"Breakers" as written by Taylor David Rice, Ryan Clinton Hahn, Matthew James Frazier, Kelcey Paul Ayer and Aaron Brooking Dessner....
Waiting for
My words to catch like I'm trying
To strike a match that's soaking wet
See through skull
See through skin
Leave all the lights on
Can't see out, but they see in

Stare down my nose, watching
The color drain from my eyes
Cold cereal and TV
Before I go to sleep

Breathing out, hoping to breathe in
I know nothing's wrong, but I'm not convinced

No, I know, I know, I've already told, myself
Maybe I'll believe it from somebody else
No, I know, I know, I've already told, myself
Maybe I'll believe it from somebody else

Breathing out
Hoping to breathe in
I know nothing's wrong, but I'm not convinced
I can let it happen, just let it happen
Just don't think so much, don't think so much


Lyrics submitted by strykerchick, edited by kingkarate, aa91597

"Breakers" as written by Kelcey Paul Ayer Aaron Brooking Dessner

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    General CommentSounds to me like a mental health issue being described in the lyrics. Irrational thoughts have taken over and for whatever reason are impossible for this person to ignore. Could be paranoia, anxiety, obsessive compulsive thoughts..."I can let it happen... Just don't think so much, don't think so much"
    crazyeyeskillaon October 31, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song is sooo gooooood! It most definitely is about mental health issues. This is apparent especially in these lyrics,

    "Breathing out
    Hoping to breathe in
    I know nothing's wrong but I'm not convinced"
    Justagirl1on March 05, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's almost like he can't convince anyone he needs help, ya know?

    "Waiting for my words to catch like I'm trying to strike a match that's soaking wet."

    Sounds like no one believes him and it just makes him feel crazier. Maybe I'm just over-identifying. Either way, it's a brilliant song. Aside from the lyrics, the music is just amazing. Mesmerizing, almost.
    InfidelToDieForon September 24, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI love their music!
    Radar16on May 21, 2014   Link

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