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Tonight

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Release date: 
September 01, 1984
Total Tracks: 
9
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Label: 
EMI
Design: 
Mick Haggerty - Illustration/Design
Producer: 
David Bowie
Derek Bramble
Hugh Padgham

    Tonight

    • Design Mick Haggerty - Illustration/Design
    Released September 1984
    Label EMI
    Producers David Bowie, Derek Bramble, Hugh Padgham
  • 1
    Loving The Alien

    Watching them come and go
    The templars and the saracens
    They're traveling the Holy land
    Opening telegrams

    Torture comes and torture goes
    Knights who'd give you anything
    They bear the cross of Coeur de Lion
    Salvation for the mirror blind

    But if you pray all your sins are hooked upon the sky
    Pray and the heathen lie will disappear
    Prayers they hide the saddest view
    (Believing the strangest things, loving the alien)
    And your prayers they break the sky in two
    (Believing the strangest things, loving the alien)
    You pray till the break of dawn
    (Believing the strangest things, loving the alien)
    And you'll believe you're loving the alien
    (Believing the strangest things, loving the alien)

    Thinking of a different time
    Palestine a modern problem
    Bounty and your wealth in land
    Terror in a best laid plan

    Watching them come and go
    Tomorrows and yesterdays
    Christians and the unbelievers
    Hanging by the cross and nail

  • 2
    Don't Look Down (Pop/Williamson)

    Don't look down
    They're making sorta crazy sounds
    Don't look down, no
    Don't know who else came to kneel
    On this empty battlefield
    But when I hear that crazy sound I don't look down
    From Central Park to shanty town
    I always hear that crazy sound
    From New York to shanty town
    There's always something else
    Don't look down, no

    I went this morning to the cemetery
    To see old Rudy Valentino buried
    Lipstick traces on his name
    He never looked down
    'Cause they were making crazy sounds
    From Central Park to shanty town
    He always heard that crazy sound
    From New York to shanty town
    There's always something else
    Don't look down, no

    When I see you standing there
    I can't see the clothes you wear
    I just hear that crazy sound
    And I can't look down
    From Central Park to shanty town
    I've always heard that crazy sound
    From New York to shanty town
    There's always something else
    Don't look down, no
    Don't look down
    Don't look. Don't look down

    No, I won't be bored I won't be there
    Look at life it's no piece of cake
    When I hear that crazy sound
    I don't look down
    From Central Park to shanty town
    I always hear that crazy sound

  • 3
    God Only Knows (Wilson/Asher)

    If you should ever leave me
    My life would still go on believe me
    The world could show nothing to me
    So what good would living do me
    God only knows what I'd be without you

    I may not always love you
    But as long as there are stars above you
    You'll never need to doubt it
    I'll make you so sure about it
    God only knows what I'd be without you

  • 4
    Tonight (Bowie/Pop) (Performed by David Bowie and Tina Turner)

    Everything will be alright tonight
    Everything will be alright tonight
    No one moves
    No one talks
    No one thinks
    No one walks tonight
    Tonight

    Everyone will be alright tonight
    Everyone will be alright tonight
    No one moves
    No one talks
    No one thinks
    No one walks tonight
    Tonight

    I am gonna love you till the end
    I will love you till I reach the end
    I will love you till I die
    I will see you in the sky
    Tonight

    Everything will be alright tonight
    Everything will be alright tonight
    No one moves
    No one talks
    No one thinks
    No one walks tonight
    Tonight
    Tonight
    Tonight

  • 5
    Neighborhood Threat (Bowie/Pop/Gardiner)

    Down where your paint is cracking
    Look down your backstairs 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
    Look at his eyes
    Did you see his crazy eyes?
    You're so surprised he don't run to catch your ash
    Everybody always wants to kiss your trash

    You can't help him
    Nobody can
    Now that he knows
    There's nothing to get
    Will you still place your bet
    On the Neighborhood Threat?

