I can think of younger days when living for my life
Was everything a man could want to do
I could never see tomorrow
I was never told about the sorrow

And how can you mend a broken heart?
How can you stop the rain from falling down?
Tell me, how can you stop the sun from shining?
What makes the world go 'round?

How can you mend a this broken man? Yeah
How can a loser ever win?
Somebody please help me mend my broken heart
And let me live again, la-la, la-la, la

I can still feel the breeze that rustles through the trees
And misty memories of days gone by
But we could never see tomorrow
Would you believe that no one, no one ever told us about the sorrow?

So how can you mend a broken heart? And mine is
How can you stop the rain from falling down? Baby
How can you stop that old sun from shining?
What makes the world go 'round? And sometime I have to say, yeah, say

La-la-la, la-la-la, uh-huh, yeah
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la, tell me
Help me mend my, my broken heart
I just wanna, I just wanna, I just wanna, I just wanna
I just wanna live again, baby
How can you mend this broken man? Yeah, somebody tell me
How can a loser ever win? 'Cause, baby
Help me mend my, this old broken heart
I think I, I believe I
I feel like I got to, I feel like I wanna live again

How can you mend, ah, this broken heart? Somebody please tell me
How can you stop the rain from falling down? I know my clothes are all wet, tell me
How can you mend my, please help me mend my broken heart
I think I, I believe I, I've got a feeling that I want to live and live and live


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    I love this song. There's another Al Green song that I always get it mixed up with because the intro sounds alike, but I love the song regardless.
    sharpasasp00non September 26, 2002   Link
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    This is fucking soul man! Damn this song is cool!
    Tyler2004durdenon February 23, 2005   Link
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    Simple heart achingly beautiful song. I think I first heard this in Ally McBeal (really!!)
    Anus_Presleyon August 14, 2008   Link
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    This is my favorite cover and...ultimate recording of this song...when Al Green sang this, you can feel the emotion and soul that's going into this song. A lot of artists have tried to sing it like him...but, there's no comparison. I first heard this song on an iTunes Celebrity Playlist...I believe, Nikki Reed--maybe. But, I heard this song, and I was going through a similar experience when I first heard it...and I bought all of his songs! I love listening to him at night-when I'm falling asleep.
    fhcxc2010on January 11, 2009   Link
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    Yea I agree with fhcxc2010, this is probrably the greatest recording of this song. Al Green sang it with more sentiment, way better than the Bee Gees in my opinion.
    SweetMunkiChillion July 28, 2009   Link
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    The Bee Gees original sounds awful compared to this version. The Bee Gees wrote amazing songs but couldn't really sing. Al Green puts the emotion into this and it is one of the best love songs ever.
    zakinbristolon April 01, 2014   Link

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