"A Better Future" as written by and Richie Rufus....
Please don't tear this world asunder
Please take back
This fear we're under
I demand a better future

Or I might just stop wanting you
I might just stop wanting you
Please make sure we get tomorrow
All this pain and all the sorrow

I demand a better future
Or I might just stop needing you
I might just stop needing you
Give my children sunny smile

Give them moon and cloudless sky
I demand a better future
Or I might just stop loving you,
Loving you, loving you

When we talk, we talk to you
When we walk, we walk to you
From factory to field
How many tears must fall

Down there below
Nothing is moving
Oh
I might just stop wanting you

I might just stop needing you
I might just stop loving you
I demand a better future
I demand a better future

I demand a better future
For I might just stop loving you,
Loving you, loving you
I demand a better future

I demand a better future
I demand a better future
For I might just stop loving you, loving you, loving you
I demand a better future


Lyrics submitted by AgathaKavka

"A Better Future" as written by Richie Rufus

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Peermusic Publishing, TINTORETTO MUSIC

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    General Commentgod? well maybe he means it but i would interpret it as humanity.
    the future will be very sad if everyone just sits around waiting for the judgement day or some god to make the world a better place. we have todo it ourselves! but who am i telling...
    r-e-volutionon April 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this is in the same vein as Bob Dylan's early song "Masters of War". In it he says that the masters of war (the government) has caused the greatest fear that could ever be hurled- fear to bring children into this world. I think the "you" in this song is the government (of America or England or wherever) and that he wants to be patriotic but can't because the world is so screwed up. and he demands that they get their act together for the sake of future generations.
    TheThornBirdson February 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI could just cry...
    Eatcarpeton November 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe "you " in this song is God
    thegoodtimesguruon January 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"All that's plane, and all the sorrow"
    It should be "plain", not "plane"....well, either, as long as the "plane" referenced in mind is a metaphorical ideal near that of a 2D mathematical plane...
    "All that is flush/flat/unnoteworthy"
    liplexon September 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow...this reminds me a LOT about moving on with life and maybe love...i am still trying to move on from a relationship and this Heathen song has helped a lot...Thanks, Bowie! You're a real mensche.
    davidbowiefan1on September 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song - the remix by 'Air' is particularly good, gives the song a crazy electro melancholia
    s7409651on December 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment ok as thornbirds says this does have to do with the gov, but more with the NWO, elite, and music industry, all falling under the same umbrella. bowie speaks as the elite to mankind; "when we speak, we speak to you" the plan of the NWO is to totally rebuild this wold under a new religion, law, and morality. they want mankind to change into their belief system, supposedly only they can provide peace and security, and if we dont comply they would just continue without us. their system will supposedly make the world heaven on earth but if you know on this topic it is totally the opposite. dont believe me, i ask you to research it yourself. wake up!! research; project blue beam, nwo, truth about the music industry, illuminati
    enzodriveron July 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis could be God being fed up with what humanity has done to His creation.
    It could be an ordinary person saying the same.
    It could be man who is fed up with the way they women have systematically vilified men via the feminist movement.
    "I just might stop needing/ wanting/ Loving you" could apply to all the above .
    The music is gentle and understated and has a rather naive little hook that is almost child-like and benign in feeling amongst all the destruction
    that the lyric is describing.
    robsy335on October 05, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song! It's best to not believe in God. We're all just machines born, and we all need to clean up our messes. Don't wait for a messiah or a God.
    And keep away from those who believe in God, they're nutters.
    Radar16on May 20, 2014   Link

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