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It don't break even, no

The Script (2001-present) is an alternative rock band from Ireland made up of Danny O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan and Glen Power who seem to specialize in break up and sanity slippage songs. Basically Irelands answer to Linkin Park, with more focus on rock than rap and messages. They have four albums so far, and various hits such as "Nothing", "Breakeven", "For the First Time", "Before the Worst", "If You Ever Come Back", "Hall Of Fame", and "Science & Faith".


Danny O'Donoghue was a coach for the first two series of the UK version of The Voice. He announced in 2013 that he will not be returning to the show, preferring to focus on his band.


  • The Script (2008)
  • Science & Faith (2010)
  • #3 (2012)
  • No Sound Without Silence (2014)
  • Freedom Child (2017)
  • Sunsets & Full Moons (2019)


  • Blasphemous Boast: In second person, from "Hall of Fame"
    You can talk to God, go banging on his door
  • Protest Song: The band is into politics
    • "We Cry" protests economic inequality.
    • "Rusty Halo" is a Christian protest song.
    • "Divided States of America" protests political division, and seems to call out Donald Trump particularly.
  • Re Release The Song: "Break Even" had two versions one for overseas released after "We Cry" and one version for America.
  • Sanity Slippage Song: "The Man Who Can't Be Moved", "We Cry", "Rusty Halo", "The End Where I Begin", "Dead Man Walking", "Walk Away".
  • Talking Down the Suicidal: "Talk You Down" is actually about a relationship, but uses the imagery of talking someone down off a ledge to convince them not to destroy it.
  • Three Minutes of Writhing: "Rain" emphasizes a scantly-clad woman dancing with various men. Unusually, this is Played for Drama; the singer is depressed that his girlfriend is dancing with other men, seemingly taunting him.
  • To Be a Master: The aesop of "Hall of Fame" is to live your life as if this trope is in full effect, for whatever path you choose to follow.