Song Lyric Sunday: Swing Out Sister, “Breakout”

Jim got this week’s prompt from Di, "Anxiety, Delight, Emotions, Pain, Pride, Relief." I thought of this song automatically, because it seems (to me, anyway) to have elements of all of the above.

"Breakout" is from Swing Out Sister’s debut album, 1987’s It’s Better To Travel. The writing credit goes to the whole band: Corinne Drewery, vocals, Andy Connell, keyboards, and Martin Jackson, drums. The song reached #1 on the US Adult Contemporary chart, #6 on the Hot 100, #4 in the UK and #6 in Ireland.

And breakout

When explanations make no sense
When every answer’s wrong
You’re fighting with lost confidence
All expectations gone

The time has come to make or break
Move on, don’t hesitate
And breakout

Don’t stop to ask
And now you’ve found a break to make at last
You’ve got to find a way
Say what you want to say
Breakout

When situations never change
Tomorrow looks unsure
Don’t leave your destiny to chance
What are you waiting for
The time has come to make your break
Breakout

Don’t stop to ask
And now you’ve found a break to make at last
You’ve got to find a way
Say what you want to say
Breakout…

Don’t stop to ask
Now you’ve found a break to make at last
You’ve got to find a way
Say what you want to say
Breakout

Some people stop at nothing
If you’re searching for something
Lay down the law
Shout out for more
Breakout and shout
Day in day out
Breakout

Breakout

Don’t stop to ask
And now you’ve found a break to make at last
You’ve got to find a way
Say what you want to say
And breakout

Don’t stop to ask
And now you’ve found a break to make at last
You’ve got to find a way
Say what you want to say
And breakout…

(Don’t) Lay down the law (stop)
Shout out for more (to ask)
Breakout and shout day in day out
Ooh, breakout

Breakout

Breakout

Lay down the law
Shout out for more
Breakout and shout day in day out

Lyrics courtesy AZLyrics.com

And that’s Song Lyric Sunday for April 24, 2022.

23 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: Swing Out Sister, “Breakout”

  1. Great choice! I really love the music from Swing Out Sister, got some cool songs!

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  2. Oh! Gosh this has great memories of this dancing round the living room making all three boys join in.. how they all grew up so sane amazes me πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  3. Love, love, LOVE this tune! When it first came out I was a young mum with three young kids, and I remember dancing round the house to it with them – such happy memories πŸ™‚

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