"The Break-up song (they don't write em')" as written by and Gary Phillips Gregory Stanley Kihn....
We had broken up for good
Just an hour before
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah, aah
And now I'm staring at the bodies
As they're dancing 'cross the floor
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah, aah
And then the band slowed the tempo
And the music gets you down
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah, aah
It was the same old song
With a melancholy sound
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah, aah

They don't write 'em like that anymore
They just don't write 'em like that anymore
We'd been living together for a million years
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah, aah
But now it feels so strange out of the atmospheres
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah, aah
And then the jukebox plays a song I used to know
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah, aah
And now I'm staring at the bodies
As they're dancing so slow
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah, aah

They don't write 'em like that anymore
They don't write 'em like that anymore

Mm, now I wind up staring at an empty glass
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah, aah
'cause it's so easy to say
That she'll forget your past
Ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah, aah

They don't write 'em like that anymore
No, they just don't write 'em like that anymore
They don't write 'em like that anymore
They just don't write 'em like that anymore
They just don't, no, they don't, no no, uh-uh
They just don't write 'em like that anymore
They just don't


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"The Breakup Song" as written by Gregory Stanley Kihn Gary Phillips

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  • +1
    General CommentMan, he's right. They don't write 'em like this anymore. LOL.
    cubbyblueson March 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"They don't write 'em like that anymore"-Hi,they don't do anything like "that" anymore!!!
    Thia007on November 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song......kind of a forgotten 80's jam. Last verse is key, love the drums.
    taffurs888on October 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is incredible for an early 80s tune. I vote this as our new national anthem for the broken.
    ilikestuffandyouon February 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes this sound like a Tom Petty song to anyone elses? I always thought it was when I heard it on the radio. good song anyway.
    Stone Freeon March 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentby the way, that should be "anyone ELSE", not "elses". I'm not an idiot, I swear.
    Stone Freeon March 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlways heard this song is about a band breaking up... not lovers breaking up. Puts a different spin on it.
    fishstickson January 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, incredibly underrated. Better than Jeopardy in my opinion.
    eaglebyrneson October 28, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song was written to make fun of all the crappy break up songs that were (and still are) coming out.
    kfe2on January 28, 2006   Link

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