"The Breakdown" as written by Taylor Laurence Rhodes and Damon Johnson....
It's out to get me
And It's all in my head
It wants to take me
Time to put me to bed
Can someone wake me?
Against my own will
And get me out of here
I'm sick of walking on pills
I've got a weakness
So tell me where is the bliss?
Can someone shake me?
And get me out of this fix
All the white walls
Are closing in tight
I need to know
If I can get through the night

It won't let me
Everybody's out to get me

Tell me that the lines are what they seem
Ohh that head screams all a dream
Ohh will it ever let go?
Ohh no no it's the breakdown
Ohh no no it's the breakdown
Ohh no no it's a breakdown

All the vampires
Are out on the look
Oh do they see me?
How long will it take to chase the monsters?
There still in my head
That's all I see
And it needs to be fed
I have them with me
[Background Vocals]It won't let me Everybody is out to get me
To what has been done
They're ahead of me
And I think it has won

Tell me that the lines are what they seem
Ohh that the head screams all a dream
Ohh will it ever let go?
Ohh no no it's the breakdown
Ohh no no it's the breakdown
Ohh no no it's a breakdown

Ohh Breakin down
Breakin down
Oh done it today breakdown
Oh get out of the way so afraid
Oh stand again sit down
Oh done it again breakdown
Oh done it today breakdown
Oh out of the way so afraid
It won't let me
Everybody's out to get me

[Chourus]
Tell me that the lines are what they seem
Ohh that the head screams all a dream
Ohh will it ever let go?
Ohh no no it's the breakdown
Ohh no no it's the breakdown
Ohh no no it's a breakdown



Lyrics submitted by loveydoveytipsy

"The Breakdown" as written by Saul Hudson W. Axl Rose

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, SHELLY BAY MUSIC, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING

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    General CommentThis song is about how columbus discovered america and all the hardships the indians went through due to the white man
    heygurlheyyyon November 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthahahaha, i hope you're kidding.

    She's talking about how she's getting paranoid about everyone - the industry, maybe? - messing with her head and watching her (All the vampires are out on the look). And how everything seems fake (Tell me that the lines are what they seem).
    icefairyxon November 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with heygurlheyyy. 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
    AmoebaCheebaon June 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's out to get me
    And it's all in my head
    It wants to take me
    Time to put me to bed
    Can someone wake me
    Against my will
    And get me outta here
    I'm sick of walkin on pills
    I have a weakness
    So tell me
    Where is the bliss?
    Can someone shake me
    and get me outta this fix
    all the white walls
    are closing in tight
    i need to know
    if i can get through the night.

    it wont let me
    everybody's out to get me

    tell me that the lines aren't what they seem
    oh that the heav
    oh will it ever let go?
    oh oh oh its a breakdown
    its a breakdown
    its a breakdown

    all the vampires are out on the look
    do they see me
    how long will it take
    to chase the monster
    thats still in my head
    its on the sea
    and it needs to be fed
    i have no witness
    (it won't)
    to what has been done
    (let me)
    it sort of has me
    (everbody's out to)
    and i think it's won
    (get me)


    tell me that the lines aren't what they seem
    oh that the heaven screams all my dreams
    oh will it ever let go?
    oh oh oh its a breakdown
    oh oh no its a breakdown
    oh oh no its a breakdown

    oh breakin' down
    breakin' down

    oh breakdown
    oh outta the way
    oh sit down
    i've done it again
    breakdown
    oh breakdown

    it wont let me
    everybody's out to get me

    tell me that the lines aren't what they seem
    oh that the heaven screams all my dreams
    oh will it ever let go?
    oh, no no no its a breakdown
    its a breakdown
    its a breakdown
    AmoebaCheebaon June 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentisn't it "tell me that the lies aren't what they seem"? it seems to make more sense. ya, like icefairyx said, shes breaking down from the madness of her life at the moment and shes going insane
    CiCixPon July 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's out to get me
    And it's all in my head
    It wants to take me
    Time to put me to bed
    Can someone wake me
    Against my will
    And get me outta here
    I'm sick of walkin on pills
    I have a weakness
    So tell me
    Where is the bliss?
    Can someone shake me
    And get me out of this fix
    All the white walls
    Are closin' tight
    I need to know
    If I can get through the night

    It won't let me
    Everybody’s out to get me

    Tell me that the lies aren't what they seem
    (OR, "Tell me that the lines aren't what they sing")
    Oh that the head-swingings all a dream
    Oh will it ever let go

    Oh, woah no
    It's a breakdown X3

    All the vampires are out on the look
    Oh do they see me?
    How long will it take
    To chase the monster
    What's still in my head?
    It’s on the sea
    And it needs to be fed
    I have no witness
    [it wont ]
    To what has been done
    [let me]
    It sort of had me
    [everybody's out to]
    And I think it has won
    [get me]

    Tell me that the lies aren't what they seem
    (OR, "Tell me that the lines aren't what they sing")
    Oh that the head-swingings all a dream
    Oh will it ever let go

    Oh, woah no
    It's a breakdown X3

    Oh breakin' down
    Breakin' down

    Oh, I've done it today
    Breakdown
    Oh get outta the way
    It's on the (something)
    Oh, I'm sinking, sit down
    Oh I've done it again,
    Breakdown
    Oh, I've done it to death,
    Breakdown
    Oh get outta the way
    It's on the (something)

    It won't let me
    Everybody's out to get me

    Tell me that the lies aren't what they seem
    Oh that the head-swinging's all a dream
    Oh it'll never let go

    Oh woah no,
    It's a breakdown X3

    I think that is mostly correct. I know for certain that the line, "oh that the head swingin's all a dream" is correct. Every other version says it's not, but it definitely is NOT the thing about heaven. That I'm certain of. The other parts I can't figure out.
    allyhall_2010_5on August 11, 2008   Link

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