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Not Supposed to Break Down Lyrics

from The Philosopher's Stone

"Not Supposed to Break Down" is track #14 on the album The Philosopher's Stone. It was written by Van Morrison.
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You're not supposed to be human
You're not supposed to really feel
Not supposed to get involved with
Anything completely real

Fifteen families starving
All around the corner block
Here we're standing so alone
Just like Gibraltar rock

Not supposed to break down
You're not supposed to break down
Swallow the dirt, keep listening to the hurt
You'll be safe and sound

Supposed to be super human
Cover everything
Just like a bird
Cover an egg with its wing

And knowing there's nothing sacred
And what is the use
No point trying to find
What is worth, what is true

Not supposed to break down
You're not supposed to break down
Swallow the hurt, listen to the dirt
And you'll be safe and sound

You're not supposed to break down
You're not supposed to break down
Swallow the hurt, listen to the dirt
You'll be safe and sound

A fool and his mainline connection
Bypass going to the well
But that doesn't matter anymore
I'm sure that we can tell

Who's a puppet on a string
An who really holds the glove
But it ain't up, you and me
It's up to the Lord above

You're not supposed to break down
You're not supposed to break down
Swallow the hurt, keep on listening to the dirt
And I'll bet you'll be safe and sound

You're not supposed to break down
You're not supposed to break down
Swallow the hurt, listen to the dirt
I'll bet you'll be safe and sound

And I'll bet you'll be safe and sound
And I'll bet you'll be safe and sound
Bet you'll be safe and sound

Songwriters
VAN MORRISON

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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