Breakdown Lyrics

David Coverdale


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Michael W. Smith, Wayne Kirkpatrick
album: Track 8 in album Northwinds
release date: 1978
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Hard Rock/Classic Rock
length: 5:15

Cover Art

David Coverdale Northwinds cover art
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Getting near the end, now I knew the time was right for a breakdown
Megaton surprise but your eyes never made it a shakedown
Shot you full of rock `n` roll, couldn't make your soul
Didn't burn you to the bone
Do what the man says, take the money and run

But, I never saw the splendor
In stealing all your gold
Taking all your silver
And doing what I`m told

I never saw the tears but I knew you cried for rhythm `n` blues
Screaming like a wildcat I knew that I had nothing to lose
Shot you full of rock `n` roll, couldn't make your soul
Didn't burn you to the bone
Do what the man says, take the money and run

But, I never saw the splendor
In stealing all your gold
Taking all your silver
And doing what I`m told

It`s just a breakdown
Breakdown
Breakdown
Breakdown

Shaking like a leaf in the wind see me blowing away
Never see me fall on the ground till I've had my say
Shot you full of rock `n` roll, couldn't make your soul
Didn't burn you to the bone
Do what the man says, take the money and run

But, I never saw the splendor
In stealing all your gold
Taking all your silver
And doing what I`m told

It`s just a breakdown
Breakdown
Breakdown
It`s just a breakdown

Getting near the end, now I knew the time was right for a breakdown
Megaton surprise but your eyes never made it a shakedown
Shot you full of rock `n` roll, couldn't make your soul
Didn't burn you to the bone
Do what the man says, take the money and run

But, I never saw the splendor
In stealing all your gold
Taking all your silver
And doing what I`m told

It`s just a breakdown
Breakdown
Breakdown
Breakdown


Track Listing

  • 1 Keep on Giving Me Love
  • 2 Northwinds
  • 3 Give Me Kindness
  • 4 Time and Again
  • 5 Queen of Hearts
  • 6 Only My Soul
  • 7 Say You Love Me
  • 8 Breakdown