Saturday, February 28, 2009

UN-BREAK MY HEART

Doing nothing at home, suddenly I had the urge to listen to this song which came out in late 1996 (how time really flies). 'Un-Break My Heart' by Toni Braxton. Yes, the title sounds so stupid now but it is still one of my favourite songs (I definitely have a penchant for these kinds of songs). Toni Braxton was at the height of her fame at that moment and she surely ruled the pop and dance charts. Too bad, nothing lasts forever. After that, she tried to resurrect her waning singing career ('Beauty And The Beast' musical, Las Vegas and Dance With The Stars) but without much success. A friend of mine once confessed to me that she could not bear to listen to this song since it brought back so many painful memories. I understand that the human emotion can be a very fragile thing and a 'jiwang' song like this (some might even call it too melodramatic) can sometimes break down all defences. I have often wondered how songwriters and lyricists think and feel. It seems as if they have lived a million lives when they come up with songs that hit you right where it hurts most (and I don't mean the place below your tummy!). To my dear friend, I hope time has healed all wounds. The scars (whether they are visible or not) will always be there but as some people say, it's better to love than never to love at all. My prayers will always be with you.

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Don't leave me in all this pain
Don't leave me out in the rain
Come back and bring back my smile
Come and take these tears away
I need your arms to hold me now
The night are so unkind
Bring back those nights when I held you beside me

Un-break my heart
Say you'll me again
Undo this hurt you caused
When you walked out the door
And walked out of my life
Un-cry these tears
I cried so many nights
Un-break my heart
My heart

Take back that sad word good-bye
Bring back the joy to my life
Don't leave me here with these tears
Come and kiss that pain away
I can't forget the day you left
Time is so unkind
And life is so cruel without you here beside me

Un-break my heart
Say you'll love me again
Undo this hurt you caused
When you walked out the door
And walked out of my life
Un-cry these tears
I cried so many nights
Un-break my heart
My heart

Don't leave me in all this pain
Don't leave me out in the rain
Bring back the nights when I held you beside me

Un-break my heart
Say you'll love me again
Undo this hurt you caused
When you walked out the door
And walked out of my life
Un-cry that tears
I cried so many, many nights
Un-break my

Un-break my heart
Come back and say you love me
Un-break my heart
Sweet darlin'
Without you I just can't go on
Can't go on....