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FISH lyrics : "Five Years"

[David Bowie, "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars"]
(D. Bowie)

Pushing through the market square
So many mothers sighing
News had just come over

We had five years left to cry in

News guy wept and told us

Earth was really dying
Cried so much his face was wet
Then I knew he was not lying

I heard telephones, opera house, favourite melodies
Saw boys and toys, electric irons, TVs

My brain hurt like a warehouse
It had no room to spare
I had to cram so many things to store

Everything in there

And all the fat-skinny people

And all the tall-short people
And all the nobody people
And all the somebody people

I never thought I'd need so many people

A girl my age went off her head

Hit some tiny children
If the black hadn't a-pulled her off
I think she would have killed them

I saw a soldier with a broken arm
Fixed his stare to the wheels of a Cadillac

A cop knelt and kiss the feet of a priest
And a queer threw up at the sight of that

I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlour
Drinking milk shakes cold and long
Smiling and waving and looking so fine

Don't think you knew you were in this song

And it was cold and it rained

So I felt like an actor
And I thought of Ma
and I wanted to get back there

Your face, your race, the way that you talk
I kiss you, you're beautiful, I want you to walk

We got five years, stuck on my eyes
We got five years, what a surprise
We got five years, my brain hurts a lot

We got five years, that's all we've got

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