|Build Me Up, Break Me Down|
|A Dramatic Turn of Events|
|Release date||13th September 2011|
|First live performance|
|Total live plays|
|Recorded||Cove City Sound Studios|
|Previous song||On the Backs of Angels|
|Next song||Lost Not Forgotten|
Build Me Up, Break Me Down is the second track on Dream Theater's 11th album, A Dramatic Turn of Events. Sonically, it's a compact heavy rocker, with downtuned riffs and a smattering of drum machine. The lyrics discuss the fickle cruelty of celebrity, and the hypocrisy of the mainstream media.
The last note segues into the following track, Lost Not Forgotten.
- This is the only Dream Theater song with a comma in the title.