Song Lyric Sunday – “Break My Stride”

This week’s Song Lyric Sunday theme from Helen at This Thing Called Life One Word At A Time is “break”. I drew a blank for about 30 seconds and then several songs popped into my head, including a suggestion from my Hubby.

I debated for quite awhile between his idea and one of my own. I ended up choosing my husband’s because it is a little more upbeat and mine (“Break It To Them Gently by Burton Cummings) is pretty dark.

So, my choice is the campy 1980’s hit, “Break My Stride” by Matthew Wilder. It is a fun song about a guy hung up on a girl who is her own person and doesn’t want to be tied down. He finally decides that she is trouble and if he meets another girl like her he won’t let her “work me over” or “drag me under”.

The song was released in 1983 and really fit in with the fun pop tunes of the time. It peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 4 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts in 1984.

The video is awesome. It is from the Solid Gold weekly countdown complete with Marylin McKoo and the Solid Gold Dancers – vintage 1980’s fair.

As always, be sure to stop by Helen’s page to find more gems about “break”!

Lydia

Break My Stride

Last night I had the strangest dream
I sailed away to China
In a little row boat to find ya
And you said you had to get your laundry cleaned
Didn’t want no one to hold you What does that mean
And you said

Ain’t nothin’ gonna break-a my stride
Nobody gonna slow me down, oh no
I got to keep on movin’
Ain’t nothin’ gonna break-a my stride
I’m running and I won’t touch ground
Oh no, I got to keep on movin’

You’re on the road and now you pray it lasts
The road behind was rocky
But now you’re feeling cocky
You look at me and you see your past
Is that the reason why you’re runnin’ so fast
And she said

Ain’t nothin’ gonna break-a my stride
Nobody gonna slow me down, oh no
I got to keep on moving
Ain’t nothin’ gonna break-a my stride
I’m running and I won’t touch ground
Oh no, I got to keep on moving

Never let another girl like you work me over
Never let another girl like you drag me under
If I meet another girl like you, I will tell her
Never want another girl like you, have to say, oh

Ain’t nothin’ gonna break-a my stride
Nobody gonna slow me down
Oh no, oh no, I got to keep on moving
Ain’t nothin’ gonna break-a my stride
I’m running and I won’t touch ground
Oh no, I got to keep on movin’

Ain’t nothin’ gonna break-a my stride
Nobody gonna slow me down
Oh no, oh no, I got to keep on moving
Ain’t nothin’ gonna break-a my stride
I’m running and I won’t touch ground
Oh no, I got to keep on movin’

Ain’t nothin’ gonna break-a my stride
Nobody gonna slow me down
Oh no, I got to keep on moving
Ain’t nothin’ gonna break-a my stride
I’m running and I won’t touch ground
Oh no, I got to keep on movin’

Ain’t nothin’ gonna break-a my stride
Nobody’s gonna slow me down, oh no

Songwriters: Greg Prestopino / Matthew Wilder
Break My Stride lyrics ยฉ Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management

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15 Replies to “Song Lyric Sunday – “Break My Stride””

  1. Oh my! This was such a fun dance song! But you are SUPER WRONG for invoking the SOLID GOLD DANCERS! ROFL! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ But I’m a big Marilyn fan too! LOL!

    You made my weekend, Lydia! Off to Youtube for more Solid Gold! LOL! Have a great week!

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