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Karen Knapstein
Date
January 29, 2012
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Christina Perri

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“If there’s something you’re afraid of doing, that’s probably what you should be doing.”

When Philly-native Christina Perri decided that was true, she had already decided to do the thing that scared her most — stop following someone else’s path and do the thing she had been most afraid of since she was about fourteen — write music.

“I had been singing most of my life at church, in choirs, and when I fell in love for the first time, I started writing songs.” But because she was always “dating someone and doing what they did — making olive oil in Europe, producing music videos, getting distracted” from what she really wanted to do — which was writing and singing.

In 2009, however, she had a breakthrough — literally. “I broke open. I had no job, no car, no credit cards, no dogs — and I locked myself away in my shoebox apartment in Los Angeles and started writing. I wrote ‘Jar of Hearts’ in December of 2009.” She posted it, and her other work, on You Tube. Six months later, “my best friend, a dancer, and who was also struggling in L.A. in a shoebox apartement, got an email from someone working on the TV show “So You Think You Can Dance.”

A producer was looking for songs for the show and her friend sent her Christina’s song, ‘Jar of Hearts.’ Then, she explained, “something cosmic and amazing happened that never happens — everyone said yes.” Three weeks later, her song, which was simple and raw because she had no time to put into the production work before the show aired, was on the show. “I would never change it now — I can’t hear it any other way.”

Her fans would probably agree. Christina’s honest lyrics and emotional melodies are easy to connect with and hard to get out of your head. Now, she has a EP out, a full album next month and a tour starting up right now. Listen to four of Christina’s song here — and don’t miss the video for “Jar of Hearts” below.
“Arms”



“Jar of Hearts”



“Mine”



“Sad Song”


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i never thought that
you would be the one to hold my heart
but you came around and you knocked me
off the ground from the start

you put your arms around me
and i believe that it’s easier for you to let me go
you put your arms around me
and i'm home

how many times will you
let me change my mind
and turn around
i can't decide if i'll let you
save my life or if i'll drown

i hope that you see right through my walls
i hope that you catch me cause i'm already falling
i'll never let a love get so close
you put your arms around me and i'm home

the world is coming down on me
and i can't find a reason to be loved
i never want to leave you but
i can't make you bleed if i'm alone

you put your arms around me
and i believe that it's easier for you to let me go

i hope that you see right through my walls
i hope that you catch me cause i'm already falling
i'll never let a love get so close
you put your arms around me and i'm home

i tried my best to never let you
in to see the truth
and i've never opened up
i've never truly loved till
you put your arms around me
and i believe that it's easier for you to let me go

i hope that you see right through my walls
i hope that you catch me cause i'm already falling
i'll never let a love get so close
you put your arms around me and i'm home
you put your arms around me and i'm home

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i know 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

who do you think you are?
runnin' 'round leaving scars
collecting your jar of hearts
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?

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've learned to live, half alive
and now you want me one more time

who do you think you are?
runnin' 'round 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?

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

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
don't come back at all

who do you think you are?
who do you think you are?
who do you think you are?

48 comments on “Christina Perri

      1. amandakushner

        tell joe I said I love him and im gonna miss him so much. Ill be on here as much as I can to see about him <3
        #to rashon

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  1. MZ...Saranthus/Wolcott

    I Misss yall to so much! Christon Don’t cry im happy here!!! I hope you are happii were you are going!
    Lexie I miss you you are amazing Be good so you can leave.
    Laura Hey girl!
    Amanda I Love you and yall tell Ashley I love her please!!
    And D I LOVE YOU sexy baby!

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    1. DATFOLEYBOI-SARANTHUS

      Hey crystal its Dillon, I just wanted to let you know that I love you and you will always be on my mind. No matter what im gonna find you, I cant let you get away that easy. Dont forget about me and remember try not to get caught up in anything. I LOVE YOU and that is straight from my heart. real talk…..#everything happens for a reason

      Reply
  2. Hope burel

    Ashley is gone she got sent off. i love you and i have one full day until i leave I miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):)

    Reply
  3. amanda kushner

    I swear I wont for get you. I’m gonna try my best to get on your contact list. I love you so much!!! </3

    Reply
  4. amanda

    today is it.. I just want to thank god for giving me the chance to spend time with my man… the best one ive ever had….

    Reply
  5. REDNECK (HOPE BUREL)

    crystal, I am not leaving for good but I am going home this weekend:) I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  6. amanda kushner

    Hey guys!! I just wanted to let you all know that I am doing great. I am sorry it took so long to respond but I just got the chance. I love all of you… shout out to Joe Clinton <3

    Reply

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