David Bowie - Black Tie White Noise Lyrics




Getting my facts from a Benetton ad
I'm lookin' thru African eyes
Lit by the glare of an L.A. fire
I've got a face, not just my race, Bang
Bang I've got you babe
Sun comes up and the man goes down
And the woman comes again
Just an hour or so to be safe from fear
Then we jump thru hoops, we're
divisible now, just disappear
We reach out over race and hold each other's hands
Then die in the flames singing "we
shall overcome"
Whoa! What's going on?
There'll be some blood no doubt about it
But we'll come thru don't doubt it
I look into your eyes and I know
you won't kill me
You won't kill me
You won't kill me
But I look into your eyes
And I wonder sometimes

Oh Lord, just let him see me
Lord, Lord just let him hear me
Let him call me brother
Let him put his arms around me
Let him put his hands together.

Reach over race and hold each
other's hands
Walk thru the nite thinking we are the world
Woa! What's going on?
There'll be some blood no doubt about it
But we'll come thru don't doubt it
I look into your eyes and I know you won't kill me
You won't kill me
You won't kill me
But I wonder why
Yes, and I wonder why sometimes

They'll show us how to break the rules
But never how to make the rules
Reduce us down to witless punks
Facist cries both black and
white, who's got the blood,
who's got the gun.

Putting on the black tie, cranking
out the white noise
(Just a fool!)





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David Bowie Black Tie White Noise Comments
  1. Mosely Greenhill

    *visible anger* how couldve he had died, hes literally a god,

  2. R. Wayne McDaniel

    A great collaboration David Bowie and Al B Sure

  3. J Jones

    Just love the kissing of his wedding ring at 2:32.

  4. Merky Beam

    These days it’s all trump red tie white noise.

  5. Ben Dover

    Black eyes what tyes?

  6. RedGrant2008 Weir

    David Bowie really hit an all time low when recording this album. He was completely aimless. Even he admitted that before his untimely death.

    vrexicus surplus

    RedGrant2008 Weir wtf?

  7. Crimson Kng

    Good gawd, I love David Bowie's music.

  8. Marcus Williams

    Boxer cast good shot

  9. moshi eats bees

    my friend’s mom helped with the choreography for this video and i-

  10. Peter Dilworth

    bowie is a bright star and I am a moth..

  11. Cristina Contini

    L'eleganza fatta persona ....ti adorero' per sempre...

  12. FireWalkWithMe25

    I remember when I had my first beer.

  13. Abner Cestari

    This is the most crazy song I've ever listened. Changed my idea of what music can be. (Obs, I listen to prog rock)

  14. Manuela Mureddu

    A Lord...

  15. Sandrine Belaval

    Thans, so many thanxs...

  16. Ahlam Ahlam

    يا ليت الطب النفسي مريح

  17. Ahlam Ahlam

    ما ادري ادش الطب النفسي

  18. Marcus Williams

    Great artistic product

  19. Peter Dilworth

    holy shit that one is intense, I love the chord progressions

  20. RJ Nuzzi

    He never rested on his legend... always new, great displays of talent, intellect, & male beauty... this track is another hidden gem... Nile Rodgers once again the guiding hand...

  21. B.Allen

    When I first saw this so many years ago, I was blown away. Still am, to this day. Bowie & Al-b... classic

  22. green ghost

    Al B. Sure

  23. Ivan Pojdl

    Just love the record Black Tie, White Noise. Al B Sure joining DB

  24. Mr Sussex

    26th anniversary today!!

  25. The Pancake Reviewer

    Earthling is still the best album he did in the 90s, FIGHT ME!

    Yuki Eiri

    Outside.

    The Pancake Reviewer

    @Yuki Eiri that to me is the worst album he made in the 90s. It's not bad,far from it, but it isn't an amazing album.

    Daniel Wood

    I like earthling as well. But outside was bowies best album. I like weird music.
    Outside is bowie at his best. The video for hearts filthy lesson is a masterpiece.
    Is that what avant garde is?

  26. JJRJ 85

    way back when rock & hip-hop crossover collaborations were actually memorable-tasteful

  27. LLJay55

    Please Bowie came Back
    Miss yours pwrfomances
    Is Rock that we are not prepare...
    He is was, he is and will be
    Mr Rock Chameleon !!
    Thanks David.

