Black Tie White Noise

Album: Black Tie White Noise (1993)
Charted: 36
  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • Getting my facts from a Benneton ad
    I'm lookin' through African eyes
    Lit by the glare of an L.A. fire
    I've got a face, not just my race, Bang Bang I've got you babe

    Sun comes up and the man goes down
    And the woman comes again
    Just an hour or so to be safe from fear
    Then we jump through hoops, we're divisable now, just disappear

    We reach out over race and hold each other's hands
    Then die in the flames singing "we shall overcome"
    Whoa! What's going on?
    There'll be some blood no doubt about it
    But we'll come through don't doubt it
    I look into your eyes and I know you won't kill me
    You won't kill me
    You won't kill me
    But I look into your eyes
    And I wonder sometimes

    Oh Lord, just let him see me
    Lord, Lord just let him hear me
    Let him call me brother
    Let him put his arms around me
    Let him put his hands together.

    Reach over race and hold each other's hands
    Walk through the night thinking we are the world
    Woa! What's going on?
    There'll be some blood no doubt about it
    But we'll come through don't doubt it

    I look into your eyes and I know you won't kill me
    You won't kill me
    You won't kill me
    But I wonder why
    Yes, and I wonder why sometimes

    They'll show us how to break the rules
    But never how to make the rules
    Reduce us down to witless punks
    Facist cries both black and white, who's got the blood, who's got the gun.

    Putting on the black tie, cranking out the white noiseWriter/s: DAVID BOWIE
    Publisher: TINTORETTO MUSIC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Michael W. SmithSongwriter Interviews

Smith breaks down some of his worship tracks as well as his mainstream hits, including "I Will Be Here For You" and "A Place In This World."

Justin Hayward of The Moody BluesSongwriter Interviews

Justin wrote the classic "Nights In White Satin," but his fondest musical memories are from a different decade.

Terry Jacks ("Seasons in the Sun")Songwriter Interviews

Inspired by his dear friend, "Seasons in the Sun" paid for Terry's boat, which led him away from music and into a battle with Canadian paper mills.

Top American Idol Moments: Songs And ScandalsSong Writing

Surprise exits, a catfight and some very memorable performances make our list of the most memorable Idol moments.

Artis the SpoonmanSong Writing

Even before Soundgarden wrote a song about him, Artis was the most famous spoon player of all time. So why has he always been broke?

Charlie Benante of AnthraxSongwriter Interviews

The drummer for Anthrax is also a key songwriter. He explains how the group puts their songs together and tells the stories behind some of their classics.