Song Lyric Sunday – 1 August 2021 – The Broken Ones

Jim Adams’ Song Lyric Sunday gives us the chance to share familiar, and sometimes not so familiar, songs. This week the prompt is to find a song that may include, or reference, one of the following: Alluring, Beautiful, Charming, Graceful, Seductive

If you fancy sharing one of your favourite songs you can find out how to participate, and also listen to all the great entries, here.

This week we have The Broken Ones from the debut studio album, Red, by American singer-songwriter Dia Frampton, released on December 6, 2011.

This song is all about a girl taking on “broken ones” who have never been loved and have lots of faults.  She seems destined to repeat the process time and again because she sees a part of herself in them – the missing piece always trying to fit in!  She says “All your faults to me make you more beautiful.”

“Perhaps she just feels obliged to fight for the underdog, and that’s not a bad thing!

The Broken Ones

Dia Frampton

I know they’ve hurt you bad.
Wide, the scars you have.
Baby let me straighten out your broken bones,
All your faults to me make you more beautiful.

I can’t help it,
I love the broken ones,
The ones who,
Need the most patching up.
The ones who’ve,
Never been loved,
Never been loved,
Never been loved.
And O maybe I see a part of me in them.
The missing piece always trying to fit in.
The shattered heart,
Hungry for a home.
No you’re not alone,
I love the broken ones.

You don’t have to drive,
With your headlights off.
It’s a pocketknife,
Not a gift from god.
Don’t you learn of love from the love they kept.
I will be your anchor slowly,
Step by step.

I can’t help it,
I love the broken ones,
The ones who,
Need the most patching up.
The ones who’ve,
Never been loved,
Never been loved,
Never been loved.
And O maybe I see a part of me in them.
The missing piece always trying to fit in.
The shattered heart,
Hungry for a home.
No you’re not alone,
I love the broken ones.

Maybe we can rip off the bandage.
Maybe you will see it for what it is.
Maybe we can burn this building,
Holding you in.

I can’t help it,
I love the broken ones,
The ones who,
Need the most patching up.
The ones who’ve,
Never been loved,
Never been loved,
Never been loved.
And O maybe I see a part of me in them.
The missing piece always trying to fit in.
The shattered heart,
Hungry for a home.
No you’re not alone,
I love the broken ones.
I love the broken ones.
I love the broken ones.
I love the broken ones.

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Ross Copperman / Tom Shapiro / Dia Frampton

The Broken Ones lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

As a bonus I’m including an instrumental that has featured before on my blog. Just because…………It’s a Beautiful Day.

32 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – 1 August 2021 – The Broken Ones

  1. I liked both songs – and found the second one so uplifting! I didn’t like the video because I thought it was a distraction from the song, the lyrics in particular. She’s a beautiful girl, and had she just been the focus and singing the song, I think that would have been far more effective.

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  2. Dia Frampton is new to me and thanks for sharing her music today Peter. I was Underdog for Halloween one year. Your second video was the first time I ever saw musicians wearing masks and I guess that is going to be the new normal.

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  3. Lovely choice. I had never heard of Ms Frampton before. There are those who are always picking up the broken-winged ones. I know. I am one.
    I remember seeing this Tohpati video. Lovely as well!

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  4. Popular music is in a standby mode as it seeks to find more suitable men to fill the shoes left by the greats of yesterday. If it doesn’t find those men, it will continue to recycle slutty, whiny little girls whose only ability is to be patient with Auto-Tune as it cycles up into activity.

    — Catxman

    http://www.catxman.wordpress.com

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