“Give Me the Meltdown” by Rob Thomas is HOT

Rob Thomas’ first single off Cradlesong, Her Diamonds, may not have set the airwaves on fire, but the second single off Cradlesong, Give Me the Meltdown, stands to turn Thomas’ fortunes around.

Give Me the Meltdown debuted this week at #106 on the Billboard Hot 100 (which is actually #6 on its Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles) on the strength of sales, but airplay for this power-pop song is almost a guaranteed situation. The guitar riffs, the perfect pop hook, the sweet singalong chorus… it makes for an infectious, catchy song that is everything that Her Diamonds unfortunately wasn’t. Give Me the Meltdown, if Atlantic doesn’t give up on Rob – and they shouldn’t! – just yet, could propel Rob Thomas back to AC stardom where he rightfully belongs.

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Listen to Give Me the Meltdown by Rob Thomas
Give Me the Meltdown Lyrics after the jump.

GIVE ME THE MELTDOWN Lyrics
Rob Thomas

Feeling worn down like a piece of glass
It doesn’t take too much to get yourself to feed your monkey
Tell some white lies
They can swallow them
You don’t see just how you got into this situation

Late at night, late at night you weep for something
Better than the secrets you keep laying down
Just lay down here close to me
and tell me what you want from me

And I said Hey now
Give me the meltdown
Take it out on me
This time around
Oh no
It ain’t over now
I can feel the world spinning round and round and round

Hey now
Give me the meltdown
Take it out on me
Don’t let me down
Oh no
It ain’t over now
I can feel the world spinning round and round and round

Wide awake now and your monkey’s dead
You’re so perfect that you never really need nobody
Put your hands down
You’re among your friends
You just take and take and take and take and take and take and

Late at night, late at night
You weep but so no better than the secrets you keep
Stay down, just lay down here close to me
Pretend you’re never leaving me

And I said Hey now
Give me the meltdown
Take it out on me
This time around
Oh no
It ain’t over now
I can feel the world spinning round and round and round

Hey now
Give me the meltdown
Take it out on me
Don’t let me down
Oh no
It ain’t over now
I can feel the world spinning round and round and round

Instrumental/Guitar Solo

Tell what you want child
Give me the meltdown
Take it out on me
This time around
Oh no
It ain’t over now
I can feel the world spinning round and round and round

Hey now
Give me the meltdown
Take it out on me
Don’t let me down
Oh no
It ain’t over now
I can feel the world spinning round and round and round

And I said Hey now
Give me the meltdown
I can feel the world spinning round and round and round
Hey now
Give me the meltdown
I can feel the world spinning round and round and round
Hey now
Give me the meltdown
I can feel the world spinning round and round and round
Hey now
Give me the meltdown
I can feel the world spinning round and round and round