"Break My Stride" as written by Matthew Wilder and Gregory Prestopino....
Last night I had the strangest dream
I sailed away to China
In a little row boat to find ya
And you said you had to get your laundry cleaned
Didn't want no one to hold you What does that mean
And you said

Ain't nothin' gonna break-a my stride
Nobody gonna slow me down, oh no
I got to keep on movin'
Ain't nothin' gonna break-a my stride
I'm running and I won't touch ground
Oh no, I got to keep on movin'

You're on the road and now you pray it lasts
The road behind was rocky
But now you're feeling cocky
You look at me and you see your past
Is that the reason why you're runnin' so fast
And she said

Ain't nothin' gonna break-a my stride
Nobody gonna slow me down, oh no
I got to keep on moving
Ain't nothin' gonna break-a my stride
I'm running and I won't touch ground
Oh no, I got to keep on moving

Never let another girl like you work me over
Never let another girl like you drag me under
If I meet another girl like you, I will tell her
Never want another girl like you, have to say, oh

Ain't nothin' gonna break-a my stride
Nobody gonna slow me down
Oh no, oh no, I got to keep on moving
Ain't nothin' gonna break-a my stride
I'm running and I won't touch ground
Oh no, I got to keep on movin'

Ain't nothin' gonna break-a my stride
Nobody gonna slow me down
Oh no, oh no, I got to keep on moving
Ain't nothin' gonna break-a my stride
I'm running and I won't touch ground
Oh no, I got to keep on movin'

Ain't nothin' gonna break-a my stride
Nobody gonna slow me down
Oh no, I got to keep on moving
Ain't nothin' gonna break-a my stride
I'm running and I won't touch ground
Oh no, I got to keep on movin'

Ain't nothin' gonna break-a my stride
Nobody's gonna slow me down, oh no


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"Break My Stride" as written by Matthew Wilder Greg Prestopino

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  • +1
    General CommentThe song is about the guy's girlfriend breaking up with him. She makes a clean break from him and moves on nicely. He then does the same thing. The chorus applies to her at first, and then later to him. Even though it's about breaking up, it has a very positive message -- for both characters. Plus it's just so freaking catchy. :)
    docsigma2000on March 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the first verse is really his thoughts on the relationship

    He does something extraordinary for their relationship

    "I sailed away to China
    In a little row boat to find ya"

    The the other party (be it his girlfreind or the record industry) puts something trivial in the way

    "And you said you had to get your laundry cleaned"
    Cityslickron August 02, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI didn't know this was a break up song....
    highpalmson July 26, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow...this song is one of my mom's favorites, she used to play it a lot when i was little...boy, does this take me back...
    jaxgrrlon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah I remember this song from back in the day too...even tho that was only a little way back lol. I always get this song in my head when I'm in a bad mood (well that or Raindrops Are Falling on my Head). The chorus just makes me think that I have to go forward and forget stupid mistakes along the way.
    thinkitbeiton July 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI still love this song.. one of the best ever
    Greenskyon July 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow many times has one had a crazy dream which makes us think when we're awake?

    I like that paragraph which opens the song, and the rest of the lyrics give an optimistic message. All of that make this a song which I love to listen to. It stays in your head... and in your heart.
    Alienoon December 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIve gotta say... i think that this has some golden lyrics "you said you had to get your laundry cleaned"... brilliance. airing the dirty laundry etc... so good.
    love this...
    angel_ljon September 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is definately a song you want to be stuck in your head. I always find myself walking confidently with a 'look out world' smile on my face after listening to it; a must have!
    silentexclamationon May 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was described as "a gift to myself" by Matthew Wilder in an interview with People Magazine. How he never had any support in the music industry and was turned away by everything. I think this song was a big confidence booster for Wilder to continue taking on the music world during the roughest of times. Little did he know that it would become a very successful single and a very catchy tune that a lot of people would associate with the 1980s in the decades to come.
    motorwayexiton August 10, 2006   Link

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