"Bringin On The Heartbreak" as written by Rick Savage, Richard Allen, Joseph Elliott, Stephen Clark and Peter Willis....
Gypsy, sittin' lookin' pretty
The broken rose with laughin' eyes
You're a mystery, always runnin' wild
Like a child without a home

You're always searching
Searching for a feeling
That it's easy come and easy go

Oh, I'm sorry but it's true
You're bringin' on the heartache
Takin' all the best of me

Oh, can't you see?
You got the best of me
Whoa, can't you see?

You're bringin' on the heartbreak
Bringin' on the heartache
You're bringin' on the heartbreak
Bringin' on the heartache
Can't you see? Oh, whoa

You're such a secret, misty eyed and shady
Lady, how you hold the key
Oh, you're like a candle, your flame slowly fadin'
Burnin' out and burnin' me

Can't you see?
Just try and say to you
You're bringin' on the heartache
Takin' all the best of me

Oh, can't you see?
You got the best of me
Whoa, can't you see?

You're bringin' on the heartbreak
Bringin' on the heartache
You're bringin' on the heartbreak
Bringin' on the heartache

Can't you see?
Can't you see?
No, no, no

You got the best of me
Oh, can't you see?
You got the best of me
Whoa, can't you see?

You're bringin' on the heartbreak
Bringin' on the heartache
You're bringin' on the heartbreak
Bringin' on the heartache

You're bringin' on the heartbreak
Bringin' on the heartache
You're bringin' on the heartbreak


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"Bringin on the Heartbreak" as written by Richard Allen Rick Savage

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  • +3
    General Commentdon't hate mimi, i think she did a pretty good job with the cover, infact she got it RIGHT, the feeling is there.
    I love this song.
    isobelon June 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of Def Leppard's best ballads. The way it blends into the next song, "Switch 625", on the album, "High N Dry", kicks ass.
    Teufelon September 01, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song....I love how the guitars fit the song perfectly especially at the beginning
    Sukaion June 10, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of the best Ballads ive ever listened to. But not even close to being thier best song.
    Crazyazzcrueheadon July 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is an amazing song. It made me sick when Mariah Carey covered it. Ugh. This is one their best early songs, IMO.
    msleppon August 22, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah that cover was bad....but anyways awesome song...
    PinkFloyd96on February 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is about a chick who is draining the guy. And it seems he is doing his best to make it work, but it isn't good enough for her. She's always looking for something more.

    "I'm sorry, but it's true ... you're bringing on the heartache."

    Does this mean she is bringing him heartache or she is bringing it upon herself for not seeing ("Can't you see ...") that he's giving her his best?

    It's difficult for me to ascertain, now that I think about it, if this song is about a guy who's being drained by the relationship or a girl who's ruining the relationship on her own by pushing him away.

    She's "like a candle," burning him and burning out at the same time. So, she's hurting her guy with the self-destructive behavior.

    What do all of you think?
    cubbyblueson May 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell yes this song is a totally a classic; strong melody, phenomenal harmonies, just awesome...and apart from some of you I thought Mariah Carey's version ain't that bad for a hip-hop mix! She made it her own and I like that.
    BitBurnon August 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an all time classic ballad, and it sucks that Mariah had to ruin it. god some people should not do covers damn it!
    JasonDagon June 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's funny you should say that Jason, cuz in the new Def Leppard album, Joe comments on mariah doing it that "Mariah Carey has also covered it... and about bloody time! It took 21 years for someone to do a proper cover of one of our songs. Apparently she was listening to "Vault" when she decided to go back into the studio and add it to her own already finished album. Because 'Bringin' on the Heartbreak' is the final track it suggests she listened right through to the end. That makes it hard to not say. God Bless Ya Girl" Lol but dats just joe's comments, I love this song ay, sux how they re did the video, tho the original was soo bad, I reckon this song is about sum1 hu's been through a real rough experience wit a girl, and now shes hurting him after
    The Undertaker 666on December 30, 2004   Link

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