You Took Too Long (To Break My Heart)

by mark petruzzi

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My wife and I were walking one day, and talking about a friend of ours who was in a relationship that was going strong, and then suddenly broke off... I said that I was going to write a song about a couple that stays together long enough for both of them to believe they have a chance at something real, and lasting, but one of them gets cold feet and breaks it off... and not before the relationship is at the point wherein both realize that they are losing out because of the fears of one of them. "You can never break my heart just right" refers to trying for a clean break... not possible. Works as a duet or solo.

lyrics

Didn't you know you were the one by
The stupid things that I had done
Only when you were around me and...

I was trying to look smarter
Trying so much harder -to win you...
Not knowing I was trying to...

Didn't you know I was the one
Something new and something fun...at least...
Until another fun thing came along...

But it took too long this time
And we both know that's why
I thought we had a chance, it's true.

You see you took too long to break my heart
I dared to think we'd never be apart...and
You took too long, as our love grew
I lost the chance that I'd get over you...'cause
You took too long...Now it seems all wrong
To say goodbye...
You could never break my heart just right.

Even if your head denies
What the heart would pull to you
Does it mean it's true that
We aren't working?

Or is it just your fear of life
That put you off this time?
(From having something that you've
Never had before...)


...and if we decide it's done...
I'll say you're not the only one
For me and that I'll be all right...and

You know you took too long this time
And we both know that's why
I thought we had a chance, it's true.

You see you took too long to break my heart
I dared to think we'd never be apart...and
You took too long, as my love grew
I lost the chance that I'd get over you...'cause
You took too long...Now it seems all wrong
To say goodbye...
You could never break my heart just right.

Oh Just another broken heart
Another love just falls apart
Before it gets too real
I'd like to say what's done is done
Let's move on to another love...
That's not the way I feel...
'cause you took too long...Now it feels all wrong
To say goodbye...
Guess, you could never break my heart just right.

Oh, who could break another's heart?
Who could break another's heart?
Who could break another's heart just right?

You could never break my heart just right...

credits

released May 2, 2009
Lyrics, Music, Vocals, Percussion, Guitars~Mark Petruzzi
Soprano Sax~Wim Koopman
Keys~Peter van Woestijne

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