Dashboard Confessional - Bend and Not Break Lyrics

Dashboard Confessional A Mark • A Mission • A Brand • A Scar cover art
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I catalog these steps now, decisive and intentioned,
precise and patterned specifically to yours.

I'm talented at breathing, especially exhaling,
so that my chest will rise and fall with yours.

I'm careful not to wake you, fearing conversation.
It's better just to hold you and keep you pacified.

I'm talented with reason, I cover all the angles.
I can fail before I ever try.

Try to understand, there is an old mistake that fools will make.
And I'm the kind of them, pushing everything that's good away.
So won't you hold me now? I will not bend, I will not break.
Won't you hold me now? For you I rise for you I fall.

I am fairly agile. I can bend and not break.
Or I can break and take it with a smile.

I am so resilient. I recover quickly.
I'll convince you soon that I am fine.
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Hands Down
  • 2 Rapid Hope Loss
  • 3 As Lovers Go
  • 4 Carry This Picture
  • 5 Bend and Not Break
  • 6 Ghost of a Good Thing
  • 7 Am I Missing
  • 8 Morning Calls
  • 9 Carve Your Heart Out Yourself
  • 10 So Beautiful
  • 11 Hey Girl
  • 12 If You Can't Leave It Be, Might as Well Make It Bleed
  • 13 Several Ways to Die Trying
  • 14 This Old Wound
  • 15 The End of an Anchor


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Christopher Andrew Carrabba
    album: Track 5 in album A Mark • A Mission • A Brand • A Scar
    release date: 2003-8-11
    popularity : 102 users have visited this page.
    length: 5:07
    producer: Gil Norton
    mixer: Gil Norton and Adrian Bushby
    engineer: Adrian Bushby
    additional engineer: Mike Fanuele
    composer: Chris Carrabba
    lyricist: Chris Carrabba
    Album Information
    label: Vagrant Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 602498105559
    script: Latin