"Break Your Heart" as written by and Steven Page....
The bravest thing I've ever done
Was to run away and hide
But not this time, not this time
And the weakest thing I've ever done
Was to stay right by your side
Just like this time, and every time
I couldn't tell you I was happy when you were gone
So I lied and said that I missed you when we were apart
I couldn't tell you, so I had to lead you on
But I didn't mean to break your heart

And if I always seem distracted
Like my minds somewhere else
That's because it's true, yes it's true
It's this stupid pride that makes me feel
Like I have to follow through
Even half-assedly, loving you
Why must I always speak in terms of cowardice?
When I guess I should have just come out and told you right from the start
Why must I always tell you all I want is this?
I guess 'cause I didn't want to break your heart

And you said
What'd you think that I was gonna do,
Curl up and die just because of you?
I'm not that weak, you know
What'd you think that I was gonna do,
Try to make you love me as much as I love you?
How could you be so low?
You arrogant man,
What do you think that I am?
My heart will be fine
Just stop wasting my time

And now I know that you will be okay, and that I got what I want
And that's rid of you
Good bye
And it's not cause I'll be missing you
That makes me fall apart
It's just that I didn't mean to break
No I didn't mean to break
No I didn't mean to break
Your heart

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"Break Your Heart" as written by Steven Page

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  • +3
    General CommentI love this song, too, but I've always seen it from a slightly different perspective (probably because I have been in this exact situation, unfortunately). I think it's true that he doesn't want to hurt the girl, but I think it's more out of his own fear ("Why must I always speak in terms of cowardice") than about her feelings. BNL's wacky songs kind of divert attention from the serious pathos in a lot of their stuff. These guys have some issues, which is just one more reason to love their songs. So much depth.
    colum1225on June 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so pretty even though it's so sad lol it's about a relationship the guy doesn't want to be in but the girl does. he wants to end it but he doesn't want to break her heart so he never has the guts to tell her how he really feels and that just upsets her more that he couldn't be honest and had been pretending to love her. she's going to move on and be fine and he's not going to miss her but he wishes he didn't have to break her heart.
    JeLyBu99on May 21, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is my favorite BNL song...it reminds me of most of my relationships. It's an honest and beautiful ballad...always guaranteed to tear me up...It really should have been on the greatest hits cd.
    beatls8on June 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is the only song ive ever bawled my eyes out just listening to. steve doesnt want to be with his girlfriend, but most of all he doesnt want to hurt her.
    abchak1on June 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment**sigh** His voice can make anyone melt.
    I wouldn't want to be the girl though :)
    It's not a ballad coz he's not saying "I love you" and stuff like that. Infact it's the opposite.

    ** Steven Page for President!! **
    sarahmansouron September 10, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah, i've been here too. It's not just not wanting to break her heart, but some fear, as well.

    Sometimes, when you're in deep, there's real fear in admitting something that you've covered up for so long...
    prayingmantis84on July 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI wonder if this song is the sequel to "Intermittently."
    gravity_defianton September 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is really about how a guy is so freaking full of himself he thinks the girl can't take it so he won't break up with her. Then he tells the girl and she's like FINE if you don't want to be with me but don't waste my time by pretending you do, just let me go and find someone else. Then the idiot who decided to string her along has to have his heart broken because he realizes he lost something that was good for him because he was probably too selfish to love her the way she needed to be loved in the first place.
    frogamybethon July 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis has to be my favorite song of all time to sing. at the end, when he starts screaming, you can tell he means what he's saying.
    wrionon July 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is maybe my favorite song,
    I just love it, it's amazing, and so powerful,
    it talks about a guy who wants to leave a girl, but doesnt want to break her heart, so he stays with her. and when he does tell her, it back fires. (and then we dont understand why men dont understand women, sheesh.)
    Vitameataon July 29, 2002   Link

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