Breakaway

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"Breakaway" (spelled "Break-a-Way" on the original 45 RPM label, but usually spelled "Breakaway" on most subsequent releases and compilations) is a song written by Jackie DeShannon and Sharon Sheeley. It was originally recorded by Irma Thomas in 1964 and released as the B-Side of her biggest hit, the US No. 17 single "Wish Someone Would Care". A demo version performed by DeShannon was also recorded but remained unreleased until a 1994 compilation. The original version of "Breakaway" was never a hit, not making the Billboard Hot 100. Nevertheless, "Breakaway" is today generally a better-remembered song than the A-Side of Thomas' record, which might be partly due to Tracey Ullman's hit 1980s cover. It has become a staple in Thomas' live performances and appears on several recent Irma Thomas and "New Orleans music" compilations. British singer Beryl Marsden recorded a cover version of this song in 1965, for Columbia Records "Breakaway" was Tracey Ullman's 1983 debut single in the UK, and reached No. 4 in the UK Singles Chart. The track then appeared on Ullman's album You Broke My Heart In 17 Places, which was released in 1984. 


Year:
2002
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I made my reservation, I'm leaving town tomorrow
I'll find somebody new and there'll be no more sorrow
That's what I do each time, but I can't follow through
I can't breakaway, though you make me cry
I can't breakaway, I can't say goodbye
No I'll never never breakaway from you, no, no
No, no, no, no, no
No, no, no, no, no
No, no, no, no, no

I'll make that vow to myself, you and I are through
Nothing can change my mind; I'm sorry won't do
That's what I'll say each time, but I can't follow through
I can't breakaway, though you make me cry
I can't breakaway, I can't say goodbye
No I'll never never breakaway from you, no, no
No, no, no, no, no
No, no, no, no, no
No, no, no, no, no

Even though you treat me bad and many cruel words are spoken
You have got a spell on me that just can't be broken, no, no

I'll take your picture down and throw it away
There'll be no baby now, for you to call each day
That's what I'll say each time, but I can't follow through
I can't breakaway, though you make me cry
I can't breakaway, I can't say goodbye
No I'll never never breakaway from you, no, no
No, no, no, no, no
No, no, no, no, no
No, no, no, no, no

I can't breakaway, though you make me cry
I can't breakaway, I can't say goodbye
No I'll never never breakaway from you, no, no
No, no, no, no, no
No, no, no, no, no
No, no, no, no, no

I can't breakaway, I can't breakaway, I can't breakaway

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Tracey Ullman

Tracey Ullman (born 30 December 1959) is a British stage and television actress, comedienne, singer, dancer, director, screenwriter and author. more »

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Written by: Jackie De Shannon, Shari K Sheeley

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