Breaking Your Own Heart

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about

I wrote this one with a dear friend of mine named Jennifer Hanson. A deeply personal song for both of us, it was one of those important days when you do your best to set aside any awareness of the outside world and just be honest, be honest, be honest. "To gain your own voice, you have to forget about having it heard" – Allen Ginsberg. I truly believe that. The initial thought, “you're breaking your own heart”, smacked me across the face while I was sitting at a red light on Wedgewood and 8th Ave in Nashville near Grimey's Used Music. It hit me like a lightning bolt. Such an obvious idea, but I'd never heard it said quite like that. The next day I was writing with Jennifer and after talking for a few hours about life in general I suddenly realized this idea was exactly what we were talking about. We wrote the song and a few weeks later Kelly Clarkson heard it and recorded it, which was a shock. She put it on her album, Stronger and I love what she did with it. It was so rewarding to see a song which came from such a pure, uncommercial place go on to connect in a larger context and with an artist we both have tremendous respect for. Kudos, Mr. Ginsberg.

lyrics

Shakin' your head like it's all wrong
Before you’re here you’re already gone
And even with the light all around you
You’re all alone in the dark

You’re breakin' your own heart
Taking your own heart down a lonely road
You say you just want love
But when it’s close enough you just let it go
The very thing you’ve been the most afraid of
You've been doin' from the start
Breakin' your own heart

Too many tears too many falls
It’s easier here behind these walls
But you don’t have to walk in shadows
Where life is so hard

CHORUS

It’s not too late i’m still right here
If only you’ll let go of your fear

credits

from New Medicine, released June 24, 2016

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Michael Logen Nashville, Tennessee

Michael Logen was raised on America’s hard‐luck song‐canon of folk and traditional country, heartfelt and authentic music. Growing up in a Mennonite home in the beautiful, historic town of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, he learned to play guitar, piano and harmonica during informal living‐room jam sessions with friends and family. ... more

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