"Break-Away" as written by and Ric Ocasek....
The loud mornin' in the small town cries
You gotta get away
And someone's throwin' in the prize
They don't want to stay
The streets are quiet like the stars
Moonlight puts on a chill
You gotta get yourself outta here
You always do ha

Oh black rider feels alright
Oh persian dreams china white
Where you gonna go tonight

You gotta breakaway
Well you gotta breakaway

Uh people move between themselves
Without on purpose touching
Always nearly dark and frantic
In the corner people clutching
The dance-o-rama it burns
Hiding screams of passion
The nightwatch city it melts away
Oh keepin' up with fashion

Oh black rider feels alright
Oh persian dreams china white
Oo, where you gonna stay tonight

You gotta breakaway
You gotta breakaway

Oh black rider feels alright
Come on chase the dragon
Time is tight
Time is tight

You gotta breakaway
Oh time is tight
Time is so tight

You gotta breakaway
You gotta breakaway

Lyrics submitted by Major Valor

"Breakaway" as written by Ric Ocasek

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General CommentA great song, that was hard to find for awhile.
    Thankfully, the two-disc compilation features it (whereas the previous Greatest Hits CD did not).
    Major Valoron August 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! One of my favorites from The Cars. I swear I could live in this song - it's so amazing!
    blanklogoon April 07, 2013   Link

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