    Somewhere a baby's bleeding
    Somewhere a mother's needing
    Outside a boy is lying
    But mostly he is crying
    And he just shouts in anger
    You'll find him interesting
    Look at his eyes
    Did you see his crazy eyes?
    You're so surprised he doesn't build for you
    Everybody always wants to run with you

  • 6
    Blue Jean

    Blue Jean- I just met a girl named Blue Jean
    Blue Jean- She got a camouflaged face and no money
    Remember they always let you down when you need 'em
    Oh, Blue Jean - is heaven any sweeter than Blue Jean?
    She got a police bike
    She got a turned up nose

    Sometimes I feel like
    (Oh, the whole human race)
    Jazzin' for Blue Jean
    (Oh, and when my Blue Jean's blue)
    Blue Jean can send me
    (Oh, somebody send me)
    Somebody send me
    (Oh, somebody send me)

    One day I'm gonna write a poem in a letter
    One day I'm gonna get that faculty together
    Remember that everybody has to wait in line
    Oh, Blue Jean - look out world you know I've got mine
    She got latin roots
    She got everything
    Blue Jean- I just met a girl named Blue Jean
    Blue Jean- She got a camouflaged face and no money
    Remember they always let you down when you need 'em
    Oh, Blue Jean - is heaven any sweeter than Blue Jean?
    She got a police bike
    She got a turned up nose
    Sometimes I feel like
    (Oh, the whole human race)
    Jazzin' for Blue Jean
    (Oh, and when my Blue Jean's blue)
    Blue Jean can send me
    (Oh, somebody send me)
    Somebody send me
    (Oh, somebody send me)

    One day I'm gonna write a poem in a letter
    One day I'm gonna get that faculty together
    Remember that everybody has to wait in line
    Oh, Blue Jean - look out world you know I've got mine
    She got latin roots
    She got everything
    Blue Jean- I just met a girl named Blue Jean
    Blue Jean- She got a camouflaged face and no money
    Remember they always let you down when you need 'em
    Oh, Blue Jean - is heaven any sweeter than Blue Jean?
    She got a police bike
    She got a turned up nose
    Sometimes I feel like
    (Oh, the whole human race)
    Jazzin' for Blue Jean
    (Oh, and when my Blue Jean's blue)
    Blue Jean can send me
    (Oh, somebody send me)
    Somebody send me
    (Oh, somebody send me)

    One day I'm gonna write a poem in a letter
    One day I'm gonna get that faculty together
    Remember that everybody has to wait in line
    Oh, Blue Jean - look out world you know I've got mine
    She got latin roots
    She got everything
    Blue Jean- I just met a girl named Blue Jean
    Blue Jean- She got a camouflaged face and no money
    Remember they always let you down when you need 'em
    Oh, Blue Jean - is heaven any sweeter than Blue Jean?
    She got a police bike
    She got a turned up nose
    Sometimes I feel like
    (Oh, the whole human race)
    Jazzin' for Blue Jean
    (Oh, and when my Blue Jean's blue)
    Blue Jean can send me
    (Oh, somebody send me)
    Somebody send me
    (Oh, somebody send me)
    One day I'm gonna write a poem in a letter
    One day I'm gonna get that faculty together
    Remember that everybody has to wait in line
    Oh, Blue Jean - look out world you know I've got mine
    She got latin roots

