Breaking Hearts (Ain't What It Used To Be)
Words:Bernard Taupin
Music:Elton John
Performed By:  Elton John
Copyright:© 1984 Big Pig Music Limited
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   Year : 1984


They used to say that boys are tough as nails.
In every way he keeps his heart as guarded as a jail.
Now things have changed, I feel so old.
Like any    girl could drag my heart across the coals.
I was always there in the thick of things.
I always had the heart of every woman on a string.
The danger zone shone from my eyes.
It seemed like every inch I gained became a mile.

CHORUS:
It's not the night reaching in and touching me.
It's just that breaking hearts ain't what it used to be.
It seems that time has killed that cruel streak in me and breaking hearts ain't what it used to be
It's  not  the light shining in and catching me.
It's just that breaking hearts ain't what it used to be.
But time has come and cast a spell on me.
And breaking hearts ain't what it used to be.

Now I know what lonely means. I used to give so little and gain everything.
The darkest part of every day is the shadow of another girl as she turns and walks away.
Can't say I blame them all for being hurt.
After all, I treated each and every one like dirt.
Who wants a heart that's never home?
I face the facts and lock myself into a life alone.

CODA:  Breaking hearts. Breaking hearts. Breaking hearts. 
       Breaking hearts ain't what it used to be.
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