Breakdown

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Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She made her recording debut in 1990 under the guidance of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola, and released her self-titled debut studio album, Mariah Carey. The album went multi-platinum and s… more »

Break break down,
 Steady breakin' me on down, break break down,
 Steady breakin' me on down,
 Break break down, steady breakin' me on down,
 Break break down, steady breakin' me on down.

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 it was OK 
To just walk away from the one thing 
That's unyielding and sacred to me

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 mind
 Underneath a disguise 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 
The fact that I'm suffering 
So I wear my disguise 
'Til I go home at night 
And turn down all the lights 
And then I break down and cry

So what do you do
When somebody you're so 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

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 mind
 Underneath the disguise 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 
The fact that I'm suffering 
So I wear my disguise 
'Til I go home at night 
And turn down all the lights 
And then I break down and cry

It'll break you down
Only if you let it
 Everyday crazy situations rocking my mind
Tryin' to break me down
But I won't let it, forget it (Forget it)

I be feelin' like you bringing me down
 Taking me around 
Stressin' me out
I think I better go and get out
And let me release some stress (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, I can feel pressures y'all
But nevertheless Krayzie won't fall
It's over, it's ending here (Here)

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 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 
The fact that I'm suffering 
So I wear my disguise 
'Til I go home at night 
And turn down all the lights 
And then I break down and cry

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 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 
The fact that I'm suffering 
So I wear my disguise 
'Til I go home at night 
And turn down all the lights 
And then I break down and cry

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 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 
The fact that I'm suffering 
So I wear my disguise 
'Til I go home at night 
And turn down all the lights 
And then I break down and cry

Written by: MARIAH CAREY, SEAN COMBS, ANTHONY HENDERSON, STEVEN A JORDAN, CHARLES SCRUGGS

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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