of metaphors like "your heart is as black as night" and "lips may be sweet" adds to the depth and complexity of the song, allowing for a richer interpretation of the lyrics. Overall, "Your Heart Is As Black As Night" is a powerful warning about the dangers of being drawn towards appearances rather than character.


Line by Line Meaning

Your eyes may be whole
Although your eyes appear intact and pure


But the story I'm told
It is believed that the way you behave indicates otherwise


Is that your heart is as black as night
That you have a cold and immoral heart that lacks empathy


Your lips may be sweet
Even though your words are pleasing and kind


Such that I can't compete
It seems impossible for me to match your sweet talk


But your heart is as black as night
Your true nature is cruel and insensitive


I don't know why you came along
I am still unsure of your intentions for appearing in my life


At such a perfect time
Arriving precisely when things seemed to be going well for me


But if I let you hang around
However, if I allow you to stay near me


I'm bound to lose my mind
I'll become insane due to the turmoil you'll bring


Cause your hands may be strong
Even though your grip is forceful


But the feeling's all wrong
There's something about your touch that's off-putting


Your heart is as black as night
Once again, it's clear that you are a heartless person


Your heart is as black
Your dark demeanor is evident


Oh, your heart is as black as night
Your malevolence seems to be endless and unchanging


Ah-ah oh
Non-specific interjection conveying strong emotion




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: MELODY GARDOT

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@lanpewie

Your eyes may behold but the story I'm told is your heart is as black as night
Your lips may be sweet such that I can't compete but your heart is as black as night
I don't know why you came along at such a perfect time
But if I let you hang around I'm bound to lose my mind
Cause your hands may be strong but the feeling's all wrong
Your heart is as black as night
I don't know why you came along at such a perfect time
But if I let you hang around I'm bound to lose my mind
Cause your hands may be strong but the feeling's all wrong
Your heart is as black
Your heart is as black oh your heart is as black as night



@tapeinosG5011

Lyrics
Your eyes may be whole
But the story I'm told
Is that your heart is as black as night

Your lips may be sweet
Such that I can't compete
But your heart is as black as night

I don't know why you came along
At such a perfect time
But if I let you hang around
I'm bound to lose my mind
'Cause your hands may be strong
But the feeling's all wrong
Your heart is as black as night

I don't know why you came along
At such a perfect time
But if I let you hang around
I'm bound to lose my mind
Cause your hands may be strong
But the feeling's all wrong
Your heart is as black

Your heart is as black
Oh, your heart is as black as night
Ah-ah oh

Written by Melody Gardot • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc



@dunhillan8360

Tes yeux peuvent être entiers
Mais l'histoire qu'on me raconte
Est-ce que ton cœur est aussi noir que la nuit


Tes lèvres peut-être douces
Tel que je ne peux pas rivaliser
Mais ton cœur est aussi noir que la nuit


Je ne sais pas pourquoi c'est arrivé
A un moment aussi parfait
Mais si je te laisse traîner
Je suis obligé de perdre la tête


Parce que tes mains sont peut-être fortes
Mais les sentiments sont tous mauvais
Ton coeur est aussi noir que la nuit


Je ne sais pas pourquoi c'est arrivé
A un moment aussi parfait
Mais si je te laisse traîner
Je suis obligé de perdre la tête


Parce que tes mains sont peut-être fortes
Mais les sentiments sont tous mauvais
Ton coeur est aussi noir
Ton coeur est aussi noir
Oh, ton cœur est aussi noir que la nuit



All comments from YouTube:

@miltmoise7917

She should be more famous. She's such an amazing artist.

@PaulMichaelsCabaret

totally agree love her music! wish she would come and perform here in Cali

@OlgaSmirnova1

She is very famous, it’s a niche music that not all know or are aware of, it is not “pop”

@Longsleeeves

She sounds the same live as in the studio. Awesome

@karimam1275

+John Smith A truly talented artist!

@needlessToo

That's how you know the artist is good.

@lalagonegaga

No, she sounds better live.

@MarionLittleMyy

This song sounds better live!!!

@r.r.8689

Even better 0% autotune 🙏🏻🎼🔝

@chrishwk

Melody is simply amazing. I could listen to her all day.

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