I Can’t Break it to My Heart (2007) – Delta Goodrum

The Australian singer-songwriter Delta Goodrum has been mentioned here before in a song Affirmation by the Australian group Savage Garden. Today’s song I Can’t Break It to My Heart is the fourth single from Delta Goodrem’s third studio album Delta. The video below is from her special A Night with Delta Goodrem and you could be forgiven for thinking you are listening to Celine Dion from the start. Goodrem signed to Sony Music at the age of 15. Her debut album, Innocent Eyes (2003), topped the ARIA Albums Chart for 29 non-consecutive weeks. It is one of the highest-selling Australian albums.

If it’s okay
I’ll leave the bed light on
And place your water glass where it belongs
And if alright
I’ll lie awake at night
Pretending i’m curled up at your side

See i’m circling these patterns
Living out of memories
I’m still a long way from accepting it
That there’s just no you and me

But if I still believe you love me
Maybe i’ll survive
So i tell myself you’re coming home
Like you’ve done a million times
And if it’s alright
I’ll still be loving you
’cause i can’t break it to my heart

I Can’t Break It to My Heart is from her third number-one album Delta released in 2007 and the single peaked at number thirteen. I have no idea how I came across this song, but I liked it from the get-go. Delta was the Pop Diva of Australian music in the early 2000’s. When Delta was suffering from cancer making her second album in 2004 and seen during the ARIA awards when David Hayes sung her song; her plight was a national concern.

On 16 August 2020, Goodrem released a six-minute video detailing the back story behind her song Paralyzed. In the video, she revealed that after having her salivary gland removed, she faced serious complications that led to the paralysis of a nerve in her tongue, which left her having to re-learn to speak. In 2022, Goodrem was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for “significant service to the not-for-profit sector, and to the performing arts“.

1. Delta Goodrem – wikipedia

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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