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You Still Break My Heart Every Time I Look At You

September 28, 2017

I always find the way that I’ve written music to be so weird.  Like, it’s less any sort of process and more like something plucked fully formed out of the ether – like painting polaroids with my mind. I don’t really know where they come from and I don’t really put a lot of effort into it, they just appear sometimes.  One of the nice parts (heck, one of the only nice parts) of being stuck up in Brisbane these past few weeks has been the fact it’s really freed up some space in my brain that was previously the property of everyday stress and anxiety to really just be reactively creative again.  I’ve done some of the best writing I’ve done in a long time, and I’ve been writing songs again too –  which is really nice actually, as that was always my first real love as far as writing mediums go.

 

Anyway, I thought I’d share this with y’all, because I think it’s something really special – or as special as anything can be that I wrote start to complete finish in less than fifteen minutes one-handed on my phone whilst I was walking home from my Grandma’s the other night.  Like, the whole entire thing – words, melody and music – just poured out linearly because the title popped into my head and I thought “dang Glenn – that would be a neat title for a song”.  And here we are.     It’s a little bit Bon Jovi ballad (think ‘Always’) meets Shania Twain or old-school Melissa Etheridge – so, probably in the latter day Kelly Clarkson arena, I guess (it’s probably not urban enough for Keith)?

 

Anyway, ENOY!

(You Still Break My Heart) Every Time I Look At You
(chorus)
You still break my heart every time that I look at you
I still tear apart every time that I miss you
I’d promise to start anew if you asked me to

But you never would, so I just look at you … from afar

Staring off into the distance
Thoughts of you and me are buzzing round, around my head
Remembering the kisses
Darts of you and me are shooting hearts inside my bed

Wishing I was dead

But I
I know that I can’t be that kinda guy
The one who drags a broken heart down a lonely highway
Can’t always have it my way
Cuz love is a two way street
That you told me
You don’t want me
To drive..
You still break my heart every time that I look at you
I still tear apart every time that I miss you
I’d promise to start anew if you asked to

But you never would, so I just look at you … from the dark

Of an interweb cuz I’m still into you
Even though you made me promise not to talk to you
And every single night baby I still get blue

But every blow I get just never blows me away quite like you do

And I
I know that can’t be that kinda man
The one who makes a grave mistake and ran
Cuz I ran so far away
So you can’t hear me say
That I love you

Every single day

You still break my heart every time that I look at you
I still tear apart every time that I miss you
I’d promise to start anew if you asked me to

But you never would, so I just look at you … from my heart

My little broken heart
Each piece is a part
Of a story that I made
About how I went away
And each piece
Is a new place
To start
You still break my heart every time that I look at you
I still tear apart every time that I miss you
I’d promise to start anew if you asked me to
But you never would, so I just look at you
Do I break my heart every time that you look at me
Do you tear apart every time that you miss me
I’ll promise to start anew if you asked me
But you never would, so you can just forget me
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