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Breakdown Lyrics

from Use Your Illusion II

"Breakdown" is track #5 on the album Use Your Illusion II. It was written by Rose, W. Axl / Hudson, Saul / Mckagan, Duff Rose / Stradlin, Izzy.
"Breakdown" is track #5 on the album Use Your Illusion II. It was written by Rose, W. Axl / Hudson, Saul / Mckagan, Duff Rose / Stradlin, Izzy.

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We all come in from the cold
We come down from the wire
An everybody warms themselves
To a different fire
When sometimes we get burned
You'd think sometime, we'd learn
That the one you love is the one
That should take you higher

You ain't got no one
You better go back out and find 'em

Just like children hidin' in a closet
Can't tell what's goin' on outside
Sometimes we're so far off the beaten track
We'll get taken for a ride
By a parlor trick or some words of wit
A hidden hand up a sleeve
To think the one you love, could hurt you now
Is a little hard to believe

But everybody darlin' sometimes
Bites the hand that feeds

When I look around
Everybody always brings me down
Well is it them or me, well I just can't see
But there ain't no peace to found
But if someone really cared
Well they'd take the time to spare
A moment to try and understand
Another one's despair

Remember in this game we call life
That no one said, it's fair

Breakdown
(Let me hear it now)
Breakdown
(Let me hear it now)
(Yeah)
Breakdown
(Let me hear it now)
Breakdown
Get down with yo' bad self
Alright

I've come to know the cold, I think of it as home
When there ain't enough of me to go around
I'd rather be left alone
But if I call you out of habit, I'm out of love and
I gotta have it
Would you give it to me if I fit you're needs
Like when we both knew we had it

But now the damage's done
And we're back out on the run
Funny how everything was roses
When we held on to the guns
Just because you're winnin'
Don't mean, you're the lucky ones

Breakdown
(Let me hear it now)
Breakdown
(Yeah)
Breakdown
Breakdown
(Let me hear it now)

There goes the challenger being chased
By the blue, blue meanies on wheels
The vicious traffic squad cars are after
Our lone driver
The last American hero
The, the electric sitar
The demi-God
The super driver of the golden west

Two nasty Nazi cars are close behind
The beautiful lone driver
The police cars are getting closer, closer
Closer to our soul hero in his soul mobile
Yeah baby
They about to strike, they gonna get him
Smash, rape
The last beautiful free soul on this planet

But, it is written if the evil spirit arms the tiger with claws
Brahman provided wings for the dove
Thus spake the super guru
Did you hear that?

Songwriters
ROSE, W. AXL / HUDSON, SAUL / MCKAGAN, DUFF ROSE / STRADLIN, IZZY

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