Verse 1

Yes, rejection hurts, but sometimes it's best to know.

It's best to say the harsh words, don't soften the blow.

Chorus

And I swear I'm not broken-hearted, no.

I swear you've only broken my ego.

It's just a wounded pride.

It's just a wounded pride.

No, I'm not hurting inside.

No, I'm not feeling like I got swallowed by the high tide

And was left to be lost in the woods in the middle of the night.

It's just a wounded pride.

It's just a wounded pride.

And I swear I feel alright.

Verse 2

My friends keep on asking me questions about you, and I

Keep on faking that translucent smile and sputter out another lie.

Chorus

And I swear I'm not broken-hearted, no.

I swear you've only broken my ego.

It's just a wounded pride.

It's just a wounded pride.

No, I'm not hurting inside.

No, I'm not feeling like I got swallowed by the high tide

And was left to be lost in the woods in the middle of the night.

It's just a wounded pride.

It's just a wounded pride.

And I swear I feel alright.

Bridge

You're taking it all back swiftly,

But in my head it all happens in slow motion.

It changes how I perceive the world,

It changes every single belief, every single notion.

I feel like the world paused for a full minute

And then started spinning in the opposite direction.

Tears don't come streaking down my cheeks

While my heart slides down the slope without friction

Till it hits the cold hard floor.

And now we're friends like we were before.

Chorus

And I swear I'm not broken-hearted, no.

I swear you've only broken my ego.

It's just a wounded pride.

It's just a wounded pride.

No, I'm not hurting inside.

No, I'm not feeling like I got swallowed by the high tide

And was left to be lost in the woods in the middle of the night.

It's just a wounded pride.

It's just a wounded pride.

And I swear I feel alright.

Outro

Hold on, hold on tight.

Let's just not fight

Over my injured pride.

It's just a wounded pride.

It's just a wounded pride.

You don't need to worry about it, no.

Yes, rejection hurts, but sometimes it's best to know.

It's best to say the harsh words, don't soften the blow.