"Only A Broken Heart" as written by and Tom Petty....
Here comes that feeling I've seen in your eyes
Back in the old days before the hard times
But I'm not afraid anymore
It's only a broken heart

I know the place where you keep your secrets
Out of the sunshine, down in a valley
But I'm not afraid anymore
It's only a broken heart

What would I give to start all over again
To clean up my mistakes

Stand in the moonlight, stand under heaven
Wait for an answer, hold out forever
But don't be afraid anymore
It's only a broken heart

What would I give to start all over again
To clean up my mistakes

I know your weakness, you've seen my dark side
The end of the rainbow is always a long ride
But don't be afraid anymore
It's only a broken heart


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"Only a Broken Heart" as written by Tom Petty

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    General CommentI dont think this meaning really needs to be explained, it's just so powerful, that feeling, of utter hopelessness, and its so familiar to him too, he says, oh, just go ahead, I've had it dont before, break my heart, I'm ready... beautiful
    amsby17on February 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't think he's singing about hopelessness. . . I think he's saying that he knows there aren't any guarrantees that he won't get his heart broken again. . .and it's a long hard road. . .but he'd rather have the chance to put it on the line again. And that's scary because who the hell knows what will happen then. But who knows what's at the end of the rainbow either?
    Evezeroon April 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about how his heart has been broken so many times, he always seems to do something wrong in a relationship "clean up my mistakes". he doesn't mean to, but something always goes wrong. he really loves the girl, but knows it's for the best that they break up because he made a mistake that will never make things the same again between them. he broke her heart by doing something wrong in their relationship and now it's his turn for her to break up with him, leaving him with another broken heart.
    roxannemon June 11, 2006   Link
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    My Opiniona song of loneliness. a broken heart belongs to one at a time. there is also ways to mend it... the secrets, sunshine, down in a valley. I am not afraid anymore. Could be fear from a past tragedy, a scar, or reminder. But this one is about mending a broken heart because dark times bring bright days. It's only a broken heart.
    Ahourstoryon September 05, 2012   Link

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