"Broken-Hearted Girl" as written by Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Beyonce Knowles and Kenneth Edmonds....
You're everything I thought you never were
And nothing like I thought you could've been
But still you live inside of me
So tell me, how is that?

You're the only one I wish I could forget
The only one I love to not forgive
And though you break my heart
You're the only one

And though there are times when I hate you 'cause I can't erase
The times that you hurt me and put tears on my face
And even now while I hate you, it pains me to say
I know I'll be there at the end of the day

I don't wanna be without you, babe
I don't want a broken heart
Don't wanna take a breath without you, babe
I don't want to play that part
I know that I love you, but let me just say
I don't wanna love you in no kind of way, no, no

I don't want a broken heart
And I don't want to play the broken-hearted girl
No, no, no broken-hearted girl
I'm no broken-hearted girl

There's something that I feel I need to say
But up till now I've always been afraid
That you would never come around
And still I wanna put this out

You say you got the most respect for me
But sometimes I feel your not deserving of me
And still you're in my heart
But you're the only one

And, yes, there are times when I hate you, but I don't complain
'Cause I've been afraid that you would walk away
Oh, but now I don't hate you; I'm happy to say
That I will be there at the end of the day

I don't wanna be without you, baby
I don't want a broken heart
Don't wanna take a breath without you, baby
I don't want to play that part
I know that I love you, but let me just say
I don't wanna love you in no kind of way, no, no

I don't want a broken heart
And I don't want to play the broken-hearted girl
No, no, no broken-hearted girl

Now I'm at a place I thought I'd never be, ooo
I'm living in a world that's all about you and me, yeah
Ain't got to be afraid; my broken heart is free
To spread my wings and fly away, away with you
Yeah, yeah, yeah

I don't wanna be without you, baby
I don't want a broken heart
Don't wanna take a breath without you, baby
I don't want to play that part
I know that I love you, but let me just say
I don't wanna love you in no kind of way, no, no

I don't want a broken heart
I don't want to play the broken-hearted girl
No, no, no broken-hearted girl
Broken-hearted girl, no, no
No broken-hearted girl
No broken-hearted girl


Lyrics submitted by breezy03

"Broken-Hearted Girl" as written by Kenneth Edmonds Mikkel Eriksen

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentyeah...

    i love the bit when she sings
    "I know that I love you
    But let me just say
    I don’t want to love you in no kind of way"

    it's just so... i dunno, it's just so strong and u can actually feel how she feels...

    surely this song can't be about Jay-Z

    are they still married??
    Le!gh.Anneon January 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningno . thatz not what ithink it meanz at all . this is what ithink shez sayin:

    1st verse:
    I never thought that you would turn out to be the way you are now. I never thought that you would hurt me or break my heart...and even though you've changed and turned out to be different then ithought u would be i still love u. I wish i could get over you and you hurt me sooooooooooo much but through all that i still love you.

    Pre-chorus:
    When i think about everything you've done to me and how much you've hurt me and made me cry it makes me so mad...but because i love u im alwayz gonna be there 4 u despite all that.

    Chorus:
    I wanna be yours, i dont want to live my life without you. I love you so much but at the same time I cant stand you. I dont wanna love you but I cant help it.
    I dont want to have a broken hearted

    2nd verse:
    Ive been feelin like this for a long time but ihavent told u because i didnt want to push you away. You say that you respect me but thats a lie because if you did u wouldnt treat me like this and i wouldn't be in so much pain rite now...and even though ifeel like this im alwayz gonna love you and be there for u.

    and ummmmmm...after that it kinda confuzes me but yea datz what i think bout it.
    msbabyboo95on January 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think she hates loving him, and she doesn't want to, because it hurts. but she keeps going back to him, even though she knows her heart might get broken,
    sierraaaXOon March 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like Beyonce's slower more heart felt songs than all of the crazy hell raising stuff. but that's just my opinion.
    Mzel95on March 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think this songs about shes in a relationship with someone & they break up and she takes it very hard and even though the break up is leaving her sad and she wants to forget that she ever loved him because she doesn't want to be a "broken hearted girl". Also I think he hurt her so bad that she hates him but deep down she knows thats not true, and no matter what if he needs her, she'll always be there for him. & I think maybe once she finally feels free of him and doesn't feel sad anymore, then he comes back into her life and all the feelings come back again.
    shatteredglassx0on June 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsome on the lyrics are wrong. it is
    "You're the only one I wish I could forget
    The only one I love to not forgive"
    carlyx99on July 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me, this song is about a relationship that has already broken up. He was a dick to her, but she can't help still loving him. Even though she doesn't want to love him anymore, and she doesn't want to play the 'broken-hearted girl'. And I know exactly what she means by that :)
    themomentisaiditon December 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI made my boyfriend listen to this song with my presence being there when he listened to it. He promised he'd listen to the song and the lyrics too when he got a chance too since I told him he had to figure out what I'm trying to make him see. Idk if he has listened to it again or got the message. But this song really expresses how I been feeling about him lately. And since it's hard for me to talk to him, because I'm afraid if I do the talking he'll do the walking.. I thought that this song just by listening to it, he can get the thoughts and emotions that go on in my mind.

