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Breakaway vs Home

not sure about you guys...

but i really loved the song "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson...i still do now...

the lyrics is kinda like my story and what i wish for myself...

recently, Daughtry...the band formed by Chris Daughtry, American Idol Season 5 fourth place finalist...has got the airwaves playing daily, this song with the title "Home"...not recently, it's been a while...i didn't have time to check the lyrics, until just now...

the lyrics of both songs are like direct opposites or something like a before-after effect...one about "going out fighting" the other "coming back after a battle"...both by contestants of American Idol...both have this country rock feel...both the lyrics can make me cry if i really think about it...

i'm not a follower of American Idol bcuz i don't have cable TV and i can't receive the channel that airs the show...i have friends who are faithful followers, and if i'm at my aunt's place and have control over the remote, then i'll watch it...

well, that's not the point of this posting...back to the topic...

i don't reject any good rock songs with great voices singing them..."Breakaway" almost became an Avril Lavigne song, but in the end given to Kelly Clarkson...i don't wanna go any further about why i love this song bcuz i mentioned about this song back in my Friendster blog [June 2006]

"Home" has this similar beat to "Broken" by Seether featuring Amy Lee of Evanescence...maybe it's the male voice thing...i'm very attracted to this kind of singing voices...it's...i can't find a word to describe it...maybe that's why they are successful rock song singers...

from the chorus and the way Chris sings it, i can totally imagine some guy is carrying his old back pack, wearing a leather jacket or jeans jacket with his jeans, on his way home at the bus station or something...

the 1st verse lyrics is like he's in the bus, looking at the stars in the night sky from his window seat, thinking about what he has been through...

2nd verse is really touching...guess acceptance is a really important thing for everybody...if you're not accepted somewhere, you will not be drawn to stay there for long, or go back for that matter...so at least this song is giving hope although it may be hard to believe...hope is very important for people nowadays, with hope for a better tomorrow, hopefully people will live their lives better, and not seeking some other alternative crazy resort...

the bridge "Becareful what you wish for, 'cause you just might get it all, and then some you don't want" serves as a reminder for people, especially youngsters, to not ask for so many things that they 'want' but don't necessary 'need' or it might come back and haunt them...

and i absolutely love the short orchestra-like play after this bridge...it brings sorta like a peak to this song...sorta like Evanescence's "My Immortal" where the drum goes in the rock version...

Chris's interpretation of the last round of chorus draws the peak to an end...

therefore, this is definitely a great song...

this is how i interprete this song...it doesn't necessary have to apply to how everybody feels, i'm not limiting anything...everybody's got their own interpretation of what they see, hear and feel...as long as we enjoy what we like...

"these faces and these places are getting old, so I'm going home"

over 12 years ago 0 likes  7 comments  0 shares
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"Breakaway" is one of my favorite songs. It speaks to me too.
over 12 years ago
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i like it too, but i think i like "because of you" better~ ^_^
over 12 years ago
Bleupluie 89 sono
hi music note, and i thought i felt too much of the song... hi meg, the other day i was singing KTV with a few friends, and sang Because of You, bcuz they didn't have Breakaway...i think i like all Kelly Clarkson singles...but Breakaway is my favourite i guess...maybe bcuz i can immitate her voice with my 'other' voice...the fake one...
over 12 years ago
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I watch American Idol. I think Daughtry sold over 2.5 million albums already with that song topping the charts for like 6 months.
over 12 years ago
Rottendoubt a4 patrick
never watched american idol. no time!
over 12 years ago
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I like almost all the songs on her Breakaway CD. They're very good and her singing is tops. Wonder what her new CD sounds like. You listen and let me know, okay?
over 12 years ago
Bleupluie 89 sono
Patrick! take some time to relax...really...watch some tv, watching something good and funny, it does make life a whole lot merrier... Peachey...since when did i become a music critic? well...guess it doesn't hurt to try...
over 12 years ago

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