"Breakdown" as written by Howard Devoto and Peter(shelley,pete) Mcneish....
If I seem a little jittery I can't restrain myself
I'm falling into fancy fragments
Can't contain myself

I gotta breakdown, breakdown, yeah
I gotta breakdown, breakdown, yeah

I can stand austerity but it gets a little much
When there's all these livid things
That you never get to touch

Feels my brain's like porridge coming outta my ears
And I was expecting reverie
Taken leave of my senses and I'm in arrears
My legs buckle over, I'm living on my knees

I gotta breakdown, yeah
You gimme breakdown, yeah
I'm gonna breakdown, yeah, uh-huh

Whatever makes me tick
It takes away my concentration
Sets my hands trembling, gives me frustration
Breakdown, yeah

I hear that two is company,
For me it's plenty trouble
Though my double thoughts are clearer
Now that I am seeing double
Breakdown, yeah

Oh, mum can I grow outta
What's a little too big for me
I'm gonna give up that ghost
Before it gives up me
I wander loaded as a crowd
A nowhere wolf of pain
Living next to nothing but my never mind remains
I gotta breakdown, yeah
I'm gonna breakdown, yeah
You gimme breakdown, yeah


Lyrics submitted by TonyInPortland

"Breakdown" as written by Howard Devoto

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    General Commenthow can no one have commented on this song, its fucking amazing
    darkwolf112on June 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment'Feels my brain's like porridge coming out of my ears' is such a great line, one of the best ever. I love the groove of this song, and the brilliant though extremely simplistic riffage.
    mrpieeateron October 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it is - this comment is months too late - but yes, it is f*cking amazing.
    BLAHness90on January 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLove this song. An early punk classic! Love the effect/ strumming on the guitar is hypnotic. So this is a cover (as stated at the end of the lyrics)... I never knew.
    Tricky1979on April 15, 2012   Link

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