“Break It Down Again” by Tears For Fears (1993)

Some songs have no life event wrapped around them, no profound personal connection, nothing particularly memorable about a lyric or a melody. Some songs are just awesome for no quantifiable reason. Some of those songs come from a band eight years past their commercial prime and down a member. Curt Smith departed Tears for Fears in the early ‘90s (he’d later return), leaving Roland Orzabal, his teeth, and a handful of supplementary musicians to man the fort. “Break It Down Again” was a worthy effort, with typically semi-inscrutable lyrics about deconstruction and something about “Moses on a motorbike”. I don’t know what this song is about, but I know I played the living hell out of this cassette single in the summer of 1993.

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