"Breaking Out" as written by Diane Eve Warren and Steve Angelica....
She breathes a sigh, watching as her life goes by
Caught in the trap of a workin'-day world
Tired of just being somebody's girl
She's feelin' her frustration buildin' up inside
But tonight, she's gonna give it up
Break the chains and let it out
Tonight, she'll say "I've had enough"
I'm never going back

Breaking out, into the night
Breaking out, she's taking flight
Breaking out, out in the street
Breaking out, gotta break free

He counts the days, wishin' he could get away
Stuck in the rut of an empty routine
Nowhere to go with his hopes and his dreams
Prepare himself for the moment of his great escape
And tonight, he's gonna make his move
Take a chance and risk it all
Tonight, he's gonna cut it loose
Never looking back

Breaking out, into the night
Breaking out, he's taking flight
Breaking out, out in the street
Breaking out, gotta break free

There's gonna come a time when you just leave it all behind
Burst out of your prison and just fly away
Tonight, they're gonna make their move
Take a chance and risk it all
Tonight, they're gonna cut it loose
Never looking back

Breaking out, into the night
Breaking out, they're taking flight
Breaking out, out in the street
Breaking out, gotta break free

Breaking out, into the night
Breaking out, they're taking flight
Breaking out, out in the street
Breaking out, gotta break free
Breaking out, into the night
Breaking out, they're taking flight
Breaking out, out in the street
Breaking out, gotta break free
Breaking out, into the night
Breaking out, they're ... [fade out]


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"Breaking Out" as written by Steve Angelica Diane Warren

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    Song ComparisonThis almost sounds like it could be "Self Control" as viewed from the third person, only without the air of mystery and danger. It shares the idea of people wanting to get out into the night to escape their boring, humdrum, unfulfilling lives.

    The difference is it focusses purely on the need to break free, as emphasised by the punchy, driving rhythm which perfectly captures the feeling. There's also a girl and a guy with similar feelings, and it views it from a third person perspective. Obviously, they're destined to end up together. "Self Control" views things from the girl's perspective, and could it perhaps be her feelings after this song has taken place? Or is there more to it than that? Nevertheless, this particular song, unlike the other, is not so multi-layered.
    TheLyniezianon December 24, 2013   Link

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