"Break Away" as written by Sheldon Campbell, Philip Burrell, Sly Dunbar and Donald Dennis....
Break break shakeaway
Break breakaway
Now I'm free to do what I wanna do

Time will not wait for me
Time is my destiny
Why change the part of me that has to be free
The love that passed me by
I found no reason why

But now each day is filled with the love
That very same love
That passed me by
And that is why

I can breakaway from that lonely life
And I can do what I wanna do
And breakaway from that empty life
And my world is new

When I layed down on my bed
I heard voices in my head
Telling me now "Hey it's only a dream"
The more I thought of it
I had been out of it
And here's the answer I found instead

(Baby baby)
Found out it was in my head
(Baby baby)
(Baby baby)
Found out it was my head
(Baby baby)
(Baby baby)
Found out it was in my head
(Baby baby)

And I can breakaway to the better life
Where the shackles never hold me down
I'm gonna make a way for each happy day
As my life turns around

Come on we're free to breakaway
(Oh boy you jump for joy)
Now won't you come on
(When you breakaway)
You're free to breakaways
(Breakaway)
Come on you're free to breakaway
(Breakaway)
Now won't you come on
(Breakaway)
You're free to breakaways
(Breakaway)

Feel the vibrations
In all the sensations
Breakaway

Feel the vibrations
In all the sensations
Breakaway


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"Breakaway" as written by Phillip Burrell Donald Dennis

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  • +2
    General CommentI love this song just as it is! It's also really sad but I love it and cry at the same time!

    This song is actually about how crazy Brian Wilson was back in the day.

    Note:

    When I layed down on my bed
    I heard voices in my head
    Telling me now "Hey it's only a dream"
    The more I thought of it
    I had been out of it
    And here's the answer I found instead

    Found out it was in my head

    It's about when he found out that he had a mental illness. Luckily, he improved and that's what the song is about. That and his wife and other groovy vibrations that Mr. Wilson likes to throw around.
    juicewithjunioron July 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentReggie Dunbar, credited as a co-writer, was actually Murry Wilson, Brian's dad.
    donutbanditon October 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about graduating from High School. And kinda the end of something. I love it.
    surferswingenon December 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about graduating from High School. And kinda the end of something. I love it.
    surferswingenon December 13, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentOh how I wish this song had the polished sound and production quality of their records from their "golden era" (61-66), because if it had, it would be one of their greatest singles. It doesn't matter what kind of trouble or pain or bad stuff the singer is breaking away from, it fits them all. Such a meaningful song for many, it overcomes its ragged quality to a degree, but isn't one of the Beach Boys 'best of the best' because of it. (They should have re-made it in the late 80's or early 90's, sigh).
    The Swing Kingon December 19, 2006   Link

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