"The Love That You Had" as written by and Tracy L Chapman....
The love that you had
In your heart is gone
Any touch of sincerity
Any trace of compassion
What hardened your heart?
What turned it to stone?
What made you forget?
You were in love with someone
Your hands don't reach out
Your voice doesn't call me
I know you've stopped listening
Your eyes look straight through me
If nights are like this
I'd rather be alone
Who said you could forget
You were in love with someone?
Tell me what hardened your heart
Tell me what turned it to stone
Tell me what made you forget
You were in love with someone
Was I wrong to forgive
Your indiscretions?
Should I have been more hysterical
Less understanding?
If you're looking for a villain
Go on assume the role
But don't say that it's my fault
That you're not in love with someone
Tell me what hardened your heart
Tell me what turned it to stone
Tell me what made you forget
You were in love with someone
Tell me there's someone in your life
I'll fight to keep your for my own
Tell me because I really want to know
Why you can't be in love with someone


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"The Love That You Had" as written by Tracy L Chapman

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    General CommentI think this song is about her boyfriend falling out of love with her and that she can't believe it. We tell each other that we will love each other forever but this song is the reality that that never happens.
    Basically who ever this guy is, to her, he's forgotten about ever loving her and she's still with him *If nights are like this I'd rather be alone *
    This is a very moving song for me... I love this song
    wyldwytchon April 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI can completely relate to this song.
    My ex boyfriend fits this song completely. We were together for about a year. In the beginning he was much more wrapped up in the relationship than I was. He was very sentimental, more than I ever was, would write me love poems and all the mushy crap. His friends said I had him "whipped" when in reality it was their jealousy and immaturity talking and the fact that they had no lives. Anyway, the relationship ended quite harshly and we hold extremely hostile feelings towards each other to this day. I can't believe that when I look at him now, he is the same person who used to write me poetry and the same guy who'd tell me he'd love me forever. He tries so hard to be this badass person I know he is not. People don't change, especially not that drastically. We were kids and it was each our first real love, so we didn't have much experience, but thats when it hurts the most.
    MusikLuver12on April 07, 2003   Link

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