Breaking Down
Florence + the Machine Lyrics


All alone it was always there you see
And even on my own
It was always standing next to me
I can see it coming from the edge of the room
Creeping in the streetlight holding my hand in the pale gloom
Can you see it coming now?

Ah-ah, ah-ah I think I'm breaking down again
Ah-ah, ah-ah I think I'm breaking down
All alone even when I was a child
I've always known there was something to be frightened of
I can see it coming from the edge of the room
Creeping in the streetlight holding my hand in the pale gloom
Can you see it coming now?

Ah-ah, ah-ah I think I'm breaking down again
Ah-ah, ah-ah I think I'm breaking down

All alone on the edge of sleep
My old familiar friend
Comes and lies down next to me
And I can see it coming from the edge of the room
Smiling in the streetlight even with my eyes shut tight
I still see it coming now

Ah-ah, ah-ah I think I'm breaking down again
Ah-ah, ah-ah I think I'm breaking down again
Ah-ah, ah-ah I think I'm breaking down again
Ah-ah, ah-ah I think I'm breaking down

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: JAMES ELLIS FORD, FLORENCE LEONTINE MARY WELCH

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Vibha Singh

"Breaking Down"

All alone
It was always there you see
And even on my own
It was always standing next to me

I can see it coming from the edge of the room
Creeping in the streetlight
Holding my hand in the pale gloom
Can you see it coming now?

Oh, I think I'm breaking down again
Oh, I think I'm breaking down

All alone
Even when I was a child
I've always known
There was something to be frightened of

You know that I can see you coming from the edge of the room
Creeping in the streetlight
Holding my hand in the pale gloom
Can you see it coming now?

Oh, I think I'm breaking down again
Oh, I think I'm breaking down

All alone
On the edge of sleep
My old familiar friend
Comes and lies down next to me

And I can see you coming from the edge of the room
Smiling in the streetlight
Even with my eyes shut tight
I still see you coming now

Oh, I think I'm breaking down again
Oh, I think I'm breaking down again
Oh, I think I'm breaking down again
Oh, I think I'm breaking down



David Jung

All alone
It was always there, you see
And even on my own
It was always standing next to me

I can see it coming from the edge of the room
Creeping in the streetlight
Holding my hand in the pale gloom
Can you see it coming now?

Oh, I think I'm breaking down again
Oh, I think I'm breaking down

All alone
Even when I was a child
I've always known
There was something to be frightened of

I can see is coming from the edge of the room
Creeping in the streetlight
Holding my hand in the pale gloom
Can you see it coming now?

Oh, I think I'm breaking down again
Oh, I think I'm breaking down

All alone
On the edge of sleep
My old familiar friend
Comes and lies down next to me

And I can see it coming from the edge of the room
Smiling in the streetlight
Even with my eyes shut tight
I still see him coming now

Oh, I think I'm breaking down again
Oh, I think I'm breaking down again
Oh, I think I'm breaking down again
Oh, I think I'm breaking down



Skipper1010

All alone
It was always there you see
And even on my own
It was always standing next to me

I can see it coming from the edge of the room
Creeping in the streetlight
Holding my hand in the pale gloom
Can you see it coming now?

Oh, I think I'm breaking down again
Oh, I think I'm breaking down

All alone
Even when I was a child
I've always known
There was something to be frightened of

You know that I can see you coming from the edge of the room
Creeping in the streetlight
Holding my hand in the pale gloom
Can you see it coming now?

Oh, I think I'm breaking down again
Oh, I think I'm breaking down

All alone
On the edge of sleep
My old familiar friend
Comes and lies down next to me

And I can see you coming from the edge of the room
Smiling in the streetlight
Even with my eyes shut tight
I still see you coming now

Oh, I think I'm breaking down again
Oh, I think I'm breaking down again
Oh, I think I'm breaking down again
Oh, I think I'm breaking down



David Quijada Fernández

I just write down the lyrics because I like the whole experience of listening to this masterpiece and looking at the lyrics:

All alone
It was always there you see
And even on my own
It was always standing next to me

I can see it coming from the edge of the room
Creeping in the streetlight
Holding my hand in the pale gloom
Can you see it coming now?

