"Breakdown" as written by and Ken Johnson/nic Tinworth/nick Oddy/steve Rauscher....
I hope this old train breaks down, so I could take a walk around and
See what there's no time you see, time is just a melody
People in the streets walking fast as their feet
Can take 'em, I just roll through town
And though this window's got a view, but the frame I'm looking through
Seems to have no concern for now
So for now I

I need this here, old train to breakdown
Oh please just, let me please just breakdown
I need this here, old train to breakdown

Well this engine screams out loud, centipede going to crawl westbound
I don't even make a sound 'cause it's going to sting me to leave this town
And the people in the street that I'll never get to meet
If these tracks don't bend somehow
And I got no time that I got to get to where I don't need to be

So I need this here, old train to breakdown
Oh please just let me please just breakdown
I need this here, old train to breakdown
Let me please breakdown

You know you can't stop nothing if you got no control
Of the thoughts in your mind that you kept and you know
That you don't know nothing but you don't need to know
'Cause all the wisdom's in the trees not the glass windows
You can't stop wishing if you don't let go (I need this here old train to breakdown)
Of the things that you find and you lose and you know
But you keep on rolling, put the moment on hold (Oh please just let me please just breakdown)
Because the frame's too bright, so put the blinds down low

You know you can't stop nothing if you got no control (I need this here old train to breakdown)
Of the thoughts in your mind that you kept and you know
That you don't know nothing but you don't need to know (Oh please just let me please just breakdown)
'Cause all the wisdom's in the trees not the glass windows
I need this here old train to breakdown (You can't stop wishing if you don't let go)
(Of the things that you find and you lose and you know)
Oh please just let me please just breakdown (But you keep on rolling, put the moment on hold)
(Because the frame's too bright, so put the blinds down low)


Lyrics submitted by faith in jc

"Breakdown" as written by Saul Hudson W. Axl Rose

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, SHELLY BAY MUSIC, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING

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    General CommentThe meaning seems fairly apparent. It's a great song, but it's sort of out-of-place on a rap album. I love Jack Johnson, but he also feels out-of-place without his guitar.
    Da_Goaton December 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti like jack johnson on this album because it gives it more variety and appeal to others. this is a great song
    dmomo2on January 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentits not the "flame i'm looking through" its the FRAME i'm looking through. As in window frame.... duh
    bugmenoton February 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoh, and its about stopping to take the time to smell the roses in life
    bugmenoton February 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYup, "stopping to take the time to smell the roses" pretty much sums it up. I heard this before I heard the acoustic version on In Between Dreams, and I can't say I like one better than the other, but when I discovered this one on White People it blew my mind. Just the layers in the song, and the whistling and hip hop drums... fucking great.
    rhymeswithorangeon April 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis was the first version i heard of this song. I didnt really get into Jack Johnsons new stuff as it became more popular. Anyway, I like this version better as i find it much more up beat and just so diffrent to hear.

    As stated above its obvious "stop and smell the roses"
    B-lineon October 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti challenge someone to make a jack johnson song that doesn't sound like, well, a jack johnson song.
    mrjackjackjackon March 06, 2007   Link

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