Break Your Heart

From the album Ophelia

People downcast, in despair, see the disillusion everywhere. Hoping their bad luck will change gets a little harder every day. People struggle, people fight for the simple pleasures in their lives but trouble comes from everywhere. It’s a little more than you can bear. I know that it will hurt, I know that it will break your heart the way things are and the way they’ve been, and the way they’ve always been.

People shallow, self-absorbed, see the push and shove for their reward. I, me, my is on their minds; you can read about it in their eyes. People ruthless, people cruel, the damage that some people do. Full of hatred, full of pride, it’s enough to make you lose your mind. I know that it will hurt. I know that it will break your heart, the way things are and the way they’ve been. But don’t spread the discontent; don’t spread the lies. Don’t make the same mistakes with your own life. You never will let love survive.

I know that it will hurt. I know that it will break your heart the way things are and the way they’ve been. Don’t spread the discontent; don’t spread the lies. Don’t make the same mistakes with your own life. Don’t disrespect yourself, don’t lose your pride and don’t think that everybody’s gonna choose your side.

Natalie Merchant / Indian Love Bride ©1998