19th Nervous Breakdown – Song Lyric Sunday – Break

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Time again for SLS! Today our prompt word for finding songs is, ‘break’. Thanks, Helen!

There are lot of great songs that have the word break in the title or lyrics, but I’ve always liked this one, and is the first one I thought of for the challenge.

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“19th Nervous Breakdown”, by the Rolling Stones, was released as a single in 1966. It was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and is on the Decca (UK) and London (US) labels.

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Rolling Stones – 19Th Nervous Breakdown Lyrics

Youre the kind of person
You meet at certain dismal dull affairs.
Center of a crowd, talking much too loud
Running up and down the stairs.
Well, it seems to me that you have seen too much in too few years.
And though youve tried you just can’t hide
Your eyes are edged with tears.You better stop
Look around
Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes, here it comes
Here comes your nine-teenth nervous breakdown.When you were a child
You were treated kind
But you were never brought up right.
You were always spoiled with a thousand toys
But still you cried all night.
Your mother who neglected you
Owes a million dollars tax.
And your fathers still perfecting ways of making ceiling wax.You better stop, look around
Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes, here it comes
Here comes your nilne-teenth nervous breakdown.Oh, whos to blame, that girls just insane.
Well nothing I do don’t seem to work,
It only seems to make matters worse. Oh please.

You were still in school
When you had that fool
Who really messed your mind.
And after that you turned your back
On treating people kind.
On our first trip
I tried so hard to rearrange your mind.
But after while I realized you were disarranging mine.

You better stop, look around
Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes, here it comes
Here comes your nine-teenth nervous breakdown.
Here comes your nine-teenth nervous breakdown
Here comes your nine-teenth nervous breakdown

Songwriters: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger

19Th Nervous Breakdown lyrics © Abkco Music, Inc.

Lyrics found on Lyricsfreak

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© 2018 BS

 

17 responses »

  1. Great choice, I loved it. I always wondered why saying that someone is still perfecting ways of making sealing wax was all about, so I looked it up and found out that it is like saying that your father is a status obsessed dedicated upholder of outdated ways for whom a man’s role would be as a figure of authority to his offspring rather than being a loving father.

    • I don’t know that I ever paid much attention to the lyrics way back when it first came out, but now reading them, I see what you mean.
      Sealing (or ceiling) wax…no idea what that meant, unless it was his father was some kind of roofer.
      Thanks for the explanation for that phrase, Jim! 🙂

  2. Oh, this took me way back! I love that groups like the Stones and the Beatles wore suit jackets and long hair in those days! These are great lyrics “You’re the kind of person You meet at certain dismal dull affairs.” And that’s just the opening two lines! LOL. Thanks for the memory.

    • Thanks, Lydia!
      It looks a bit strange now, that they wore suits and ties back then. A lot of groups did. I know the ‘older generation’ at the time were horrified by the long hair and fast music. Of course that’s why we loved it! 🙂

      • Yes, and I think that is why the suits and ties. They wanted to give a sense of fitting in while still standing up for who they were with the hair and the music! I remember Paul Revere and the Raiders even went as far as to wear uniforms!

      • I guess that’s why, probably.
        I loved Paul Revere & the Raiders! I had all their albums, and even got to see them perform live here in our town. Good memories! 🙂

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