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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
well now know that's bullshit
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