"Breakdown" as written by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson....
I breakdown in the middle and lose my thread
No one can understand a word that I say
When I break down just a little and lose my head
Nothing I try to do can work the same way

Any time it happened I'd get over it
With a little help from all my friends
Anybody else could see what's wrong with me
But they walk away and just pretend

When I breakdown
I breakdown in the middle and lose my thread
No one can understand a word that I say
When I break down just a little and lose my head
Nothing I try to do can work the same way

Where are all the friends who used to talk to me
All they ever told me was good news
People that I've never seen are kind to me
Is it any wonder I'm confused

When I break down, when I break down
Freedom, freedom, we will not obey
Freedom, freedom, take the wall away
Freedom, freedom, we will not obey
Freedom, freedom, take them all away


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"Breakdown [*]" as written by Eric Woolfson Alan Parsons

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    General CommentIt is about mental illness- using the theme of the Album - I Robot, hence "breakdown".
    Mickyfinnon December 30, 2004   Link
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    Song Meaningjust think about the last 4 lines!
    fuckyou2on October 01, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningGreat meaningful song.

    I agree it is about mental illness (depression, anxiety, panic attacks, etc.).

    I wonder though about the last 4 lines: "... Take them all away",
    would that refer to "all the friends who used to talk to me"?
    Julien99on September 12, 2014   Link

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