Francesca Battistelli: Breakup Song

I love everything about this song, written by Francesca Battistelli, David Garcia and Bart Millard.  You might not guess it, but Breakup Song is a song about fear sung by Francesca Battistelli.  It uses all the phrases and imagery of a relationship break up, but it’s about breaking a relationship with fear!

Fear, you don’t own me
There ain’t no room in this story
And I ain’t got time for you
Telling me what I’m not
Like you know me; well, guess what?
I know who I am
I know I’m strong
And I am free
Got my own identity
So fear, you will never be welcome here

The full words are:

Sick and tired of being sick and tired
Had of much of you as I can take
I’m so done, so over being afraid

I’ve gone through the motions
I’ve been back and forth
I know that you’re thinking you’ve heard this before
I don’t know how to say it
So I’m just gonna say it

Fear, you don’t own me
There ain’t no room in this story
And I ain’t got time for you
Telling me what I’m not
Like you know me; well, guess what?
I know who I am
I know I’m strong
And I am free
Got my own identity
So fear, you will never be welcome here

Take a minute, let it settle in
You probably never saw it coming
Something’s gotta give so I give up you, oh
There’s no room for you here
Yeah, I’ve had enough
No vacancy sign on my heart is lit up
In case you didn’t hear it
Here it is again

Fear, you don’t own me
There ain’t no room in this story
And I ain’t got time for you
Telling me what I’m not
Like you know me; well, guess what?
I know who I am
I know I’m strong
And I am free
Got my own identity
So fear, you will never be welcome here

Is there anybody out there just like me?
Anybody needing fear to leave?
If you don’t know how to say it
Sing along with me

Sing fear, you don’t own me
There ain’t no room in this story
And I ain’t got time for you
Telling me what I’m not
Like you know me; well, guess what?
I know who I am
I know I’m strong, brave
And I am free
Got my own identity
So fear, you will never be welcome here
Oh, goodbye, goodbye fear
You will never be welcome here

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