  28. vgrandy95

    Reach out over race and hold each other’s hand. Powerful

  29. perpetual61

    LYRICS:
    Getting my facts from a Benetton ad
    I'm lookin' thru African eyes
    Lit by the glare of an L.A. fire
    I've got a face, not just my race, Bang
    Bang I've got you babe
    Sun comes up and the man goes down
    And the woman comes again
    Just an hour or so to be safe from fear
    Then we jump thru hoops, we're
    divisible now, just disappear
    We reach out over race and hold each other's hands
    Then die in the flames singing "we
    shall overcome"
    Whoa! What's going on?
    There'll be some blood no doubt about it
    But we'll come thru don't doubt it
    I look into your eyes and I know
    you won't kill me
    You won't kill me
    You won't kill me
    But I look into your eyes
    And I wonder sometimes

    Oh Lord, just let him see me
    Lord, Lord just let him hear me
    Let him call me brother
    Let him put his arms around me
    Let him put his hands together.

    Reach over race and hold each
    other's hands
    Walk thru the nite thinking we are the world
    Woa! What's going on?
    There'll be some blood no doubt about it
    But we'll come thru don't doubt it
    I look into your eyes and I know you won't kill me
    You won't kill me
    You won't kill me
    But I wonder why
    Yes, and I wonder why sometimes

    They'll show us how to break the rules
    But never how to make the rules
    Reduce us down to witless punks
    Facist cries both black and
    white, who's got the blood,
    who's got the gun.

    Putting on the black tie, cranking
    out the white noise
    (Just a fool!)

  30. itkapatanka

    This great CD for me is really a Nile Rodgers album.

    ivankaramasov

    I think you are wrong. It may be right to say that Let's Dance is just as much a Rodger's album as a Bowie album, but not this one. Bowie had a lot more control on this album, and Rodgers was very frustrated (as he has stated many times in interviews) because he wanted to make Let's Dance 2, but Bowie wanted something more artistic. In my opinion, BTWN is far better than Let's Dance.

  31. LLJay55

    RIP David.
    ALL Planet Earth, miss you !!
    (PS : if you see ZIggy Stardust send it our regards, ok ?)

    Bless you D B !

  32. bl4nkd4hli4

    They'll show us how to break the rules
    But never how to make the rules
    Reduce us down to witless punks

    ^ this right here...

  33. Cristián Silva

    Reminds me a bit of Level 42... Just saying.

  34. Mavericks Calamity

    26 assholes!

  35. francisco almeida

    Este loco no tiene ni un álbum malo, la puta madreee

  36. Daniel Wood

    David was a truly great musician. This album probably isnt even in the top 10 of the best albums he produced. Yet there is still a lot of great music in Black Tie White Noise. Personally i think he made his best music in the 90s.

  37. kellycol1000

    Isn't David so phenomenal such talent and genius that can't be measured through his legacy. His voice, his looks, everything about him is the personification of absolute perfection. 😘❤️💗💖👌 xxxxxx

  38. martin staton

    Inspiring......come together not break apart...........completion is the center

  39. RazSux

    This is my favourite Bowie single and the video inspired me to purchase a double breasted suit!

  40. karakenio

    480p? =[

  41. Andrew McMeekin

    "Let him call me brother..."
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/04/race-genetics-science-africa/
    When you split the masses over something as stupid as skin colour, 'we' are already beat.
    Or 'witless punks' said here.

  42. MrTayloreh

    I wish it wasn't so hard to comprehend what was really happening here as cool as it is, all the bizarre key changes and uncertain structure... its just a shame that the message is kinda lost, more obsequious than usual.

  43. Daniel Wood

    Bowie made his best music in the 90s

  44. René Moncayo

    Gotta have balls to wear electric blue on set

  45. Marci Schneider

    Extremely underrated.

  46. Isabela Moreira

    Sir, I cant get you off my mind, love you always & as long as I live

  47. RJ Nuzzi

    Grossly underrated Bowie track & video... not an easy vocal duet, with all its parts & harmonies... Nile Rodgers organizes it with funky perfection

  48. tdotjazzberryram61

    Missing you David..., never to be repeated 😎💝💗

  49. kittyglitter

    Daaaaamn, he was seeeexxxy!

  50. Miriam Cristina Asevedo Alves

    My love forever...

  51. Maria Waldirene Moura

    👏👏👏👏👏

  52. Tallulah Lawksley

    Finally a good quality version! This is one of my favourite Bowie songs. He really was always ahead of the times 💔

  53. Dexter

    Wow! Such a outta left field collab.

    L.Michelle Indigenous Red

    Dexter Yes, it is

  54. Margarette Nacua

    Can you do Im Afraid Of Americans next?

