Does She Love That Man

heartbreak1 I’ll never forget the first time that I heard the song “Does She Love That Man?” by Breathe. In was one of the most painful holiday seasons ever for as I was suffering the immense anguish of heartbreak from a major breakup with some I truly loved. It’s never easy when you have your heart broken but to experience during the holidays adds insult to injury because it’s truly is the most wonderful time of the year. While you’re licking your wounds and try to make sense of it all, you have to endure all of the happy and romantic couples that seemingly appear everywhere you go.

Well, this one night in December I flipped the channel to the Joan Rivers Show, yes, she had a talk show back then. She introduced Breathe which was one of my favorite artists thanks to songs such as “Hands to Heaven” and “How Can I Fall”. So I prepared to enjoy a live performance from the british band and I noticed something strange. The lead singer David Glasper had an extremely short hair cut, almost like it was shaved for some reason. What provoked this handsome bloke to do this to himself?

Then the song began and it started to make sense. It also started to rip my already shattered heart out. The song was all about a man dealing with the torture of breaking up with the love of his life during the holidays and to make things worse he actually runs into her with her new man!

The music and lyrics were beautiful and powerful but the performance the lead singer gave that night was unforgettable. All singers are performers but this guy was baring his soul for all the world to see. I don’t know if this song was actually auto-biographical or if he was just getting into the song but it sure looked and felt like it was. I think his commitment to the experience and my own personal heartbreak resulted in me in tears that I’d been resisting for the longest time. The floodgates were open and I didn’t mind. As a matter of fact, it felt great and ultra cathartic. The song actually began a healing process for me.

The emotions climaxed in this part of the song:
The waitress talked to me, but I could not hear her words at all
The only sound that I could hear was the screaming of my soul
My world revolved around one single thing I wish to know
Does she love that man?

I don’t think I’ll ever see that live performance from Breathe that night on the Joan Rivers Show but I was thrilled to finally find the official music video for the song which has never appeared anywhere online in all the years that I’ve checked until now. So, here’s the video followed by the lyrics.

Here are the heartbreaking lyrics

DOES SHE LOVE THAT MAN?

Endlessly walking through a winter that’s so bitterly cold
Christmas is coming all the stores are wrapped in their neon glow
But I don’t feel festive
Oh I’ve lost the woman I held so dear
I’m so reflective as I think of all our happy years
I brush against a stranger,
So I turn to apologize
And I saw her, with another man, and a sparkle in her eyes
Does she love that man?
The way that I’m loving her still
Does she love that man?
For she has broken my will to survive
I walked to a cafe where I sat and stared at an empty wall
The waitress talked to me, but I could not hear her words at all
The only sound that I could hear was the screaming of my soul
My world revolved around one single thing I wish to know
Does she love that man?
The way that I’m loving her still
Does she love that man?
For she has broken my will to survive
The weather was changing, snow began falling
The sky became dark like the mood of my heart
I watched all the lovers
Sharing together, their smiles and laughter were painful reminders
I seem to recapture the moment I held her
I made her swear that she’d always be there
But she left me sorrow and fear of tomorrow
As soon as I wake there’s a pain I can’t shake in my heart
Does she love that man?
The way that I’m loving her still
Does she love that man?
For she has broken my will
Does she love that man?
The way that I’m loving her still
Does she love that man?
For she has broken my will
Does she love him?
Does she love him?
Does she love that man?

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