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Anticipation is high for the next Sleeping With Sirens album especially after the band’s explosive return with “Leave It All Behind.” The track made good on the promise the act was taking it back to 2012 as “heavier and better than ever.”

Now, they’re following it up with an equally infectious track, “Break Me Down,” both of which will be on the forthcoming How It Feels To Be Lost.

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SWS gave the track its live debut in Noblesville, Indiana at a Rockstar Disrupt Festival stop earlier this week.

Bassist Justin Hills shared a photo from the gig, asking fans if they heard the new song. “Today was a good day,” he wrote on Instagram. “Played another new one. Who got to hear Break Me Down? What did you think?”

After the set, frontman Kellin Quinn tweeted that it’s dropping “really soon,” and he wasn’t kidding. Now 5 days later, the track is officially available on streaming services.

Check out the new Sleeping With Sirens track “Break Me Down” and its lyrics below.

Sleeping With Sirens “Break Me Down” lyrics

You won’t break me down
I’m not afraid to try and feel something that’s real
I’m not ashamed, you won’t break me down

The last two years of my life are so filled with regret
Tried to fool myself, but I’ll never forget
The time I’ve lost, the pain I felt
But when it’s time to fight
You need to stand your ground

Smoke in my lungs
There’s a fire in my heart (Fire in my heart)
And when it’s all said and done
You won’t break me

You won’t break me down
I’m not afraid to try and feel something that’s real
I’m not ashamed, you won’t break me
When all hope is gone, I’m stronger than I’ve been before
I’m not afraid, you won’t break me down

All the drugs and the fame don’t matter at all
So I swim in the bottle that makes me feel small
To drown out my demons, I still hear them call
But on and on and on, my back’s against the wall

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I’m just being honest
I’m trying my best (I’m trying my best)
And when it’s all said and done
You won’t break me

You won’t break me down
I’m not afraid to try and feel something that’s real
I’m not ashamed, you won’t break me
When all hope is gone, I’m stronger than I’ve been before
I’m not afraid, you won’t break me down

Down! The smoke in my lungs
There’s a fire in my heart
And when it’s all said and done
You won’t break me

You won’t break me down! Down!
You won’t break me down!

You won’t break me down
I’m not afraid to try and feel something that’s real
I’m not ashamed, you won’t break me
When all hope is gone, I’m stronger than I’ve been before
I’m not afraid, you won’t break me down, yeah!

More on Sleeping With Sirens

“Leave It All Behind” and “Break Me Down” aren’t the only tracks the band has teased ahead of release. Quinn used unreleased lyrics in a Never Take It Off collab, which was announced in March.

The frontman teamed up with the Butterfly Project to release the jewelry collection in honor of Self Harm Awareness month. The “If I Stay You Stay” collection has each item named after lyrics from unreleased Sleeping With Sirens track “Never Enough.”

The bracelets are named “It’s Time To Wake Up,” “The Best Is Yet To Come,” “Your Life Has Begun,” “The Pain Was Here,” “It’s Time To Get Up” and “Push Me Forward. You can purchase the bracelet under “Causes” here.

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The tracks appear on How It Feels To Be Lost, which drops Sept. 6 via Sumerian.

Sleeping With Sirens have several preorder bundles available including CDs, vinyl, a poster, an hourglass T-shirt, long sleeve shirt and a hoodie. There’s also an acid wash shirt sporting another track’s name, “Agree To Disagree.”

All of the physical bundles are available here with streaming options here. You can see the SWS album art and full tracklisting below.

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Tracklisting:

1. “Leave It All Behind”
2. “Never Enough”
3. “How It Feels To Be Lost”
4. “Agree To Disagree”
5. “Ghost”
6. “Blood Lines”
7. “Break Me Down”
8. “Another Nightmare”
9. “PS Missing You”
10. “Medicine”
11. “Dying To Believe”

Sleeping With Sirens are currently on the Disrupt Festival. They’ll also be performing at Warped Tour, Las Rageous and more. Check out a full list of dates below and grab tickets here.

Dates:
07/20 – Irvine, CA @ Five Point Amphitheater
07/21 – Sacramento, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater (Warped Tour)*
07/23 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater
07/24 – Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
07/26 – Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheater
07/27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
07/28 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
10/12 – Manchester, TN @ Exit 111*
10/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (Las Rageous)*
*Festival date