Yesterday I came across a song that I forgot long time ago. The song’s name is Death Hearts by Stars. I remember that I listened this song when I was in highschool. I don’t think that I understand meaning of it at that time. This isn’t the first time that I listen to it but this is the first time I understand how deep it is. Thats really suprising to see how a song can defeat you in 3.26 minutes. The song is talking about “death hearts” and this metaphor reminds me people who I know or who I see around me. The “ghosts” and “dead hearts” are your dreams, your old self and people around you.
“They were kids that i once knew…Now they’re all dead hearts to you”
This part seems to be a loss of childhood and its innocence that you once had and all of us long for again. They are dead because older you no longer exist. We all know that death hearts because we are one of them.
“Did you hear the closing windows? Did you hear the slamming doors?”
These limes remind me the opportunuties that we pass through our lives because we are young and ignorant. We are so blind that we don’t even understand that they pass. It also reminds me the endings of all kinds of relationships. When you and people in your life move on, everything has changed. As the song said “They moved forward my heart died”. Ask yourself if you even saw it all coming, if you even saw the windows being closed and the doors being shut by the people that you loved, who moved forward without you. Is the only reason you?
“What was it like? What did they look like?” As they change so much in time, it becomes hard to remember what were they like. You think, you once knew them so well when you were so optimistic about everything as if you were like children, then everything ends when you find that you know nothing about them. Not only this, you also aware that even you know nothing about yourself at all and you forget what were they like, how did you feel about them, what did they look like.
There are lots of issues you can fimd in this song. I always thought it was about love when I was a teenager. But now I understand it is about living people with dead hearts, people who used to have dreams but never really got the chance to fulfill them.
“Kids that I once knew” makes you aware that know these people personally; you know what they wanted in life and are sad that they didn’t get it.
“It’s hard to know they’re out there, It’s hard to know that you still care” might mean that you don’t really recognize these people anymore. Now they are people that once you knew. Perhaps they’ve accepted to sit with their hearts dead. It hard to know whether they awares their death hearts or not.
This song is worth to be explored and think on it. If you come across this song one day, listen its lyrics well. Who knows, maybe you become aware of your death heart and make it alive again.