It was the darkest day
I could tell from the moment you spoke my name
Said in a miserable way
with every year you come to regret it
We covered in the lines in followed old sings
for the war to the war was over (covered in the lines)
Said you'd never be the kind with an ordinary life
Now this is how it feels to have a broken heart
Heart
Heart
heart

Look at the mess we made,
Now we stop in the say what we always say
And then you make the greatest scrape with every year you come to regret it
We covered in the lines in followed old sings
for the war to the war was over (covered in the lines)
Said you'd never be the kind with an ordinary life
Now this is how it feels to have a broken heart

And everything we have you think that it's a trap
We fought a war now the war is over
Said that you'd knew that you would find just an ordinary life
Now this is how it feels to have a broken heart
Heart
Heart
heart


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  • +1
    General CommentCorrect lyrics:

    It was the darkest day
    I could tell from the moment you spoke my name
    Said in your miserable way
    Every year you come to regret it

    We've colored in the lines
    And followed all the signs
    Fought a war til the war was over (colored in the lines)
    Said you'd never be the kind with an ordinary life
    Now this is how it feels to have a broken heart

    Heart (x3)

    Look at the mess we made
    Now we stop and say what we always say
    And then you make the great escape
    Every year you'll come to regret it

    We've colored in the lines
    And followed all the signs
    Fought a war til the war was over (colored in the lines)
    Said you'd never be the kind with an ordinary life
    Now this is how it feels to have a broken heart

    And everything we have
    You think that it's a trap
    We fought the war now the war is over (followed all the signs)
    Said you knew what you would find
    Just an ordinary life
    Now this is how it feels to have a broken heart

    Heart (x3)






    This song displays Guster's tendency to contrast melancholy lyrics with upbeat instrumentation. Two people fell in love at a young age. As the excitement and possibility of youth waned, one remained content with a day-to-day life of routine and mediocrity rooted in comfortable love. The other grew discontent and "escaped" in search of the exceptional. Blissful contentment meets mortal awareness.
    bfjoneson October 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHere's the scenario as I see it:
    I picture a phone conversation between a man and his ex-wife of several years.
    The woman initiated the divorce process (the "war") for reasons the above commenter nicely described -- to escape "an ordinary life" in pursuit of her dream of something extraordinary.
    She broke the man's heart, saying that everything they had was just a trap or cage that held her back from reaching her full potential.

    As the years progressed, however, the extraordinary life she had hoped for never materialized, and the fears of mediocrity that had fueled her "great escape" had come true anyway.

    Disillusioned and disheartened, she calls her ex-husband saying, miserably,
    "With every year I come to regret it" (the divorce)

    With no desire to reunite with the person that shattered his heart, he simply responds, with some bitter satisfaction:
    "Now this is how it feels to have a broken heart."
    As in, see how it feels when your hopes for the future are crushed? Maybe now you understand that's what you did to me.

    I think it really brings out the sharp edge of the title line when I see the scene that way.
    GustaRhymeson June 22, 2011   Link

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