"Neighborhood Threat" as written by and Ricky Gardiner David Bowie....
Down where your paint is cracking
Look down your back stairs, buddy
Somebody's living there and
He don't really feel the weather
And he don't share your pleasures
No, he don't share your pleasures
Did you see his eyes?
Did you see his crazy eyes?
And you're so surprised he doesn't run to catch your ash
Everybody always wants to kiss your trash
And you can't help him, no one can
And now that he knows
There's nothing to get
Will you still place your bet
Against the neighborhood threat?

Somewhere a baby's pleading
Somewhere a mother's needing
Outside her boy is trying
But mostly he is crying
Did you see his eyes?
Did you see his crazy eyes?
And you're so surprised he doesn't run to catch your ash
Everybody always wants to kiss your trash
But you can't help him, no one can
And now that he knows
There's nothing to get
Not in this place
Not in your face
Will you still place your bet
Against the neighborhood threat?

Now that he knows
There's nothing to get
Nothing to get
Not in this place
Not in your face
Will you still place your bet
Against the neighborhood threat?


Lyrics submitted by pogue mahone

"Neighborhood Threat" as written by Ricky Gardiner David Bowie

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    General CommentTo my knowledge, David Bowie did the music for it. It's a fantastic song. I think the song is about acknowledging the mass differences in the world. No matter how great you may be, someone somewhere doesn't give a damn about you.

    "There's nothing to get" That lyric conveys they idea of there being no meaning in life. The idea could be applied to there being so many mass differences. What meaning can your religion has when those people over there have never heard of it?

    Just my opinion.
    ejownz6on September 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMan i can't believe I had to add these myself...this song is so fantastic! not really sure what it means though...on the surface it looks like its about homeless people, but its probably something deeper then that
    pogue mahoneon February 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about inner city ghetto/barrio life, the "boy" who's "crying" being a gang teen or cholo
    CuteSparkinaon October 13, 2008   Link

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