If You Can See Me Lyrics

David Bowie


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
writers: David Bowie
album: Track 7 in album The Next Day
release date: 2013-3-8
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length: 3:13
assistant engineer: Brian Thorn, Kabir Hermon
engineer: Tony Visconti, Mario J. McNulty
keyboard: David Bowie
guitar: Gerry Leonard, David Torn
bass guitar: Tony Levin
drumset: Zachary Alford
percussion: Zachary Alford
mix: Tony Visconti
producer: Tony Visconti, David Bowie
background vocals: Gail Ann Dorsey
vocal: David Bowie

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If you can see me I can see you

I could wear your new blue shoes
I should wear your old red dress
And walk to the crossroads
So take this knife
And meet me across the river

Just shoots and ladders and this is the kiss
American ?
From nowhere to nothing
And I go way back

Children swarm like thousands of bugs
Towards the lights the beacons above the hill
The stars to the West, the South, the North and to the East

Now you could say I've got a gift of sorts
A fear of rear windows and swinging doors
A love of violence and dread of sighs

If you can see me I can see you
If you can see me I can see you

I have seen these bairns wave their fists at God
Swear to destroy the beasts, stamping the ground
In their excitement for tomorrow
I could wear your new blue shoes
I should wear your old red dress
And walk to the crossroads
So take this knife
And meet me across the river

I will take your lands and all that lays beneath
The dust of cold flowers, prison of dark of ashes
I will slaughter your kind who descend from belief
I am the spirit of greed, a lord of theft
I'll burn all your books and the problems they make

If you can see me I can see you
If you can see me.

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