Who Sang Ricochet? David Bowie

David Bowie Let’s Dance cover art

Some other versions of "Ricochet"
Credits
publisher: ©TINTORETTO MUSIC
writers: D. Bowie
release date: 1983-4-14
length: 5:14
producer: David Bowie and Nile Rodgers
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
engineer: Bob Clearmountain
horn arranger: David Bowie and Nile Rodgers
assistant mixer: David Bowie and Nile Rodgers
assistant engineer: Dave Greenberg
vocal: David Bowie
bass: Carmine Rojas
drums (drum set): Omar Hakim and Tony Thompson
guitar: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Nile Rodgers
keyboard: Rob Sabino
trumpet: Mac Gollehon
flute: Stan Harrison, Steve Elson and Robert Aaron
tenor saxophone: Stan Harrison and Robert Aaron
baritone saxophone: Steve Elson
percussion: Sammy Figueroa
background vocals: Frank Simms, David Spinner and George Simms
Like weeds on a rock face, waiting for the scythe
Ricochet
Ricochet
The world is on a corner waiting for jobs
Ricochet
Ricochet
Turn the holy pictures so they face the wall

And who can bear to be forgotten

March of flowers, march of dimes
These are the prisons, these are the crimes

Men wait for news while thousands are still asleep
Dreaming of tramlines, factories, pieces of machinery
Mine shafts things like that

March of flowers, march of dimes
These are the prisons, these are the crimes
Sound of thunder, sound of gold
Sound of the devil breaking parole
Ricochet, it's not the end of the world

Sound of thunder, sound of gold
Sound of the devil breaking parole
Ricochet, ricochet
These are the prisons, these are the crimes
Teaching life in a violent new way
Ricochet, ricochet
Turn the holy pictures so they face the wall

And who can bear to be forgotten
And who can bear to be forgotten

March of flowers, march of dimes
These are the prisons, these are the crimes

Early, before the sun, they struggle off to the gates
In their secret fearful places they see their lives
Unraveling before them

March of flowers, march of dimes
These are the prisons, these are the crimes
Sound of thunder, sound of gold
Sound of the devil breaking parole
Ricochet, it's not the end of the world

But when they get home, damp eyed and weary
They smile and crush their children to their heaving chests
Making unfulfillable promises
For who can bear to be forgotten



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Modern Love
  • 2 China Girl
  • 3 Let’s Dance
  • 4 Without You
  • 5 Ricochet
  • 6 Criminal World
  • 7 Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
  • 8 Shake It

  • Album Information
    label: EMI America
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin