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Break in the Cup

This song is by David Wilcox and appears on the album Big Horizon (1994) and on the compilation album The Very Best Of David Wilcox (2001).

I try so hard to please you
To be the love that fills you up
I try to pour on sweet affection
But I think you got a broken cup
Because you can't believe I love you
I try to tell you that there is no doubt
But as soon as I fill you with all I've got
That little break will let it run right out

I cannot make you happy
I'm learning love and money never do
But I can pour myself out 'til I'm empty
Trying to be just who you'd want me to
But I cannot make you happy
Even though our love is true
For there's a break in the cup that holds love
Inside of you

Now I begin to understand you
As you explain this fear you feel
It's when you see me fall into that sorrow
It makes you doubt the love is real
'Cause the lonely wind still blows through me
I turn away so can't see
But now how could I still be so empty
With all the love that you pour on me

I guess you cannot make me happy
That's a money back guarantee
But you can pour yourself out 'til you're empty
Trying to be just who I'd want you to be
You cannot make me happy
It's just the law of gravity
And that break in the cup that holds love
Inside of me

So if you're tempted to rescue me
Drowning in this quicksand up to my neck
Before you grab my hand to save me
Why don't you ask me if I'm finished yet
Because you cannot make me happy
Not when I'm empty inside of me
But you can pull yourself right in here with me
My misery'd love to have your company

We cannot trade empty for empty
We must go to the waterfall
For there's a break in the cup that holds love
A break in the cup that holds love
A break in the cup that holds love
Inside us all. Inside us all

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