"Breakdown" as written by and Melissa Etheridge....
How could I stay
How could I breathe
There had to be more for me
Promises gone
Plastic and stone
I'm doing fine all alone

So you're having a breakdown
So you're losing the fight
So you're having a breakdown
And I'm driving and crying Unraveled and flying
I'm coming to your breakdown tonight

I cannot run
I cannot hide
It came with me locked inside
The bough will break
Cradle will fall It only takes one call

So you're having a breakdown
So you're losing the fight
So you're having a breakdown
And you need me tonight
I found my place in this downtown
Salt air and yellow street lights
So you're having a breakdown
And I'm driving and crying
Unraveled and flying
I'm coming to you're breakdown tonight


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"Breakdown" as written by Melissa Etheridge

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    My OpinionOne of the most emotional Etheridge songs, hits close to home for me, especially current day.
    It's also one that does not need explanation.

    The most striking lines for me:
    "I found my place in this downtown. Salt air and yellow street lights...
    And I'm driving and crying, unraveled and flying, I'm coming to you're breakdown tonight ."
    Phaoenixon June 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorite songs of hers. The best in fact. I read in her autobiography she had stated clearly what this song meant and it holds meaning for me also. She said that it was written at a dark period in her life and it's about as she puts it the collapse or end of every relationship with every woman who's had any significant impact on her psyche from her mother to julie cypher she had made references to julie cypher and how her relationship with her could have come apart at any given moment. "Plastic and stone" but that she would be fine all alone.
    Ron34on August 15, 2014   Link

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