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As I walk this land of broken dreams
I have visions of many things
But happiness is just an illusion
Filled with sadness and confusion

What becomes of the brokenhearted
Who has love that's now departed
I know I've got to find
Some kind of peace of mind, baby

The roots of love grow all around
But for me they come tumbling down
Every day heartaches grow a little stronger
I can't stand things pain much longer

I walk in shadows searching for light
Cold and alone, no comfort in sight
Hopin' and praying for someone who'll care
Always moving and going nowhere

What becomes of the brokenhearted
Who has love that's now departed
I know I've got to find
Some kind of peace of mind, help me, please

I'm searching though I don't succeed
But someone look, there's a growing need
All is lost, there's no place for beginning
All that's left is an unhappy ending

Now what becomes of the brokenhearted
Who has love that's now departed
I know I've got to find
Some kind of peace of mind
I'll be searching everywhere
Just to find someone to care
I'll be looking every day
I know I'm gonna find a way
Nothing's gonna stop me now
I'll find a way somehow



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    UnregisteredJul 3, 2014 at 1:17 pm
    This song rings so true in my experience, especially when I'm always having trouble seeking a special lady to share life with. (as I walk this land of broken dreams, I have visions of many things)
    Unless there's a change in the status quo, love and romance in my life again is all but a lost cause. (happiness, is just an illusion, filled with sadness and confusion)
    All is lost, there's no place for beginning. All that's left is an unhappy ending. (which could mean a tragic and unexpected death.
    From a broken heart, stemmed from loneliness).
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    Beverly R Lowe-JacksonAug 31, 2013 at 7:24 am
    I heard this yesterday and couldn't get it out of my head. I think these are some of the sadest lyrics I have ever heard. I don' t think I paid much attention to them years ago,but I kept hear ing them today so I looked them up ( What becomes of the broken hearted who has love thats now departed? As I wak this land of broken dreams, I have visions of many things, but happiness is just an illusion,filled with sadness and confusion) :(
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    UnregisteredJan 8, 2012 at 5:31 pm
    Having to restart your love life because you have hurt someone or got hurt by someone and that you cant think of the best way to be. Also it can be hard to let go of the one person you truly love so they can be happy but it can leave you brokenhearted. This song is amazing.

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