Come on, take a step towards me
So you can figure me out
I've been hoping and praying for a single way
To show you what I'm all about
And I know, and I know this is the only way of pleasing the crowds
But when this is over and done with and we walk away
There should be no doubts

So let's get a little closer now
Let's get a little closer now

You say, you say that we're all tied up
And wrapped around in useless, useless states of mind
But at the same time we're still young
We have the time to realize that we were wrong

Come on love run with me
Get the hell out of this town
So we can get a better feel for each other
I'll take you, back to, when you
Remembered how you used to
Just live your life a little for me
Take the time to let it go
Step away and watch me grow

So let's get a little closer now
Let's get a little closer now

You say, you say that we're all tied up
And wrapped around in useless, useless states of mind
But at the same time we're still young
We have the time to realize that we were wrong

You can stay if you want to
And I write to you and tell you how you've always been so special to me
You can stay if you want to, and I'll try
You can stay if you want to
And I write to you and tell you how you've always been so special to me
You can stay if you want to, and I'll try

To keep you close to me (x3)

You say, you say that we're all tied up
And wrapped around in useless, useless states of mind
But at the same time we're still young
We have the time to realize that we were wrong


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Beauty In The Breakdown song meanings
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    General Commentits about falling in love young, but the right kinda love, the unconditional, everlasting love, that knows when its time to go, to "grow" up. romance is not so easy when its "time" to become part of the adult world. this song reminds me to keep a balance: falling less to impulse, yet not losing the innocence forever treasured in this special love. i think this is clear in the video.
    KymStarCryon February 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts about a couple about to break up, but he is saying that they need to be sure that it is the right thing to do. He's saying that they need to take a step back and just look at their relationship, and remember why they were together in the first place. Its so sweet.
    removalrequested69696969on January 07, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationWe shouldn't forget that the title is "Beauty in the Breakdown." It isn't mentioned anywhere in the song, so I think it really is like a caption for the scene. It has to be about a relationship breaking down, but they are slowly finding their way because of it.

    I actually think it might have to do with being in a relationship while on tour with a band also. In the first verse the singer is trying to coax the girl to trust him just for a second, saying that even when he doesn't have the music anymore he'll still have her.

    In the chorus, she thinks it's useless, they're not in love, but he says they're young and don't have to figure that out yet.

    In the second verse, he tries to help her remember when their relationship was healthy and happy, and says that if she gives him time she will see him grow into a bigger man. Also, he is running away from the town they grew up in, on tour with his band.

    She says in the bridge that she wants to stay in the town, but he promises to write and try to stay emotionally close to her.

    I think the song is basically the girl having doubts in the relationship and the guy trying to reassure her that everything's fine.
    sXe LEXXIon June 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this song, it's one of my favorites. it's pretty easy to figure out what they're talking about. their lyrics are simple and sweet.
    srusson December 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell in the video they also show the guy's plane ticket briefly...sooo it's about someone going away.

    You can stay if you want to

    Yeah. Great stuff.
    Shaolin2419on December 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song.
    it's saying that they have to break up,but they need 2 be sure they got everything out of the relationship they could,so they're staying together untill this happens. i think.
    punkrockgroupieon December 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd I write to you and tell you how you've always been so special to me.. very nice lyric... this songs rather simple in the lyrics but sounds very nice and is very sweet
    DMBFAN32on January 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyrics are very simple but their amazing still
    tennismickon February 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is unbelieveable.
    i love it.
    megsbeeon February 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm sitting at my desk and listening to this with shivers going down my spine.
    It's beautiful.
    x
    insomnatic_meaton March 07, 2006   Link

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