"(Just Like We) Breakdown" as written by Shanna Crooks, Shannon B Sanders and Tim Smith....
Come around and around just like we breakdown
With a fist and a fall we meet with the floor
On the ropes in the hope of making once more
All in the name of what we're not sure

Come around and around just like we breakdown
With a fist and a fall we meet with the floor
On the ropes in the hope of making once more
All in the name of what we're not sure

Lay it down in our beds it's caught in our head
There's a room full of notes, they've built to a dread
Is there room to ignore what we are here for?
Turn on the lights and open the door

Ring on your finger, a block on your heart
Hold on my friend, an end is the start
Ring on your finger, a block on your heart
Hold on my friend, an end is the start

Come around and around just like we breakdown
With a fist and a fall we meet with the floor
On the ropes in the hope of making once more
All in the name of what we're not sure

Ring on your finger, a block on your heart
Hold on my friend, an end is the start
Ring on your finger, a block on your heart
Hold on my friend, an end is the start


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"(Just Like We) Breakdown" as written by Alexis Benjamin Taylor Joseph Goddard

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    General Commenti'm pretty sure it's
    "ring on your finger, a block on your heart."

    could be wrong though.. but that's what it sounds like to me.
    moderneroson November 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcatchy tune. great beat, not to mention a great band.
    so clever, eh?

    this CD is A++. not a song on it that i don't love.
    Johnde08on December 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentps. I think it's "a pox on your heart"
    TheBMon December 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's "a lock on your heart". Makes the most sense to me.
    origami0203on January 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe DFA remix of "Breakdown" is amazing, the best DFA remix I've ever heard. I also think it's 'a pox on your heart'. I like the oblique, cyclical lyrics, "he end is the start". A great party beat.
    indie-YYYon January 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis seems to be a sad song. About a couple going through times and the possiblity of a divorce. The first two verses are the endless cycle of fights (boxing analogy - on the ropes) And they are not sure why they continue on with it. The fact that the verse is repeated adds to the meaning.

    "Turn on the lights and open the door." Sounds like someone is leaving.

    I think it is "Block" because it goes with the rest of the song. And even though there is a ring on your finger, your heart is still closed. An end is a start.

    Lots of feeling! And the DFA remix is awesome.
    SixofSpadeson February 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was "a BLOCK on your heart" as well until I heard them in concert last night - it's definitely "a ROCK on your heart" which I hadn't even considered . haha.

    ps.... I don't know if it was just the concert I was at and they were having a bad night, but they totally SUCKED ASS. made me so sad since they do such amazing music :(
    creosoteon April 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentListening to the DFA Remix right now...
    Is it DFA as in DFA1979 or DFA as in LCD SOUNDSYSTEM'S label?
    richfrmblackliston May 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is more about religion, moral, and love. and the confusion within it all.

    I normally dont bring religion into songs but "On the ropes in the hope of making once more
    All in the name of what we're not sure" just seams likt it goes with religion.


    and yes they are going to suck in concert its an electronic band the more non natural the instruments the worse it is live.
    x9x9x9x9x9on March 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis songs about a man and woman deciding to have an affair or not

    "Come around and around just like we break down
    With a fist and a fall we meet with the floor
    On the ropes in the hope of making once more
    All in the name of what we're not sure"

    I agree with the boxing metaphor.. they've been here before. Where will it go this time? Are they here for love or lust?

    "Lay it down in our beds it's caught in our head
    There's a room full of notes, they've built to a dread
    Is there room to ignore what we are here for?
    Turn on the lights and open the door"

    They both know what the other is thinking and know that "right" answer is to leave

    "Ring on your finger, a block on your heart
    Hold on my friend, an end is the start"

    Because one of them is married, the ring blocks the heart. But if they truly love one another, an end of one romance can be the start of a new one



    sych0on November 30, 2008   Link

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