"When Love breaks down" as written by and Paddy Mcaloon....
My love and I, we work well together
But often we're apart
Absence makes the heart lose weight, yeah,
Till love breaks down, love breaks down

Oh my, oh my, have you seen the weather
The sweet september rain
Rain on me like no other
Until I drown, until I drown

When love breaks down
The things you do
To stop the truth from hurting you

When love breaks down
The lies we tell,
They only serve to fool ourselves,
When love breaks down
The things you do
To stop the truth from hurting you

When love breaks down
The things you do
To stop the truth from hurting you
When love breaks down,
Love breaks down

My love and I, we are boxing clever
She'll never crowd me out
Fall be free as old confetti
And paint the town, paint the town

When love breaks down
The things you do
To stop the truth from hurting you
When love breaks down

The lies we tell,
They only serve to fool ourselves,
When love breaks down
The things you do
To stop the truth from hurting you
When love breaks down
You join the wrecks
Who leave their hearts for easy sex

When love breaks down
When love breaks down



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"When Love Breaks Down" as written by Paddy Mcaloon

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    General CommentI'm with you on this my friend!
    CupidStunton April 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI surprised that hardly any of the prefab sprout songs have been commented... I think that they made some of the best pop songs in the 80s/ early 90s and they should be recognized for it!

    I have fond memories of my Dad playing the album "Steve McQueen" in the car when I was young, but I haven't got round to appreciating them until recently and songs like "When love brakes down" and "Goodbye Lucille #1" are some of the best love songs I've ever heard.

    Lets hope that over time more people will discover these beautiful love songs and we'll see more comments!
    filthyemoon August 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song, with an obvious meaning. May I recommend Deacon Blue to those who like Prefab Sprout - they drew a lot of influence from them.

    Listen to Chocolate Girl and When Will You Make My Telephone Ring - and Town To Be Blamed. You'll hear the likeness.
    andrew_mon September 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou should hear Kate Walsh's version of this song. It's 10x as melancholic. I hate to say it but Kate Walsh's version is how this song was meant to be sung.
    nilo101585on March 18, 2017   Link
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    General CommentWow no-one has commented on this work of art. Its one of those break-up songs, the lyrics are just soooo true. Paddy McAloon has to be the most underrated lyric master of this generation.
    walesrobon April 04, 2007   Link

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