I was recently part of a conversation where a person was contemplating the merits of reconnecting with an ex. Of the reasons discussed came the notion of a revenge secondary breakup.
Note: I do not support this type of behavior, but it made for an interesting song concept.
I don't have the will to try - not again
Though maybe you won't hurt me like you hurt me then
Laying here awake until I don't know when
Wondering if you'll hurt me like you hurt me then
Shedding tears for all the things that might have been
Won't change the way you hurt me like you hurt me then
For the Angels and the Devils and the Mice and Men
Saw the way you hurt me like you hurt me then
Gone and left me broken 'cause I couldn't bend
From all the ways you hurt me like you hurt me then
I know that you truly want to let me in
But I will probably hurt you like you hurt me then