1. Won't Break Me Down

03:45
Michael Dyer

Story

I had been thinking of my various troubles and how I wasn't going to let them get me down. Suddenly, the refrain for this song (music and words) came to me.

Lyrics

WON'T BREAK ME DOWN
Michael Dyer
© 2010

I seen hard times since last we met. Sometimes whatchya want ain't whatchya get.

Been down so low, subway seems too high. Been havin' troubles, jus' gettin' by.

Got laid off some gray months back. So many debts, I can't keep track.

At times I feel like I'm jus' hell bound, but ain't gonna let that, break me down.

No, won't break me down. Won't break me down. Won't break me down. Won't break me down. Won't break me down. Won't break me down. Won't break me down. Won't break me down.

Now I been accused, of another man's crimes. And for his sins, I gotta do his time.

Judge's gavel made an awful sound, but ain't gonna let that break me down.

No, won't break me down. Won't break me down. Won't break me down. Won't break me down. Won't break me down. Won't break me down. Won't break me down. Won't break me down.

Jail doctor claims I'm dyin' proof. Endured too long, way past my youth.

"Your heart is weak. That's a losin' streak." The way he speaks, it sounds so bleak.

But misery's never getting' to me. No self-pity will I ever see.

Ya can turn away, shake your head an' frown, but ain't lettin' nothin' break me down.

No, won't break me down. Won't break me down. Won't break me down. Won't break me down. Won't break me down. Won't break me down. Won't break me down. Won't break me down.

My life so lean, turnin' mean and meaner. Feel taken to the proverbial cleaners.

My woman's off, with some other man. Says he gives her more than I ever can.

May never see my poor kids again. But won't be prayin', nor sighin' amen.

Jackhammers poundin' me into the ground, but they ain't never gonna break me down.

I feel like Job, that bible man. God bettin' devil: What can I really stand?

Reverend says gotta be lost to be found. But this I know: They won't break me down.

Let 'em work disasters that awe and astound, But they won't never, ever, break me down!

Won't break me down. Won't break me down. Won't break me down. Won't break me down. Won't break me down. Won't break me down. Won't break me down. Won't break me down.

Join Michael Dyer Music Email List

Enter