Audio

Breakaway

03:57
The Mighty Maxwells
Neil McCallion

Story

Breakaway is the first song on Slipping Away.  I had mixed feelings starting the album with two songs in which the narrator is a jerk.  But what the hell.  I like this song.

Lyrics

Breakaway

Words and music by Neil McCallion

 

I been wanting to breakaway but I know I'm gonna stay 

I been wanting to hide out but I know there ain't no way

Can't think about tomorrow, I ain't finished with today 

I been wanting to breakaway but I know I'm gonna stay

 

Baby talk about changes, well, she'll be the first to go 

Says that she is so tired and we got nothing to show

What can I tell her to make her go away 

I been wanting to breakaway but I know I'm gonna stay

 

Don't answer the telephone, get away from the door 

What ever they want, I ain't got it no more

Turn out the light and shut the shade

I can't stand to look at the mess that I've made

 

Got a reason for leaving, I could bust out that door

There ain't no hard feelings, you don't care anymore

Like I'd be doing you a favor if I'd just go away

I been wanting to breakaway but I know I'm gonna stay