Audio, Broken Down, Lyrics

Broken Down

She said he flew the coop
She said he didn’t even leave a note
She said he took his good brown shoes
She could not recall
Feeling this small
Twisted inside
Like a carnival ride
Loop de Loop

He’d packed up all his clothes
But left behind a shirt she’d never seen before
Why wouldn’t he take that one too?
What could she do
With this surprise F-You
That left her empty inside
Like a day without night
Without sun

Chorus
She’s broken down
He’s broken down too
Broken in different places
Leaving no subtle traces

She decided on the countryside
Where she could become some cowboy’s bride
They’d sit and watch the sunset each night
That thought made her feel worse
She always thought she’d leave first
She needed the flash and lights
Of a big city life
And the noise

Chorus
She’s broken down
He’s broken down too
Broken in different places
Leaving no subtle traces

She just could not believe
That it would be him, the first to leave
She’d planned it out a thousand times
Here she now sits
Feeling the pits
With her head in her hands
Like a sea without land
Without sky

Chorus
She’s broken down
He’s broken down too
Broken in different places
Leaving no subtle traces

He’d watched her from his car outside
As she suddenly realized
That perhaps she’d lost the upper hand
He still didn’t know
And her expression didn’t show
If she was sad with him gone
Or upset or alarmed
Or just pissed off

Chorus
She’s broken down
He’s broken down too
Broken in different places
Leaving no subtle traces
Repeat

Words and Music by Chad Gendron 2012

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