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​Breakdown

This song is by David Coverdale and appears on the album Northwinds (1978).

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 and 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 splendour
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 and blues
Screaming like a wildcat
I knew that I had nothing to lose

Shot you full of rock and 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 splendour
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 and 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 splendour
In stealing all your gold
Taking all your silver
And doing what I'm told

It's just a breakdown
Breakdown
Breakdown
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 and 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 splendour
In stealing all your gold
Taking all your silver
And doing what I'm told

It's just a breakdown
Breakdown
Breakdown
Breakdown

Written by:

Coverdale/Moody