Break This

Words & Music by James Kennedy

'Break This' is an Alternative Rock song & the 6th song on the 2015 Kyshera album 'Circle'. The words, music & production are by James Kennedy.

At this point in the album, the central character has fully realised that fame, success & wealth has brought a lot in to his life that has made him more unhappy than he was when he had nothing because it has come at the expense of actual relationships & intimacy. He blames himself but also his fans for accommodating his isolation from real life and he plans to 'Break This'. The song is the central character talking to his fans, albeit in his head. His plan is to commit suicide but to do so on stage so that his fans can see the true 'nightmare behind the dream' of fame & success and share with him that reality. The suicide attempt doesn't happen until the following song on the album, 'Endgame', but 'Break This' is mostly about someone wanting to destroy everything in order to start again and take down with them all those they thought were their ally but were in fact aiding their ruin.

The song was a single from the album and one of Kyshera's most popular songs at live shows. The song features spacey Synths, syncopated riffs, crowd chants & several main hooks. 'Break This' was one of the singles from the album and accompanying video, made by Scott Carey was shot at the Ebbw Vale Institute.

LYRICS

So you’ll have the song

But not the singer no more

I should be dead and gone

To live forever in your heart

Ain’t that how the story’s meant to end

I gave you all of me

And you took it so greedily

But you always loved me most

In broken pieces, so now…

Before I disappear,

I am only here

To break this,

And I’m taking all of you with me

All the way down

If you wanna know how it feels

Well you’re gonna found out

Guilty, my destiny

Just as guilty as you

So this is how it feels

The story was always real for me

‘Cos all good things must come to an end

But the bad are meant to last forever

So move on and leave the pieces behind

‘Cos before I disappear,

I am only here

To break this,

And I’m taking all of you with me

All the way down

If you wanna know how it feels

Well you’re gonna found out

Guilty, my destiny

Guilty of humanity

Just as Guilty,

Just as Guilty, as you

Break this x3

What if I’m as guilty as you?

I’m just, I’m just, I’m just, I’m just as guilty as you

So I’m taking all of you with me

All the way down

So if you wanna know how it feels

Well you’re gonna found out

Guilty, my destiny

Guilty of humanity

Just as Guilty,

Just as Guilty, as you

Break this x3