They Broke Him Down
Toh Kay Lyrics


Did I mention he was dreaming
When the devil came to town?
I was awoken by the screaming
But nobody heard a sound
And the lies we tell at breakfast
Won't match the lies we share for lunch
And the lies we serve for dinner
They're the tallest of the bunch, yeah
Did I mention he was cold
When he finally lost control of the ghost?
And the epilogue I dreaded
Now seems likely to console
And I'm still not understanding
The things he did before he left
And the one thing that will haunt me
Is right before his final breath
What he said
Oh, they broke me down
Yeah they broke me down
So I can't be your saint, you see
Cause I won't be hanging around
And they broke him down
Yeah they broke him down
So I stood there and I held my breath
Cause I knew that it wouldn't be long
Till they broke me down
And no one holds a grudge, dear, like I do
I see it through
And you may not remember
It was nothing much at the time
But I kept it bottled inside
Oh, and we all know how that goes
I've given up on letting go
So here we are
With nothing left, dear
And now you've left here
And I was last to know
Holy smoke
Some say he'd given up the ghost
But he wouldn't do that
I think he's hiding in the background
Of his favorite photographs
And he's living as a beggar
Or maybe a millionaire
But the one thing that I'm sure of
Is he found some comfort there
And that's fair
Because they broke him down
Oh, they broke him down
So he can't be my saint no more
He won't be hanging around
Oh no
And they broke him down
Yeah, they broke him down
He said I can't be your saint no more
Cause I won't be hanging around
And they broke him down
Yeah, the broke him down
So I stood there and I held my breath
Because I knew that it wouldn't be long
Before they broke me down

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Aymo da KFP Slacker

Did I mention he was dreaming
When the Devil came to town
I was awoken by the screaming
But nobody heard a sound
And the lies we tell at breakfast
Won’t match the lies we share for lunch
And the lies we serve for dinner, they’re the tallest of the bunch, yeah

Did I mention he was cold
When he finally lost control, of the ghost
And the epilogue I dreaded
Now seems likely to console
And I’m still not understanding
The things he did before he left
But the one thing that will haunt me
Is right before his final breath, when he said...

“Oh they broke me down
Yeah they broke me down
So I can’t be your saint you see
‘Cause I won’t be hangin ‘round”
And they broke him down
Yeah they broke him down
So I stood there and I held my breath
‘Cause I knew that it wouldn’t be long till they broke me down

And no one holds a grudge dear like I do
I see it through
And you may not remember
It was nothing much at the time, but I kept it bottled inside

Oh, and we all know how that goes
I’ve given up on letting go
So here we are
With nothing left dear
And now you’ve left here
And I was last to know

Holy smokes
Some say he’d given up the ghost but he wouldn’t do that
I think he’s hiding in the background
Of his favorite photographs
And he’s living as a beggar
Or maybe a millionaire
But the one thing that I’m sure of
Is he felt some comfort there
That’s fair, because they broke him down

Oh they broke him down
So he can’t be my saint no more
He won’t be hanging around
Oh no....

And they broke him down, yeah they broke him down
He said, “I can’t be your saint no more, ‘cause I won’t be hanging around”
And they broke him down
Yeah they broke him down
So I stood there and I held my breath
‘Cause I knew that it wouldn’t be long before they broke me down



All comments from YouTube:

Sam Wenzel

My friend just overdosed after a decade long fight against heroin. The last band he recommended to me was Toh Kay. He was such a kind soul and that was represented in the music he loved. I hope he finds the peace he had yearned for. Man, I wish you didn't relapse.

billymayes09

Stay strong friend. I've been there myself

Mr. McDeath

After two and a half years being with my girlfriend, she left me. I got home from work and her stuff was gone, looked like I got robbed. She took the orphan kitten we raised together. That day I listened to this song for hours with beers in my hands, and oddly enough it comforted me but made me feel so sad...

Jacob Lopez

My best friend of nearly 8 years split with me and blamed me for his problems despite everything we've been through together, all the good times we had, all the times I've helped him through his struggles, his depression and suicide attempts. After all of that, he blamed me for it all and hates me for it. He just... threw what we had away like it was nothing.

I miss him.

Andreu de Donato

That's hard... I'm glad you could overcome it

Lemony Vengeance

My wife of 11 years left me in the same way. gutted our home, took our 4 children and move 300 miles away. That was 18 months ago, and the spite that she holds and is attempting to brow beat me with knows no bounds.

Streetlight's Hands that Thieve was the only thing that pulled me through those initial 6 months. Solidarity, brother. You have people you don't even know that will lift your arms up.

Ryan

hope you're doing better buddy

Lunisford

Don't drink away your issues too, but sad song do help a lot , it makes sad people happier!
Just think about it this way, it was her choice and if you loved her enough you'd let her do her thing, saddly enough.
But think good and keep on!

Mac Crowley

i had no idea that Tomas did an acoustic version of The Hands That Thieve album.... excuse me while i binge on this all day. 

Lucas Wit Dalidov

It’s actually what started the dispute between them and victory records. Which resulted in them breaking their contract n got them sued for $5mil

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