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Breaking All The Rules

A Keith Reid song


(by Keith Reid / Peter Frampton: Frampton's 1981 album, Breaking all the Rules, and from Peter Frampton Special as shown in the illustration). Chasing the Chop

We are the people one and all
From deliverance to the fall

From the battle and the heat
To our triumph and defeat

We are the young ones crying out
Full of anger full of doubt
And we're breaking all of the rules
Never choosing to be fools

We are tired of being used
We are constantly excused

In the battle and the heat
In the shadow of retreat

We are the young ones crying out
Full of anger full of doubt
And we're breaking all of the rules
Never choosing to be fools

We are the people one and all
From deliverance to the fall

From the bitter to the brave
From the cradle to the grave

We are the young ones crying out
Full of anger full of doubt
And we're breaking all of the rules
Never choosing to be fools

The words picked out in green are also found in the Reid / Brooker song, Chasing the Chop, of which two officially-recorded versions exist also dated 1981 (see here)

This song would seem to be an up-beat rewriting of The Chop: for instance, 'We are choosing to be fools' is replaced by 'Never choosing to be fools'

Can anyone out there shed some light on the history of either song? Please mail us

 


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