Nervous Breakdown
Eddie Cochran Lyrics


I'm a-havin' a nervous breakdown
A mental shakedown
See my hands, how they shiver
Whoo, see my knees, how they quiver
My whole body's in a jitter
I'm a-havin' a nervous breakdown

Well, I went to see my doctor just the other day
And I've got to tell you what the man had to say
Well, he said, "hey, boy, you just gotta slow down
You can't keep a-traipsin' all over town
After givin' you a physical check
I've come to the conclusion you're a total wreck"

I'm a-havin' a nervous breakdown
A mental shakedown
See my hands, how they shiver
Whoo, see my knees, how they quiver
My whole body's in a jitter
I'm a-havin' a nervous breakdown

I've made up my mind, I'd better change my ways
My shattered nerves have seen better days
Well, there's no more girls for a week or two
No more runnin' 'round with the usual crew
No more movies or stayin' out late
My baby have to find herself another date

I'm a-havin' a nervous breakdown
Mmm, a mental shakedown
See my hands, how they shiver
Hoo-wee, see my knees, how they quiver
My whole body's in a jitter
I'm a-havin' a nervous breakdown

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سجاد لقمان احمد مالك

I'm a-havin' a nervous breakdown
A mental shakedown
See my hands, how they shiver
See my knees, how they quiver
My whole body's in a jitter
I'm a-havin' a nervous breakdown

Well, I went to see my doctor just the other day
And I've got to tell you what the man had to say
Well, he said, "Hey, boy, you just gotta slow down
You can't keep a-traipsin' all over town
After givin' you a physical check
I've come to the conclusion you're a total wreck"

I'm a-havin' a nervous breakdown
A mental shakedown
See my hands, how they shiver
See my knees, how they quiver
My whole body's in a jitter
I'm a-havin' a nervous breakdown

I've made up my mind I'd better change my ways
My shattered nerves have seen better days
No more girls for a week or 2
No more runnin' 'round with the usual crew
No more movies or stayin' out late
My baby have to find herself another



makesmesmile

zeppelin ripped this off??? you're really gonna go there?

for those who are tone-deaf it all sounds the same, but for those who hear similarities, there is always going to be similarities within music; excluding sharps and flats, we have 7 notes. even the most original ones like nirvana. teen spirit has a strumming pattern, timing and chord span difference almost exactly like bostons 'peace of mind' and cobain even admit that he was worried that teen spirit would sound like peace of mind. and you guys cant sit back and tell me that clapton and hendrix were angels. red house, hey joe, crossroads, cocaine...

as for zeppelins originality: kashmir, achillies last stand, battle of evermore, ramble on, no quarter, black dog, immigrant song, rain song, nobody's fault but mine, the rover, trampled underfoot...

im a hardcore zeppelin fan and i know all the songs that people claim to have been stolen, the songs that they officially covered, and yes like every other band claimed what isnt as their own, and finally songs that are so different and original that even today people have no idea under what genre to place them, cuz there isn't a genre that these fit in. so people just call em classic rock.

zeppelin were the greatest band in rock/metal/funk/blues/folk/ and the unnamed genre's history...

dont be a hater just cuz your favorite band cant match up to them. and guess what -

EVERY BAND, FAMOUS OR NOT OR ON THE RISING, IN THE WHOLE WORLD EITHER WORSHIPS LED ZEPPELIN OR ACKNOWLEDGES THEIR BRILLIANCE. THAT INCLUDES YOUR FAVORITE BAND.

THINK BEFORE YOU POST.



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DEFCON 4

I remember Eddie performing this live in October '59, in Williston, ND. It was the song he played when he did all kinds of shakes and shivers on stage. It brought down the house.

Aged Teen

@DEFCON 4 Thanks for sharing such personal yet universally precious details! Loved reading your comments, this one in particular was beautiful.

DEFCON 4

@MasterT91 ​ @MasterT91 I was 13. He looked average height. When he made the mad dash from the dressing room to the stage, I could only see his arms and the neck of the guitar flashing through. Of course, once on stage, you looking up, it was hard to tell. His personality and energy made you think about the electricity of the act, not his appearance, though he looked like a star. He was much more active in late '59 than that grainy video from the Compton concert. He was much blonder than most photos. Maybe because of the overhead lighting.

roland johansson

@Rosa Bethany Iglarsh I read it somewhere but a long time ago. Can't recall, could been on YT. Maybe not true.

MasterT91

Sweet. Did he interact with audience members afterwards or socialize with fans backstage? Was he very tall or shorter in reality?

DEFCON 4

@roland johansson Interesting. They say the internet has everything, but I haven't tripped across that one yet, though it makes some sense.

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roland johansson

One of my top 5 Eddie recorings ever...means since 1979. A great rocker and I think Hendrix - though I'm not the hugest fan of him - wanted this one blasting on his funeral and it did. He was also, probably, a huge Ed fan.

SaveMagnusHouse

I've listened to this song probably 1000 times since I first heard it in the early 80's. It's still sounds so "original." I never get tired of it. Remains #1 on my all-time list!

Alan Smith

You have good taste

lids ok

20-30 years ahead of his time. R.I.P. Eddie what a loss. Thinking of you, Sharon.

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