Cause I've Been Hurt Before
There are certain things
I wish I had known
before my innocence
you've got to have
your heart broken
before you truly know
how to protect it.
We go through the motions,
and deal with tough emotions.
We start feeling hopeless
and I know
how hard it is
to break your focus
on the love you
hoped would grow.
Give yourself a few days to cry,
let grief occupy your mind.
Play the same sad song a few nights
and only sleep when
you've emptied a bottle of wine.
Sulk, but hurry to restore hope
cause I'm only giving you three days.
On the fourth,
you will know what you're worth.
You won't settle for the guy
who treats you the worst.
Believe me, cause I've been hurt before.
There's something about heartache
that causes a girl's spirit to break,
birthing a grown woman.
As you pick up your broken
heart from the floor
and cut your finger with one of the pieces,
let a profound spirit
take over your senses.
It's cool to be brave if you're safe.
You don't have to be bitter
to learn from your mistakes.
A strong heart feels and it bends,
but it is too skilled to break.
Put all of your faith in what I'm saying.
I know cause I've been hurt before.