Breakdown
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One of the bands most popular songs. Typically it would lead off the show or end up near the ending of the night.
Genre
Charts
Peak: #1249   (261,157 songs currently in Rock)
Peak in sub-genre: #267   (60,237 songs currently in Rock General)
Upload date
November 24, 2003
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MP3 2.7 MB, bitrate 128 kbps.
2:59 minutes
Words/music
Bellante/Dier/Leckie/Thornton © 1996
Story behind the song
This song, along with Metal Tube, marked the beginning of the new phase of song writing for the band following Steaming Hot Coolie. Jim's insistence that the band finally write a song WITH A CHORUS lead the entire band to come together to write this song. Probably one of the songs most written by the band as a team, Breakdown marks an early high point in the bands song writing. Lead vocals are shared by Mike and Ron on this live show standard. Dave Shoepke, of Moloko Shivers, appears on this recording providing back up vocals and congas
Lyrics
Try again maybe to not appear lazy, I'm going to try to set my self free, I'm going to save it for myself, I can't wait for no help - nobody's got a puppy leash on me. So whose to say what I can't do all day, nobody's got control over me. Everybody get down shake it around, just give me that mutt-sound. Its the BREAKDOWN - its been happening for years, as I'm trying to get ready for the onslaught of tears of the TAKEDOWN - of the superhuman race work with me to help set the pace of the SHAKEDOWN - you've got to start today with our work in stone so our progress wont be REWOUND - in our fight against fear you know its been happening every year. So you seize the world with your cynical grip, And you've got no where you can run, Through ragged barricades broken pacts are made, In a twisted go for the gun, So whose to say what I can't do all day, nobody's got a puppy-leash on me. Everybody get down shake it around, just give me that mutt-sound. Gonna fly high up, high up on off the ground, Everybody get up off the ground and see what this child's brought to town, I'm telling you once and I'm telling you again, A Raggedy-Ann woman said the man's the man, Everybody get up off the ground and see what I got. Breakdown Whose gonna knock you out? Takedown Momma's gonna knock you out. Shakedown Whose gonna knock you out? Rewound I'm gonna knock you out.