"Breakdown" as written by W. Axl Rose, Saul Hudson, Duff Rose Mckagan and Izzy Stradlin....
In your life
You seem to have it all
You seem to have control
But deep within your soul
You're losing it

You never took the time
Assume that you're to blame
You think that you're insane
Won't you spare me

I know the breakdown
Everything is gonna shake now someday
I know the breakdown
Tell me again am I awake now
Maybe you can find the reason that
No one else is living this way

Yeah your lies your world is built around
Two faces to a clown
The voices in your head think
There's four pawns down

Well in this unity
Fate has found the need
You better check yourself
Before you check out

If you find yourself
Then you might believe
Then within yourself
You just might conceive

You can find the reason that
(You can find the reason that)
No one else is living this way
(You can find the reason that way)


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"Breakdown" as written by Izzy Stradlin Duff Rose Mckagan

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    General CommentI don't know, but the lead singer of Tantric reminds me a lot of Scott Stapp fom Creed and Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam, but besides that this really song rocks!!!
    tremor_christon April 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so awesome! i think it has a similar meaning to Astounded, about being your own person and finding your way.
    jaxgrrlon January 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dont know why this song is beautiful, but it is. (yeah, i know i've said that about almost every song i have commented...) anyways, Tantric have a good thing going here. I enjoy their music.
    vandalizedon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love his voice and just the way the song sung. i agree tantric are going to go far if they know how to deal with record companies. their lyrics are meaningful but not korny or sappy, and again, the lead singer has a very unique voice that'll make anyone want to listen to their songs.
    Doniaon May 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYo! This song is tight! Tighter than my little brother's coat on my big sister. If you understand the lyrics and what's goin' on, then you'll be feelin' this song. No muthafuckin' doubt this shit is da bomb!
    TheLinkManon June 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol I agree with linkman
    Dprincess1220on August 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is probably the best song in the world. i like the part in the song when he says "you can find the reason that no one else is living this way".. BUT that's jussst me
    amazingxOxOjeSS19o2on December 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about the struggle for control in your personal life. Sometimes it's not easy at all.
    gweepson June 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about someone who is having a lifestyle that's bound to lead to problems eventually.

    Perhaps a song about alcoholic problem. I'm thinking about the line "your lies your world is built around two faces of a clown", indicating that you pretend that everything is normal in some situations while in others you show who you really are. And both faces are actually a joke.

    Also the line "so you better check yourself before you check out" might be about admitting that you have a problem.

    Great song anyway!
    Xeranoxon March 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcall me crazy, but i personally think that its about Days of the New frontman Travis Meeks, who kicked the guys that now play the instruments in Tantric, out of his band in 1998. Travis had a drug problem and eventually blew his fortune and ended up on A&E's Intervention for it. Tantric was kinda successful while days of the new burned to the ground and travis still cant seem to fix it. so yeah thats what i think its about.
    jaybowers09on April 17, 2008   Link

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