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Written By Philip Simondet

they say if you love somebody

then you will let them go

I guess that means you love me

more than you let show

‘cause when it came to leaving, girl

you seemed to be a pro

and here I thought

that if you love someone

you should spend your life with them

shows how little

I know


‘cause if you love something then kill it

before it kills you first

some things get better

but everything gets worse

even castles become ruins

every blessing is a curse

and the only way to not get your heart broken

is to die first


they say if you love somebody

then you will let them leave

I guess that means you never

meant a thing to me

‘cause when you up and left me, girl

it brought me to my knees

and I cried and begged and wallowed when

I should have been

relieved


‘cause if you love somebody

they will only break your heart

it’s the law of entropy

everything must break apart

every lover becomes loveless

every sweetheart becomes tart

and the only way to not get your heart broken

is if it is broken

from the start


they say if you love somebody

then you want what’s best for them

even if what they think is best

is seeing other men

because if that were true, well, then

I wouldn’t be bleeding out of this pen

‘cause my heart wouldn’t even have to mend

I’d be sitting here in perfect Zen

and I wouldn’t lose any REM

thinking about how things could have been

but hearts only break, they never bend

and I’ll never make

that same mistake

ever again