"Break Apart Her Heart" as written by Joel Madden, Benji Madden and Don Gilmore....
When you call she doesn't answer, when you write she doesn't answer
You go out you see him with her, she told you she was sick at home
The ring you gave her thrown away with all the letters
And when you see him with her, he doesn't even care at all

As she follows him around like you follow her around
He doesn't even care and your figuring out
The only way your gonna keep somebody around
Well I'm about to let you know

There's something I don't wanna understand
The only way a woman is gonna want a man
The only way you'll ever keep her in your hands
Is breaking apart her heart
Don't tell her she is the reason that you live
Don't give her everything that you got to give
If you want to keep the girl for as long as you live
Just break it apart her heart

Can't you see she's the way she's crying
Well that's what keeps her trying, she knew that she could have you
And he don't give her what she wants
There's truth about this, you say you want to be noticed
Well if you want to be noticed you gotta learn to break some hearts
Don't try to understand

There's something I don't wanna understand
The only way a woman is gonna want a man
The only way you'll ever keep her in your hands
Is breaking apart her heart
Don't tell her she is the reason that you live
Don't give her everything that you got to give
If you want to keep the girl for as long as you live
Just break it apart her heart

Can't you see what you've done?
What I've become, what I've become
Can't you see? Can't you see?

I don't understand this cruelty
I don't understand but now I see

There's something I don't wanna understand
The only way a woman is gonna want a man
The only way you'll ever keep her in your hands
Is breaking apart her heart
Don't tell her she is the reason that you live
Don't give her everything that you got to give
If you want to keep the girl for as long as you live
Just break it apart her heart

I don't understand this cruelty
I don't understand... its just not me
I don't understand this cruelty
But now I see


Lyrics submitted by dark_n_depressed

"Break Apart Her Heart" as written by Benji Madden Don Gilmore

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General CommentUltima nailed my thoughts almost exactly! The girl in this song is drawn to what she can't have, whilst she leaves the nice guy hanging, who she knows is wrapped around her little finger “she knew that she could have you”.
    However this is where mine differs a bit. I think the "break apart her heart" and getting the girls by breaking some hearts, refers to changing your approach. Instead of being the nice guy, it means moving on, ignoring her, not bothering to ring or write anymore, make it obvious that you’re getting out of her control. Show her that you're over her and she's lost her hold on you and instantly, she'll want that hold back “Well if you want to be noticed you gotta learn to break some hearts”. Go out, have some fun with other girls, break some hearts, she'll see that you're a hard person to hold down and instantly the girl will want what she cant have; you!
    At the end of the song he finally realises how this game is played and how sad it is...

    This song really clicked with me, pretty much because I went through the exact same thing. Meet girl, relationship starts up, nice guy treating her right = her gradually ignoring calls in favour of someone "challenging". I think screw this and move on, guess who's ringing and knocking on my door less than 2 weeks after I start hanging out with another girl :-). Selfish and sad, but I guess that’s how some people work.
    BlackJackD89on August 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song is basically a message from Good Charlotte about how messed up our society has become. Instead of appreciating really good, loyal people we flock to the ones that are either emotionally or physically unattainable. They are basically making a comment on how sad it is that it has to come to this, but there really seems to be no other way nowdays. At the end he is just saying, "can't you see what thinking like this did to me, I'm starting to think and act like that as well". You can tell they are incredibly dissaproving of this, but admit that they too are falling into this routine of breaking hearts.
    IMxSARAHHHxon January 01, 2010   Link
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    General Commentyayy! im the first to comment! well soo far this song seems pretty cool.to me i tihnk its about how a guy can love a girl but she doesnt even care about him.shes too busy with other guys.and how he feels and even though breakign ehr heart he feels bad.
    RomanceGrl802on February 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaven't heard the song yet - but the lyrics are so true...
    PureHedonismon March 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes, totally true
    Pinkpopon March 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song
    and the lyrics are so true
    i love the new album!

    "If you want to keep a girl for as long as you live
    Just break apart her heart"

    thats so true
    if you tell a girl how mcuh you love her, she'll take you for granted and then if you fight and you maybe make her mad, she'll appreciate you so much and she'll not want to lose you
    its strange how that works but its true
    dark_n_depressedon March 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my faves on the new cd! so true! also the real name of it is :

    "Break Apart Her Heart"
    younglove_ron March 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese should be the right lyrics
    its definitely one of my favourites on the album
    the meaning is pretty obvious
    and its so true...
    dark_n_depressedon March 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentargh! maybe break apart her heart isnt the real name. someone please let me know! i have seen both.. on their site.. its this but the copy of the cd i have its break apart her heart. -_- no fair.
    younglove_ron March 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti do actually love this song ... is one of the best on their new album imho
    awesome
    Kiss_my_eyes_135on March 25, 2007   Link

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