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LYRICS

BREAKDOWN

Enamoured by a CD sleeve

Then home

To a council estate in Bow

Broken friendships and all the rest

Bow Road to a shop of treats

In Denmark Street

We'd drink in the Alfred

Before moving on to Stepney

Placed an ad on Gumtree

'Cos we don't wanna remain in the Manor no more

Fifteen years to come around

Our Demilo turns to Breakdown

And that's where we start

We are middle children of history

Our lives drift like flotsam out at sea

Our needs met in cardboard and polytheme

Our presence buckling at the seams

The whole world is ravaged by disease

Our leaders have taken to their knees

No great war just a battle for the soul

To accumulate becomes our only goal

 

Atomized; no roots with which we sprung

Idolized; are the virtuous and young

Vilified; by the sins of those long gone

Nullified; we let the cycle carry on

It doesn't matter what you do

This breakdown's gonna get to you

It doesn't matter what you say

No one can hear you anyway

It doesn't matter what you do

This breakdown's gonna get to you

It doesn't matter what you say

No one is listening anyway

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