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Riff: Hunter Hayes – “Somebody’s Heartbreak”

Jan 9, 2013

You leave me here wonderin’ if I’ll ever know/How much you care or how much you don’t/Whatever you need, whatever you want

from Somebody's Heartbreak lyrics by Hunter Hayes

There’s nothing wrong with crying for an entire album so long as it explores all facets of pain. For Hunter Hayes we get nothing of the sort. His adolescent wailing is an ear sore, and “Somebody’s Heartbreak” is the culmination of that incessant whining. The sensitive nice guy act is played, even for him.

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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