Daddy taught me how to fight
Working hard all his life
I started out as a teen
And I remember these things

Calloused hands, seven days
You gotta fight to get your pay
And what I need, I know
But I'm about to lose control

I need a break, but I'd rather have a breakthrough
I'm losing my sleep running after you
But still, I'd rather have a breakthrough
So I don't stop making moves
I need a break, but I'd rather have a breakthrough
I'm tripping on hurdles running after you
But I can see it right at my fingertips
Isn't it classic?

Mama said it's all right
If you're crying if you lose a fight
Daddy said dry it up.
I'm proud of you not giving up.
I've been battling so many years,
and I stood up to many fears.
So keep the faith, this I know,
but I'm about to lose control.

I need a break, but I'd rather have a breakthrough
I'm losing my sleep running after you
But still, I'd rather have a breakthrough
So I don't stop making moves
I need a break, but I'd rather have a breakthrough
I'm tripping on hurdles running after you
But I can see it right at my fingertips
Isn't it classic?

I don't know anymore.
What am I waiting for?
I know, I know I'm giving it all I have.
I want, I want to give up so bad.
How come I keep on running?
But I feel it coming,
I feel it coming on.

I need a break, but I'd rather have a breakthrough
I'm losing my sleep running after you
But still, I'd rather have a breakthrough
So I don't stop making moves
I need a break, but I'd rather have a breakthrough
I'm tripping on hurdles running after you
But I can see it right at my fingertips
Isn't it classic?

I need to catch a break.
Yeah, I hope I catch a break.


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    General Commentcant believe no one commented this yet! this song is beyond words, i love it so much! i like the hurdle metaphor;D
    errinnnx3on March 20, 2010   Link
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    General Commentits "But I can see it right at my fingertips
    Isn't it classic?"
    RooRioton April 03, 2010   Link
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    General Commentbeing so close you can almost taste it, is the general idea of this song, in my opinion.

    its like when you want something so bad, you're giving it all you have, yet your not quite there,
    and you could "use a break, but you'd rather have a breakthrough."
    and "isn't it classic?" this song is such a cliche idea, but that doesn't make it any less true,
    its just fighting for what you truly want.

    on a side note, this song is a really good song to run to, with the hurdle reference and such.
    audge22on July 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI don't know anymore.
    What am I waiting for?
    I know, I know I'm giving it all I have.
    I want, I want to give up so bad.
    How come I keep on running?
    But I feel it coming,
    I feel it coming on.

    - Love it <3
    quakerladyon September 19, 2010   Link

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