"Broken Homes" as written by and Adrian Nicholas Matthew Thaws....
Those men will break your bones,
Don't know how to build stable homes.
Those men will break your bones,
Don't know how to build stable homes.

Those men will break your bones,
Don't know how to build stable homes.
We lose our voice more each year
Maybe we won't bring some
Is there Cancer in the throat No Stress
Maybe its supposed to kill the success
Because success needs killing
Murder is media
Forced laugh, Forged autograph,
First my body, now my corpse
Those men will break your bones,
Don't know how to build stable homes.
Life is pain, Murder is fame,
And if you're famous you might get acquitted
There's nowhere to run away
Damn you I hope you pay
And finish the day-to-day
The games we play.
Those men will break your bones,
Don't know how to build stable homes.
I will stay at home
And talk on the telephone,
'cause nothing in this world I want from you,
Don't free yourself, run and cry
Too scared to live
Too quick to die

Those men will break your bones,
Don't know how to build stable homes.
Those men will break your bones,
Don't know how to build stable homes.
Those men will break your bones,
Don't know how to build stable homes.

Don't know how to build stable homes.
Those men will break your bones,
Don't know how to build stable homes.
Those men will break your bones,
Don't know how to build stable homes.
Stable Homes
Those men will break your bones
Stable homes
Those men will break your bones
Stable homes
Those men will break your bones


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"Broken Homes" as written by Adrian Nicholas Matthew Thaws

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    General CommentThere is nothing in the lyrics to suggest this song is race specific. And I can see the acquittal line referring to OJ, but he's not the only famous person to have gotten away with murder.
    artsluton July 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe chorus line "Those men will break your bones,
    Don't know how to build stable homes." appears to be a reference to domestic violence. Specifically beating ones spouse or children does nothing to promote a stable family environment.
    Ishmalon April 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPossibly about domeatic violence or the corruption and destructive power of the media
    curbboyon July 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a social commentary on a shockingly common urban black family situation, in which 60% of children (in the US) are raised in single parent households (normally the mother). He's pointing a finger to the men in these situation and their violent lifestyle as the contributing factor to this horrible environment.

    The acquittal line is a smart juxtaposition of social status in reference to OJ Simpson.
    shnugen17on January 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThere's something hypnotic about those lines

    Those Men will break your bones
    Don't know how to build stable homes

    There's a few things going on here in my opinion.

    Tricky's connecting violence with social dislocation.
    In this very strangely hypnotic way.
    PJ Harvey's singing with his speaking underneath it has a similarly hypnotic effect.
    clareakon August 13, 2013   Link

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