fantastic voyage lyrics – david bowie

in the event that this fantastic voyage
should turn to erosion and we never get old
remember it’s true, dignity is valuable
but our lives are valuable too

we’re learning to live with somebody’s depression
and i don’t want to live with somebody’s depression
we’ll get by, i suppose
it’s a very modern world, but n*body’s perfect
it’s a moving world, but that’s no reason
to shoot some of those missiles
think of us as fatherless sc*m
it won’t be forgotten
’cause we’ll never say anything nice again, will we?

and the wrong words make you listen
in this criminal world
remember it’s true, loyalty is valuable
but our lives are valuable too

we’re learning to live with somebody’s depression
and i don’t want to live with somebody’s depression
we’ll get by i suppose
but any sudden movement i’ve got to write it down
they wipe out an entire race and i’ve got to write it down
but i’m still getting educated but i’ve got to write it down
and it won’t be forgotten
’cause i’ll never say anything nice again, how can i?

african night flight
african nightmare one-time mormon
more men fall in hullabaloo men
i slide to the nearest bar
undermine chairman i went too far
bent on a windfall rent a sony
wonder how the dollar went down
gotta get a word to elizabeth’s father
hey no, he wished me well

refrão 1:
seemed like another day
i could fly into the eye of god on high

refrão 2:
his burning eye will see me through
one of these days, one of these days
gotta get a word through one of these days

refrão 3:
asanti habari habari habari
asanti nabana nabana nabana

getting in mood for a momb*ssa night flight
pushing my luck, gonna fly like a mad thing
bare strip takeoff skimming over rhino
born in slumber less than peace
struggle with a child whose screaming dreaming
drowned by the props all steely sunshine
sick of you, sick of me
l*st for the free life
quashed and maimed
like a valuable loved one
left unnamed

(refrão 1)

over the bushland over the trees
wise like orangutan that was me

(refrão 2)

(refrão 3)

move on
sometimes i feel
the need to move on
so i pack a bag
and move on
move on

well i might take a train
or sail at dawn
might take a girl
when i move on
when i move on

somewhere, someone’s calling me
when the chips are down
i’m just a travelling man
maybe it’s just a trick of the mind, but
somewhere there’s a morning sky
bluer than her eyes
somewhere there’s an ocean
innocent and wild

africa is sleepy people
russia has its hors*m*n
spent some nights in old kyoto
sleeping on the matted ground

cyprus is my island
when the going’s rough
i would love to find you
somewhere in a place like that

somewhere, someone’s calling me
when the chips are down
i stumble like a blind man
can’t forget you
can’t forget you

feeling like a shadow
drifting like a leaf
i stumble like a blind man
can’t forget you
can’t forget you

can’t forget you
can’t forget you

/ david bowie lyrics