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Let's Dance

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Release date: 
April 01, 1983
Total Tracks: 
8
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Label: 
EMI
Design: 
Mick Haggrety
Greg Gorman - Photography
Derek Boshier - Illustration
Producer: 
David Bowie
Nile Rodgers

    Let's Dance

    • Design Mick Haggrety
    • Design Greg Gorman - Photography
    • Design Derek Boshier - Illustration
    Released April 1983
    Label EMI
    Producers David Bowie, Nile Rodgers
  • 1
    Modern Love

    I catch a paper boy
    But things don't really change
    I'm standing in the wind
    But I never wave bye-bye

    But I try
    I try

    There's no sign of life
    It's just the power to charm
    I'm lying in the rain
    But I never wave bye-bye

    But I try
    I try

    Never gonna fall for

    Modern love walks beside me
    Modern love walks on by
    Modern love gets me to the church on time
    Church on time terrifies me
    Church on time makes me party
    Church on time puts my trust in God and man
    God and man no confessions
    God and man no religion
    God and man don't believe in modern love

  • 2
    China Girl (Bowie/Pop)

    I could escape this feeling with my China Girl
    I feel like a wreck without my little China Girl
    I hear her heart beating loud as thunder
    Saw they stars crashing

    I'm a mess without my little China Girl
    Wake up mornings where's my little China Girl
    I hear her heart's beating loud as thunder
    Saw they stars crashing down

    I feel a-tragic like I'm Marlon Brando
    When I look at my China Girl
    I could pretend that nothing really meant too much
    When I look at my China Girl

    I stumble into town just like a sacred cow
    Visions of swastikas in my head
    Plans for everyone
    It's in the white of my eyes

    My little china girl
    You shouldn't mess with me
    I'll ruin everything you are
    I'll give you television
    I'll give you eyes of blue
    I'll give you man who wants to rule the world

    And when I get excited
    My little China Girl says
    Oh baby just you shut your mouth
    She says....sh-sh-shhh

  • 3
    Let's Dance

    Let's dance - Put on your red shoes and dance the blues
    Let's dance - To the song they're playin' on the radio

    Let's sway- While color lights up your face
    Let's sway - Sway through the crowd to an empty space

    If you say run, I'll run with you
    If you say hide, we'll hide
    Because my love for you
    Would break my heart in two
    If you should fall
    Into my arms
    And tremble like a flower

    Let's dance - For fear your grace should fall
    Let's dance - For fear tonight is all

    Let's sway - You could look into my eyes
    Let's sway - Under the moonlight, this serious moonlight

    If you run, I'll run with you
    If you say hide, we'll hide
    Because my love for you
    Would break my heart in two
    If you should fall
    Into my arms
    And tremble like a flower

    Let's dance - Put on your red shoes and dance the blues
    Let's dance - To the song they're playing on the radio

    Let's sway - You could look into my eyes
    Let's sway - Under the moonlight, this serious moonlight

  • 4
    Without You

    Just when I'm ready to throw in my hand
    Just when the best things in life are gone
    I look into your eyes

    There's no smoke without fire
    You're exactly who I want to be with
    Without you
    What would I do?

    And when I'm willing to call it a day
    Just when I won't take another chance
    I hold your hand
    There's no smoke without fire
    Woman I love you
    Without you
    What would I do?

  • 5
    Ricochet

    Like weeds on a rockface 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 tramlines, 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

    But 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.

  • 6
    Criminal World (Godwin/Browne/Lyons)

    You never told me of your other faces
    You were the widow of a wild cat
    And now I know about your special kisses
    And I know you know where that's at
    I guess I recognize your destination
    I think I see beneath your make-up
    What you want is sort of separation
    This is no ordinary
    This is no ordinary
    (ah, ah, ah)
    What a criminal world
    The boys are like baby-faced girls
    What a criminal girl
    She'll show you where to shoot your gun
    What a typical mother's son
    The only thing that she enjoys
    Is a criminal world
    Where the girls are like baby-faced boys

    You've got a very heavy reputation
    But no one knows about your low-life
    I know a way to find a situation
    And hold a candle to your high life disguise
    You caught me kneeling at your sister's door
    That was no ordinary stick-up
    I'm well aware just what you're looking for
    I am no ordinary...
    I am no ordinary
    (Ah, ah, ah)
    What a criminal world
    The boys are like baby-faced girls
    What a criminal girl
    She'll show you where to shoot your gun
    What a typical mother's son
    The only thing that she enjoys
    Is a criminal world
    Where the girls are like baby-faced boys.

  • 7
    Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (Bowie/Moroder)

    See these eyes so green
    I can stare for a thousand years
    Colder than the moon
    It's been so long
    And I've been putting out fire
    With gasoline

    See these eyes so red
    Red like jungle burning bright
    Those who feel me near
    Pull the blinds and change their minds
    It's been so long

    Still this pulsing night
    A plague I call a heartbeat
    Just be still with me
    Ya wouldn't believe what I've been thru
    You've been so long
    Well it's been so long
    And I've been putting out the fire with gasoline

    Putting out the fire with gasoline
    See these tears so blue
    An ageless heart that can never mend
    These tears can never dry
    A judgment made can never bend
    See these eyes so green
    I can stare for a thousand years
    Just be still with me
    You wouldn't believe what I've been thru

    You've been so long
    Well, it's been so long
    And I've been putting out fire with gasoline
    Putting out fire with gasoline

  • 8
    Shake It

    I feel like a sail-boat
    Adrift on the sea
    It's a brand new day
    So when you gonna phone me

    I could take you to heaven
    I could spin you to hell
    But I'll take you to New York
    It's the place that I know well

    Sitting on a flagstone talking to a faceless girl
    Wondering what to say but my eyes do the talking so well

    I duck and I sway - what's my line
    Shoot at a full moon - what's my line
    What's my line - shake it baby

    Cause love is the answer
    Love's talking to me
    I'd scream and I'll fight for you
    You're better than money

    We're the kind of people who can shake it if we're feeling blue
    When I'm feeling disconnected well I sure know what to do
    Shake it baby