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Ricochet

This song is by David Bowie and appears on the album Let's Dance (1983).

Like weeds on a rock face waiting for the scythe
Ricochet, ricochet
The world is on a corner waiting for jobs
Ricochet, ricochet
Turn the holy pictures so they face the wall

And who can bear to be forgotten?
And who can bear to be forgotten?

March of flowers, March of Dimes
These are the prisons, these are the crimes

Men wait for news while thousands are still asleep
Dreaming of tram-lines, factories, pieces of machinery
Mine shafts, things like that

March of flowers, March of Dimes
These are the prisons, these are the crimes
Sound of thunder, sound of gold
Sound of the Devil breaking parole

Ricochet, it's not the end of the world

Sound of thunder, sound of gold
Sound of the Devil breaking parole
Ricochet, ricochet
These are the prisons these are the crimes
Teaching life in a violent, new way
Ricochet, ricochet
Turn the holy pictures so they face the wall

And who can bear to be forgotten?
And who can bear to be forgotten?

March of flowers, March of Dimes
These are the prisons, these are the crimes

Early, before the sun, they struggle off to the gates
In their secret, fearful places, they see their lives unraveling before them

March of flowers, March of Dimes
These are the prisons, these are the crimes
Sound of thunder, sound of gold
Sound of the Devil breaking parole

Ricochet, it's not the end of the world

That's when they get home, damp-eyed and weary
They smile and crush their children to their heaving chests
Making unfulfillable promises

For, who can bear to be forgotten?

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