Start Of The Breakdown

Album: The Hurting (1983)
  • 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? Writer/s: ROLAND ORZABAL
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
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