Don't Fix What's Broken

from by Dylan Bell

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Ah, love… it can enable us to learn and grow, or it can send us running for the hills. In the coin-toss of love, I guess this song comes up tails.

lyrics

VERSE 1
She always said I was a work in progress
A diamond in the rough
She said a lot of stuff about opening my eyes
Showing me the world
(Even though I never like to venture far from home)
But what’s so bad about Even-Steven?
Steady and reliable
Easily deniable habits and rituals
Ground into the bone
And I guess that’s why I am alone

CHORUS
“Don’t fix what’s broken”, I said to her
“I just don’t care.
Don’t fix what’s broken: what would I do
If you’re not there?
Cause if you ever go, I’ll never know
How to put myself together again”

VERSE 2
She said to me “Why don’t you gamble, gamble?”
But how can you just give your soul and never count the cost?
She said “You’ve got to put your cards on the table”
But don’t you understand that nothing ventured, nothing lost?
I’ve heard enough about self-improvement
Pardon me, I think I’m doing fine all on my own.
She said “You’d better loosen up those heartstrings
Or you’re gonna wake up all alone.”

CHORUS

BRIDGE
She said “jump into the water”
But I don’t like to swim
She’ll never understand my reasons why
She’ll get tired of my games someday
Eventually, she’ll walk away
And all I can do is wave goodbye…

VERSE 3
I never said I was a genius, genius
Never said I didn’t have a thing or two to learn
But old dogs, new tricks
Matches and a house of sticks
Sounds a little like a recipe for getting burned.
So don’t go talking ‘bout changes, changes
I’ve become accustomed to my fear of the unknown
Well baby here’s your hat, but what’s your hurry?
And why’d you have to leave me all alone?

CHORUS
“Don’t fix what’s broken”, I said to her
“It’s just not fair.
Don’t fix what’s broken: what will I do
Now you’re not there"
Don’t fix what’s broken, I said to her
It’s just no fun
Don’t fix what’s broken, now it’s too late
I’ve come undone
Why did you have to go
Now I’ll never know
How to put myself together again.

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from Don't Fix What's Broken, released July 11, 2016
dB - voice, guitars, bass, drums

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Dylan Bell Toronto, Ontario

In a word... multifaceted. Toronto-based songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. From a neo-classical choral opus to an unabashed rock song, I've probably written it... or at least working on it. I'm fortunate enough to make my work my play, touring across North America, Europe, and Asia. Visit me at www.dylanbell.ca ... more

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