Child Of Vision

Album: Breakfast In America (1979)
  • Well, who do you think you're fooling?
    You say you're having fun
    But you're busy going nowhere
    Just lying in the sun
    You tried to be a hero
    And commit the perfect crime
    But the dollar got you dancing
    And you're running out of time
    And you're messing up the water
    And you're rolling in the wine
    And you're poisoning your body
    And you're poisoning your mind
    And you gave me Coca-Cola
    'Cause you said it tasted good
    Then you watch the television
    'Cause it tells you that you should

    Ooh, how can you live in this way?
    (Why do you think it's so strange?)
    You must have something to say
    (Tell me why should I change?)
    There must be more to this life
    It's time we did something right
    I said "Child of vision, won't you listen?
    Find yourself a new ambition"

    I've heard it all before
    You're saying nothing new
    I thought I saw a rainbow
    But I guess it wasn't true
    And you cannot make me listen
    And I cannot make you hear
    So you find your way to heaven
    And I'll meet you when you're there

    How can you live in this way?
    (Why do you think it's so strange?)
    You must have something to say
    (Tell me why should I change?)
    We have no reason to fight
    'Cause we both know that we're right
    I said "Child of vision, won't you listen?
    Find yourself a new ambition" Writer/s: Richard Davies, Roger Hodgson
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Steve from Torrance, CaThis song appeared, uncredited, along with "Take the Long Way Home" (also from the "Breakfast in America" album) in the 1984 Richard Lester-directed film, "Finders Keepers". The movie starred Michael O'Keefe ("Caddychack") and Lou Gossett Jr.
  • Ben from Chelsea, MeThe outro to this song was my favorite part. Not a bad song, but not as good as Casual Conversations or Goodbye Stranger.
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