Don McLean - The Pattern Is Broken Lyrics

Don McLean Prime Time cover art
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The pattern is broken, the pieces don't fit.
Pull them apart and move them a bit.
See what you've made and see who you are.
The plans that you've laid can go just so far.
Before the pattern get's broken, the pieces don't fit.
Pull them apart and move them a bit.
See what you've made and see who you are.
The plans that you've laid can go just so far.

Then it's the end of sunny weather.
When all the pieces fit together.
And it looks like the final ending.
But it's really the beginning.
And though the pieces are apart now.
And you got a broken heart now.
Someday the sun is gonna shine on a fabulous design,
That only you can see. Ahhhh.

But then the pattern get's broken, the pieces don't fit.
Pull them apart and move them a bit.
See what you've made and see who you are.
The plans that you've laid can go just so far.
Before the pattern get's broken, the pieces don't fit.
(The pattern's broken and the pieces don't fit)
Pull them apart and move them a bit.
(Pull them apart and then move them a bit)
See what you've made and see who you are.
(See what you've made and see who you are)
The plans that you've laid can go just so far.
(The plans you've laid will only go just so far)
Before the pattern get's broken, the pieces don't fit.
(The pattern's broken and the pieces don't fit)
Pull them apart and move them a bit.
(Pull them apart and then move them a bit)
See what you've made and see who you are.
(See what you've made and see who you are)
The plans that you've laid can go just so far.
(The plans you've laid will only go just so far)

Ahhh, ahaha, ahhh, ahaha, ahhhhhhhh, ahhha...

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Prime Time
  • 2 The Statue
  • 3 Jump
  • 4 Red Wing
  • 5 The Wrong Thing to Do
  • 6 The Pattern Is Broken
  • 7 When Love Begins
  • 8 Color TV Blues
  • 9 Building My Body
  • 10 Down the Road/Sally Ann
  • 11 When a Good Thing Goes Bad
  • 12 South of the Border


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Don Mclean
    album: Track 6 in album Prime Time
    release date: 1977
    popularity : 115 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Pop Rock/Folk Rock
    length: 2:48
    Album Information
    label: Arista
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin