Billy Joel - No Man's Land Lyrics

Billy Joel River of Dreams cover art
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I've seen those big machines come rolling through the quiet pines
Blue suits and bankers with their Volvos and their valentines
Give us this day our daily discount outlet merchandise
Raise up a multiplex and we will make a sacrifice
Now we're gonna get the big business
Now we're gonna get the real thing
Everybody's all excited about it

Who remembers when it all began
Out here in no man's land
Before they passed the master plan
Out here in no man's land
Low supply and high demand
Here in no man's land

There ain't much work out here in our consumer power base
No major industry, just miles and miles of parking space
This morning's paper says our neighbor's in a cocaine bust
Lots more to read about Lolita and suburban lust
Now we're gonna get the whole story
Now we're gonna be in prime time
Everybody's all excited about it

Who remembers when it all began
Out here in no man's land
We've just begun to understand
Out here in no man's land
Low supply and high demand
Here in no man's land

I see these children with their boredom and their vacant stares
God help us all if we're to blame for their unanswered prayers
They roll the sidewalks up at night, this place goes underground
Thanks to the condo kings there's cable now in Zombietown
Now we're gonna get the closed circuit
Now we're gonna get the Top 40
Now we're gonna get the sports franchise
Now we're gonna get the major attractions

Who remembers when it all began
Out here in no man's land
Before the whole world was in our hands
Out here in no man's land
Before the banners and the marching bands
Out here in no man's land
Low supply and high demand
Here in no man's land
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 No Man's Land
  • 2 The Great Wall of China
  • 3 Blonde Over Blue
  • 4 A Minor Variation
  • 5 Shades of Grey
  • 6 All About Soul
  • 7 Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
  • 8 The River of Dreams
  • 9 Two Thousand Years
  • 10 Famous Last Words


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Billy Joel
    album: Track 1 in album River of Dreams
    release date: 1993-8-10
    popularity : 84 users have visited this page.
    length: 4:49
    producer: Danny Kortchmar
    drums: Zachary Alford
    vocal: Billy Joel
    mixer: Niko Bolas
    bass: T.M. Stevens
    background vocals: Frank Simms and George Simms
    guitar: Leslie West, Danny Kortchmar and Tommy Byrnes
    Clavinet & Hammond organ: Billy Joel
    lyricist: Billy Joel
    composer: Billy Joel
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): Canada
    format: CD
    barcode: 074645300320
    script: Latin