Break Your Heart Lyrics

by Barenaked Ladies

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 you were gone
So I lied and said that 'I missed you', when we were apart
I couldn't tell you, so I had to lead you on
But I didn't mean to break your heart

And if, if, if I always seem distracted like my mind's somewhere else
That's because it's true, yes it's true
It's this stupid pride that makes me feel like I have to follow through
Even half-assedly, loving you

Why must I always speak in terms of cowardice?
When I guess I should've just come out and told you right from the start
Why must I always tell you all I want is this?
I guess 'cause I wouldn't want to break your heart

And you said, "What'd you think that I was gonna do?
Curl up and die just because of you? I'm not that weak, you know
What'd you think that I was gonna do?
Try to make you love me as much as I love you? How could you be so low?
You arrogant man, what do you think that I am?
My heart will be fine, just stop wasting my time"

And now I'm over you, I'll be ok and I, I've got what I want
And that's rid of you, goodbye
And it's not 'cause I'll be missing you that makes me fall apart
It's just that I didn't mean to break
No, I didn't mean to break
No, I didn't mean to break
Your heart
Your heart