Oh, I think I'm breaking down again
Oh, I think I'm breaking down

All alone
Even when I was a child
I've always known
There was something to be frightened of

You know that I can see you coming from the edge of the room
Creeping in the streetlight
Holding my hand in the pale gloom
Can you see it coming now?

Oh, I think I'm breaking down again
Oh, I think I'm breaking down

All alone
On the edge of sleep
My old familiar friend
Comes and lies down next to me

And I can see you coming from the edge of the room
Smiling in the streetlight
Even with my eyes shut tight
I still see you coming now

Oh, I think I'm breaking down again
Oh, I think I'm breaking down again
Oh, I think I'm breaking down again
Oh, I think I'm breaking down



Matteo Faggi

All alone it was always there you see
And even on my own
It was always standing next to me
I can see it coming from the edge of the room
Creeping in the streetlight holding my hand in the pale gloom
Can you see it coming now?

Ah-ah, ah-ah I think I'm breaking down again
Ah-ah, ah-ah I think I'm breaking down

All alone even when I was a child
I've always known there was something to be frightened of
I can see it coming from the edge of the room
Creeping in the streetlight holding my hand in the pale gloom
Can you see it coming now?

Ah-ah, ah-ah I think I'm breaking down again
Ah-ah, ah-ah I think I'm breaking down

All alone on the edge of sleep
My old familiar friend
Comes and lies down next to me
And I can see it coming from the edge of the room
Smiling in the streetlight even with my eyes shut tight
I still see it coming now

Ah-ah, ah-ah I think I'm breaking down again
Ah-ah, ah-ah I think I'm breaking down again
Ah-ah, ah-ah I think I'm breaking down again
Ah-ah, ah-ah I think I'm breaking down



All comments from YouTube:

Pete

Lying here in a hospital room bed dying, tears streaming down my cheeks and somehow Florence brings a smile to my face. (Update) Kidneys failed, got a transplant, still here. I literally just saw this now, one year after the OP. I totally forgot I even posted this. I was on alot of pain medication that day. So yes, I survived! Thank you so much to everybody who wished me well!

Mollie JMichel

That's incredible! Gave me chills reading that! Florence is so very healing! So happy you got a second chance!!

Ghostly Bird

@Pete Those shibboleths are something I'd expect from a chick who collects healing crystals, practices yoga, meditates and feeds her chihuahua a vegetarian diet. But to see a grown man make use of such vapid expressions is rather disconcerting. Everything about you is soft and feminine. Safe to say that your kidney isn't the only thing that's defective.

Pete

@Ghostly Bird Doesn't matter, karma, fate and destiny will teach you a it's life lessons whether or not you read the warning signs.

Ghostly Bird

@Pete tl;dr

Pete

@Ghostly Bird I truly feel sorry for people like you. Sorry that your parents never gave you any love, taught you any compassion, respect or other aspects of being a normal functional and civilized human being. I can only guess at why you feel the need to be needlessly cruel to strangers on the comment section on YouTube. If I had to fathom a guess I would say it's just you crying out for attention in a world that treats you like a nobody. Even a negative reaction in your sad little world is better than no reaction. You said that my post sounded effeminate, but I'd rather seem effeminate than a miserable, hateful, poor excuse for a human being such as yourself. I truly hope you never have to experience what I went through losing my kidney, almost dying, having had an emergency transplant and living in the hospital away from my family for almost a year. But if you do maybe it will teach you the humility, humanity and compassion that your parents failed so miserably in doing. You should read these words and really think about what I said instead of getting angry and being even more of a reactionary tool.

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Hanna Marie

how is she able to sing this so perfectly without crying

Juliette Zunk

Sometimes you sing instead of crying.

Verónica Jiménez Rivas

Florence managed to describe depression in the most accurate way, and still make it sound beautiful.

BavarianGentians

Huh. I thought it was about hypnagogic hallucinations.

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