The Heart Wants What It Wants Lyrics by Selena Gomez


Selena Gomez Lyrics

The Heart Wants What It Wants Lyrics
You got me sippin' on something
I can't compare to nothing
Ive 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

You got me scattered in pieces
Shining like stars and screaming
Lightning me up like Venus
But then you disappear and make me wait
And every second's like torture
Hell over trip, 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 fairytale
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
Heart wants what it wants...

The Heart Wants What It Wants Info:

• The song discusses the turbulence of Gomez's highly-publicized relationship with Justin Bieber.

Selena said: "I think the biggest problem I had this year, even with [Justin], is identity... I was trying to figure out what I'm doing. It was the first time I was constantly being kicked down. I made some decisions that weren't great. So did he. We went through that to only make us better."

"And it's also a step for me knowing like, 'Ok, this is what I'm about to say, and I need to say it when I'm ready' ... And I think after this year, it's the perfect way to end the year, it's the perfect way to end a chapter in a way. It's like, this is what I'll say about every single person that has judged me for every decision that I've made, for every person, [and] heart that is being judge for something they've done, and now I just want to release it.

• She said that the song and video were approved by Justin: "He thought it was beautiful. I think it was really hard. I think he was a little jealous of the video guy at first. Honestly, music is an expression, and if you will be that voice for these girls, there are some people that feel this. This is universal."

From the Album:
For You (2014)

Released:
November 6, 2014

Recorded:
2014

Genre:
Pop, trip hop

Length:
3:47

Writers:
Selena Gomez
Antonina Armato
David Jost
Tim James

Producer:
Rock Mafia

Music video:
"The Heart Wants What It Wants" on YouTube

The music video was filmed in black and white and directed by Dawn Shadforth. It was filmed over a year before the single was released. It opens with a recording of Gomez having an emotional breakdown about her relationship with Justin.

"They taped the mic underneath the table when I was shooting the video. And I had shot the video over a year ago. So, in that state - where I was in that place emotionally - I went in and I went into the room by myself, and I looked at the actual mirror in the music video, and I had a conversation [with] myself to every question I had in my mind in that moment: 'Wow, this feeling changes everything and you can't help it.'"

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