Bend and Not Break Lyrics

Dashboard Confessional


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 : 29 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

Cover Art

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.


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