Recorded: Late 2012
Released: April 18, 2014 (single as "The Breakdown")
Album: Art Official Age (3rd track)

Written by Prince.
© 2014 NPG Records, excl. 2 Warner Records
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Listen 2 me closely
As the story unfolds
This could B the saddest story
Ever been told
used 2 want the house
With the biggest pool
Reminiscing now
just feel like a fool

U keep breaking me down... {repeat}

used 2 throw the party
Every New Year's Eve
1st 1 intoxicated
Last 1 2 leave
Waking up N places
That U would never believe
Give me back the time
U can keep the memories

U keep breaking me down... {repeat}

Every book 've read
Said that would meet
Somebody like U (Somebody)
Whenever was sorry
So sorry 4 the things
used 2 do, oh
A journal full of numbers
That used 2 go thru
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
All behind me now
All becuz of U

(U keep breaking me down...) {repeat}
U keep breaking me... down!
don't wanna... go! No...!
Don't wanna go down...

(Down, down, down) {repeat}
Baby, baby
C, there's a door that U can walk thru
Where there used 2 B a wall
don't care - it's cool
As long as U catch me, baby
(Catch me when fall)
If there's ever a fall
The closer 2 the breakdown
The closer we get...
2 the breakdown

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