It was not posed
It messed me up
It was her recording herself whisper
"What is it worth to me"
Thinking one thought
The advice to be okay
Break into children's hospital crying out

"Don't fuck with me, don't fuck with me!"

And I broke up
Without a note
And I broke up
Behind your house
And I broke up

It's a mess
Go go go go away from here
Food color poured out over her shorts mixed with
I will make a gate you cannot pass
Taped to their loin cloth
A sign that says "WHY US!?"
Flip yourself off but say "erase it"
When someone sees you

This is the worst vacation ever!
I am going to cut open your forehead
with a roofing shingle!

And I broke up
Without a note
And I broke up
Behind your house
And I broke up.


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I Broke Up (SJ) song meanings
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  • +2
    General Commentthis song makes me feel like i'm in a mental institution.. i can't tell if i love it or hate it.
    jessayon April 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat's interesting about this song is that the worlds don't really make sense themselves, but together and with the music you get this urgent vibe of breaking down. the guy is defeated, crumpling, it's a cry for help.
    heartbeats_xxxon May 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's "I'll make a gate you cannont pass," not cake.

    Kick ass song though
    lunatic96on March 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's cake :)
    and "Penguins in a dress" as opposed to engines are a mess. But I hear what I want to...
    Discovered these guys...who knows exactly where, but they have provided satiation in the "insane-gothic experimental death-ballad" category of my record collection. God bless inaudible background sreaming.
    WhiteTideon April 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits "i will make a gate you cannot pass"
    source?
    from the band itself
    yeffielyon April 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou're my hero, yeff.

    my favorite of the three xiu xiu songs i could find on kazaa (the others being poe poe and hives hives), though I don't like it as much as sad pony guerrila girl or the cover of tracy chapman's fast car.
    jackAnselmoon April 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've listened to this song atleast twice a day in the last week.
    Amviseonon October 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm am absolutely in love with the song. One of Xiu Xiu's best. It's pretty self explanatory, it's obviously about a complete mental breakdown.
    pinch_of_hopeon January 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song. i especially dig the line...

    "Food color poured out over her shorts mixed with
    I will make a gate you cannot pass "

    the acoustic/live version on the new cd "Life and Live" is really awesome and reopened my mind to this song.
    horseheadon April 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is one of my favourite xiu xiu songs.

    it displays a fine ability to express oneself verbally.

    how promising is that.
    EastArcadia85on December 08, 2005   Link

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