Break Down These Walls

Album: The MF Life (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • Fiona told Billboard magazine that her goal with The MF Life was to give an "honest" depiction of her life and how things have changed from her debut set, 2009's The Bridge. This song about improving a relationship by breaking down the walls that both parties have put up is an example of the more empowering lyrical content of her sophomore release. "It's basically telling stories that have never been told, that I've experienced and grown from and learned from," she explained. "I think there's a definite balance with the highs and the lows. This time I'm stronger. I'm better. I've been on the 'Wrong Side of a Love Song' and I'm doing better and you're watching me work. I've got songs like 'Breaking Down These Walls' that are definitely empowering on the leap to love from a partnership standpoint, being stronger for your partner. People tend to remember the more heartbroken and sad records, but... I wanted to give a little taste of all the different colors of what it is to fall in love with somebody."

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