Favourite Golden Oldie song: Breaking the Rules by Jack Savoretti

As I have decided to dedicate the month of May to my latest discovery and current favourite artist, Jack Savoretti, I think it is only fitting that this months favourite golden oldie features his song Breaking the Rules from his album Before the Storm.

Ever since I bought all of Jack’s albums last month, I keep on discovering gems in his work and this includes Breaking the Rules, which is almost a reflection of his struggle in life and also making it within the music industry.

I have more so fallen in love with his live performance of the song, where his pianist and musical director Nikolaj Torp is accompanying him. I feel Jack’s performances of this song, are akin to Frank Sinatra’s legendary My Way. The live version of Breaking the Rules from the Live and Acoustic special edition album (which comes with the Sleep No More album), is truly magnificent and guaranteed gives you goosebumps, as you listen to Jack’s soul touching performance with the audience going wild and encouraging him to sing even more.

I love the music video of the song, which also features Jack’s wife, actress and painter Jemma Powell and beautifully depicts the struggles in a relationship when one partner wants to hang on to their independence and do things their own way. I feel not just me, but anyone who has tried to make it on their own in life, can truly relate to the songs lyrics and for this very reason, I am sharing the full lyrics of the song below:

Lyrics:

Sick and tired of getting older
I keep getting lost trying to find my way
Looking for love in every corner
night after night
but every street light looks the same
So I’m taking the chance, walking away, breaking the rules
nobody here can tell me what to do
I’m out on my own, making my way
trying to be someone that I can be proud of one day
Im out on my own, doing it my way
I gotta be tough, gotta be stronger
and take the time to understand
This city cant get any colder
stab you in the back while shaking your hand
So I’m taking the chance, walking away, breaking the rules
nobody here can tell me what to do
I’m out on my own, making my way
trying to be someone that I can be proud of one day
Im out on my own, doing it my way
doing it my own way
Taking the chance, walking away, breaking the rules
nobody here can tell me what to do
I’m out on my own, making my way
trying to be someone that I can be proud of one day
I’m out on my own
doing it my way
doing it my way
doing it my own way

Songwriter: Jack Savoretti

Enjoy the official video of Breaking the Rules below, as well as the very special live performance of the song, by Jack.

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