(You Will) Set The World On Fire Lyrics

David Bowie


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
writers: David Bowie
album: Track 12 in album The Next Day
release date: 2013-3-8
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length: 3:32
engineer: Mario J. McNulty, Tony Visconti
assistant engineer: Kabir Hermon, Brian Thorn
tambourine: Sterling Campbell
guitar: Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard
bass guitar: Tony Visconti
drumset: Sterling Campbell
mix: Tony Visconti
producer: David Bowie, Tony Visconti
vocal: David Bowie
background vocals: Gail Ann Dorsey, Janice Pendarvis

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Midnight in the Village
Seeger lights the candles
From Bitter End to Gaslight
Baez leaves the stage
Ochs takes notes
When the black girl and guitar
Burn together hot in rage
You've got what it takes
You say too much

Oh you will set the world babe
You will set the world on fire
I can work the scene and
I can see the magazines
I can hear the nation
I can hear the nation cry
You will set the world babe
You will set the world on fire
You will set it on fire

Kennedy would kill for the lines that you’ve written
Van Ronk says to Bobby "she’s the next real thing"
Crouched in the half light, screaming like a banshee
You’re in the boat babe, we're in the water
You say too much

Oh you will set the world babe
You will set the world on fire
I can work the scene and
I can see the magazines
I can hear the nation
I can hear the nation cry
You will set the world babe
You will set the world on fire
You will set it on fire

Oh you will set the world babe
You will set the world on fire
Oh I can work the scene and
I can see the magazines
I can hear the nation
I can hear the nation cry
You will set the world babe
You will set the world on fire
You will set it on fire

Oh you will set the world babe
You will set the world on fire
I can work the scene and
I can see the magazines
Oh I can hear the nation
I can hear the nation cry
You will set the world babe
You will set the world on fire
You will set it on fire

Track Listing

  • 1 The Next Day
  • 2 Dirty Boys
  • 3 The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
  • 4 Love Is Lost
  • 5 Where Are We Now?
  • 6 Valentine’s Day
  • 7 If You Can See Me
  • 8 I’d Rather Be High
  • 9 Boss of Me
  • 10 Dancing Out in Space
  • 11 How Does the Grass Grow?
  • 12 (You Will) Set the World on Fire
  • 13 You Feel So Lonely You Could Die
  • 14 Heat
  • 15 So She
  • 16 Plan
  • 17 I’ll Take You There