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The Breaking Down Songfacts says: Florence Welch, the frontwoman and primary contributor to Florence and the Machine, wrote much of her debut album, Lungs, about breaking up with her long term boyfriend, Stuart Hammond. The pair later patched things up and got back together but they eventually spilt up again. "Breaking Down", which evokes both mental fragility and childhood fears was inspired by the ending of their relationship for a second time.

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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

Florence + the Machine - Breaking Down Lyrics


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  • this song is so fucking perfect
  • Thanking Florence and thanking God that this song exists
  • okey it this song.***
  • Superb song. Lovely hook. And indeed, it does sounds like something I've heard before. Probably a pretty common hook, but it's used in such a warm manner.
  • juicyhe4rt i have no words to express my love for this song ---- Same here lol
  • drug it good****
  • #Drug
  • i have no words to express my love for this song
  • good this song******
  • "Can you see it coming now?" oh, yes, especially when I hear this song. I think I'm breaking down again.

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