"Broken Heart (Thirteen Valleys)" as written by and Stuart Adamson....
Thirteen valleys; he has wandered for her love
For he thinks he is the one that she dreams of
But her bed was made elsewhere
From the first day she got there
Now he wanders thirteen valleys crying out
Now he wanders thirteen valleys crying out
"It could've been me
I said it could've been me."
A broken heart needs someone new to blame it on
A broken heart needs someone new to blame it on

Thirteen valleys; she has gone since morning came
For she gave so much that only love remained
But her lover is long gone
With the money she sent home
Now she wanders thirteen valleys crying out
Now she wanders thirteen valleys crying out
"It could've been me
I said it could've been me."
A broken heart needs someone new to blame it on
A broken heart needs someone new to blame it on

That broken heart will be forever and a lifetime
That broken heart will dry up love that's gone before
And you may fight, and you may run
But what was past is now undone
A broken heart needs someone new to blame it on
A broken heart needs someone new to blame it on

Thirteen valleys lie in silence in the haze
Filled with promises and spirits that we raised
But the spirits all are ghosts
Of the ones we hurt the most
And they wander thirteen valleys crying out
And they wander thirteen valleys crying out
"It could've been me
I said it could've been me."
A broken heart needs someone new to blame it on

It could've been me
I said it could've been me
A broken heart needs someone new to blame it on
A broken heart needs someone new to blame it on
That broken heart will be forever and a lifetime
That broken heart will dry up love that's gone before
And you may fight, or you may run
But what was past is now undone
A broken heart needs someone new to blame it on
A broken heart needs someone new to blame it on


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"Broken Heart (Thirteen Valleys)" as written by Stuart Adamson

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    General CommentOne of my favorite Big Country songs. I love the acou. version more though
    Dave_Marteraon November 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI really think this song is about Catherine and heathcliff in wuthering heights
    sweety555on September 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm a huge Big Country fan I have every song they have ever recorded the music video dvds and the movie Resstless Natives they wrote all the music for...

    For me this song means a lot to me. When I was 19 I fell for someone, a chick. I was straight before I met her but she was with someone else and he was treating her like s**t.

    I believe its about a man who has fallen for a chick who is with someone else, and all he wants is for her to notice him. So he trys to find someone else but it doesn't work cause all he wants is her. So when she is left by her boyfriend or whatever. But when her trys to get with her, he or she has changed and he knows it'll never happen the way it should have and he is left broken hearted....
    xXbrokengirlXxon June 01, 2009   Link

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