Forty Years Lyrics

Joe Jackson


publisher: ©Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
writers: David Ian Jackson
popularity : 28 users have visited this page.
length: 4:31
arranger: Joe Jackson
guitars: Vinnie Zummo
drums: Gary Burke
recording: Michael Frondelli
lead vocals: Joe Jackson
composer: Joe Jackson
lyricist: Joe Jackson

Here in berlin - people line up to get in
To wait for the end - living in glorious sin
They've looked around - and now there is no looking back
To when rivers ran red - now it's the sky that grows black

Shadows are cast as two giants roam over the earth
We light a match - but what is that little flame worth
Once allies danced and sang
But it was forty years ago

Here in d.c. - they talk about 'euro-disease'
And how the french are always so damn hard to please
Otions are passed in brussels but no one agrees

And no one walks tall - but no-one gets down on their knees
Once allies laughed and drank
But it was forty years ago
Where I come from

They don't like Americans much
They think they're so loud, so tasteless, and so out of touch
Stiff upper lips are curled into permanent sneers
Self-satisfied

Awaiting the next forty years
Once allies cried and cheered
But it was forty years ago

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