Thursday, July 05, 2007

Breaking Hearts

I've been meaning to post this for all my friends who are right now in this situation. I know both people who are the singer of this song and the person that the song is sung to. And, in different situations, I've been both as well (though not at the same time). For those who are the singer, they rarely feel as unambivalent about the situation as the song states. They often just don't want to make the mistake of leaving too soon when they are really making the mistake of staying way, way, way too long. And for those that the song is sung to, I hope that you can all be as stong and resilent as the song puts it. It's much better to be alone than with someone who doesn't want you. I'll keep repeating that to myself everytime I wonder if I'm not currently in the situation of being the one the song is sung to. Bonne chance to all of you.

Break Your Heart- Barenaked Ladies
The bravest thing I've ever done
Was to run away and hide
But not this time, not this time
And the weakest thing I've ever done
Was to stay right by your side
Just like this time, and every time
I couldn't tell you I was happy when you were gone
So I lied and said that I missed you when we were apart
I couldn't tell you, so I had to lead you on
But I didn't mean to break your heart

And if I always seem distracted
Like my minds somewhere else
That's because it's true, yes it's true
it's this stupid pride that makes me feel
Like I have to follow through
Even half-assedly, loving you
Why must I always speak in terms of cowardice?
When I guess I should have just come out and told you right from the start
Why must I always tell you all I want is this?
I guess 'cause I didn't want to break your heart

And you said
What'd you think that I was gonna do,
Curl up and die just because of you?
I'm not that weak, you know
What'd you think that I was gonna do,
Try to make you love me as much as I love you?
How could you be so low?
You arrogant man,
What do you think that I am?
My heart will be fine
Just stop wasting my time

And now I know that you will be okay, and that I got what I want
and that's rid of you
Good bye
And it's not cause I'll be missing you
That makes me fall apart
It's just that I didn't mean to break
No I didn't mean to break
No I didn't mean to break
Your heart

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