Art of Heartbreak Lyrics - Daryl Hall & John Oates

Hall & Oates H₂O cover art
release date: 1982
length: 3:44
composer: Janna Allen
lyricist: Janna Allen, Sara Allen, Daryl Hall
Lyrics: Hall/S. Allen/J. Allen

Try to ignore the twisted side
We kiss and we hiss at the same time
Don't you know some things just don't blow away
You've been this way before, but the cuts just seem to hurt me more
Could be a reason for the difference...

You've been practicing
The art of heartbreak
The art of heartbreak

Anticipating what she's aching for
I'm being edgy leave her wanting more
Anyone might think we'd rather be alone
Yeah, she's been cut before by sharp things I've been saying so long
I can't believe the way she takes it

I've been practicing
The art of heartbreak
The art of heartbreak

Why do we make it hard, been hitting back and forth for so long
What are we aiming at, there's no score in love
I bet a million bucks she knows but won't let up on me, so
I've just decided to stop

Practicing the art of heartbreak
The art of heartbreak
We've been practicing

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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Maneater
  • 2 Crime Pays
  • 3 Art of Heartbreak
  • 4 One on One
  • 5 Open All Night
  • 6 Family Man
  • 7 Italian Girls
  • 8 Guessing Games
  • 9 Delayed Reaction
  • 10 At Tension
  • 11 Go Solo