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Barenaked Ladies: Break Your Heart Meaning

Song Released: 1996


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The bravest thing I've ever done
Was to run away and hide
But not this time, not this time
And the weakest thing I've ever done
Was to stay right by your side
Just like this time, and every time
I couldn't tell you I was happy when you were...

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    anonymous
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    Dec 8th, 2006 12:22pm report


    This is about dating someone you just know isn't right for you but they are in love with you. You don't hate them, you just want them to go away. By letting the relationship Drag on and not telling her, the guy in the song makes it even worse on the girl. It's much worse to find out that someone you've invested a lot of emotion in has been faking interest in you just because they are two cowardly to tell you they are not into it, than it is to hear it straight from them when the interest first starts to fade.

    At the end of the song he's saying he's not the fact that they broke up that he feels so terrible about, its that he was such a dumbass and put some girl through so much pain and wasted her time, just because he didn't have the balls to break up with her.

    I know, because I have been this guy.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 7th, 2006 1:07pm report


    This is about a couple that stay together simply because the boyfriend doesn't want to break her heart.

    The revelation comes in this song when the boyfriend finally tells her what's been bothering him, and she blows him off like its no big deal, ironically breaking his heart in the process.




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