"Bend And Not Break" as written by and Christopher Andrew Carrabba....
I catalog these steps now, decisive and intentioned,
precise and patterned specifically to yours.

I'm talented at breathing, especially exhaling,
so that my chest will rise and fall with yours.

I'm careful not to wake you, fearing conversation.
It's better just to hold you and keep you pacified.

I'm talented with reason, I cover all the angles.
I can fail before I ever try.

Try to understand, there is an old mistake that fools will make.
And I'm the kind of them, pushing everything that's good away.
So won't you hold me now? I will not bend, I will not break.
Won't you hold me now? For you I rise for you I fall.

I am fairly agile. I can bend and not break.
Or I can break and take it with a smile.

I am so resilient. I recover quickly.
I'll convince you soon that I am fine.


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"Bend and Not Break" as written by Christopher Andrew Carrabba

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    General CommentI can totally relate to this song especially the part about pushing everything that's good away.
    JMC3323on April 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is my current favorite song. The way he says "So won't you hold me now? I will not bend, I will not break" sounds like he's pleading to the person he's singing too. Awesome song...
    SuperStickon April 12, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Try to understand,theres an old mistake that fools will make.
    And i'm the king of them,pushing everything that's good away"
    Thats got to be the best part of the song cause for some people like me and JMC up there is true.
    DCemokidon April 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdefinitely the best DC song
    geoffkon April 28, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"I'm talented at breathing,especially exhaling,
    so that my chest will rise and fall with yours.
    I'm careful not to wake you,fearing conversation.
    It's better just to hold you and keep you pacified. "


    Those lines are so perfectly written and beautifully sung. You can really picture yourself holding the girl that you are in love with. It is perfect.
    Duffmanon May 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love the the line " I can fail before I ever try." it's kina funny. But on a more serious note, it is a good song.
    chewbeccaon May 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTry to understand,theres an old mistake that fools will make.
    And i'm the king of them,pushing everything that's good away

    AWESOME!! dc song.. absolutly love it. wont you hoooooold me noww.. I WILL NOT BEND I WILL NOT BREAK!
    DMBgurl4141on May 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTry to understand,theres an old mistake that fools will make.
    And i'm the king of them,pushing everything that's good away

    AWESOME!! dc song.. absolutly love it. wont you hoooooold me noww.. I WILL NOT BEND I WILL NOT BREAK!
    DMBgurl4141on May 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI thought I was the only one who did that breathing thing. And that's just one of the many times on this album where I stop to say, "yup".

    How in hell does he know?
    davidecoyoteon May 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWow..I can't believe there are only nine replies to this. Yeah..this is a great song..
    "Im talented at breathing, especially exhaling, so that my chest will rise and fall with yours."..one of my favorite lines..:)
    .dashed.forever.on June 03, 2004   Link

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