I Want To Break Your Mended Heart

Album: Josh Doyle (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from Nashville-based singer-songwriter Josh Doyle' s eponymous album. The set was produced by John Shanks (Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow) as a result of Doyle winning the 2012 Guitar Center Singer Songwriter Contest. The prize originally stated that Shanks would record a 3-song EP with the winner, but impressed by the England-born singer-songwriter' s body of work, the Grammy Award-winning producer decided to record an entire album instead.
  • Regarding this song, Doyle explained to Billboard magazine: "It's about breaking up with a girl, and her throwing things up all in your face. You think 'We were this close then, but now you're parading around with this guy.' Now, you're so happy again, and put back together with someone else. I want to wreck that completely. Someone told me once that guys like songs about breaking things up, and girls like songs about putting things together, and love. It's like my shout out to the guys. I don't sit down and write a song about someone who is angry, as much as I just write what I am feeling at the moment. Luckily, I've spun a few phrases in there, like I want to break your mended heart, which I've never heard before in a song, which I thought was cool. At the same time, I was listening to a lot of Bee Gees, especially 'How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?.' They were such great songwriters."

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