"The Collapse" as written by Rick Dejesus, Dave Bassett and Trevor Brice Stafford....
I saw you get it when you wanted it then
I gave it to you when you wanted it now
I know you're feeling that it's close to the end
Staring at me with your back on the ground

I know your world is in my hands
You know I pull the strings
I like to see how tall you stand
'Cause if I wanted I could take it away

Get laid out or I'm gonna lay you out
Stay down or I'm gonna keep you down
I want it to break, I want it to burn
I wanna bury you until it hurts
And I take, I don't ask
This breath will be your last
Do you feel the collapse?

You feel the pressure as I'm pulling you in
You're crumbling under the weight of the game
Before you let it all just go to your head
Now you're praying that you're walking away

You know your world is in my hands
You know I pull the strings
I like to see how tall you stand
'Cause if I wanted I could take it away

Get laid out or I'm gonna lay you out
Stay down or I'm gonna keep you down
I want it to break, I want it to burn
I wanna bury you until it hurts
And I take, I don't ask
This breath will be your last
Do you feel the collapse?

I want it to break, I want it to burn
I want it to break, I want it to burn
I want it to break, I want it to burn

Get laid out or I'm gonna lay you out
So stay down or I'm gonna keep you down

Get laid out or I'm gonna lay you out
So stay down or I'm gonna keep you down

Get laid out or I'm gonna lay you out
Stay down or I'm gonna keep you down
I want it to break, I want it to burn
I wanna bury you until it hurts
And I take, I don't ask
This breath will be your last
Do you feel the collapse?

Do you feel the collapse?

Do you feel the collapse?


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"The Collapse" as written by Dave Richard Bassett Dave Bassett

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    General Commentit's all about being in control and knowing that you're the one in control.
    you do what you want, you do it how you want and you don't take into consideration those around you.
    great song, seriously.
    i am a bit shocked that no one as commented on this.
    thisistheendon September 27, 2011   Link
  • -3
    My Interpretationto me, this song is about a guy and a girl in a S&M kind of relationship. She knows her place, he controls everything she does and he says lay down, she better or he's "lay" her down himself. This song seems more "sexual" to me:

    "you feel the pressure as I'm pulling you in,
    you're crumbling under the the weight of the game"

    Plus, what else does someone do to you when they "tell" you to lay down?

    But I'm sure it can go either way because "laying down" can be a sign of submission and he could just be telling her to give up, to know her place.

    But anyway, tis an interesting song.
    RecklessJesteron February 15, 2012   Link

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