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Jars of Hearts

July 18, 2010
Christina Perri's Jars of Hearts

June 30 2010 was a Wednesday and Christina Perri was at work as a waitress at a café in Los Angeles. She had no idea then that within the next 24 hours, her world would never be the same again. Ever.

Christina Perri

On the June 30 episode of Fox TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance”, Christina Perri’s song “Jars of Hearts” (also known as “Who Do You Think You Are?”) was used as the backdrop track for a dance routine performed by Billy Bell and Kathryn McMormick. The song struck a chord with the audience and broke into the Top 10 on iTunes overnight. And within two weeks, the song entered the Billboard’s Hot Digital Songs with over 100,000 downloads.

The “Jar of Hearts” lyrics has been among the hottest searches on the internet. One listen to the song is all it takes to understand why. The video below is posted by a fan on YouTube.  For those of you who want to get closer to Christina, follow her on her blog.

Christina’s story is uplifting as it proves that if you are truly committed to something you are passionate about, nothing can stop you. Christina believes in herself and in the beauty of her dreams. Since picking up the guitar at 15, she has been dreaming of becoming a singer. An ardent Beatles fan with their names tattooed around her wrists, she left her native Philadelphia for Los Angeles several years ago to pursue her dreams.  Working as a waitress in various restaurants, she spent her free time doing little things in the pursuit of her dreams: a commercial, singing a song for Diane Warren and posting acoustic performances of original tracks and covers on YouTube.

The pursuit of her dreams continues. The 23-year-old will travel to New York soon and meet up with major record labels. Managed by Tom Gates, the singer will be releasing a four-song EP. She says the songs are already written and plans to record within the next two weeks.

The lyrics of her song “Jars of Hearts”:

Jars of Hearts

No I can’t take one more step towards you
Cause all that’s waiting is regret
And 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

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

And it took so long just to feel alright
Remember how to put back the light in my eyes
I wish I would have 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 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

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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