Tears for Fears - Start of the Breakdown Lyrics

Tears For Fears The Hurting cover art
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Scratch the ice
Let the telephone ring
Sense of time is a powerful thing
And we love to laugh
Love to cry
Half alive
We love to
Go slow when we're dancing for rain
Dry skin flakes where there's ice in the vein
And we love to cry
Half alive

Is this the start of the breakdown?

Scratch the earth
Dig the burial ground
Sense of time won't be easily found
And ten out of ten
For the ones who defend
Pretend too
Breakdown is a final demand
(We stand firm with our heads in our hands)
As we love to to cry
Half alive

Is this the start of the breakdown?
I can't understand you
Is this the start of the breakdown?

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Hurting
  • 2 Mad World
  • 3 Pale Shelter
  • 4 Ideas as Opiates
  • 5 Memories Fade
  • 6 Suffer the Children
  • 7 Watch Me Bleed
  • 8 Change
  • 9 The Prisoner
  • 10 Start of the Breakdown


  • Credits
    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Roland Orzabal
    album: Track 10 in album The Hurting
    release date: 1983-3-7
    popularity : 176 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock Pop
    styles: Alternative Rock/Synth-pop
    length: 5:01
    Album Information
    label: Phonogram
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin