I ain't got a heart of stone
I'm hurtin' more now than I've ever known
If you mean the things you said
I'm gonna wind up outa my head
Can't sleep alone at night
I just can't seem to get it right
Damned if I do
Damned if I don't but I love you

I don't want to tie you down
Don't need a reason to have you around
But each time you walk away
Don't be suprised if I ask you to stay
Can't sleep alone at night
I just can't seem to get it right
Damned if I do
And I'm damned if I don't but I love you
I said I'm damned if I do
And I'm damned if I don't cause I love you

I ain't got a heart of stone
You haven't left me a mind of my own
But it's got such a hold on me
I don't think I could ever be free
How can I survive
I'm fighting to keep myself alive
I'm damned if I do
Damned if I don't but I love you
Can't seem to see the light
I've done everything but I can't get it right
Damned if I do
Damned if I don't but I love you


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    My InterpretationThis is a very good song, allowing many meanings to be found in it.

    I find something in particular: losing your identity in another person, or in "couplehood".

    A man needs physical affection ("can't sleep alone at night") but faces a troubled relationship. IMHO men often resort to being a wimp (escapism or passiveness) or a jerk (aggressive, blaming or insensitivity). Thus, they "just can't seem to get it right".

    But trying to do right by a woman, setting aside your needs can result in "You haven't left me a mind of my own. But it's got such a hold on me, I don't think I could ever be free. How can I survive; I'm fighting to keep myself alive"

    Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
    txnuke1201on March 01, 2010   Link

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