"Break me down" as written by Robert Douglas Graves, Anthony Armstrong and Jasen Rauch....
A long day alone
Emptiness is so real
Never having peace of mind
Running from what I can't take
And there is nowhere left to hide
Turn and face these empty lies
All alone, heart unturned
Trying to find

Break me down replace this fear inside
Take this nothingness from me
I want to fight
I want to shine
I want to rise
Break me down

I try to find myself
I find the stranger trapped inside
And I'll take one more step away
From the face I used to recognize
Familiar shadows closing in
Suffocating fear descends
You killed a life, uncovered eyes

I'm trying to find
Break me down replace this fear inside
Take this nothingness from me
I want to fight
I want to shine
I want to rise
Break me down

Replace this fear inside
Take this nothingness from me
I want to fight
I want to shine
I want to rise
Break me down

Break me down
I want to fight
I want to shine
I want to rise
Break me down
Break me down

Break me!


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"Break Me Down" as written by Anthony Armstrong Jasen Rauch

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  • +5
    Song Meaning"This song is about finding our true identity in Christ, which sometimes requires Him to break us down, so He can build us up into who we really should be. (Galatians 2:20)" - Red
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    donotbugon February 20, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI can relate to this song. Not on every word in the lyrics, but the part "Break me down, Replace this fear inside, Take this nothingness from me, I want to find, I want to shine, I want to rise" really impacts me. It impacts me because I constantly have fear I want to lose and I wanna rise up high above it and conquer and win in life completely at my fullest potential. This song sounds good also.
    JmanBeameron December 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLike a few of the other songs on the CD, this seems to be about a guy running away and hiding from God and wishing to get back to Him.
    osu8907on July 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about a guy steeped in sin and knows it's suffocating him. He wants to get out but he can't get his attitude right, so he's asking God to give him a broken (contrite) heart.
    5thWallon May 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationLoneliness can do strange things to you. It tears at your soul after a while... No peace of mind. He really is crying out to god to take away his emptiness. Remember, feeling pain can be better than never feeling anything at all. And if you have a break down you get all that torturous loneliness out of your system for a while and can possibly ride on the euphoria of feeling alive and peacefully thankful for your life for a change instead of feeling so alone you just wish it would end. A near death experience is really good for that too. Trust me, I know all too well from experience.
    He also refers to the strange battles you get into with yourself and your soul when you are alone in your thoughts too long. Refering to himself as a stranger even. I love when he refers to the "familiar shadows" of the darker corners of his soul. All the bad feelings that are trapped inside.

    God I love this band. I relate so much.
    rsmithdrifton August 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHumble me
    Lytehearton March 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is me, right now....
    XmusicXhealsXmyXscarsXon June 02, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about somebody finaly facing his sins. the first part is where he sees he is living without his god. And he wants to find him again. In the second part he finds it hard to confess all he did wrong. He wants te be broken down so he can build up his life again.
    tom1000009on January 05, 2015   Link

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