It's No Game (no 2) - David Bowie

Music and Lyrics by Bowie

Silhouettes and shadows watch the revolution
No more free steps to heaven
Just walky-talky - heaven or hearth
Just big heads and drums - full speed and pagan
Well it's no game

I am barred from the event
I really don't understand the situation
So where's the moral
People have their fingers broken
To be insulted by these fascists - it's so degrading
It's no game

Documentaries on refuges
Couples 'gainst the target
Throw the rock upon the road and
It breaks into pieces
Draw the blinds on yesterday
And it's all so much scarier
Put a bullet in my brain
And it makes all the papers

It's no game

Children 'round the world
Put camel sh_t on the wall
Making carpets on treadmills
Or garbage sorting

And it's no game

David Bowie: vocals + keyboards
Dennis Davis: percussion
George Murray: bass
Carlos Alomar: guitars
Chuck Hammer: guitar on Ashes to Ashes + Teenage Wildlife
Robert Fripp: guitar on Fashion + It's no game + Scary Monsters +
+ Kingdom Come + Up the Hill Backwards +
+ Teenage Wildlife
Roy Bittan: piano on Teenage Wildlife + Ashes to Ashes
+ Up the Hill Backwards
Andy Clark: syntheziser on Fashion + Scream Like a Baby +
+ Ashes to Ashes + Because You're Young
Pete Townshend: guitar on Because You're Young
Tony Visconti: acoustic guitar on Scary Monsters +
+ Up the Hills Backwards
Lynn Maitland, Chris Porter, Tony Visconti, David Bowie: vocal backing
Michi Hirota: voice on It's No Game (No.1)
Hisahi Miura: Japanese translation of It's No Game
Natasha Kornilof: clown costume
Richard Sharah: make-up
Cover concept: Bowie/Duffy
Cover by: Edward Bell
Recorded: Power Station, New York
by David Bowie and Tony Visconti
Assistants Power Station: Lany Alexander + Jeff Hendrickson

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