In the song "You are the reason" by Calum Scott

There goes my heart beating

'Cause you are the reason

What does the word "there" mean in this context?

  • Without there, the sentence would be incomplete. Goes my heart beating doesn't make any sense. There is used in order to make the sentence syntactically sound. It's the same as the so-called dummy it in it is raining. – Jason Bassford Dec 22 '19 at 13:58

According to Google,

there goes —

phrase of there
used to express the destruction or failure of something.

"there goes my career"

The writer is expressing the failure of his heart beating properly, or the irregularity in its beats because of the lover.

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