How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? Lyrics – Al Green

English 77 January 31, 1972
"How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?" by Al Green express the poignant emotions of heartbreak and the quest for healing. The song delves into the singer's reminiscences of happier times, the pain of lost love, and the struggle to find solace. Throughout the verses, pre-chorus, chorus, and bridge, Al Green poses soul-searching questions about repairing a broken heart and seeks answers to the complexities of love and loss. ...Read More

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? Lyrics

[Verse 1: Al Green]
I can think of younger days when living for my life
Was everything a man could want to do

[Pre-Chorus: Al Green]
I could never see tomorrow
I was never told about the sorrow

[Chorus: Al Green]
And how can you mend a broken heart?
How can you stop the rain from falling down?
Tell me, how can you stop that old sun from shining?
What makes the world go 'round?
And how can you mend this broken man? Yeah
How can a loser ever win?
Somebody please help me mend my broken heart
And let me live again, la-la, la-la, la

[Verse 2: Al Green]
I can still feel the breeze that rustles through the trees
And misty memories of days gone by

[Pre-Chorus: Al Green]
But we could never see tomorrow
Would you believe that no one
No one ever told us about the sorrow?

[Chorus: Al Green]
So how can you mend a broken heart? And mine is
How can you stop the rain from falling down? Baby
How can you stop that old sun from shining?
What makes the world go 'round?
And sometime I have to say, yeah, say
La-la-la, la-la-la, uh-huh, yeah
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la, tell me

[Bridge: Al Green]
Help me mend my, my broken heart
I just wanna, I just wanna, I just wanna
I just wanna, I just wanna live again, baby
How can you mend, oh yeah, this broken man?
Yeah, somebody tell me
How can a loser ever win? (Baby) 'Cause, baby
Help me mend my, this old broken heart
I think I, I know I, I believe I, I feel I
I feel like I got to, I feel like I wanna live again
How can you mend this broken heart?
Somebody please tell me
How can you stop the rain from falling down?
I know my clothes are all wet, tell me
How can you mend my, please help me mend my broken heart
I think I, I believe I, I've got a feeling that
I want to live and live and live

[Outro: Al Green]
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la
La, yeah

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Last Update: December 3, 2023

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Cast & Crew

  • Album
  • Artist / Band
  • Producer(s)
  • Willie Mitchell
  • Writter(s)
  • Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb & Barry Gibb
  • Released On
  • January 31, 1972

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FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?" song?

"How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?" song is sung by Al Green.

Who is the lyrics writer of "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?" song?

"How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?" song lyrics written by Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb & Barry Gibb.

Who is the music producer of "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?" song?

"How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?" song music composed & produced by Willie Mitchell.

When was "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?" song released?

"How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?" song was released on January 31, 1972.