"Breakdown" as written by and Tom Petty....
It's alright if you love me
It's alright if you don't
I'm not afraid of you runnin' away, honey
I get the feeling you won't

There is no sense in pretending
Your eyes give you away
Something inside you is feeling like I do
We said all there is to say

Baby, breakdown, go ahead and give it to me
Breakdown, honey, take me through the night (baby, baby, breakdown)
Breakdown, now I'm standin' here, can't you see?
Breakdown, it's all right
It's all right
It's all right

Breakdown, go ahead and give it to me
Breakdown, honey, take me through the night (baby, baby, breakdown)
Breakdown, now I'm standin' here, can't you see?
Breakdown, it's all right
It's all right
It's all right


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"Breakdown" as written by Tom Petty

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    My InterpretationI think most people have hit the meaning.

    It seems to be about just letting loose and giving into the feelings that you have. In this context, it's about a romantic encounter.

    It is pretty simple but very relatable. I think we've all been in a situation where you know the vibes are there but you know the other person has put up a wall of some sort because they're almost afraid to open up to it. It's always so strange, and you just know that if the wall ever got broken down, it would be complete passion.
    owaon February 14, 2010   Link

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