"Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats" as written by and Aleksandra Berditchevskaia Ellen Waddell....
One! Two! Three! Four!
One! Two! Three! Four!

Any more tears for the birthing pool?
Bear this child directly into misery
Kiss him in the face with no lips and no tongue
But with your little, middle, index and ring fingers
Singing 'I see songs in shapes and colours
Not nuclear physics or pottery ovens
Fluid lines that soar like towers
Patterns reformed just like child actors

Plunge your hand, rip out my spine
Replace it with a UV light
So I can be the beacon of hope that you'd always expected

These constant broken heartbeats sound like breakbeats
Looping round and round to me
You know he's so much more like Spiderman than you will ever, ever be

So stick with your instincts
Stick with the imprints
With the hieroglyphics that the fan club sent us
And roll with the toppers
The slow steady choppers
Bat with your eyelids
And lose it with your stutter
Go b-b-b-b-b-b-b-b - honeeeeey!
I'm taking far too many chances
On these less than idealistic romances

Plunge your hand, rip out my spine
Replace it with a UV light
So I can be the beacon of hope that you'd always expected

These constant broken heartbeats sound like breakbeats
Looping round and round to me
You know he's so much more like Spiderman than you will ever, ever be.


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"Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats" as written by Ellen Waddell Aleksandra Berditchevskaia

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    General CommentI think this songs about like how older generations expect so much from youths, and they expect them to do what they have failed at. This puts alot of stress on the kids and they are being forced to go into the things they dont have passion for. Like: "'I see songs in shapes and colours
    Not nuclear physics or pottery ovens"
    This is saying that like people expect them to go into jobs that other people think highly of, but this destroys kids creativity, just so the parents can be proud of their children when the child might like creative subjects such as music, art, etc.

    They also say that children are basically dead as soon as they are born: "Bear this child directly into misery" This is because the childs future is already planned out for them, its not their own but the one that their parents wished they'd had: "So I can be the beacon of hope that you'd always expected"

    Then the band tell you to not be like that : "So stick with your instincts
    Stick with the imprints"
    It basically means dont do what they want you to do, do what you want.


    My first time commenting, dont judge too harshly pls? :)
    Jreece7on May 10, 2010   Link
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    General Commentbest song off the album, i feel.
    The lyrics are absolutely amazing.
    quirky_but_kewlon March 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis i one of my faves by them too, the lyrics are really awesome, although as usual make little sense to me, the bridge is really cool though
    beccaxsuperon November 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this cd so much. I just started listening to it a few days ago, and each day I think I have a new favorite song. First it was "don't tell me to do the math(s)", the next day "my year in lists", the next this one (ie broken heartbeats), and now maybe "we throw parties, you throw knives".
    golfmaster217on December 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love the part "Kiss him in the face with no lips and no tongue But with your little, middle, index and ring fingers" it's so childlike, when you make puppets with your hands and the 'characters' kiss. That's what comes to my mind anyway :]
    Just pure innocence and fun!
    NerdyGirlon January 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song talks about how today's world wants to force us into a job and a life that we don't want to live. But then starkly contrasts this notion with the refrain stating basically that musicians, and in this case los campensinos!, are beacons of hope to the downtrodden office workers of the world who wanted to be musicians.

    this lyric gives me the impression that this is from the perspective of a creative individual trying to be stifled by society.
    Singing 'I see songs in shapes and colours
    Not nuclear physics or pottery ovens

    also my favorite song on the cd.
    Ehlmon April 09, 2009   Link
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    General Commentlose it with your stutter lol
    Pitchforkretentiouson May 12, 2009   Link

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