"Broken Man" as written by and Martin Johnson....
I want to scream, until no sound comes out and you've learned your lesson
I want to swallow these pills to get to sleep
So I don't have to make a bad impression

I need to start to be myself
Cause I'm sick of everybody else

I won't let you bring me down
It's here and now I'm breaking out
I will learn to love again
But I will stand a broken man

I wanna run, but only far enough to make you miss me
I wanna take back all the shit that I have done
But I guess you were better off without me

I need to start to be myself
Cause I'm sick of everybody else

I won't let you bring me down
It's here and now, I'm breaking out
I will learn to love again
But I will stand a broken man

I took one big step and I looked away
And then I thought of all the things that I wanted to say
I'm always too late
You never got your story straight
I'm always up late
I think I'm everything you hate

I took one big step and I looked away
And then I thought of all the things that I wanted to say
I'm always too late
You never got your story straight
I'm always up late
I think I'm everything you hate

I took one big step and I looked away
And then I thought of all the things that I wanted to say
I'm always too late
You never got your story straight
I'm always up late
I think I'm everything you hate

I won't let you bring me down
It's here and now, I'm breaking out
I will learn to love again
But I will stand a broken man

I won't let you bring me down
It's here and now, I'm breaking out
I will learn to love again
But I will stand a broken man


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"Broken Man" as written by Martin Johnson

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    General Commenti really like this song, it has a chill feel to it.

    the song probably is talking about how he and this girl just broke up and basically things kind of ended badly and now he's dealing with all the repercussions of it all, wishing he could talk to her about what happened and tying off loose ends.
    hplssrmantcxoxon August 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is a powerful song but i think its about a breakup and he didnt have enough time to tell her the things he wanted so now hes just not going to let it get to him and move on.
    megg_youknowon September 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I agree.
    FallXFromXGraceon November 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe beginning reminds me of that backstreet boys song "just want you to know". :-|
    you_know_me_21on February 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe beginning reminds me of that backstreet boys song "just want you to know". :-|
    you_know_me_21on February 14, 2007   Link
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    General Comment'I wanna run, but only far enough to make you miss me'

    I love that bit.
    I think its about a guy whos really upset about a breakup and wants to move on...but then again dosent.
    Boys_Like_Girlson March 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a guy getting cheated on by a girl
    "I won't let you bring me down
    It's here
    And now I'm breaking out
    I will learn to love again
    But I will stand a broken man"
    This part is about how he won't get taking down by this and that its over between them, but it hit him hard and he'll have trouble getting over it
    "You never got your story straight "
    She tries to make cover-up stories but its not consistent
    soulstafon April 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyea he's basically getting over a relationship where he was cheated on. he's telling her i need to get over this and be myself again but i hope you realize what you just lost my favorite line would have to be "i wanna run but only far enough for you to miss me" It just shows the things we will do for attention and do to hurt the people we dislike or hate.

    just a little extra i saw blg in concert and they were freaking amazing SOOO cool i actually met martin after the concert and he was super super hott and super super nice. if yall get the chance make SURE to go to one of their concerts =]
    taylorkayon April 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentooopsy sorry the line is actually "i wanna run but only far enough to make you miss me" sorry about the typo lol
    taylorkayon April 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song means a whole lot to me... it reminds me about how my gf broke up with me after a really weird relationship... like all of a sudden she stopped talking to me, and i know how girls hate it wen boys assume but it's the only thing i could do. So i guess i just thought the worse that could happen. When she broke up with me i thought of all the things i was going to tell her... like i love her and shet... but i guess that didn't work out so well. My friend was talking to her afterward and found out a lot of stuff that she wouldn't tell me and i was suprised... So she broke up with me in a text which was pretty dick, so that sucked... now i'm wishing her back but i want to move on. Thats where Boys Like Girls cought my attention... great comment... exactly how i feel on the "I think its about a guy whos really upset about a breakup and wants to move on...but then again dosent." I say thanks for Boys Like Girls and all their music... too bad their not as popular as they should be... Sorry for the life story..
    lostboywithgirlson June 26, 2007   Link

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