"Can You Hear Me" as written by and David Bowie....
Once we were lovers, can they understand?
Closer than others I was your, I was your man
Don't talk of heartaches, oh, I remember them all
When I'm checking you out one day, to see if I'm
Faking it all

Can you hear me?
Can you feel me inside?
Show your love, love
Take it in right (take it in right)
Take it in right (take it in right)

There's been many others (oh) so many times
Sixty new cities an' what do I, what do I
What do I find?
I want love so badly, I want you most of all
You know it's harder to take it from anyone
It's harder to fall
Can you hear me call?

Well, can you hear me (yeah)
Can you feel me inside?
Show your love, love

Take it in right (take it in right)
Take it in right (take it in right)

Can you hear me?
Can you feel me inside? (I do)
Show your love, show your sweet, sweet love (love, love)
Show me your love
Take it in right (take it in right)
Take it in right (take it in right)

Take it in right to your love life, baby
Take it in right, to your love life
Take it in right, take it in right, right to your love life
Take it in right, ah (why don't you take it)
Take it in, take it in right
Right down, right down
(Why don't you take it)
Why don't you take it?
(Right to your heart)
Can you hear me?
(Why don't you take it) can you feel me?
(Why don't you take it) can you, take it in right
(Why don't you take it) right down, right down
(Right to your heart) can you take it, feel me (why don't you take it)
Down, to right down (why don't you take it) to your heart
(Why don't you take it) to your heart
(Right to your heart) take it down, take it down
Why don't you take it
Why don't you take it?
Take it in right
(Right to your heart)


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"Can You Hear Me" as written by David Bowie

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    General CommentI was introduced to this song by Brandon Flowers of the Killers. This will be my wedding song!
    XtinaBon February 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNo matter how many people he sleeps with in all the cities he goes to, there is one that he wants to "take it in right" most of all.

    This is the first time I have studied the lyrics of the Young Americans album and I must say so far this is the sexiest album, as in literally....he is screwing or someone screwing him, or he is thinking about screwing someone .... or somebody is screwing someone else. Everybody is "taking it right in" in this album....hoo...i'm getting a little flushed over here...damn!
    ziggytwigon May 04, 2016   Link
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    General CommentHave this song as a duet with Cher and Bowie from her TV show back in 1975. I originally recorded it on my little panasonic tape recorder, then recorded it to cd and finally made it an mp3 which I've been playing a lot lately. Still love it as much or more than back then.
    You can see the clip on youtube: youtube.com/….
    I've read several places that Bowie doesn't remember doing the Cher Show as it was during his drug?/sleep deprived days.
    I like the version from Young American's, but the duet with Cher will always be the one I love. Beautiful song!
    fyscheeon September 09, 2017   Link

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