The Heart Wants What It Wants
Selena Gomez Lyrics


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(What the heart wants)
(What the heart wants)
(What the heart wants)

You got me sippin' on something
I can't compare to nothing
I've ever known, I'm hoping
That after this fever I'll survive
I know I'm acting a bit crazy
Strung out, a little bit hazy
Hand over heart, I'm praying
That I'm gonna make it out alive

The bed's getting cold and you're not here
The future that we hold is so unclear
But I'm not alive until you call
And I'll bet the odds against it all
Save your advice 'cause I won't hear
You might be right, but I don't care
There's a million reasons why I should give you up

But the heart wants what it wants
The heart wants what it wants

You got me scattered in pieces
Shining like stars and screaming
Lighting me up like Venus
But then you disappear and make me wait
And every second's like torture
Heroin drip, no more so
Finding a way to let go
Baby, baby, no, I can't escape

The bed's getting cold and you're not here
The future that we hold is so unclear
But I'm not alive until you call
And I'll bet the odds against it all
Save your advice 'cause I won't hear
You might be right, but I don't care
There's a million reasons why I should give you up

But the heart wants what it wants
The heart wants what it wants
The heart wants what it wants
The heart wants what it wants

This is a modern fairy tale
No happy endings
No wind in our sails
But I can't imagine a life without
Breathless moments
Breaking me down, down, down, down

The bed's getting cold and you're not here
The future that we hold is so unclear
But I'm not alive until you call
And I'll bet the odds against it all
Save your advice 'cause I won't hear
You might be right, but I don't care
There's a million reasons why I should give you up

But the heart wants what it wants
The heart wants what it wants
The heart wants what it wants
The heart wants what it wants

The heart wants what it wants, baby
It wants what it wants, baby
It wants what it wants
It wants what it wants





The heart wants what it wants, baby
It wants what it wants

Overall Meaning

In Selena Gomez's song The Heart Wants What It Wants, the chorus repeats the line "the heart wants what it wants." This line is a representation of the internal struggle that the singer is facing, torn between her head telling her to move on and her heart wanting to hold on to a past love. She seems to be addicted to the feeling of being in love and is willing to endure the pain and uncertainty that comes with it because she believes that this love is worth it.


Throughout the verses, Gomez describes the rollercoaster of emotions that she's experiencing. She's sipping on something unknown, and she's hoping that she'll survive her fever. She's acting crazy and a little bit hazy, but she's praying that she'll make it out alive. She's scattered in pieces, shining like stars and screaming, as she's waiting for her love to come back. And despite the million reasons why she should give him up, she can't help but follow her heart and feel what it wants to feel.


The song's lyrics express a painful but relatable situation in which someone is so in love with another person that they'll endure any amount of pain or uncertainty to feel that love. It's an emotional and honest representation of how the heart's wants can sometimes overpower the mind's logic.


Line by Line Meaning

You got me sippin' on something
You have me addicted to you, like a drug I cannot resist.


I can't compare to nothing I've ever known, I'm hoping that after this fever I'll survive
I know that nothing can compare to the feelings I have for you, and hope that I can survive this love despite the intensity and uncertainty.


I know I'm acting a bit crazy, Strung out, a little bit hazy, Hand over heart, I'm praying, That I'm gonna make it out alive
I am aware that my actions may seem irrational and uninhibited, but I am desperately hoping and praying that I can come out alive from this all-consuming love.


The bed's getting cold and you're not here, The future that we hold is so unclear, But I'm not alive until you call, And I'll bet the odds against it all, Save your advice 'cause I won't hear, You might be right, but I don't care, There's a million reasons why I should give you up
Without you, I feel alone and lost in an uncertain future, but I am willing to take risks and bet against the odds for the love I feel. Though others may advise me to give you up, my heart refuses to let go despite the many reasons why I should.


You got me scattered in pieces, Shining like stars and screaming, Lighting me up like Venus, But then you disappear and make me wait, And every second's like torture, Heroin drip, no more so, Finding a way to let go, Baby, baby, no, I can't escape
You have the power to make me feel whole and vibrant, like a shining star or a bright planet, but then you disappear and leave me waiting in agony. Every moment without you feels like a never-ending torture, and though I wish to let go, my heart cannot escape from the grip of my love for you.


This is a modern fairy tale, No happy endings, No wind in our sails, But I can't imagine a life without, Breathless moments, Breaking me down, down, down, down
Our love may seem like a modern fairy tale without a happy ending, with no direction or guidance. But despite this, I cannot imagine a life without the thrill and passion that comes from loving you, even if it breaks me down.


The heart wants what it wants, baby, It wants what it wants, baby, It wants what it wants
My heart desires what it desires, even if it defies reason or logic. I cannot change the way I feel, and I must follow my heart despite the consequences.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Antonina Armato, Tim James, David Jost, Selena Gomez

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@jwocks

Jessica Roo 0:00-0:45
When I was on stage and I was thinking of 
I felt like I know him though and I know his heart 
And I know what he wouldn't do to hurt me
But I didn't realize that I was feeling so confident and feeling so great about myself
And then it be just completely shattered by one thing by something so stupid
But then you make me feel crazy
Make me feel like it’s my fault
I was in pain



All comments from YouTube:

@ulemeknenad

2014: The Heart Wants What It Wants
2019: Lose You To Love Me

a glow up we all need

@AB-yk2pq

Ne mislim da ima veze sa Justinom

@Dancepopp

New single? 🤔

@AB-yk2pq

@@Dancepopp yess, it's coming out 23rd October

@tp4255

A B normalno da ima

@esccyprus

I hope LYTLM sounds like this masterpiece

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@felipemejia3501

In the extended version of this intro she says: “everybody asks me why I stay, and I’m like I guess I don’t love myself first” listening to Lose you to love me makes me so happy for her

@yanatee2828

Felipe M me too, I’m happy she’s free from the toxic mess.

@rahmisyahputri9763

Where you can hear the extended version?

@LJLLL

@@rahmisyahputri9763 https://youtu.be/n3KQwBBCsMo

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