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UnBreak My Heart
Song

UnBreak My Heart

Toni Braxton
Album:
Secrets

Song Meaning and Background of UnBreak My Heart by Toni Braxton


"Un-Break My Heart" is the second single from Toni Braxton's sophomore album, Secrets. The record was a hit, reaching number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and staying there for 11 weeks. It also topped the charts in several other countries around the world. The song is a pleading love ballad, with Toni asking her ex-lover to come back and undo the damage caused by their separation.


In the chorus, the singer begs for her former lover to come back and "un-break her heart." The lyrics paint a picture of an emotionally broken woman who is trying to cope with the pain caused by their breakup. She reminisces about the good times they had together, and is desperately hoping for those moments to be rekindled.


The musical arrangement of the song is very beautiful. The modulation from the verses to the chorus is expertly executed. The use of the A# at the end of the first chorus is very effective, as it allows the progression to transition from b minor to g# minor. This is an excellent example of how a sharp key can be used to add tension and drama to a piece of music.


Toni Braxton is a Grammy-winning vocalist, best known for her sultry and sensual voice that reaches up to an impressive high C. She's also an actress (as the sister of members of the shortlived girl group The Braxtons and for her appearance on the show, Braxton Family Values), a social media influencer, a lupus survivor, and the first sexy diva to perform a slow-to-fast remix version of a live award performance.


Lyrics of UnBreak My Heart by Toni Braxton


Don't leave me in all this pain

Don't leave me out in the rain

Come back and bring back my smile

Come and take these tears away

I need your arms to hold me now

The nights are so unkind

Bring back those nights when I held you beside me

 

Un-break my heart

Say you'll love me again

Undo this hurt you caused

When you walked out the door

And walked out of my life

Un-cry these tears

I cried so many nights

Un-break my heart

My heart

 

Take back that sad word good-bye

Bring back the joy to my life

Don't leave me here with these tears

Come and kiss this pain away

I can't forget the day you left

Time is so unkind

And life is so cruel without you here beside me

 

Un-break my heart

Say you'll love me again

Undo this hurt you caused

When you walked out the door

And walked out of my life

Un-cry these tears

I cried so many nights

Un-break my heart

 

Don't leave me in all this pain

Don't leave me out in the rain

Bring back the nights when I held you beside me

 

Un-break my heart

Say you'll love me again

Undo this hurt you caused

When you walked out the door

And walked out of my life

Un-cry these tears

I cried so many, many nights

Un-break my

 

Un-break my heart oh baby

Come back and say you love me

Un-break my heart

Sweet darlin'

Without you I just can't go on

 

(Say that you love me

Say that you love me

Tell me you love me

Un-break my...)

Can't go on

(Say that you love me

Say that you love me

Tell me you love me

Un-break my

Say that you love me

Say that you love me

Tell me you love me

Un-break my

Say that you love me

Say that you love me)

Release Date

1996

Songwriter/s

Diane Warren

Producer/s

David Foster

Label/s

LaFace

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