I’ve locked up my heart
It beats in the jar
Look but don’t touch.
I’ve hurt enough.
Another beat, another bruise…
I’ve never won
This losing game that they call love.
As your soft hand touches the glass
The pulse, it races, speeds right up.
Your fingers slide right down the side,
My heart, protected from the world outside.
I’m safe in here, while you’re out there.
You stare with your sparkling eyes,
Trying to find a way to get inside
But these chains keep me under control
This heart, it beats, beats fast no more.
For I am tame, I try to hide, try to escape so I’ll stay fine.
I am not broken but I am black and blue
And that’s enough to keep away from you.
So step away from the glass and move right back
This heart, it wants to beat for you.
But this heart, it’s black
It’s black and blue.