I Can't Break Away
Performed by Big Pig
Written by Mitchell Bottler & Gary Zekley
Produced by Nick Launay
Colgems-EMI Music, Inc. / Teenie Bopper Music (ASCAP)

   MP3 segment of the song I Can't Break Away
0:35 min.
245.44 KB
Performed by Big Pig

Where it can be heard in the movie:
Over the opening credits when the future crystal which will form the phone booth comes down.

Lyrics:

All my life I wanted to fly,
Like the birds that you see way up in the sky;
Making circles in the morning sun,
Flying high in the sky ?til the day is done.
I can?t break away.

Like a child in his fantasy,
Punching holes in the walls of reality;
All my life I wanted to fly,
But I don?t have the wings, and I wonder why,
I can?t break away.
I can?t break away.

Whoa, well Mama told me when I was young,
Stand tall, girl, you?re number one.
She said, you can be what you wanna be,
But you can?t change the course of your destiny.
I can?t break away.
No, no, no, no, no, I can?t break away.

Yeah, I said, I said, woo hoo,
One is one and two is two.
You want me and I have you.
Black is black and white is white,
Just come out in the middle ?tween day and night.
I can?t break away.
No, no, no, no, no, I can?t break away.
Well, yeah, yeah, yeah-hey-hey!

Well, Mama told me when I was young,
Stand tall, girl, you?re number one.
She said, you can be what you wanna be,
But you can?t change the course of your destiny.
I can?t break away.
No, no, no, no, no, I can?t break away.
Well, I can?t, I can?t, I can?t break away.
No, no, no, no, no, I can?t break away.
Woo ooh hoo hoo hoo, I can?t break away.

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Michael dude informed us that this was was actually a remake, having been originally recorded by Chuck Jackson in 1973.  The original has a much slower tempo and blues feel.  You can now hear the original version on YouTube!