Hurt You - Toni Braxton ft. Babyface




The Experience: The person you love the most is on the other side of a wall that you both built. You've hurt each other. Cheated on each other. Is there hope for either of you?




The Video: Toni Braxton and Babyface sing from opposite sides of a hotel wall. That wall - their mistakes and the hurt they caused each other - is what brings them closer as they face it. They ask for forgiveness. And piece by piece, they start to rip down the wall. When they finally have a hole, Babyface reaches out to touch Toni Braxton's cheek... but he can't until everything is faced and forgiven, until the whole wall comes down. And it does.


My Take: God knows I never meant to hurt you. But I did. Accepting that you can hurt others, that you have hurt others, is the first step towards forgiving and being forgiven. True love forgives. But if you both keep giving excuses, you'll never find out if your love is strong enough to survive betrayal. You have to admit that neither of you deserve forgiveness... and then bow your heads and ask anyway. That's when the wall can come down. It won't be quick. It won't be easy. But it will be worth it.

Ask Yourself: Do you have the guts to face the hurt you've caused, and ask for forgiveness?


LYRICS:

Here we go
Damn, here we go again
Loving you has caused me so much pain
But you don't see it, you never see it

So why apologize?
I was just doing what I had to do baby
An eye for an eye

God knows I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to break your heart, your heart babe
God knows I never meant to turn you on, to turn you out
Never meant to take it that far, that far baby
God knows I never meant to hurt you
Hurt you, hurt you, hurt you, hurt you

Baby (Yeah)
Guilty as charged, I'm not gonna lie (baby)
I did you wrong so many times (yes)
So I know why, you crossed the line
Ooooh but girl, I never dream you'd cheat on me

But I, I apologize
(Don't apologize, don't apologize)
Oh baby, the pain I put you thru
What I did to you
I did the same to you
I made you cry

God knows I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to break your heart, your heart babe
God knows I never meant to turn you on, to turn you out
Never meant to take it that far, that far baby

God knows I never meant to hurt you (to hurt you)
I never meant to break your heart (your heart baby)
God knows I never meant to turn you on, to turn you out
Never meant to take it that far, that far baby ( I never meant to take things too far)

God knows I never meant to hurt you
Hurt you, hurt you, hurt you, hurt you

(Oohoohooh) Can we start over again?
(Oohoohooh) Can we start baby as friends?
(Oohoohooh) I'll give you one more try
The tender kisses you give to me
Would be the only thing that I'd ever need

God knows I never meant to hurt you (no baby)
(I never meant to break, to break you heart)
(I never meant to take, take things too far)

God knows I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to break your heart
(Never meant to break your little heart)

God knows I never meant to turn you on, to turn you off
Never meant to take it that far, (that far baby)
God knows I never meant to hurt you, to hurt you
Never meant to break your little heart
I never meant to take, to take things too far

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