Break in the Cup

David Wilcox  Buy

FAVORITE (1 fan)

David Wilcox

David Patrick Wilcox (born 1958) is an American folk musician and singer-songwriter guitarist. He has been active in the music business since the late 1980s. more »


 Watch: New Singing Lesson Videos Can Make Anyone A Great Singer

I try so hard to please you
To be the love that fills you up
I try to pour on sweet affection
But I think you got a broken cup.
Because you can't believe I love you
I try to tell you that there is no doubt
But as soon as fill you with all I've got
That little break will let it run right out

I cannot make you happy
I'm learning love and money never do
But I can pour myself out 'til I'm empty
Trying to be just who you'd want me to
I cannot make you happy
Even though our love is true
For there's a break in the cup that holds love
Inside of you

Now I begin to understand you
As you explain the fear you feel
It's when you see me fall into that sorrow
That makes you doubt the love is real
Because lonely wind still blows through me
I turn away so you can't see
But now how can I still be so empty
With all this love that you pour on me?

I guess you cannot make me happy
And that's a money-back guarantee
But you can pour yourself out 'til you're empty
Trying to be just who'd I want you to be
You cannot make me happy
It's just the law of gravity
And that break in the cup that holds love
Inside of me

So if you're tempted to rescue me
Drowning in this quicksand up to my neck
Before you grab my hand to save me
Why don't you ask me if I'm finished yet?
You cannot make me happy
Not when there's empty inside of me
But you can pull yourself right in here with me
My misery'd love to have your company

We cannot trade empty for empty
We must go to the waterfall
For there's a break in the cup that holds love
A break in the cup that holds love
A break in the cup that holds love
Inside us all

Inside us all

 Become A Better Singer In Only 30 Days, With Easy Video Lessons!


Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the Break in the Cup Lyrics with the community:


Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:


"Break in the Cup Lyrics." STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 20 Oct. 2019. <>.

Missing lyrics by David Wilcox?

Know any other songs by David Wilcox? Don't keep it to yourself!

Watch the song video

Break in the Cup

Our awesome collection of

Promoted Songs


David Wilcox tracks

On Radio Right Now


Powered by

Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!