This Is Not America
David Bowie / Pat Metheny Group Lyrics


This is not America
(Sha, la, la, la, la)

Little piece of you
A little peace in me
Will die (this is not a miracle)
For this is not America

Blossom fails to bloom this season
Promise not to stare
Too long (this is not America)
For this is not the miracle

There was a time
A storm that blew so pure
For this could be the biggest sky
And I could have the faintest idea

For this is not America
(Sha, la, la, la, la)
(Sha, la, la, la, la)
(Sha, la, la, la, la)
This is not America (no)
This is not (sha, la, la, la, la)

Snowman melting from the inside
Falcon spirals
To the ground (this could be the biggest sky)
So bloody red, tomorrow's clouds

A little piece of you
A little piece in me
Will die (this could be a miracle)
For this is not America

There was a time
A wind that blew so young
For this could be the biggest sky
And I could have the faintest idea

For this is not America
(Sha, la, la, la, la)
(Sha, la, la, la, la)
(Sha, la, la, la, la)

This is not America (no)
This is not (sha, la, la, la)
This is not America (no)
This is not
This is not America (no)
This is not (sha, la, la, la)

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: David Bowie, Lyle Mays, Patrick B Metheny

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Adrian Powell

1985 on #mymusicalroadto50

David Bowie and the Pat Metheny Group - This Is Not America

There was something musically seductive about this song which quietly left its Mark on me.
It almost didn’t make this list but fate (and a random playlist) intervened and stopped me in my tracks to give it my full attention.
I thought this was one of the best things Bowie had done in years and , even now when I hear it , sends shivers down me.

Such a beautiful work.



All comments from YouTube:

Paul McFee

I don't think there has ever been a song that so perfectly captures an era and a motion picture like this song does. Great music.

Frankie Lambardo

To Live and Die in LA by Wang Chung.

M y t h i c a l B e a r ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

My therapist told me about this song. I had never heard of this band that worked with David, or this song, and the guy in the band went to music school with my therapist, he went on to be Pat Metheny, and to this day my therapist and Pat talk. And Pat said to her when they started recording with David, he said "he is the most beautiful human being to walk into the studio" so yeah, that's awesome.

María Marshall

This is such a beautiful sounding song, which is ironic because of the lyrics. The crazy part is this is based on some serious issues thst plagued my industry.

Wayne North 'Space Boy'

Same Here ... I hope my YT Bowie songs makes him smile from far far away.

tubebacca

@MoFo Jaxflyer your point is?

renderizer01

@JMP 01A2 I guess there's nothing to rub, which is why he's so miserable.

K. De.

Awesome!!! Wish I was there. 🥰👍

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Margarida Fernandes

Grande música. Grande David Bowie.

Man0474

@Edu Negrão por isso que é boa

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