I Can't Break (Performed by Melanie Stevens)

Story Behind The Song

We pick ourselves up and grow stronger over time, but putting on an act can be interrupted by the tiniest of details. It's a delicate survival, but when the heartache is over, the fond memories can last a life time.

Song Description

This was the second performance collaboration between Adam (music, lyrics and accompaniment) and actor/singer Melanie Stevens (vocals). The song was performed during the Leeway Productions event 'Sirens', which celebrated the female voice and was held at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. The song was re-imagined as a musical theatre number and Mel delivered an emotive performance, which instantly connected with the audience. Vocal Musical Theatre Female Voice Emotive Heartbreak Breakup Song Strong Songwriter

Song Length 4:09 Genre Unique - Soundtracks, Pop - Easy Listening
Tempo Floating Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Heartbreaking, Endearing Subject Heartbreak, Healing
Similar Artists Idina Menzel, Adele Language English

Lyrics

I sit in the darkness watching films of old shows
The crowd hears the drop of a pin and the silence explodes
I shuffle to the spotlight; hide what could be exposed
As I scan the crowd and begin; nobody knows

That I can't see through you
I can't see through
I can't see through you
So lay back and tell me the truth

I can't break
I can't break
No matter what you say to me
I can't break

As I bellow out stories and I put on a show
There's a girl that is trapped in a plan, dressed up, nowhere to go
I imagine you standing, right there in your brogues.
You're the next on a long list of men, but the one that I chose.

But I can't see through you
I can't see through
I can't see through you
So lay back and tell me the truth

I can't break
I can't break
No matter what you say to me
I can't break
I can't break
Cause I've broken round the bones that were left here
I can't break
Now I'm stronger I cannot break anymore.

You came out back and you promised me that we would sail away
I'd heard that before and I knew how it'd play out, but you had something so much more
We drank 'til the sun filled the hole I'd been hiding and you stayed 'til I smiled
Three months passed by so fast and you turned your back, now I know...

I could break
I could break
No matter what you say to me
I could break

I can't explain how I feel when I dance in the rain.
But it feels like it feels when I hear you remember my name.

So I won't break I won't break.
No, I won't break
I won't break

Lyrics Adam Print Music Adam Print
Performance Melanie Stevens, Adam Print

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