"Breakdown" as written by and Matthew Arnold Thiessen....
Oh, what a lousy excuse for a car
One mile to go, but I can't push it that far
I think I've had enough
I think I'm giving up

Saved all my money to buy a new guitar
Then I got ripped off by the guy who fixed my car
I think I've had enough
I think I'm giving up

Once again life's thrown me a curve, and it blew up right in my face
Once again life's rattled my nerves
Don't you see that I'm stuck in this place?

All because, you're giving me a ...breakdown
Stuck on the side of the road
Emotional over-load
He'll seek and destroy everything that I enjoy
But, I won't be the one he takes down
No, I won't breakdown

Lyrics submitted by ThreeMilesDown

"Breakdown" as written by Matthew Arnold Thiessen

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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    General Commentthis song rocks, and so does Relient K. the song, although starts off about his car, proves to be an allusion and metaphor to the destruction of satan. at the end of the song the line "he'll seek and destroy everything that i enjoy" refers to the devil. Just like Job, Reliet K feels as though satan is destroying that which he loves, yet the next line "but, i wont be the one he takes down, no, i wont breakdown" shows his strength found in Christ. despite the devil's attempts to destroy his life, he will still stand strong in the gospel and his love found in Jesus. he wont give into the devil or let him destroy his life. way to go!
    God Bless
    irisheyes4683on June 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGo to the “Softer to Me” Lyric page for a great discussion
    ducttapeguy4187on June 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree with irisheyes.. i really like the part when it's just dave playing the drums and the guys are singing "breakdown *breakdown*...breakdown oh." - cool. can't wait 'til their next cd comes out!
    MelbyJoyon July 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI heard a song of there at C-stone this year it was off of their upcoming album... I didn't really like it. It wasn't typical K
    Emericanskateron July 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, this song really isn't typical K, but it's super good. it has a gorgeous melody.
    BtownMeggyon July 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song means more to me than most, because, well, it follows my life to a T. I own a 86 ford taurus, and it is a lousy excuse for a car... even a honda. anywhey, I was saving up to buy a guitar, and then my heater core broke, and "with a deal" it only cost me 350 bucks to fix. hence the guy who fixed my car ripped me off. At the time, I did not manage to buy a new guitar, but waited a long time. Great song, Relient K, great band, gonna see them this weekend, tomorrow at the IOSF. see you there! And see Blankly Fallen's lyrics on this site, and a whole lot more at blanklyfallen.iwarp.com. Booyah!
    aberzombie143on July 31, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is truely a great one
    jessiejess88on August 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis reminds me of my friend jess's car.......it always breaks down, although with six people it did surprisingly well :)
    SkiShon September 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm starting to look at this, and maybe the 'he' referred to is not Satan at all, but God. Instead of the song about not giving in to Satan, which sounds so generic of Christian rock, but maybe its about being angry at God, and on the verge of just giving up on Him. But he's also saying he won't let the problems that happen in life get to him, he won't breakdown and give up on God, he won't take the easy way, away from him.
    ZeroOneon September 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentya.. i agree w/ all u guys.. this is kinda outa their "comfort zone" i guess. & their new cd rox!! .. nice thought ZeroOne... never thought of that one...
    ~ luv the guitar riffs in this one!! not one of my favorites but w/e....
    ~*rOmAnS 3:23*~
    miss la de daon October 13, 2004   Link

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