Jennifer Nettles, ‘Hey Heartbreak’ [Listen]
Jennifer Nettles is a woman on the mend in "Hey Heartbreak." The second single from her Playing With Fire album is a getting-over-him anthem that leaves the "him" out of it.
She's literally singing to heartbreak during this uptempo, rhythmic track. Sara Haze, Shane McAnally and Jimmy Robbins penned the clever breakup with that fog that one lives in during the days, weeks and months that follow a broken heart. Like she would a boyfriend, Nettles asks for her key back and looks forward to laughter and nights out with friends.
The bridge includes a spoken-word breakdown reminiscent of the one she included in the Sugarland hit "Stuck Like Glue." Her flash lyrics are a better fit for this song, though. It's a fast-paced purging of destructive emotions, something anyone who has gone through heartbreak finds necessary. However, it's also necessary to not linger there too long.
Listen to Jennifer Nettles, "Hey Heartbreak"
Jennifer Nettles' "Hey Heartbreak" Lyrics:
“Hey, sleepless, my eyes are red / Why don’t you get out of my bed / I don’t wanna watch the fan no more / And hey, crazy, that’s enough / I’m sick of trippin’ on all your stuff’ / Scattered across my bedroom floor.”
“Hey, heartbreak, give me your key / It’s you, it’s not me / Oh, you only bring me down, down, down, down / Hey, heartbreak, don’t come back / I swept up your shattered glass / What goes around is comin’ back around, ‘round, ‘round, ‘round / Hey, heartbreak, I’m breakin’, breakin’ up with you / Heartbreak, I’m breakin’, breakin’ up with you / Heartbreak, I’m breakin’, breakin’ up with you.”
“Hey, laughter, where’s your smile / Haven’t seen it in a while / And I miss the drunken nights / Hey, lonely, won’t you leave me alone / If you call me, ain’t nobody home / But find somebody else ‘cause I’m goin’ out tonight.”
“Every little thing I thought that I needed, turns out I had / Every little thing I thought that I wanted, I’m gettin’ back / It’s startin’ to mend, it’s beatin’ again / Every little thing I thought that I needed, turns out I had / Every little thing I thought that I wanted, I’m gettin’ back / It’s startin’ to mend, it’s beatin’ again."