The Script: Poetry behind their words

Breakeven a song by The Script, off the album “The Script” was made in 2008. It’s obvious this song is about a breakout but the deeper you look in the lyrics, you begin to see how much this girl meant to him and how it’s harder to move on then he would of imagined. The lyrics start off with

“I’m still alive but I’m barely breathing, Just prayin’ to a God that I don’t believe in”

This is him telling that this breakup is so hard hitting on him that it’s like he’s a dead man walking, he is alive but he doesn’t feel alive in himself. He’s praying to a god he doesn’t believe in because he is so lost in the world right now and doesn’t know what to do and he’s hoping this god will lead him on the right path to get his life back together.

“Her best days will be some of my worst
She finally met a man that’s gonna put her first
While I’m wide awake she’s no trouble sleeping”

He goes on to talk about how she was able to find a new man and move on with her life while he is still moping about the breakup. He’s thinking about how he messed up and didn’t put her first when he should of, and now she has found a man who puts her first and treats her right. Now she is happy with her life with her new man, while he is staying up late and thinking about all the wrong he did in the relationship leading up to the breakup.

“Cause she’s moved on while I’m still grieving
And when a heart breaks no it don’t break even”

So know after the horrible breakup he has experienced, he realizes that it hasn’t affected her. So he is saying how a heart doesn’t break even because his heart has been shattered from this breakup while she has moved on fast and doesn’t even think about him, So he heart is full with this new man while he can’t get over the breakup.

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