From "Born Too Late" (2005)

From “Born Too Late” (2005)

by Bob Malone

I used to laugh at all the broken hearts
On the radio
All those lines about the end of time
Always left me cold
Every heartfelt plea, every “baby, please”
Couldn’t pierce my armor of irony
I had begun to believe that love was just a matter
Of suspension of disbelief
But then you came and left me forever changed
You claimed my heart and you ran away
And now I’m so confused
‘Cause the rational man is at war with the man
Who can’t let go of you…

CHORUS
And I know: No one really dies from a broken heart
And no one’s ever really drowned in their own tears
And I won’t be getting down on my knees
Tomorrow I’ll still get up and breathe
But it seems like every song that never moved me before
Tonight is tearing me apart
‘Cause since you’ve been gone I’m only hearing with my heart

BRIDGE:
And I didn’t beg, I just watched you go
And I didn’t cry, as far as you know
And there wasn’t one damn thing I could do
To keep you from leaving me alone
And now the voice of reason in my head
Sounds like the voice on the radio instead
But what can you say about a cliché
Except that some things never change…

CHORUS
And I know: No one really dies from a broken heart
And no one’s ever really drowned, drowned in their own tears
And I won’t be getting down on my knees
Tomorrow I’ll still get up and breathe
And your words were kind when you left me behind
But tonight they’re tearing me apart
‘Cause since you’ve been gone I’m only hearing with my heart

© 2005 Born Too Late Music (SESAC)