It's No Game

Album: Scary Monsters and Super Creeps (1980)
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    Shiruetto ya kage ga kakumei o miteiru
    Mo tengoku no giyu no kaidan wa nai

    Silhouettes and shadows
    Watch the revolution
    No more free steps to heaven
    It's no game

    Ore genjitsu kara shime dasare
    Nani ga okkote irunoka wakara nai
    Doko ni kyokun wa arunoka
    Hitobito wa yubi o orareteiru
    Konna dokusaisha ni iyashime rareru nowa kanashii

    I am bored from the event
    I really don't understand the situation
    And it's no game

    Documentaries on refugees
    Couples 'gainst the target
    You throw a rock against the road
    And it breaks into pieces
    Draw the blinds on yesterday
    And it's all so much scarier
    Put a bullet in my brain
    And it makes all the papers to

    Nammin no kiroku eiga
    Hyoteki o se ni shita koibito tachi
    Michi ni ishi o nage reba
    Kona gona ni kudake
    Kino ni huta o sureba
    Kyohu wa masu
    Ore no atama ni tama o buchi kome ba
    Shinbun wa kaki tateru

    So where's the moral
    When people have their fingers broken
    To be insulted by these fascists
    It's so degrading
    And it's no game

    Shut up!
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Comments: 4

  • Haakon Rusten from NorwayIt stands out for me as well, as one Bowie's best songs. I interpret it as an anti fascist song. Its scary as hell.
  • Bryan from UsWhat are the hissing sounds at start of recording?
  • Aladdin Sane from The United Statesis something wrong with my copy? Part one is full of feedback.
  • Rabbi Meyer from Central WiI used the last bit of part 1 as my ringtone for quite some time. I got a kick out of Bowie yelling at Fripp to shut up.
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