Can’t play with Broken Strings

Discussing James Morrison’s song, Broken Strings

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Let me hold you
For the last time
It’s the last chance to feel again
But you broke me
Now I can’t feel anything

When I love you,
It’s so untrue
I can’t even convince myself
When I’m speaking,
It’s the voice of someone else

Oh it tears me up
I try to hold on, but it hurts too much
I try to forgive, but it’s not enough to make it all okay

You can’t play on broken strings
You can’t feel anything that your heart don’t want to feel
I can’t tell you something that ain’t real

Oh the truth hurts
And lies worse
How can I give anymore
When I love you a little less than before

Oh what are we doing
We are turning into dust
Playing house in the ruins of us

Running back through the fire
When there’s nothing left to save
It’s like chasing the very last train when it’s too late

Oh it tears me up
I try to hold on, but it hurts too much
I try to forgive, but it’s not enough to make it all okay

You can’t play on broken strings
You can’t feel anything that your heart don’t want to feel
I can’t tell something that ain’t real

Well the truth hurts…
But we’re running through the fire…
You can’t play on broken strings
Well truth hurts…
Let me hold you for the last time
It’s the last chance to feel again
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Questions for reflection: (by Samuel Thambusamy)

  1. What is this song about? How does this song describe love/life?
  2. How can I give anymore, when I love you a little less than before. What do you think is the problem?
  3. You can’t feel anything that your heart don’t want to feel. Is love a feeling or is it an act of will?
  4. Running through the fire when there’s nothing left to save. It’s like chasing the very last train when it’s too late. Can broken relationship be mended at all? What does it take to heal broken hearts?
  5. I try to forgive, but its not enough to make it all okay. One definition of love reads this way: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Is it difficult to forgive someone you love?
  6. The person whom you have never forgiven controls you. comment!
  7. What must you do to catch the last train before its too late? Any ideas?!!!
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