"The Takedown" as written by William Ryan Key, Sean Michael Wellman-mackin, Longineu Warren Iii Parsons, Peter Michael Mosely and Ryan Michael Mendez....
I feel things changing when I move
(It's a distance, it's a difference)
I'll cross this planet without you
(And you might call this a downfall)
It's one long night that I'm passing through
(It's a dark one; what have I done?)
It's one long night

[Chorus:]
Don't turn your back on me now
You can't do this
Don't say you can live without
You can't do this alone
How did I end up like this, the lonely one, your greatest take down?
You take me down

Left last night with a long goodbye
(We cement why through a phone line)
I sold you thoughts that multiply
(That I don't know how to let go)
We've been here many times before
(I am empty when you leave me)
What's one more?

[Chorus]

You take me down

I won't get by; I won't heal in time
I won't get by

Don't turn your back on me now
You can't do this
Don't say you can't live without
You can do this alone
How did I end up like this, the chosen one, your greatest take down?
You take me down


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"The Takedown" as written by Peter Michael Mosely Longineu Warren Iii Parsons

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  • +2
    General CommentThis is a great song. The instrumentals are so good. This may be Yellowcard's best album opener to their best album.
    Marinerson June 25, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentgod this has to be the album of the year, such a great cd, i can honetly relate to all of his songs, i've been going trhough shit like this for the past 3 weeks now kinda over the girl who made me feel this way but i love yellowcard cause even tho they lyrics are kjnda sad the music jsut gets on the other side not making u feel sad at all... their songs ar elike so catchy i love yellowcard
    soccerplayer10on August 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song. This is really how it feels when someone turns their back on you and you don't want them to.
    RockOutManon July 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes this is one of the best songs on the cd. i cant believe it only has 2 other comments!!
    bre05666on July 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed wite bre05666.
    one of the best songs of off paper walls.
    just shows what yellowcard's emotions intertwine togther & make a song.
    perfect opener for the album.
    awesome song!
    PaperCloudyWallson July 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI cannot stand this song. I wish they opened the album with a better song.
    Lalalieeeeeon July 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is at best okay. I find the chorus way too short to satisfy.
    LilaFreakkon August 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyellowcard is most definately the shi*
    i just finished listenin to paper walls
    and this one definately won't get out of my head
    their musical abilities only increase with every album
    but am i the only one who thinks a good portion of their lyrics don't make sense? they sound great and flow with the music but don't seem to mean a whole lot sometimes
    maybe that's just how they write though and i'm much too stupid
    xoshinobioxon February 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyellowcard is most definately the shi*
    i just finished listenin to paper walls
    and this one definately won't get out of my head
    their musical abilities only increase with every album
    but am i the only one who thinks a good portion of their lyrics don't make sense? they sound great and flow with the music but don't seem to mean a whole lot sometimes
    maybe that's just how they write though and i'm much too stupid
    xoshinobioxon February 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Takedown. Great song, with enough violin and a guitar solo to go around with as well as a fast pace. The song MIGHT be about Ben Harper's departure from Yellowcard (How did I end up like this, the lonely/broken/chosen one? Your greatest takedown?) Either that, or it's a description of disappointing someone.
    guitarista_727on March 10, 2008   Link

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