Never Thought You'd Break My Heart (Like This)

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We made a solemn promise
When we took that solemn vow
We had an understanding
But I can't understand it now

Loving you was never easy
I still feel its icy kiss
I always knew you'd break my heart
But I never thought you'd break my heart like this

Sometimes a broken heart feels good
It feels like I'm alive
But I'm not sure how helpful that really is
When you're just trying to survive

A love like yours is never simple
It's not so easy to dismiss
I always knew you'd break my heart
But I never thought you'd break my heart like this

Once we saw this play where the hero was killed
He was looking straight at us
Even when you're expecting something to happen
You're still surprised when it actually does

I can see it all laid out so clearly now
As I lie back and reminisce
I guess I always knew you'd break my heart
But I never thought you'd break my heart like this

I swam out to the middle of a great wide pond
My soul was calm as the water was clear
But I could only stand it for a minute
'Said to myself "I've got to get out of here"

Free of all artificial limitation
All I could summon up was a fantasy
All alone with my humiliation
You left me stranded on my knees

I could ride east up to St. Louis
Or down west to Santa Fe
But I know I won't be going
And that's what haunts me every day

Those dreams that drove me ever onward
They are something that I'll surely miss
I always knew you'd break my heart
I never thought you'd break my heart like this

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from Irv Irving, released January 5, 2018

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