Monday, October 17, 2005

Why can something so simple turn into something so complicated?

Sometimes, I wonder if people understand the feeling of being rejected, pushed away or declined. I am sure that they were many songs written on this subject but for the time being, Mariah Carey's Breakdown is the best of them all.

This song had always been my all time favorite, ever since her Butterfly album was launched? So much emotion and passion in this song... Can you feel it?

Breakdown
by Mariah Carey feat Bone, Thugs & Harmony

You called yesterday to basically say
That you care for me but that you're just not in love
Immediately I pretended to be feeling similarly
And led you to believe I was OK to just walk away from the one thing that's unyielding and sacred to me

I guess I'm trying to be nonchalant about it
I'm going to extremes to prove I'm fine without you
But in reality I'm slowly losing my mind
Underneath the guise of smile gradually I'm dying inside

Friends ask me how I feel and I lie convincingly
Cause I don't want to reveal the fact that I'm suffering
So I wear my disguise till I go home at night
Turn out all the lights and then I breakdown and cry

So what you do when somebody you're so devoted to
Suddenly just stops loving you
And it seems they haven't got a clue
Of the pain that rejection is putting you through

Do you cling to your pride
And sing 'I will survive'
Do you lash out and say
"How dare you leave this way"
Do you hold on in vain as they just slip away

I guess I'm trying to be nonchalant about it
I'm going to extremes to prove I'm fine without you
But in reality I'm slowly losing my mind
Underneath the guise of smile gradually I'm dying inside

Friends ask me how I feel and I lie convincingly
Cause I don't want to reveal the fact that I'm suffering
So I wear my disguise till I go home at night
Turn out all the lights and then I breakdown and cry

And I guess I'm trying to be nonchalant about it
I'm going to extremes to prove I'm fine without you
But in reality I'm slowly losing my mind
Underneath the guise of smile gradually I'm dying inside

Friends ask me how I feel and I lie convincingly
Cause I don't want to reveal the fact that I'm suffering
So I wear my disguise till I go home at night
Turn out all the lights and then I breakdown and cry

1 comment:

niC Lo said...

Yess, Yi Hwa. Of course we've felt this way. And yes, this song is just classic. It's one of my all-time fave song too. And listening to it makes me feel better sometimes. Very cathartic. It's songs like this from her reminds you that Mariah is on FIRE, man!