    She got everything
    Blue Jean- I just met a girl named Blue Jean
    Blue Jean- She got a camouflaged face and no money
    Remember they always let you down when you need 'em
    Oh, Blue Jean - is heaven any sweeter than Blue Jean?
    She got a police bike
    She got a turned up nose
    Sometimes I feel like
    (Oh, the whole human race)
    Jazzin' for Blue Jean
    (Oh, and when my Blue Jean's blue)
    Blue Jean can send me
    (Oh, somebody send me)
    Somebody send me
    (Oh, somebody send me)
    One day I'm gonna write a poem in a letter
    One day I'm gonna get that faculty together
    Remember that everybody has to wait in line
    Oh, Blue Jean - look out world you know I've got mine
    She got latin roots
    She got everything
    Blue Jean- I just met a girl named Blue Jean
    Blue Jean- She got a camouflaged face and no money
    Remember they always let you down when you need 'em
    Oh, Blue Jean - is heaven any sweeter than Blue Jean?
    She got a police bike
    She got a turned up nose
    Sometimes I feel like
    (Oh, the whole human race)
    Jazzin' for Blue Jean

  • 7
    Tumble And Twirl (Bowie/Pop)

    I've seen the city
    I took the next flight
    For Borneo
    They say it's pretty
    I like the tee shirts
    In Borneo
    Some wear Bob Marley
    Others in Playboy
    Or Duvalier
    Make the last plane come
    Let me rise through the cloudy above
    With a book on Borneo

    Strangers come and go
    It's such a waste of time
    Problems far behind
    Another day
    But even in springtime
    It's a rich slice of life
    So send me a letter
    I'll reply with a broken spear
    That dusky mulatto
    In nylons and tattoos
    Hot juice in coke bottles
    We dance in the sand
    Well, they twirl and they tumble
    Yes, they twirl and they tumble
    Well, I'll twirl and I'll tumble

    I've been to Leon's
    He's got nine daughters
    And a stereo
    They say that Leon
    Watches from the tree tops
    In Borneo
    When the road is mud
    Everything stops with a thud
    That's the way it goes way down yonder in Borneo
    Far beneath his mansion
    There's an open drain
    Sending all the sewage down the hill
    But when the general shows movies
    No one hesitates
    To sneak from the jungle
    They laugh and they mumble
    Enjoying the show
    And that dusky mulatto
    Hot juice in coke bottles
    In blue jeans and tattoos
    Well, they twirl and they tumble
    Yes, they twirl and they tumble
    Well, I'll twirl and I'll tumble

    I like the free world
    They say it's pretty
    This time of year
    They tumble and twirl
    T
    hey twirl and they tumble
    They twirl and they tumble

    They say it's pretty

    This time of year
    This time of year

  • 8
    I Keep Forgettin' (Leiber/Stoller)

    I keep forgetting you don't love me no more
    I keep forgetting you don't want me no more
    I keep forgetting that you told me that you
    Didn't want me around any more
    But these stupid old feet
    Just head for your street
    Like they've done so many times before
    And this stubborn old fist
    On the end of my wrist
    Keeps a knocking on your front door

    I keep forgetting you don't love me no more
    I keep forgetting you don't want me no more
    I keep forgetting 'bout those heartbreaking nights
    And those heartbreaking things
    That you said
    Though I know in my heart
    We’re drifting apart
    I can't believe that our love is dead
    Though it's plain as can be
    That you're finished with me
    I just can't get it through my head

  • 9
    Dancing With The Big Boys (Bowie/Pop/Alomar) (Performed by David Bowie and Iggy Pop)

    Something's going on in society
    (Dancing with the Big Boys)
    You chew your fingers and stare at the floor
    (Dancing with the Big Boys)
    One wrong word and you're out of sync
    Talking bout a hands on policy
    (Big Boys)
    Death to the trees
    (Dancing with the Big Boys)
    They weren't bad, they're weren't brave
    Nothing is embarrassing
    (Dancing with the Big Boys)
    There are too many people, too much belief
    (Dancing with the Big Boys)
    Where there's trouble there's poetry
    (Dancing with the Big Boys)
    Your family is a football team
    (Big Boys)
    This dot marks your location
    (Dancing with the Big Boys)
    Loneliness in a free society
    (Dancing with the Big Boys)
    (Big Boys)
    This can be embarrassing
    (Big Boys)
    (Dancing with the Big Boys)
    (Big Boys)
    (Big Boys)