My Paper Heart

Album: The All-American Rejects (2002)


  • This song is about a guy who broke up with his girlfriend and realizes that even though he feels like he can't live without her, he doesn't want her to use him. It was one of six songs (along with "Swing, Swing") lead singer Tyson Ritter and guitarist Nick Wheeler wrote in about a month after signing to Doghouse Records in 2002. Many of these songs were inspired by a difficult breakup Ritter went through. Soon after the album came out, the group got the rock star treatment from DreamWorks, who flew them to Los Angeles, wined and dined them, and signed them to a deal. DreamWorks picked up distribution of the album in January 2003.

Comments: 4

  • Nate from Crystal Lake, Ilyo, tyson ritter is the lead sing, right? he looks just like one of my friends... lol
  • Martha from New York, NyAwesome song. Got me through some bad times.
  • Becca from Philly, PaTyson Ritter is the hotest man aliveee. :]
  • Brooke from Berea, OhI thought it was about a guy who had his heart broken by a girl, and is still trying to get over her, but is having a difficult time doing so.

    Brooke, USA
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