I can't close my eyes
I can't shut my eyes to you
I can't close my eyes
I won't shed a tear for you this time

No matter how hard I try
To break all the ties
But heartbreak is forever
Land of the lost
I found myself in nothing
This time
Promises broken find me
Clutching to you for something
Something that you're not

Believing, believing in what you say
Makes me lie awake at night
The truth, the truth is not what scares me
It's why you have to lie
All the time

I can't close my eyes
I can't shut my eyes to you
I can't close my eyes
I won't shed a tear for you
I can't close my eyes
I can't shut my eyes to you
I can't close my eyes
I won't shed a tear

Heartbreak is forever
I found myself with nothing to believe in
This time
Promises broken find me
Clutching to you for something
All the time

I can't close my eyes
I can't shut my eyes to you
I can't close my eyes
I won't shed a tear for you
I can't close my eyes
I can't shut my eyes to you
I can't close my eyes
I won't shed a tear
Not this time

‘Cause heartbreak is forever (not this time)
Heartbreak is forever
Heartbreak is forever (not this time)
And heartbreak is forever
And heartbreak is forever
Nothing lasts forever


Lyrics submitted by B12, edited by SmashingDestiny

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    General CommentPencey prep are amazing.
    i miss them!
    Bethie09on April 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn the song hes saying how he's lost someone he's loved.
    and he feels that hes living in the 'land of the lost'
    and there were some broken promises and lies in the relationship.
    and at night he can't sleep because all he's thinking about is her
    but he refuses to shed a tear for her because even if he loves her, he knows it was not meant to be.
    but he knows heartbreak will last forever
    but nothing does last forever.
    sweet;revengeon May 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlove this song he won't be weak but he'll be strong and get over this girl and HE'S BEEN LIED TO BY THIS GIRL AND NOW HE VAN NEVER TRUST HER AgAIN
    pimpingpastaon March 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNow, I have a question.
    Is this the other version?

    Because I know for a fact that the version on the cd has more lyrics to the beginning ang a bit throughout the song.

    Its a great song nonetheless.

    First off, I find the title of the song hilarious.
    Its from "The Catcher In The Rye". On the very first page as a matter of fact.

    Its supposed to be the title of the collection of short stories Holden's brother writes.

    Convienently titled, "The Secret Goldfish"

    What more could you expect from a band that titles themselves from the school in the book?

    Anyway, its a great song. With a lot of emotion you can feel.

    I think it sort of portrays exactly how heartbreak is. You kind of never really get over it. At least, you probably don't if you truly loved this person.

    Heartbreak goes on, because your either constantly thinking about them, or (if you have found someone else) you still sort of wonder to yourself about them.

    General things like that.

    Beautifuly written song with amazing lyrics.
    xXbUlLeTsXxon May 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song kind of annoys me. Don't get me wrong, I love it, but the album version is kind of annoying. I like the acoustic version heaps better. One thing I do like about the album version is how Ten Rings fades into it.
    x_See You in Hell_xon May 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti just bought the catcher in the rye today, it's really good i can't put it down.
    and that is saying something, because i'm extremely a.d.d. when it comes to reading.
    emilyheartsrockon December 20, 2008   Link

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