It's alright if you love me
It's alright if you don't
I'm not afraid of you runnin' away honey
I've got this 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
Breakdown now I 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
Breakdown now I 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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    General CommentHehe never thought about what it meant until now, just liked the sound :)
    Sunnyhillon June 11, 2012   Link
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    General CommentJust covered this song in Sept 2017 at a band rehearsal and we nailed it pretty well. But at the time, obviously had no idea that inside a month Tom Petty would have a heart attack and not survive. RIP, Mr Petty, you were a true American Rocker with a great style all your own.
    N2BSwFt777on October 07, 2017   Link

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