"(I'm Looking For) Cracks In The Pavement" as written by Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon, Andy Taylor, John Taylor and Roger Andrew Taylor....
I shed my skin when the party was about to begin
I'm light years away but I'm walking back tonight of all nights
When I should be feeling just right
Don't wanna be in public my head is full of chopstick I don't like it
Something on my mind breaking open doors I've sealed up before
Something on my mind makes me run when I thought I'd run too far

Somebody's shaking my tree, maybe that somebody is me
I'm standing in the light but I'm making a break for the shadows on the cinema wall
They should be mine but I'm not that tall
Now I'm saying this in private if I had a car I'd drive it insane

Something on my mind breaking open doors I've sealed up before
Something on my mind makes me run when I thought I've run too far
Something on my mind breaking open doors I've sealed up before
Something on my mind makes me run when I thought I've run too far

I'm looking for cracks in the pavement

Something on my mind breaking open doors I've sealed up before
Something on my mind makes me run when I thought I've run too far
Something on my mind breaking open doors I've sealed up before
Something on my mind makes me run when I thought I've run too far
Something on my mind breaking open doors I've sealed up before
Something on my mind makes me run when I thought I've run too far


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"(I'm Looking For) Cracks in the Pavement" as written by John Taylor Andy Taylor

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    General CommentThis song is simply brilliant. People say it's nonsense, it's brilliant. First of all, the "chopstick" line. It's awkward. But if you've ever tried eating with two chopsticks, imagine what possessing only one must be like. Ok, seriously now, this song plays on the old superstition, doesn't it? But it's cracks in the pavement so it's like a metaphor to me for the sentiment "Something on my mind breaking open doors I sealed up before". It's fairly simple, not poetry, but it paints a picture of someone who is a little nutty but also is experiencing the shattering of their world from the inside. I'm much too serious about this I guess.
    Canadaon March 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNo, I see what you mean. And the chopstick line, while the butt of many jokes... Think about it. I just imagine this poking, "messed-up" feeling in my mind, kinda all stirred up and bothered... And just generally feeling out-of-place, feeling wrong: with life, with myself. Feeling frustrated with my place in the world ("I'm making a break for the shadows / On the cinema wall / They should be mine but I'm not that tall") OK, maybe I'm too serious about this, too, lol.
    talynnon April 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song must be about OCD.
    rixison July 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhen I was 12, I thought this song was just some more Simon nonsense, but, as I get older, I really think it's about being high and having to go out and deal with people when you thought you had the whole day to just be high. I know that feeling. This song describes it.
    MultipleSiflon January 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlol.. why do all the saddest comments come on DD's page?
    carrotkinson January 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAs a DD fan, I've always felt this song was about being forced to be outgoing and public when you'd really rather stay inside and be creative. When I was in my teens and first became a Durannie, that was my take. Now, as an adult, I think the song is still about exactly that, but with the added bonus that once he got out of the house and went to "whatever the party was", Simon encountered a stunning woman and realized that emerging in public and attending this party was actually A VERY GOOD THING. :)

    This woman is the "something" that he's just found "on my mind, breaking open doors he'd sealed up before".

    I've certainly had nights of a head full of chopstick and not liking it... then forcing myself to be social and suddenly meeting That Person, and being very, very glad I came. That's what I think this song's about.
    Hulagirlhonoluon August 01, 2013   Link

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