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No I can't take one more step towards you
Cause all that's waiting is regret
Don't you know I'm not your ghost anymore
You lost the love I loved the most

I learned to live half alive
And now you want me one more time...

And who do you think you are
Running around leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart,
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don't come back for me.
Who do you think you are?

I hear you're asking all around
If I am anywhere to be found
But I have grown too strong
To ever fall back in your arms


And I've learned to live half alive
And now you want me one more time

And who do you think you are
Running around leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts,
And tearing love apart
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
Don't come back for me
Who do you think you are?

And it took so long just to feel alright
Remember how to put back the light in my eyes
I wish I had missed the first time that we kissed
Cause you broke all your promises
And now you're back
You don't get to get me back

And who do you think you are
Running around leaving scars
Collecting your jar of heart
And tearing love apart
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul
So don't come back for me
Don't come back at all!

And who do you think you are
Running around leaving scars
Collecting your jar of hearts
And tearing love apart
You're gonna catch a cold
From the ice inside your soul

Don't come back for me
Don't come back at all
Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?



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    JianwaJan 7, 2011 at 9:41 pm
    When I heard this song brought back memories of my ex boyfriend I was with for many years,cheated on me with an older woman he worked with. He tried to come back and denied all the lies.Painful but was better off. Now the that woman he ended up marrying and good luck to her with his karmA and jar of hearts.
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    tearsturntojoyMar 4, 2011 at 3:06 am
    this song is about a girl would loved a boy with every part of her and he loved her deeply but he didn't fully understand what he had when he was with her, breaking up was the hardest decision she had to make, she could see he felt something for someone else even though he said he still loved her and would deny any feelings for the other girl, but he wanted to see if there was something better and not settle down just yet for he was only so young, so after she had enough of the lies she left him and he chose to purse the other girl, but all the while his first love was on his mind. She was still heart broken and still loved him, but hates what he did to her at the same time. even looking at him brought memories of what they had together, and she felt as though no one could replace what she had with him. a year goes by and throughout the year the boy stays with the other girl but knows it was not anywhere near the magic he had with his first love. he comes back into her life wanting her advice and help with what he should do, wanting his first love to tell him that she still needs him. but she has learnt never to trust him again, she will never let someone throw her away to find something better and then come to the realisation that she was the best he could have ever had and expect her to jump straight back into his arms. he hurt her so deeply that just coming back into her life wont fix it, she wishes she never met him so he could have never hurt her, wishes he didnt have any control over her, and wishes she never fell in love with a liar. who does he think he is coming back into her life after lying and choosing someone else to replace her, it will never work because of all the hurt he caused, all the lies he said and the hate created. the scar will be with her for the rest of her life but its a reminder to her to never let someone steal a part of her again, never to be tricked into believing empty words but mostly it is a reminder to never be tricked by him again. the scar is a learning curve so she can only improve what she has from now on and as soon as there is doubt she will let her heart take over and end it before she gets another gash that should have been prevented from the start.
  • e
    +38
    EmmALipsComB14Feb 27, 2011 at 1:07 am
    This song to me was about a boy who treated her wrong by maybe cheating, or lying. And she dumped him and maybe he said something like "I dont need you" and left, a few weeks later, he comes back and wants her. he wants to cheat or lie again. so she writes this song to him saying that she does not want him back and he should get a life. i know this becuase i am accually going through this. lifes a bitch. then you die.
  • takenbymusic
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    takenbymusicApr 28, 2011 at 9:53 pm
    I think this song takes deep meaning in so many girls hearts.

    This song is basically saying that once a girl really gave her all for a guy. She loved him with all her heart. She would keep forgiving him and ignoring the bad things he did. when finally it became too much for her. She surprised him the next time he did something behind her back by telling him she was done. She hurts so much without him but she knows its for the better. She can't stand what he had done but loves him so much and he basically just used her. she feels like half of her is still with him but he doesn't seem to feel the same way. He's a big player just tearing apart many girls lives. She is tired of him and finally stands up to him and he is shocked. He looks for her but she is building back up her walls and she isn't going back to him. She has learned to live without him but he wants her back. At some point she knows all the things he's done is going to go back in his face. She wants to forget him wished she never dated him. He broke her into pieces everything he said a lie. She is saying her final goodbye and if this song continued it would be about how he realized she was the greatest thing that happened to him and he couldn't change what he did.
  • u
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    UnregisteredOct 14, 2013 at 11:50 pm
    This reminds me of my old BFF :'( She ditched me for another girl and then came back when she realized I didn't do anything but I had already moved on... so I said no. I bet there's many, many, many people out there like this who have been ditched by their BFF or their boyfriend or someone they really, really loved or cared for. And Christina is right: it takes SO long to recover ad just when you move on and you can be happy and not be able to regret anything or shed a tear anymore, they come back an beg. God. I hope you guys never have to experience this. It's so hard! But life is life. I respect Christina now. I hated "A Thousand Years" because it was theme son for "Twilight Saga". But now she has captured everyone's feelings in "Jar of Hearts" and made herself a hell of a lot better than Miley! Go Christina!

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