A Poem by Jeff Bresee

Another new song concept


I go through the motions once again

Another day where I pretend

Things will be fine

I tow the line and try to fit in


I try to find purpose in all that I do

Try to feel like I used to do

I still recall all of those times

When life was so new


But now I'm so tired all the time

Nothing feels right, I just tow the line

I guess I stopped living when

I stopped loving you


I guess I stopped living when

I stopped loving you




Yeah, I guess I stopped living

when I stopped loving you


I hear that you don't feel the same

You've looked beyond all of the pain

That I put you through

Cuz I let you down again and again


I don't understand. Can't even try

How do you take it

When you know that I...

I’m just a big mess

Another failed the test and there's no reasons why


So I lie here and think my hands on my head

Another day gone and I'm here in bed

Wondering why

I ever stopped loving you


Because I stopped living when

I stopped loving you


Yes, I stopped living when

I stopped loving you

© 2016 Jeff Bresee

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This is just perfect for song lyrics, and when singing, we can hear how it feels, but I would love to feel it more... go deeper, show me what it means to stop living.

It's great that you've kind of turned it inside out, that YOU were the one that "stopped loving," then realizing it wasn't true, and having to pay the consequences for your mistakes. It creates a surprise, because most songs are, "when you stopped loving me." It's also very honest and true.

Posted 2 Years Ago

I like the words. Feel some blues.

Posted 2 Years Ago

I feel the song and the sadness in the poem. When the love is gone. Only heartache and pain to learn. Thank you my friend for sharing poetry and song.

Posted 2 Years Ago

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3 Reviews
Added on January 4, 2016
Last Updated on January 10, 2016
Tags: lonliness, love, love lost, stopped loving, heartache


Jeff Bresee
Jeff Bresee

Dallas, TX

I love to write poetry and then turn it into songs. I am a singer/songwriter for Weathered Pages, a Fort Worth, Texas based band. Check us out at And I hope you enjoy .. more..