Mark Westin

When Beautiful People Break Up

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Mark Westin
Mark Westin

Story

“At the time I wrote this, it seemed like all anybody was talking about was who was dating who in Hollywood, and who was on again and off again.  I started writing with the idea that it was gonna be a satire of the media that feeds us this stuff, but it ended up feeling right to pull the heartstrings on the very last line.”

Lyrics

When beautiful people break up it couldn’t be that bad
They’ve got their good looks to cheer them up
And friends to call if they get sad

When beautiful people break up they never get depressed
They go right out to do the town
In shiny cars and nicely dressed

I know it’s true I’ve seen them there before
I know it’s true I’ve never seen them wanting more

When beautiful people break up the pain is swift and sweet
it blows away by break of day
like papers on a city street

When beautiful people break up they cry some lovely tears
Then dry their eyes and wear a smile
And look ahead to happy years

I know it’s true it’s just the way they are
I know it’s true when you’re as bright as any star
 
that shines into the universe and never seems to fade
illuminating all our flaws exposing every last charade

When beautiful people break up the timing’s always right
The movie ends, they part as friends
They never spend a lonely night

When beautiful people break up the world comes to their door
And lets them know it loves them so
And loves them till forever more

I know it’s true I’ve seen that story line
I know it’s true I wish that it were yours and mine

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Mark Westin: lead voice, acoustic guitar, electric guitars, bass, keyboards
David Dasch: voice
Ken Veltz: drums