Song Lyric Sunday 9/17/17 – Break It Down Again

Our theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday theme is predicting the future. Yet another broad theme that could be taken a lot of ways, but luckily this song could be made to fit the theme because I was hoping to feature it sometime soon. I had referenced a lyric from this song in the title of a recent post but nobody got the reference (no cookies for anyone, sorry).

When we get complacent in something we kind of sit on a metaphorical time bomb (unbeknownst to us at the outset) and we all think we know our “inner songs” perfectly until someone somewhere else shows us something new about ourselves, right? Such true and prophetic words can be applied to all of us I think.

So here then, the immersion continues with “Break It Down Again,” a 1993 song by a solo Roland Orzabal (post-TFF, but released under the band name nonetheless) and written by Orzabal and and Alan Griffiths.

Here we go!

Break it down again
So those are my dreams
And these are my eyes
Stand tall like a man
Headstrong like a horse

When it’s all mixed up
Better break it down

In the world of secrets
In the world of sound

It’s in the way you’re always hiding from the light
See for yourself you have been sitting on a time bomb
No revolution maybe someone somewhere else
Could show you something new about you and your inner song
And all the love and all the love in the world
Won’t stop the rain from falling
Waste seeping underground
(Break it down again)
I want to break it down
(Break it down again)

Break it down again
So those are my schemes
And these are my plans
Hot tips for the boys
Fresh news from the force

When it’s all mixed up
Better break it down

In the world of silence
In the world of sound

“No sleep for dreaming” say the architects of life
Big bouncing babies, bread and butter can I have a slice
They make no mention of the beauty of decay
Blue, yellow, pink umbrella save it for a rainy day
And all the love and all the love in the world
Won’t stop the rain from falling
Waste seeping underground
(Break it down again)
I want to break it down
(Break it down again)

Horsin’ around
Pray to the power
Play to the crowd with your big hit sound
And they won’t simmer, won’t simmer, won’t simmer down
Play to the crowd
Play to the crowd
Play yeah yeah

It’s in the way you’re always hiding from the light
Fast off to heaven just like Moses on a motorbike
No revolution maybe someone somewhere else
Could show you something new to help you
With the ups and downs
(Break it down again)
I want to break it down
(Break it down again)
Break it down again
(Break it down again)
(Break it down again)
Here we go!

Break it down again
No more sleepy dreaming
No more building up
It is time to dissolve
Break it down it again
No more sleepy dreaming
Source: https://genius.com/Tears-for-fears-break-it-down-again-lyrics

So here we go, another lesser-known song by this band (well, at least lesser-known on this side of the pond where the only TFF songs anyone knows here are “Everybody” and “Shout”). I know you’re probably getting tired of me featuring song after song by this group, but maybe I’m broadening your horizons? Whatever the case, hope you enjoyed.
Until next weekend music lovers!

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8 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday 9/17/17 – Break It Down Again

  1. Nice choice. I must say that I had to buy The Hurting 3 times I had wore the albums out from playing them so much. They were one of the bands that opened me to a different style of music.

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  2. I’m loving the TFF immersion that I find over here. It really has opened up my eyes to 80’s music and this band in particular. Yet another great choice. I really liked the lyrics. Thanks so much for sharing!

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