Kurtis Blow – The Breaks Lyrics

Produced By: J.B. Moore & Robert Ford Jr.
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[Hook]
Clap your hands everybody
If you got what it takes
Cause I'm Kurtis Blow and I want you to know
That these are the breaks

Breaks on a bus, brakes on a car
Breaks to make you a superstar
Breaks to win and breaks to lose
But these here breaks will rock your shoes
And these are the breaks
Break it up break it up break it up!


If your woman steps out with another man
(That's the breaks, that's the breaks!)
And she runs off with him to Japan
And the IRS says they want to chat
And you can't explain why you claimed your cat

And Ma Bell sends you a whopping bill
With 18 phone calls to Brazil
And you borrowed money from the mob
And yesterday you lost your job
Well, these are the breaks
Break it up, break it up, break it up

Throw your hands up in the sky
And wave em round from side to side
And if you deserve a break tonight
Somebody say alright!

(All right) Say ho-oo!
(Ho-oo!) And you don't stop
Keep on, somebody scream!
(Owwwww!) Break down!

Breaks on a stage, breaks on a screen
Breaks to make your wallet lean
Breaks run cold and breaks run hot
Some folks got 'em and some have not
But these are the breaks
Break it up, break it up, break it up!
Break down!

To the girl in brown, stop messing around
(Break it up, break it up!)
To the guy in blue, whatcha gonna do?
To the girl in green, don't be so mean
And the guy in red, say what I said

Break down!

Brakes on a plane, brakes on a train
Breaks to make you go insane
Breaks in love, breaks in war
But we got the breaks to get you on the floor
And these are the breaks
Break it up, break it up, break it up!
Break down! Yo!

Just do it, just do it, just do it, do it, do it!

You say last week you met the perfect guy
(That's the breaks, that's the breaks!)
And he promised you the stars in the sky

He said his Cadillac was gold
But he didn't say it was 10 years old

He took you out to the Red Coach grill
But he forgot the cash and you paid the bill

And he told you the story of his life
But he forgot the part about...his wife! Huh! Huh!
Well, these are the breaks!
Break it up, break it up, break it up!
Break down!

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