Don't go breaking my heart What's the meaning of this? "No vayas rompiendo mi corazón "?
May 27, 2018 9:28 PM
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The first would not have made a fortune for the songwriter. The second did.
May 28, 2018

Irene: As your profile suggests that your English is advanced, I'll presume that you know what 'breaking my heart' means, and I'll presume that you're asking about the construction with 'go'.

"Don't go +" is an informal, idiomatic construction used in the negative imperative form. We use it when we think that another person is likely to want ( or be tempted) to do something that we don't want them to do. For example, let's say that a small boy is going away on a weekend trip, and his mother gives him some pocket money. The mother might say "Don't go spending it all at once. That money's got to last you for the whole weekend'.  She suspects that the boy is likely to spend all his money at once, and she knows that she can't prevent him doing this once he has left for the trip.

In the case of this song, "Don't go breaking my heart" is more of a plea. It shows the vulnerability of the singer. He or she has no control over what the other person might do in the future, but is begging them not to be hurtful.

May 28, 2018
I would consider it an imperative.
May 28, 2018

"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" = don't emtotionally hurt me because I love you

And for your listening and learning English pleasure :)

"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" with lyrics!

Backstreet Boys -

Elton John and Kiki Dee -

May 27, 2018
Hurts the lover
May 27, 2018
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