Artist: Greg Kihn Band

The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em) ~ Greg Kihn Band

The Greg Kihn Band is an American band that was started by front man Greg Kihn and bassist Steve Wright. Their most successful singles include “The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em)” and “Jeopardy”.

The band’s starting lineup also included Robbie Dunbar on lead guitar and Larry Lynch on drums. Greg & Steve have been the only two permanent members since the band started in the 1970s. Gary Phillips joined in 1981. The band still performs about twice yearly at Kihn’s “Kihncerts” and at the free Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk concert stage.

Kihn currently is the morning DJ at San Jose, California classic rock radio station KUFX-FM (promotional name 98.5 KFOX). As part of the Jones Radio Network he also does the late night show on classic rock radio station WKGO (FM) (promotional name go106.com) in Cumberland, Maryland.

The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em)

[flv]http://djallyn.org/media/GregKihnBand-Breakupsong.flv[/flv]

We had broken up for good just an hour before,
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah.
And now I’m staring at the bodies as they’re dancing ‘cross the floor.
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah.
And then the band slowed the tempo, and the music gets you down.
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah.
It was the same old song, with a melancholy sound.
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah.

They don’t write ‘em like that anymore.
They just don’t write ‘em like that anymore.

We’d been living together for a million years,
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah.
But now it feels so strange out of the atmospheres.
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah.
And then the jukebox plays a song I used to know.
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah.
And now I’m staring at the bodies as they’re dancing so slow.
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah.

They don’t write ‘em like that anymore.
They don’t write ‘em like that anymore.

Mmmm, now ?
I wind up staring at an empty glass
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah.
Cause it’s so easy to say that you’ll forget your past.
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah.

They don’t write ‘em like that anymore.
No, they just don’t write ‘em like that anymore.
Oh, they don’t write ‘em like that anymore.
They just don’t write ‘em like that anymore.
They just don’t, no they don’t, no no, uh-uh,
They just don’t write ‘em like that anymore.
They just don’t…

  • Audio from the 1981 album Rockihnroll:

Click to Purchase
(593)