Five Years - David 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 when he 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, favorite melodies
I saw boys, toys, electric irons and TV's
My brain hurt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare
I had to cram so manythings to store everything in there
And all the fat-skinny peole and all the tall-short people
All the nobody people and all the somebody people
I never thought I'd need so many people
A girl my age went of her head, hit some tiny children
If the black handn't a-pulled her off I think she would have killed them
A soldier with a broken arm fixed his stare to the wheels of a Cadillac
A cop knelt and kissed the feet of a priest
And a queer threw up at the sight of that
I think I saw you in an ice cream parlor 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 give years, my brain hurts a lot
We got five years, that's all we've got

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