"Break It Down Again" as written by and Roland/griffiths Orzabal....
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.
Oo, oo. Oo, oo.
In the world of secrets.
In the world of sound.
Oo, oo.

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 sleeping 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.
Oo, oo. Oo, oo.
In the world of silence.
In the world of sound.
Oo, oo.

"No sleep for the dreaming" say the architects fo 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 sleeping underground.
Break it down again
I want to break it down,
Break it down again.

Horsing 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.

It's in the way you're always hiding from the light.
Last off to heaven just like moses on a motorbike.
No revolution maybe someone else somewhere else.
Could show you something new to help 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.

No more sleepy dreaming.
No more building up.
It is time to dissolve.
Break it down again.
No more sleepy dreaming.


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"Break It Down Again" as written by A. Griffiths R. Orzabal

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    General Commenti love this song. sometimes you gotta get to the start to start over
    poohbear1on June 23, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Roland Orzibal's frustration with steps backward in the fight for recoqnition and rights of gays - "hot tips for the boys, fresh news from the force" is about the "don't ask, don't tell" legislation in the US Army, in which gays could join, but would be forbidden to be open about it. Orzibal sees this as regressive.
    "it's in the way you're always hiding from the light" - is his frustration with gays like Elton John and George Michael, whom Orzibal often confronted about not admitting to their homosexuality - he adds "play to the crowd with your big hit sound", an ironic exhortation about them bowing to commercial sensibilities, including singing boy-girl type love songs.
    "no revolution maybe someone somewhere else" - is about their lack of interest in fighting for gay rights
    "big bouncing babies bread and butter can I have a slice" - is a stab at the conventional "straight life".
    zebra65on January 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIf that's true, then why would Orzibal write a song about gay rights? Does he have a special interest in the cause, i.e., is he gay?
    stoolhardyon August 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNo he is'nt gay and the song is not about gay rights whatsoever.

    He is married to his childhood sweetheart and ahs been for about 24 years.

    But interesting analysis anyway - I think its about just taking time out from complicated ways of thinking or situations, and just breaking the situtaion or problem down into simple steps in order to deal with it and get the right result -I'm probably wrong though!! :)
    Mrs_Orzabalon September 14, 2006   Link
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    General Comment(Please see my comments on "Mr. Pessimist.")

    The bulk of the "Elemental" album is Roland's answer to his deep disappointment over Curt exiting TFF. Roland felt betrayed. After Curt left, Roland retained the TFF name, essentially "became" TFF, and felt he was beginning anew. The songs "Break It Down Again" and "Elemental" are both about starting over, without Curt.
    imagodocon October 30, 2006   Link
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    General Comment(Please see my comments on "Mr. Pessimist.")

    The bulk of the "Elemental" album is Roland's answer to his deep disappointment over Curt exiting TFF. Roland felt betrayed. After Curt left, Roland retained the TFF name, essentially "became" TFF, and felt he was beginning anew. The songs "Break It Down Again" and "Elemental" are both about starting over, without Curt.
    imagodocon October 30, 2006   Link
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    General Comment...so you have to be gay to write a song about gay rights?
    powertrashon November 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlike imagodoc said, this song is likely to be about roland starting over after TFF's break up, i dont think this is about gay rights, although you certainly dont have to be gay to sing about it...
    adonisiegfriedon January 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know where the army samples at the end come from? I've heard the same sample in another song.
    samwaltonon September 08, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"...so you have to be gay to write a song about gay rights?"

    Technically, no, but how many songs about women's rights do you know that are penned by men? Exactly. Songs about women's rights, a woman defending herself from a man, etc. are nearly always penned by women. (Mainly, Tori Amos :-P)

    Think about it. But no I don't really see the gay rights interpretation, that was my point. It does make sense that he is writing about Curt, but I guess the gay rights interpretation could spring up by writing a song about another man.
    stoolhardyon November 28, 2007   Link

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