Halestorm – Break In (feat. Amy Lee)

This is my contribution to Song Lyric Sunday for Jim Adams’s blog. This week’s prompt…User Choice where you can go your own way, or do your own thing.

From Halestorm’s 2020 EP, Reimagined. The song reached #16 on Billboards Rock Digital chart on August 14, 2020. Recorded at Rock Falcon Studios in Nashville.

From Music.mxwdn.com

Halestorm have released a new track with Evanescence’s Amy Lee. “Break In” comes from Halestorm’s upcoming Reimagined EP, the following tracks set for a release on August 14. The track first appeared in Halestorm’s 2012 album, The Strange Case Of…, with several performances of Lee joining Halestorm’s frontwoman, Lzzy Hale, for the track leading to fan requests for a version of the song featuring Lee to be released.

Beginning with soft sounds of a piano, Hale’s voice flows over as she is occasionally joined by low strums and pings of the guitar and piano. Her voice soars as she reaches the chorus, rising and carrying heavy emotion before fading back down. Lee soon joins in, the two harmonizing for the second verse as faint clashes and shimmers dance in the background. Both powerfully sing the lyrics “You let me fall apart without letting go/ Then  you pick up the pieces and you make me whole/ I didn’t want to escape/ From the bricks that I laid down.” Hale’s voice buries underneath Lee’s, throughout the chorus, both swinging their voices up at various intervals and switching between high and low as they experiment with pitch.

Break In

Put your lighter in the air and lead me back home
When it’s all said and done and follow where the air goes
I hear you night after night calling out my name
And I’m finding myself running to meet you
I didn’t want to escape
From the bricks that I laid downYou are the only one
The only that sees me
That trusts me and believes me
You are the only one
The only one that knows me
And in the dark you show me
It’s perfectly reckless
Damn you leave me defenseless
So break in
Break inYou let me fall apart without letting go
Then you pick up the pieces and you make me whole
I didn’t want to escape
From the bricks that I laid downYou are the only one
The only that sees me
That trusts me and believes me
You are the only one
The only one that knows me
And in the dark you show me
It’s perfectly reckless
Damn you leave me defenseless
So break inAnd take everything I have
Until there is nothing left
Until it’s just your voice in my head
And when the lights come on
You see me as I am
You’re still inside meYou are the only one
The only that sees me
That trusts me and believes me
You are the only one
The only one that knows me
And in the dark you show me
It’s perfectly reckless
Damn you leave me defenseless
So break in
Break inPut your lighter in the air and lead me back

homeSource: LyricFindSongwriters: Robert Graves / Lizzy Hale / Mark Holman / Aimee Proal

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