"Breakdown" as written by Shaun Welgemoed, Dale Stewart and John Humphrey....
The sun is gone and the flowers rot
Words are spaces between us
And I should have been drown in the rivers I found of token lost
And I should have been down when you made me insecure

So break me down if it makes you feel right
And hate me now if it keeps you alright
You can break me down if it takes all your might
Because I'm so much more than meets the eye

And I'm the one you can never trust
Because wounds are ways to reveal us
And yeah I could have tried and devoted my life to both of us

But what a waste of my time when the world we had was yours

So break me down if it makes you feel right (so break me down)
And hate me now if it keeps you alright (so break me down)
You can break me down if it takes all your might
Because I'm so much more than all your lies

Hate me, break me down. (so break me down)
So break me down if it makes you feel right (so break me down)
And hate me now if it keep you alright (so break me down)
So break me down if it takes all your might
Because I'm so much more than meets the eye.


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    General CommentAnd yeah I could have tried and devoted my life to both of us

    But what a waste of my time when the world we had was yours

    My favorite line of the song.
    Shaun's a strong man.
    AvariceWillKillon January 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentResponce to Evanescence's Call Me When You're Sober, possibly?
    inennuion October 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone can hope
    r_bloodworthon October 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdefinately a song to Miss Lee
    SageLFNon October 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit better be a song to Amy! it a perfect responce to call me when your sober.
    boost02on November 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've been thinking all this time he says 'token lust'.. i don't have the CD inlet, but that's what it sounds like to me.. and it makes a lot more sense.
    mudstaindon November 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI thought it said "Lust" rather than lost... I should really check the booklet.
    Shaun said in an interview that this was about Amy, I think its a very good responce to CMWYS, not too aggressive but not mopey either.
    prettypoisonon November 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt says 'token lost' in the booklet.
    I've been listening to this song a lot lately, cause it's one of my favorite on the cd and the first thing I thought it was about was Amy.
    I agree with prettypoison, he was lot better about writing a song about her. She was too aggressive with cmwys.
    lalalasarahon December 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's an awesome song. I read that it is a response to "that" crappy song as well. It is beautiful. it seems to be about a relationship that has gone sour, one person holds a lot of resent towards the other and the other is saying, you know if it makes you feel better better to bitch me out fine, because I know I'm better than that.
    baby_blackon December 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlyricperson1 if you support amy lee, post on CMWYS not this song. Shaun didnt do anything wrong he resonded to her song with a great one in breakdown. People get addicted to substances, it happens, but he went and got help for it. Shaun Morgan is a great writer and this song proves it revenge or not!
    boost02on February 09, 2008   Link

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