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Published April 4th, 2012 at 10:00 am EST/EDT
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This post is part of the Lyrics Dump Promotion. To read more about the promotion, please see Soap Box – Various and Sundry.


This song was inspired by that special kind of burn out you get when you’re just tired of everyone and everything, including and especially yourself. It was inspired by the frustration that arises when we find ourselves chaffing at the limitations imposed upon us by all sources, both interior and exterior, that prohibit us from taking time to ourselves, or from being ourselves, or from making our dreams manifest as reality. I will shamelessly say that I hope this one gets a lot of votes, because it’s one of my favorites.


Break Out
Lyrics and music by Katt McConnell

       I need a vacation
       From my inhibitions
       To let the exception
       For once
       Be the rule.

       I burn with frustration
       At my limitations,
       And in my desperation
       I slowly
       Come unglued.

I can barely think through my exhaustion.
Hiding my true self is pretty tiring.
I look for a way to bolster my strength,
But the world is so uninspiring.

I can’t find the balance in my life
That comes with knowing your label.
Would that I could nosce te ipsum,
But so far I haven’t been able.

I find myself in confusion—
I’m spoiled for choice, but have none.
My mind’s running ’round in circles,
But I’m pretty damn certain of one

Thing

       I need a vacation
       From my inhibitions
       To let the exception
       For once
       Be the rule.

       I burn with frustration
       At my limitations,
       And in my desperation
       I slowly
       Come unglued.

The world has impossible standards
That I try to meet all the same.
Pretending I’m not really me, see,
Well, it’s all just a part of the game.

Just once I’d like to know freedom,
To let the freak inside of me out.
But being that weirdo would frighten
The people I care about.

This puzzle has so many pieces,
Some of them blank, and some of them gone,
That I can’t even see the whole picture,
But I can see that I need to be on

A

       Nice lengthy vacation
       From my inhibitions
       And let the exception
       For once
       Be the rule.

       I burn with frustration
       At my limitations,
       And in my desperation
       I slowly
       Come unglued.

Society has its demands, sure,
But you know, I’ve got a few of my own.
I don’t think it’s asking too much to
Sometimes just be left alone.

I think of the world and its interests,
Try to be kind to my fellow man,
But sometimes the energy leaves me
And I have done all that I can.

I see that you’re weary like me, yeah?
So let’s find a new place to go.
God knows what waits on the flip side,
But it’s far more important I know

That

       I need a vacation
       From my inhibitions
       To let the exception
       For once
       Be the rule.

       I burn with frustration
       At my limitations,
       And in my desperation
       I slowly
       Come unglued.



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