Barenaked Ladies /

Break Your Heart

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 I always seemed distracted,
like my mind is 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 have just come out and told you
right from the start.
Oh oh why must I always tell you what I want is this?
I guess 'cos I wouldn't want to break your heart.

You said "What d'ya think that I was gonna do?
Curl up and die just because of you?
I'm not that weak you know.
What d'ya 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 know that you will be ok
and that I've got what I want,
and that's rid of you.
And it's not 'cos 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.