Behind the Barn Productions

Behind the Barn Productions

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Song Description

Broken down is a folky song with a simple accoustic guitar picking and vocals reminiscent of Tom Petty. It's both heart-breaking and inspirational. The singer is tired and 'Broken Down' and doesn't feel the need to argue or work. He accepts it and a low-stress lifestyle choice. He realizes that he may be poor but accepts the fact because he is happy. Broken Down's simplicity and catchiness is accessible to fans of all types of music. This track is destined to become a classic.

Story Behind the Song

This is the 'mellow' track from The Salamanders defining second album 'Hellbender'. This track is second to last on an album filled with gritty post-punk rock tracks intermingled with bouncy electrified hard rock with a twang. The Salamanders are a true underground American talent.


Yeah I had enough of tryin'.
I'm givin' up on bein' strong.
I don't wanna live forever.
Cause forever's much too long.
I don't wanna be a lawyer,
For they argue all the time.
Just a syndicated voyeur,
I suppose it is a crime.
You can go ahead and keep my heart,
I won't use it anymore.
Doesn't matter if I fall apart,
I've been broken down before.
I don't want to be somebody
At somebody else's door.
I will never make money
But I'm ok with being poor.
Please don't talk about potential,
It doesn't matter what you say.
Even if it's supplemental,
I don't want to play your game.
You can go ahead and keep my heart
I won't use it anymore.
Doesn't matter if I fall apart,
I've been broken down before.
Yea I guess I just don't get it,
Why you'd want to work all day.
I know I won't regret it,
Even when I'm in my grave.
While they're slaving to the grindstone
I'll be laughing all the way.
If I'm a failure and I'm starving,
We'll at least it went my way.

Song Length
Folk - Alternative, Pop - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Cool, Composed

Subject Matter
Numbness, Sleep, Tired, Fatigued

Similar Artists
Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones
2000 and later

Lyric Credits The Salamanders
Music Credits The Salamanders
Producer Credits The Salamanders
Publisher Credits The Salamanders
Performance Credits The Salamanders