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"Everything Is Broken": A Playlist for Our Broken Government

04/23/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In music, when a record "breaks," it's a good thing.

In Washington, when our government "breaks," it's generally a bad, bad thing. At least that's what I got from Senator Evan Bayh.

All the recent talk on the Sunday shows about "broken government" got me thinking that perhaps We The People need a Federal Musical Stimulus Plan here. But first, let's all face facts -- that our government is broken, so let's fix it, and make more beautiful music as we reform a more perfect union.

"Everything Is Broken" - Bob Dylan
"Broken" - Robert Downey Jr.
"Broken Arrow" - Robbie Robertson
"Broken Boy Soldier' - The Raconteurs
"Breakdown" - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
"Broken Promise Land" - Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint
"Breaking Up Somebody's Home" - Albert King
"I Will Not Be Broken" - Bonnie Raitt
"Broken Down Ole Merry-Go-Round" - The Gordian Knot
"The Way We Make A Broken Heart" - Rosanne Cash
"Broken Down Cowboy" - John Fogerty
"Broken" - Tift Merrit
"How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" - Al Green
"Broken Promises" - Rusty Truck
"King of Broken Hearts" - Ringo Starr
"Broken Drum" - Beck
"Brokenheartsville" - Joe Nichols
"Broken" - Tears For Fears
"In A Broken Dream" - Rod Stewart
"Broken" - Norah Jones
"Brokenpromiseland" - Bon Jovi
"Dreaming With A Broken Heart" - John Mayer
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" - Green Day
"Stop Breaking Down" - The Rolling Stones

Okay, now it's your turn -- please break out your additions to this very "Broken" list.

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