"Don't Let It Break Your Heart" as written by Christopher Anthony John Martin, Guy Rupert Berryman, Jonathan Mark Buckland and William Champion....
And if I lost the map
If I lost it all
Or fell into the trap
Then she'd call
'When you're tired of racing
And you find you never left the start
Come on baby
Don't let it break your heart'

Though heavily we bled
Still on we crawl
Try to catch a cannonball
And a slowly burning tide, oh
Through my veins is flowing
From my shipwreck I heard her call

She said 'When you're tired of aiming your arrows
Still you never hit the mark, oh
Even in your rains and shadows
Still we're never going to part
Come on baby
Don't let it break your heart, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Don't let it break your heart, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Don't let it break your heart

Don't let it break your heart


Lyrics submitted by PurpleDee, edited by KeroseneFire

"Don't Let It Break Your Heart" as written by Guy Rupert Berryman Christopher Anthony John Martin

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +3
    General Comment'When you're tired of waiting, you just find you never had to stop''

    Should be:

    'When you're tired of racing, and you find you never left the start'

    And 'even if your aims are shadows'

    Should be:

    'Even in your rains and shadows, still we're never going to part'

    Hope this helps:-)
    Sheron22on December 22, 2011   Link
  • +2
    MemoryNo matter how much it hurts, you MUST go on. Don't let it break your heart...
    heidica77on July 04, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAbout two people who left a relationship trying to comfort each other. One left the other to pursue revolution. The male I think. Anyway, they're trying to keep each other from suffering after the breakup. I think they stay apart though, no more relationship for them.
    Hero of the Dayon October 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationIt's about the strength that one person can give to someone. In the song, "her", can be a friend, a mother, a girlfriend or even a wife. She can give us strength with her words and "even in your rains and shadows, still we're never gonna part" means that she will always be there for us.
    AnUseron April 24, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"still on we crawl, trying to catch a cannonball"

    "ohhhh, through my veins its flowing, from my shipwreck I heard a call"


    i believe this is what its saying, to help fill in those question marks :)
    octoberrains091on November 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction"I fell into the trap,
    Then she goes"

    should be:

    "Or fell into the trap
    Then she'd call"

    also, the second verse should be:

    "Though heavily we bled
    Still on we crawl
    Try to catch a cannonball
    And a slowly burning tide
    Through my veins is flowing
    From my shipwreck I heard her call"

    I think it helps to understand the song this way, although I'm not sure I can fully understand it yet! Such a heartfelt song :)
    Claudia-Natalieon December 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionThose are not the lyrics I submitted..tried correcting them, but they remain the same. LyricFind's to blame? Ohwell.

    These are the correct lyrics:


    And if I lost the map
    If I lost it all
    Or fell into the trap
    Then she'd call:

    "When you're tired of racing
    And you find you never left the start
    Come on baby, don't let it break your heart"

    Though heavily we bled
    Still on we crawl
    Try to catch a cannonball
    And a slowly burning tide
    Through my veins is flowing
    From my shipwreck I heard her call
    And she said:

    "When you're tired of aiming your arrows
    Still you never hit the mark
    Even in your rains and shadows
    Still we're never gonna part

    Come on baby, don't let it break your heart
    Don't let it break your heart"
    PurpleDeeon February 15, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationFirst of all, these are the correct lyrics for the first verse and chorus. The rest of it has some mistakes too, but not as pressing. I edited it, but we'll see if it goes through.

    "If I lost the map
    If I lost it all
    I fell into the trap
    Then she calls

    When you're tired of racing and you
    Find you never left the start
    Come on baby, don't let it break your heart"

    And second, I love this song. It always cheers me up. And I found out today that not only does it cheer me up, but it actually builds my compassion for others, even my enemies. No matter how bad they've treated me, I can listen to this song and by the end of it I am praying for them and smiling. So many of their songs are healing and powerful, and obviously this one's no exception. :)
    KeroseneFireon September 08, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt's like the love story is a pirate treasure map:

    "And if I lost the map
    If I lost it all
    Or fell into the trap
    Then she'd call"

    "...Find you never left the start"
    L0VEL0VEL0VEon November 15, 2011   Link
  • -2
    Song MeaningIts about the couple getting back together.
    jmlrugby11on October 24, 2011   Link

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