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"It's magic", she says to me.
My hand in her way, she approached sweetly.
It's enough when I see that look in her eyes,
its enough for me to paralyze.

Whoa, I'm waiting for the breakdown.
Well nothing feels good, being under the gun.
Whoa, I'm waiting for the breakdown.

"It's tragic", she says to me.
A song in the air, we're together floating.
What I miss everyday since our goodbye,
was enough for me to realize.

Whoa, I'm waiting for the breakdown.
Well nothing feels good, being under the gun.
Whoa, I'm waiting for the breakdown.
Is it ever gonna come?

Whoa, I'm waiting for the breakdown.
Well nothing feels good, being under the gun.
Whoa, I'm waiting for the breakdown.

So do care what you wish for, it may come true.
But the September sky, how it whispered I love you.
But I couldn't take it,
any longer, no I couldn't stand.

But the night brought sparks,
and the sparks brought flames,
and you had to be sure,
this wasn't one of those games.
But I'm gonna show you,
if you could just give me tonight.

Tonight...

"It's fragile", she says to me.
The hand in her eye, she removes it smiling.
There's a wound where I know this song could mend,
A step in time, for us, will never end.

Whoa, I'm waiting for the breakdown.
Well nothing feels good, being under the gun.
Whoa, I'm waiting for the breakdown.
Is it ever gonna count?

Whoa, I'm waiting for the breakdown.
Well nothing feels good, being under the gun.
Whoa, I'm waiting for the breakdown.

I'm waiting, for the breakdown.
I'm waiting, for the comedown.

I'm waiting, (she says it's magic)
for the breakdown. (I'm floating weightless)
I'm waiting, (she says it's magic)
for the comedown. (here comes the breakdown)


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  • +1
    General CommentGood Lordddd this song is gorgeous. Mae is simply amazing, I am so jealous of their ability to write insanely awesome songs.
    Jillian04on April 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has been stuck in my head since I got the new album a few days ago. It's soo catchy and wonderful!
    emogreenon March 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBut I could'nt take it anymore
    ANY LONGER I couldn't stand
    emogreenon March 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat does \"the breakdown\" mean to you?
    vintagetapshoeson March 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it means that he wants a girl back? or maybe everything is so good to be true that he is looking for the fault that would break the relationship apart.... gah.
    singhertosleepon April 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs off of the album, the only fault with it is the tempo, it feels too rushed, or maybe the verses could've been filled with more words; but the song couldn't be more complete. The artwork that goes with this song is so cool, because the only to people in focus are the lovers. From the way it seems the pilot character guy's falling in love is something that happens on his journey, this song might be about the beginnings of love and perhaps, like singhertosleep said, the pilot guy is waiting for this perfect relationship to breakdown, but it can never happen. Or, as you could infer from the verse about their goodbye, he's just waiting for her to breakdown and come down, back to him so that he can use this song for her wounds to mend. Or, and this might be the best interpretation, the following song is all about the mistakes that a couple has made, and this song ends with the words, "Here comes the breakdown," speaking of what is about to test their relationship.
    nathanielwhiteon May 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFirst off this is a great song. The character is pretty overwhelmed in his love for this girl. He thinks they can't do wrong while she is a little more careful, cautious, and if you will level headed about the whole thing. I'm thinking she's just making sure they don't go off and do something they can't take back... which in the next song they do.
    pnewon May 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgot to love that feeling at the beginning, nothing like it.
    sleepingbagon August 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is crazy. i love it.
    forgetmenots523on December 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about a guy who has fallen in love with a girl, but is looking for something to go wrong becuase he's not used to everything going good (like in someone else's arms). i think that he's looking for a fault in this relationship to come, but i don't think it ever does.
    klawansie8on April 23, 2006   Link

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