Guns N’ Roses - Breakdown Lyrics

Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion II cover art
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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
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 her

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
Let me hear it now
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 needs
Like when we both knew we had it
But now the damage's done
And we're back out on the run
Fun how ev'rything 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"
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Civil War
  • 2 14 Years
  • 3 Yesterdays
  • 4 Knockin' on Heaven's Door
  • 5 Get in the Ring
  • 6 Shotgun Blues
  • 7 Breakdown
  • 8 Pretty Tied Up
  • 9 Locomotive
  • 10 So Fine
  • 11 Estranged
  • 12 You Could Be Mine
  • 13 Don't Cry (alternate lyrics)
  • 14 My World


  • Credits
    album: Track 7 in album Use Your Illusion II
    release date: 1991-9-17
    popularity : 716 users have visited this page.
    length: 7:05
    producer: Mike Clink and Guns N’ Roses
    mixer: Bill Price
    engineer: Mike Clink
    acoustic guitar: Izzy Stradlin
    composer: Axl Rose
    lyricist: Axl Rose
    Album Information
    label: Geffen Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 720642442029
    script: Latin