David Bowie - (You Will) Set The World On Fire Lyrics

David Bowie The Next Day cover art
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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
CD 1
  • 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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©TINTORETTO MUSIC
    writers: David Bowie
    album: Track 12 in album The Next Day
    release date: 2013-3-8
    popularity : 55 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Pop Rock/Classic Rock/Krautrock
    length: 3:32
    producer: David Bowie and Tony Visconti
    vocal: David Bowie
    mixer: Tony Visconti
    engineer: Tony Visconti and Mario J. McNulty
    background vocals: Janice Pendarvis and Gail Ann Dorsey
    guitar: Gerry Leonard and Earl Slick
    drumset: Sterling Campbell
    bass guitar: Tony Visconti
    tambourine: Sterling Campbell
    assistant engineer: Kabir Hermon and Brian Thorn
    lyricist: David Bowie
    composer: David Bowie
    Album Information
    label: ISO Records
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 887654747426
    script: Latin