Broken broken broken heart
When will you just go away
You just hurt hurt hurt inside of me
Every minute of the nite and day

And all I do is try try not to think
Not to think of anything at all
If I can keep myself from thinking for the rest of my life
Maybe I'll survive this fall

Oh this fall fall fall
See how low I fell
From where I was when I had you
Now I'm falling in a hole and it's dark and cold
And the only thing that I can do

Is try try try try not to think
Not think of anything all nite and day
Broken broken broken heart
When will you just go away

But it breaks breaks breaks and it never stops
Though I know that somehow it has to
And every time I feel that I just can't feel worse
I find out that it isn't true

Broken broken broken glass
Rattling inside my chest
What am I to do with every empty day?
I can't eat and I can't rest

And why why why does yr phone keep ringing?
And how how how does this hurt keep coming?
Every nite and every day
Oh, I was so careless
Oh, I was so stupid
To think I'd never feel this way
This way

But now all that I can say is
Broken broken broken heart
When will you just be gone?
You just hurt hurt hurt inside of me
And everything just feels so wrong

But thank you, thank you, thank you pain
For teaching me
Thanks but it's been more than enough
You can stop now pain
I'll never throw away
That project that two people built called love

Because we built it and we built it but I was so cruel
I wanted to know how it ran
I kicked it just to see what it would do
I was such an awful man
I wondered what would happen if I tested it
Then what if I tested again
How strong is it really?
Can I step on it?
Can I leave it standing in the rain?
Can I tell it that I don't care if it lives or dies?
Can I hate it and just wait and see?
Can I send it to the arms of another man less cruel and curious than me?

Well, just as you're thinking I tried and tried
To make it go away and break the chain
I said I'd trade it for freedom
I'd trade it for adventure
But the only thing I got was pain

Broken broken broken heart
When will you just go away
You just hurt hurt hurt inside of me
Every minute of the nite and day

And all I do is try try not to think
Not to think of anything at all
If I can keep myself from thinking for the rest of my life
Maybe I'll survive this fall


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    General CommentThe anthem for those of us who push our partners to their limits and then are shocked and sad when they leave. Amen!
    anbanon June 16, 2014   Link
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    General CommentApparently he and frequent collaborator Helen Schreiner had been in a relationship and they split. It can't have been as painful as the song implies, though, because she played on the album.
    nitroglycolon February 21, 2017   Link

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