One
Two
One-two-two

Shiruetto ya kage ga kakumei o miteiru
Mo tengoku no giyu no kaidan wa nai

Silhouettes and shadows
Watch the revolution
No more free steps to heaven
It's no game

Ore genjitsu kara shime dasare
Nani ga okkote irunoka wakara nai
Doko ni kyokun wa arunoka
Hitobito wa yubi o orareteiru
Konna dokusaisha ni iyashime rareru nowa kanashii

I am bored from the event
I really don't understand the situation
And it's no game

Documentaries on refugees
Couples 'gainst the target
You throw a rock against the road
And it breaks into pieces
Draw the blinds on yesterday
And it's all so much scarier
Put a bullet in my brain
And it makes all the papers to

Nammin no kiroku eiga
Hyoteki o se ni shita koibito tachi
Michi ni ishi o nage reba
Kona gona ni kudake
Kino ni huta o sureba
Kyohu wa masu
Ore no atama ni tama o buchi kome ba
Shinbun wa kaki tateru

So where's the moral
When people have their fingers broken
To be insulted by these fascists
It's so degrading
And it's no game

Shut up!
Shut up!


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"It's No Game, Pt. 1" as written by David Bowie

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    General Commentok, ummm i think this song means that all the horrible things that are happening in the world that we watch on TV and read about in the papers are real and we need to pay attention to them. It's no game. It's really happening.

    btw, for those of you who read the artemis fowl books, this is artemis fowl II's fave song & butlers fave is i still haven't found what i'm looking for, by u2.
    nelia_slye_on August 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy guess is a theme that's throughout most of these songs which is the new generations coming up behind you and seeming to act totally different to how you think it should all be. Maybe you spent all your time trying to figure it all out and before you know it, there's a change of the guard and all your thoughts you tried to impose on the world are seemingly irrelevant. Basically that grumpy bastard feeling you have towards 15 year olds, I reckon maybe for Bowie there could have been an angle of his fame and stature which is ignored by the new wave of artists coming through.
    ThinWhitePukeon April 22, 2015   Link
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    General Commentok, ummm i think this song means that all the horrible things that are happening in the world that we watch on TV and read about in the papers are real and we need to pay attention to them. It's no game. It's really happening.

    btw, for those of you who read the artemis fowl books, this is artemis fowl II's fave song & butlers fave is i still haven't found what i'm looking for, by u2.
    nelia_slye_on August 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSo what are the tapping sounds at the end of this song? At first I thought maybe it was the sound of typing on a typewriter as in, "it makes all the papers". But then again, i don't know.
    ziggytwigon July 19, 2016   Link

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