The question at hand. Russell Street, Sandy Bay. July 2011.
Can a heart still break once its [sic] stopped beatin...
Now, I'm no cardiac surgeon, but if a heart has stopped beating there is a mighty good chance that it already is broken!
This reminds me of one of my favourite heartbreak songs that I thought I'd share with you, the Mountain Goats' paean to the dissolution of a marriage, No Children. What I really like most about this one is the almost joyful intensity of the vocal in the celebration of bitterness.
As a sucker for a decent lyric, I reckon that this one is a beauty. I mean really
I am drowning
There is no sign of land
You are coming down with me
Hand in unlovable hand
And I hope you die
I hope we both die
That's truth and beauty there.