You can't break a broken heart

You can't break a broken heart

coolparadiso's picture

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Liner Notes: 

Had to play around to get this into something i could sing. my voice is just hanging in there. but i really like it and wanted it out

Lyrics: 

So you say its over now
My use by date has passed
I didn’t cry not even one tear
In fact i might have laughed

Yes sure it was good once
Love even crossed my mind
I thought maybe our feelings
Might be ones to bind

You seemed surprised by my reaction
All that was left was dissatisfaction
I guess you thought i would fall apart
But in the end you cant break a broken heart

Ins

I knew things were turning
Life stopped being fun
My senses had already told me
For you i was not the one.

Maybe i thought i might try again
But deep inside i knew
It was only a matter of time
When you said that we were through

You seemed surprised by my reaction
All that was left was dissatisfaction
I guess you thought i would fall apart
But in the end you cant break a broken heart

I thought you cared more for me
So Im feeling let down i guess
That you seem almost disappointed
That I’m not a complete and utter mess

That fact that that is how you feel
Is why i we are where we are today
And i why i was feeling so prepared
Knowing it was going to end that way

You seemed surprised by my reaction
All that was left was dissatisfaction
I guess you thought i would fall apart
But in the end you cant break a broken heart



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Comments

billwhite51's picture

the first song i sold to chappell music in 1979 had tis very same tite, so i was eager to hear what you would do with it. while mine was uptempo motown, yours is more an early 60s rock ballad. i can hear roy orbison sing this one. your voice has shifted down ino leonard cohen mode. i think our singing ges better as our voices weakened. have you heard joan baez's new record? her voice is shot and she sounds wonderful. no more of that mindless warbling. she as to think about each note. all this is to say i like your style here very much

Ferry Colyer's picture

I love how your vocals are in the mix. Low and doubled. It's an honest write and it's moving in a resigned way. The use of subtle drums is really cool, hardly there, but it's just the touch this song needs.

That's a great ballad. It can be sung from a number of skews, which is great, --country, folk, crooner, or even "rock". That is always a good thing, -- others will want to cover it!

tiller2's picture

I really like this sweet, sad song. Your delivery is terrific, providing sincerity and depth even to the phrases that seem well-used. The other person in the affair seems quite callous; it was over ... just because she tired of him? I guess at some point the only relevant fact is that it's over. Great job.

Frances Smith's picture

Very nice. Deals with the cynicism that often exists as a relationship that was never going to last, falls apart, in a very realistic way.

Sounds good, and your voice sounds a bit atmospheric, which works well.

tcelliott's picture

I love the title, it's excellent. And the second line of the song is great. I'm enjoying your ballad take. From the liner notes it seems your voice may be strained a bit. I hope you feel better. Lyrically you've nailed the emotion that the title implies.

wobbie wobbit's picture

this reminded me of the Walker Brothers, love your delivery, and the subtle asides. nice one