Broken People

Broken People is a track from the Jane’s Addiction album The Great Escape Artist.  It was written in 2010 during Duff McKagan’s brief stint with the band, and was the second new song debuted by the band.  While it was performed during the sound check for the May 5, 2010 show at The Bardot, it was officially premiered at the taping of the band’s appearance for Guitar Center Sessions at the the Guitar Center in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA on May 6, 2010.

Lyrics:

Welcome to the world
Welcome to the aching world
A woeful world
Of broken people

She’s a really good girl
From a good family – yeah
They say it’s old money
In the perfect position
To reach out and heal him

They would drink her wine
Whenever she was gone – yeah
Home sex videos
Her man was plain wrong
That girl is plain evil

Welcome to the world
Welcome to the aching world
A woeful world
Of broken people

Your sister she’s classy
You you’re defying your daddy
Yet somehow you knew
That day would come
They’re be a reprisal

Welcome to the world
To this aching world
A woeful world
Of broken people
Welcome to the world
Welcome to this shipwrecked world
A woeful world
Of broken people

Help them out?
No, you can’t help them out
Not even you
They’ll break you in two
They’ll break you in two

Known Performances by Jane's Addiction: (5)

  • 2010/05/05 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Bardot
  • 2010/05/06 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Guitar Center
  • 2012/03/02 - Albany, NY, Palace Theatre, The
  • 2012/03/03 - Portland, ME, State Theatre
  • 2012/03/06 - Montclair, NJ, Wellmont Theatre