"Broke But Not Broken" as written by and Tarcy Devin/calloway Thomason....
(I'm broke, but I'm not broken)
Like the mirror I stare into:
Distorting my own view of how I see myself,
So untraceable to everybody else.
Shattered pieces fell as I tell myself
That everything is alright
As I stand here left with nothing.
I'm broke, but I'm not broken.

Like the mirror, that's my rear view:
Distorting my own views of how I see myself,
It's not eraseable, I'm miserable as hell.
As the pages turn, I begin to learn
That I have every reason to resent myself.
I'm broke, but I'm not broken.

Don't take this away, 'cause I need it.
And I can't let go of this feeling.
And these walls, they fall and my time is
Slipping further, I can't fight it.

I stand outside of my front porch and look at photographs of when
Things seemed simpler.
But I pushed away, so this is where I am:
At a different place where I lost track
And everything's not alright.
So I'll stand here left with nothing.
I'm broke, but I'm not broken.

Don't take this away, 'cause I need it.
And I can't let go of this feeling.
And these walls, they fall and my time is
Slipping further, I can't fight it.

I'm holding on to what I know,
Don't wanna change.
I may be wrong, but after every word that's spoken,
I'm broke, but I'm not broken.

Like the mirror I stare into:
Distorting my own view of how I see myself,
So untraceable to everybody else.
Shattered pieces fell as I tell myself
That everything is alright
As I stand here left with nothing.
I'm broke, but I'm not broken.

Don't take this away, 'cause I need it.
And I can't let go of this feeling.
And these walls, they fall and my time is
Slipping further, I can't fight it.

Don't take this away, 'cause I need it.
And I can't let go of this feeling.
And these walls, they fall and my time is
Slipping further, I can't fight it.

I'm holding on to what I know,
Don't wanna change.
I may be wrong, but after every word that's spoken...
I'm not broken. (na nana na)
I'm not broken. (na nana na)
I'm not broken. (na nana na)
But after every word that's spoken,
I'm broke, but I'm not broken.


Lyrics submitted by Kitkat152

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    My Interpretation"Distorting my own view of how I see myself, So untraceable to everybody else."

    I think that part is saying that everyone sees all the good in him, but he sees all his flaws.

    "Like the mirror, that's my rear view: Distorting my own views of how I see myself,It's not eraseable, I'm miserable as hell. As the pages turn, I begin to learn That I have every reason to resent myself."

    That part, to me, says that the way he sees himself (which is bad) can't be changed and he has all the reason in the world to hate himself.

    "I stand outside of my front porch and look at photographs of when, Things seemed simpler. But I pushed away, so this is where I am: At a different place where I lost track And everything's not alright. So I'll stand here left with nothing."

    There he's saying that things used to be way easier but he threw it all away and now he's completely lost and feels he has nothing. He's truly miserable. He's saying in the song that he's trying to hold on to everthing he had and doesn't want to change it.
    MiserableAtBest1996on May 13, 2011   Link

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