"Excuse Me If I Break My Own Heart Tonight" as written by and Ryan Adams....
Well excuse me if I break my own heart
It's mine from the finish I guess
It was mine from the start
This situation just don't seem so goddamn smart
This situation is tearing me apart

So you'll have to excuse me
I break my own heart

Well excuse me if I break my own heart tonight
Some things are born too strong
Have to learn how to fight
This situation keeps me drinking every goddamn midnight
This situation don't seem so right

So excuse me if I break my own heart tonight
Well excuse me if I break my own heart tonight

After all it was mine
After all it was mine
After all it was mine
Can I have it back sometime?

So if the rain falls down on your Mississippi town
Let your eyes drift easy into mine
If the rain falls down on your Mississippi town
Let your eyes drift into mine
You're on the road but your diary entry reads blank(it reads blank)
Is this some sort of joke to you?
Is this some sort of joke to you?

Well excuse me if I break my own heart tonight
Well excuse me if I break my own heart tonight
After all it was mine
After all it was mine
After all it was mine
Can I have it back sometime?


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"Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight" as written by Ryan Adams

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  • +1
    General CommentOkay, that's something different for a comment on a song. But anyway.

    A girl stole his heart, and he wants it back so he can break it over her. Its about how a girl doesn't really has an intention to break someone's heart, but it breaks anyway. So basically it's breaking your own heart when you're in pain over a girl you can't have.
    Schinkenon October 14, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI really love this song because that night is so obvious:



    SB: Ryan, you can't keep coming over in the middle of the night like this.
    RA: I know, babe. It's just that I miss you.
    SB: I miss you too, Ryan, but you can't keep doing this. This is the second time this week. I have to work tomorrow.
    RA: What, and just like that you're supposed to be, like, out of my life? I can't just forget about you. I can't just pretend like you don't fucking mean anything to me.
    SB: Ryan, you know that's not what I'm saying. Have you been drinking?
    RA: That is what you're saying. So what if you don't love me anymore. I can't help how I still feel. I don't fucking want to help it.
    SB: Ryan, that's your problem. You never want to help it. You never want to help yourself. You just dwell in your own misery. I don't know why you won't like forward, why you're afraid of moving on, maybe being happy again.
    RA: I haven't been happy since you broke my heart.
    SB: Ryan, I'm sorry things had to be like that. You know I'd never try to hurt you. But that was a long time ago. You can't keep... Maybe then I hurt you, but now...
    RA: Now what? It still feel just the same. It's like, everywhere it feels the same. My head feels like heartbreak. My music feels like heartbreak. My drugs feel like heartbreak. My heart feels like heartbreak. Everything. Even, like, drinking a fucking glass of water feels like heartbreak.
    SB: Ok, maybe then, but not now. This isn't something I did to you! It is ion your own head. It's like you want to feel this way! It's like, I don't know... It's like your break your own heart, or something.
    Usufructon January 31, 2005   Link

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