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Breakdown is a Buzzcocks song, released in 1977.


If I seem a little jittery I can't restrain myself
I'm falling into fancy fragments - can't contain myself
Now I can stand austerity but it gets a little much
When there's all these livid things that you never get to touch
I'm gonna breakdown, yeah

Feel my brain like porridge coming out of my ears
and I was expecting reverie
I've taken leave of my senses - and I'm in arrears
my legs buckle over - I'm living on my knees

Whatever makes me tick it takes away my concentration
Sets my hands a-trembling - gives me frustration
So I hear that two is company for me it's plenty trouble
though my double thoughts are clearer now that I am seeing double
I'm gonna breakdown, yeah

Oh mom can I grow out of what's too big for me
I'll give up that ghost before it gives up me
I wander loaded as a crowd, A nowhere wolf of pain
Living next to nothing, my nevermind remains
I'm gonna breakdown, yeah


from Work Songs, released March 24, 2015


tags: pop Vancouver


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Clare O'Connor & Corbin Murdoch Vancouver, British Columbia

Equal parts earnest and incisive, Work Songs is an album by Clare O'Connor and Corbin Murdoch. Originally composed for the theatre, it is a song-cycle that asks what we can salvage from personal loss and political despair.

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