Saturday, 13 August 2011

David Bowie/Pat Metheny: This Is Not America


This is not America
shalalalala.
Little piece of you
a little peace in me will die.
This is not a miracle

for this is not America.
Blossom fails to bloom this season

promise not to stare too long.
This is not America
for this is not the miracle.

There was a time
a storm that blew so pure.
For this could be the biggest sky
and I could have the faintest idea.
For this is not America
shalalalala

shalalalala
shalalalala.
This is not America
no
this is not
shalalalala.

Showman melting from the inside
falcon spirals to the ground.
This could be the biggest sky

so bloody red tomorrows' clouds.
A little piece of you
a little peace in me will die.
This could be a miracle
for this is not America.

There was a time
a wind that blew so young.
For this could be the biggest sky
and I could have the faintest idea.
For this is not a miracle
shalalalala

shalalalala
shalalalala.
This is not America
no
this is not
shalalala.
This is not America
no
this is not.
This is not America
no
this is not
shalalala.


References

Uploaded by ThePartyPlanet on Sep 30, 2009

Wikipedia: This Is Not America
"This Is Not America" is a song from the soundtrack for the film The Falcon and the Snowman. The track is the result of a collaboration between the jazz fusion Pat Metheny Group and rock singer David Bowie who provided the lyrics and vocals. It was released as a single which reached #14 in the UK, and #32 in the US.

Wikipedia: The Falcon and the Snowman
The Falcon and the Snowman is a 1985 film directed by John Schlesinger about two young American men, Christopher Boyce (played by Timothy Hutton) and Daulton Lee (played by Sean Penn), who sold U.S. security secrets to the Soviet Union. The film is based upon the 1979 book The Falcon and the Snowman: A True Story of Friendship and Espionage by Robert Lindsey, and features the song "This Is Not America", written and performed by David Bowie and the Pat Metheny Group.

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