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Breakeven
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Breakeven

The Script
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The Script

Song Meaning and Background of Breakeven by The Script


"Breakeven" by The Script, released in 2008, is a poignant ballad that resonates with listeners due to its heartfelt lyrics and soulful melody. The song tells a story of heartbreak, resilience, and the emotional aftermath of a failed relationship. The background and meaning of "Breakeven" shed light on the personal experiences that inspired its creation.


The Script, an Irish rock band comprised of Danny O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan, and Glen Power, drew inspiration for "Breakeven" from the real-life experiences of lead vocalist Danny O'Donoghue. O'Donoghue had gone through a particularly challenging breakup, and the emotional aftermath fueled the creation of this powerful song.


The lyrics of "Breakeven" delve into the universal theme of heartbreak and the aftermath of a failed relationship. The narrative is built around the idea that when a heartbreak occurs, the pain is not distributed equally between the two parties involved. The line "What am I supposed to do when the best part of me was always you?" encapsulates the raw vulnerability and sense of loss experienced by the protagonist.


Lyrics of Breakeven by The Script


I'm still alive but I'm barely breathing

Just praying to a god that I don't believe in

'Cause I got time while she got freedom

'Cause when a heart breaks, no, it don't break even

 

Her best days will be some of my worst

She finally met a man that's gonna put her first

While I'm wide awake she's no trouble sleeping

'Cause when a heart breaks no it don't break even, even, no

 

What am I supposed to do

When the best part of me was always you?

And what am I supposed to say

When I'm all choked up and you're OK?

I'm falling to pieces

I'm falling to pieces

 

They say bad things happen for a reason

But no wise words gonna stop the bleeding

'Cause she's moved on while I'm still grieving

And when a heart breaks no it don't break even, even, no

 

And what am I gonna do

When the best part of me was always you?

And what am I supposed to say

When I'm all choked up and you're OK?

 

I'm falling to pieces

I'm falling to pieces

I'm falling to pieces

(One still in love while the other one's leaving)

I'm falling to pieces

('Cause when a heart breaks, no, it don't break even)

 

Oh, you got his heart and my heart and none of the pain

You took your suitcase, I took the blame

Now I'm tryna make sense of what little remains

'Cause you left me with no love and no love to my name

 

I'm still alive but I'm barely breathing

Just praying to a god that I don't believe in

'Cause I got time while she got freedom

'Cause when a heart breaks, no, it don't break

No, it don't break

No, it don't break even, no

 

What am I gonna do

When the best part of me was always you?

And what am I supposed to say

When I'm all choked up and you're OK?

(Oh glad you're okay now)

 

I'm falling to pieces

I'm falling to pieces

(Oh, I'm falling, falling)

I'm falling to pieces

(One still in love while the other one's leaving)

I'm falling to pieces

('Cause when a heart breaks, no, it don't break even)

 

Oh, it don't break even, no

Oh, it don't break even, no

Oh, it don't break even, no

Release Date

2008

Songwriter/s

Frampton, O'Donoghue, Sheehan, Kipner

Producer/s

Frampton, Kipner

Label/s

Sony

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