Complex
Gary Numan Lyrics


They won't come back
You know it's always the same
And they're sure to forget
Saying everyone lies

So I'm down to this
I'm down to walking on air
And you're here by my side
With all your waving and smiles
Please keep them away
Don't let them touch me
Please don't let them lie
Don't let them see me

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: GARY ANTHONY JAMES WEBB

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Sherry Berry

Opening Lyrics:
THEY won't come back
YOU KNOW it's always the same
and they're sure to "forget" [sic]
Saying everyone lies

So I'm down to this
I'm down to walking on air, and
You're here by my side
With alll your waving and smiles...



My Left Eye

They won't come back
You know it's always the same
And they're sure to forget
Saying "everyone lies"

So I'm down to this
I'm down to walking on air
And you're here by my side
With all your waving and smiles

Please keep them away
Don't let them touch me
Please don't let them lie
Don't let them see me



Mad Mike

@Official Gary Numan When this song was released in 1979, I was an 8-year-old boy who, thanks to everyone from Marvin Gaye, to the Supremes, and George McCrae, through to the Bee Gees, I was a boogie child of that Funk, Motown, & Disco Age. (I still am) In 1979 Funk & Disco were quickly being eclipsed by New Wave & Synthpop, though

Point is my knowledge of New Wave & of all-electronic Synthpop is "a smattering of everything & a knowledge of nothing." So I don't know who should get credit for originating all-electronic Synthpop, where even the percussion is also all-electronic, too. The earliest I knew of were Jean-Michel Jarre (Oxygene Part IV) & Vangelis. (Albedo 0.39, Blade Runner soundtrack) Their music is all-electronic alright, but it's purely instrumental. Since there's no lyrics or vocals of any kind, it doesn't qualify as Synthpop, nor as New Wave in that sense, in my opinion

You may never read this, but whatever the case, Sir, you are grossly underrated for pioneering all-electronic Synthpop, of the variety having lyrics. There's everyone from Boggles, to the Cars, Blondie, the Fixx, & so on. And the only other person performing such a masterful job of harmonizing traditional orchestral instruments (violin, viola, cello) with electronic instruments if Jeff Lynn & E.L.O.

Upon discovery of your official Youtube channel tonight, this may be my only chance of ever getting a message of appreciation through to you, Gary. I can't thank you enough for your unrecognized & underappreciated influence upon all-electronic music. I'm a very conventional musician, in the Motown, Funk, & Disco field. At present I employ very little of electronic instruments in my music. Nonetheless, the impact & influence that Cars & that Complex have on me cannot be overstated. Your music has widened my rhythmic vocabulary; enriching it & my creative originality

What a masterpiece of harmonizing traditional orchestral instruments with synthesizers & with electronic percussion Complex is! ! It is just as futuristic in 2020 as it was 41 years ago in 1979. Strangely enough there's nothing nearly as futuristic as your music playing on the radio, even now... Thank You so much, Gary. Best of Success to you! !



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DJ noFly

So far ahead of it't time. Still. I'm not sure that we've caught up yet

Hayden Jingst

I think we have caught up, but we're in the bad timeline

Kevin Jackson

Gary Numan burst onto the music scene back in 1979 with his breakthrough single Are Friends Electric? However The importance and significance of Gary Numan is only just being fully appreciated by the music industry ...

Vegan Vocalist

Haha No we def have not caught up yet , but like Pink Floyd . I think they were both musicians / artists that were gifted these vibrations from other entities / dimensions 💜💜💜

SuperDonnaMO

The problem with this song is that it is too short.

Delmar Chipperson

Trust.

David Thompson

@SuperDonnaMO Yes, thanks for the comment. I love all kinds of music and used to focus on the charts as you had a bit of everything but it was my sister that made me love Gary Numan as from the start she was hooked and as a kid I would always hear his albums and stuff. I'm from a very musical household. There's not much I don't like when it comes to music but it's an age thing to as I don't care for a lot of todays stuff but we like what we like. All the best!.

SuperDonnaMO

@Danny DYI Yep, exactly what I meant :)

SuperDonnaMO

@David Thompson Absolutely. I loved 'Are 'friends' electric? ' as a teenager, but it is his recent music that has sparked my creativity and interest. I am slowly working back through his catalogue and just loving all of it.

David Thompson

I agree and it's like any song. The only way is to keep playing it again until you get fed up and have let the energy go out of your system as with all things. I think I saw an interview with Gary where he said he didn't care for this stuff as he had evolved but I prefer all this early sound. A matter of opinion of course.

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