Break in the Cup
One of my favorite songs.
The artist and writer is David Wilcox. The Album is Big Horizon, 1994.
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.