It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry (4:24)

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“It’s My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry” is a song by Scottish alternative rock band Glasvegas. The song was written and composed by the band’s singer and guitarist James Allan.
The song is a power ballad featuring singing, electric guitar, bass guitar, and drum kit. The lyrics explore the concepts of inevitable guilt and regret resulting from infidelity within an interpersonal relationship. The genre employed in the song is heavily guitar-based, making use of delay and reverb effects; and produced using the Wall of Sound technique.

“It’s My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry” was originally released as a download single through Sane Man on 7 February 2008, and a limited edition 7” one week later. The song received mostly positive reception from music journalists, with single reviews praising its lyrical content and production and likening it to the work of The Jesus and Mary Chain.


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  • LUCE08

    Another depressing Xmas sounding song! LOL

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Juullyah

    every time that i listen to this song i remember skins *-*

    25 Apr 2013 Reply
  • ThataHq

    Skins Soundtrack

    1 Mar 2013 Reply
  • psiche0

    Yes, for me too! It reminds of Last Chrstimas!

    20 Feb 2013 Reply
  • aneasthesia

    Why does this remind me of Last Christmas? In a negative way.

    3 Oct 2012 Reply
  • vickles_


    25 Jun 2012 Reply
  • dhorasoo

    it's one of the songs that make me feel miserably old and miserably miserable, constantly reminding me how I used to be, how I had no idea what might happen in the years to come, what I felt, how I had massive and permanent heartbreaks seven days a week and so on at the age of eighteen. shame on you, you self-loathing bastard.

    15 May 2012 Reply
  • heroine-pretend

    Dat accent.

    14 Apr 2012 Reply
  • AssassinErased

    "It's funny how me fucking her about has got me in this fucking mess."

    15 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Own1ngSn1p3r

    My favorite song off the album. I can't stop listening to it.

    10 Nov 2011 Reply
  • fernandampaes

    i can't hear this song without crying.

    2 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Fersifex

    skins ^^

    29 Aug 2011 Reply
  • scotchcrotch

    If you don't know anything about singing- and I refer here to real singing, please consider that to sing certain melodies, hit certain notes, hold said notes, shift octaves, keys, etc. takes a great deal of concentration. Which is why the vast majority of singers in rock and roll aren't really very good singers- they're more or less vocalists who are fronting the band, i.e. entertaining the chicks, etc.. Chris Martin sounded much better singing live when he sat at the piano and focused rather than the rock star trip he does now. Same goes for Brandon Flowers. Personally I'd rather hear the amazing vocal performances of James Allan than see him dance around like a fairy. Tim Booth is about the only singer who can pull it off in my humble opinion.

    22 Aug 2011 Reply
  • toodaloo4no

    seen them live....the lead singer's got as much charisma & personality of an venetian blind!!!

    21 Jul 2011 Reply
  • benj987

    Still gives me goosebumps.

    8 Jul 2011 Reply
  • surfbum76

    very boring live

    29 Jun 2011 Reply
  • SomeOtherGirl76

    Title of this reminds me of an ex../

    14 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Danieustaquio

    Skins3 Season Finale

    7 May 2011 Reply
  • Mars1877

    Been there...

    13 Apr 2011 Reply
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