    The whole song is very relatable but these lyrics have a lot of meaning to me:

    "You're everything I thought you never were and nothing like I thought you could've been"

    "I don't want to play the broken hearted girl, no broken hearted girl. I'm no broken hearted girl"

    "And yes there are times when I hate you but I don't complain cause I been afraid that you would walk away"


    So from that I'm pointing out how he's changing from the guy he was before we even started going out to the guy who isn't giving me the place I deserve. I am not willing to let this break me in two, because I'm better than that and I know that(any girl who is going through this,remember you don't need to put up with "nonsense"...) But it's hard to talk to him and complain to him because this is my first relationship and I only want this problem to make us stronger not tear us apart.



    I hope he realizes that.
    LMF30on December 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song confused me for a while but now I think I've got it. It's about two people's relationship, who have alot of disagreements, and don't really get along. However, she starts to fall in love with someone she never thought she'd fall in love with. At first, she tries to deny and fight it but she knows it's too late. Once she accepts it, she becomes afraid to tell him her feelings. At the end, they are together and the only thing that she's afraid of now is them breaking up.

    But it could be about something completely different like an abusive relationship.
    Chocolovexon January 05, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is the way I view the song:(I have put my thoughts in parenthesis)
    You're everything I thought you never were
    And nothing like I thought you could have been
    But still you live inside of me
    So tell me how is that
    (This guy is like a whole new person that she doesn't even "know" anymore. She always thought he was one way and now he is acting in a way she never knew he could act)
    You're the only one I wish I could forget
    The only one I love to not forgive
    And though you break my heart
    You're the only one
    (It says it all right there. She is hurt, but he is the only one for her)
    And though there are times when I hate you
    Cause I can't erase the times that you hurt me
    And put tears on my face
    And even now while I hate you its pains me to say
    I know I'll be there at the end of the day
    (He has hurt her emotionally many times and made her cry, but she can't help but still stand by his side)
    I don't wanna be without you babe
    I don't want a broken heart
    (If he wasn't around anymore, her heart would be more broken than it already is)
    Don't wanna take a breath without you babe
    I don't want to play that part
    I know that I love you but let me just say
    I don't wanna love you in no kinda way, no no
    (She loves his so much and can't leave because that will break her heart more if she can't love him in anyway. She would much rather be hurt this way and still be able to love him, than not get to love him at all.)
    I don't want a broken heart
    And I don't want to play the broken-hearted girl no no
    No broken-hearted girl
    I'm no broken-hearted girl
    (Like I said before, her heart would be broken in a new kind of way if he was no longer with her)
    There's something that I feel I need to say
    But up 'til now I've always been afraid
    That you would never come around
    And still I wanna put this out
    You say you got the most respect for me
    But sometimes I feel you're not deserving of me
    And still you're in my heart
    But you're the only one
    (Speaks for itself. "You say you respect me, but you don't deserve me....but I still love you")
    And yes there are times when I hate you
    But I don't complain
    Cause I've been afraid that you would walk away
    Oh but now I don't hate you I'm happy to say
    That I will be there at the end of the day
    (This part is saying she holds a lot of her emotions in for fear he would leave her, but now she is ready to say everything she feels)
    Now I'm at a place I thought I'd never be, ooh
    I'm living in a world that's all about you and me, mmm yeah
    Ain't gotta be afraid, my broken heart is free
    To spread my wings and fly away, away with you,
    Yeah yeah yeah, oh ohh...
    (She is ready to let go of the hurt she was feeling because she must do that to be able to still love him and be with him)
    mick1437on August 06, 2009   Link

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