Natalie Merchant has been a favourite of ours for some years now, in fact, ever since we discovered her Tigerlily album. Break Your Heart is a song from her second solo album; Ophelia, which seems to see Shakespeare’s Ophelia as a figure encompassing many important feminine standards. The album explores several of these. It is also a duet with N’Dea Davenport from the band The Brand New Heavies.
People struggle, people fight
for the simple pleasures in their lives
but trouble comes from everywhere
it’s a little more than you can bear.
A sad song but brilliantly performed and sung…
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