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Breakdown Lyrics

Artist: Mariah Carey
Album: Butterfly

VERSE 1

You called yesterday to basically say

That you care for me but that you're just not in love

Immediately I pretended to be feeling similarly

And led you to believe I was O.K.

To just walk away from the one thing

That's unyielding and sacred to me

CHORUS 1

Well I guess I'm trying to be nonchalant about it

And I'm going to extremes to prove I'm fine without you

But in reality I'm slowly losing my my mind

Underneath the guise of a smile gradually I'm dying inside

Friends ask me how I feel and I lie convincingly

'Cause I don't want to reveal that fact that I'm suffering

So I wear my disguise 'til I go home at night

And turn down all the lights and then break down and cry

VERSE 2

So what do you do when somebody you're devoted to

Suddenly just stops loving you and it seems they haven't

got a clue

Of the pain that rejection is putting you through

Do you cling to your pride and sing "I will survive"

Do you lash out and say: "How dare you leave this way"

Do you hold on in vain as they just slip away

CHORUS 2

Well I guess I'm trying to be nonchalant about it

And I'm going the extremes to prove I'm fine without you

But in reality I'm slowly loosing my my mind

Underneath the guise of a smile gradually I'm dying inside

Friends ask me how I feel and I lie convincingly

'Cause I don't want to reveal that fact that I'm suffering

So I wear my disguise 'til I go home at night

And turn down all the lights and then break down and cry

Bone Thugs:

Gonna break it down,

Only if you let it

Everyday the situations rackin my mind tryin to break me down

but I won't let it forget it

I be feelin like you're putting me down, kickin me 'round, stressin me

out.

I think I better go and get out and let me release some stress.

Don't ever wanna feel no pain (pain)

hoping for the sun but it looks like rain (rain, rain, rain)

Lord I just wanna maintain

Yeah, can feel the pressures yo, but never the less Krazy won't

fall...it's over, it's endin here.........

CHORUS 3

Well I guess I'm trying to be nonchalant about it

And I'm going the extremes to prove I'm fine without you

But in reality I'm slowly loosing my my mind

Underneath the guise of a smile gradually I'm dying inside

Friends ask me how I feel and I lie convincingly

'Cause I don't want to reveal that fact that I'm suffering

So I wear my disguise 'til I go home at night

And turn down all the lights and then break down and cry

Comments/Interpretations

by ghie on 10/6/2008 9:54am
a heart breaking song, but i just love listening to it!
by dannesha on 6/1/2009 2:31pm
i luv this song, it reminds of what i went through at times.
by Ellen joyce on 7/13/2009 9:30pm
its da shyt








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