"Black Tie White Noise" as written by and David Bowie....
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 noise


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"Black Tie White Noise" as written by David Bowie

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    General Commenti like this song a lot
    ejownz6on September 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the "noi - oi - oice"!
    EvaSanon June 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlol..the noi - oi - oice bit is the only bit i dont like...but i think its a great song.
    zsaszon September 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis has a lot to say. Being the title track, this is a homage to the Rodney King incident. This pays a tribute. "We reach out over race and hold each other's hands." Such a key lyric.
    davidbowiefan1on October 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm a die hard Bowie fan and even I can admit this song sucked.
    PtolemyKittyon December 18, 2005   Link

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