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Re: About 'Shape of My Heart'

Posted by ESC on October 08, 2003

In Reply to: Re: About 'Shape of My Heart' posted by ESC on October 08, 2003

: : In this song of BSB, I have some difficulties:

: : 1.'...don't put out the glow.'
: : Could you explain this figurative language?

: : 2.'hold me now,don't bother, if every minute it makes me weaker, you can save me from the man that i've become.'
: : Why 'hold' me? What kind of man 'I' have become?

: : 3.'i was trying to be someone, I played my part and kept you in the dark.'
: : How to explain 'kept you in the dark'?

: : 4.'so help me I can't win this war'
: : Is it a 'war'?

: : And could you introduce briefly about the major idea, the theme of it? What kind of boy is 'I' in the song?
: : What does 'shape' refer to in its title?

: : Great thanks for your attention! I know these may be troubling but I really need a hand!

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: And could you introduce briefly about the major idea, the theme of it?
: The theme is the idea that women have a civilizing effect on men, that the "love of a good woman" can change a man. Women are responsible for men's behavior. It is a common theme but not true in most cases. Many women have come to grief trying to change a reprobate. Anyway, sermon over.

: What kind of boy is 'I' in the song?
: He's confused. Struggling with who he wants to be, what he wants to do.

: What does 'shape' refer to in its title? "Now let me show you the shape of my heart,"
: The singer wants to reveal his true self, the inner man, to the woman. It's kind of a play on the two meanings of shape. Shape = "surface configuration" and also "condition."

: 1.'...don't put out the glow.'
: Don't do anything to damage or put an end to romantic feelings.

: 2.'hold me now,don't bother, if every minute it makes me weaker, you can save me from the man that i've become.'
: See paragraph above on the theme. Women are responsible for men's behavior, happiness, etc.

: 3.'i was trying to be someone, I played my part and kept you in the dark.'
: Keeping someone in the dark is not telling him or her the truth. Having secrets.

: 4.'so help me I can't win this war'
: Is it a 'war'?
: The singer is having some sort of inner struggle.