"Start Of The Breakdown" as written by and Roland Orzabal....
Scratch the ice
Let the telephone ring
Sense of time is a powerful thing
And we love to laugh
Love to cry
Half alive
We love to
Go slow when we're dancing for rain
Dry skin flakes where there's ice in the vein
And we love to cry
Half alive

Is this the start of the breakdown?

Scratch the earth
Dig the burial ground
Sense of time won't be easily found
And ten out of ten
For the ones who defend
Pretend too
Breakdown is a final demand
(We stand firm with our heads in our hands)
As we love to to cry
Half alive

Is this the start of the breakdown?
I can't understand you
Is this the start of the breakdown?

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"Start of the Breakdown" as written by Roland Orzabal

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    General CommentRoland's father struggled multiple breakdowns in his life, yet one made him semi-bedridden.
    This really got to Roland and thus this song was made.
    I love the end, when Roland screams 'I can't understand you' before the outro.
    OldSkoolon February 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentloove this song.
    Its about primal scream
    tifnzon March 01, 2008   Link

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