  55. antonio diana

    Stupendo David Bowie

  56. antonio diana

    ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  57. Oscar Rubio

    Wow, this is terrible

  58. Ray Burton

    Sorry David, this style of music does not suit you at all.

    Tommy Varekai

    you don't suit David

  59. Grumble Beard

    at 1:29 he looks like Stan Laurel, only seen him do that face in two or three videos

  60. Space Alien Jesus

    Bowie pushed boundaries and touched on subjects that most middle, class white Americans were about to be exposed to not only in music but culture as well

  61. Dave D

    Thank you uploader. Bring it on!

  62. RICHARD

    Good. Could fit in a Persona 5 OST.

  63. L Smith

    GARBAGE

    Marcus Williams

    Prince Charles and I have the same birthday I learn more about David Bowie
    Boxer in this product sought to take6
    Al:,b:sure god gave you this video

  64. Robert Harry

    Elegant

  65. Uziahlavada

    Does anyone know if David actually knew how to play saxophone?

    Glam Dan

    Uziahlavada he did. His first instrument was a plastic sax. And in his youth his aspiration was to be a background sax player for Little Richard

    Veronika Odinokova

    David played quite a lot of small sax parts on his albums. I recommend Subterraneans and Neukolln and rest of Low/heroes albums as examples of his most interesting and adventurous playing

  66. DAWN JONES

    David Bowie is so orgasmic. 🔥🔥🔥

    L.Michelle Indigenous Red

    DAWN JONES Yessss

  67. Pastooh -

    Rest in peace master...

    Marcus Williams

    My try as a amatuar boxer

    Ballets for USA lhs mayor

    Marcus Williams

    Marcus Williams comment David Bowie Al B Sure white tie black noise

  68. isleJane

    Man, I miss Mr. David Bowie. He will always be my ultimate fave music artist. Since the early 1970s. Bless you.

  69. Dynamite Studios

    I goddamn love this album, it's Soo underrated

  70. Christine Chumley

    My favorite parts are when Bowie plays his saxophone!!

    thevoid99

    i love his saxophone playing. it reminds of the way george harrison does the slide guitars as there's just something so pure when you hear it.

    Toby Richmond

    His sax playing was VERY prominent on this album.
    Possibly more so than any other.

  71. Liam Cahill

    Been listening to this album since they put "Jump They Say" on this channel. It's such a cool album!

  72. ELISHEVA

    My heart. David is my hero, role model and king. I miss him so much and seeing his face is exactly what I needed today

  73. NOOGIE 420

    Everyone should like David Bowie.

    Preston Downey

    NOOGIE 420 Only David Bowie is capable of being like David Bowie

  74. Debi Rotmil

    At 2.23 -he kisses his wedding ring. OMG. I love him. His love for Iman was so beautiful. In the midst of singing about racial divide and the LA riots - he is grounded by his own love.

    Lennox T. Anderson

    Debi Rotmil 2:23

  75. Marylou42

    I already did !!

  76. Leonel U

    I think I haven't watched this video again in almost 25 years! Thank you so much for post it!
    And keep this amazing (re) uploads

  77. Chief Smokey

    Quite possibly the most early 90s thing ever made.

  78. Giovanna Contreras

    Seven Years In Tibet plzzz

    The Pancake Reviewer

    The only video made for the song was for the mandarin version.

  79. Christine Shane

    How appropriate with todays issues.

  80. Larimer De León

    Little wonder
    Little wonder
    You little wonder,
    Little wonder you!!

  81. Margarette Nacua

    Im sweating, he was so handsome

  82. Denise Zerda

    Brillante, hermosa manera de arrancar el día! Una sugerencia, me gustaría que en las descripciones pusieras el nombre del disco de donde provienen los tracks. Bowie esta vivo gente, saludos desde Argentina <3

  83. jarriano

    6 assholes

  84. Hiba

    How perfect!!!

  85. Teresa Sierra

    David Bowie 🎶💛💚💙❤🎶🎼

  86. Tim Scott

    Al B. Sure??! I never knew he worked with Bowie, nice discovery.

    billy kelly

    Tim Scott I had completely forgotten about this. Haven’t heard the song in years

    perpetual61

    According to UNSUNG it was suppose to be his Comeback but unfortunately it didn't happen.

  87. Epic Gamer

    Just saw this on his interactive CD-ROM game for the first time

  88. Sebastian's Cat Lady Mine

    So many songs i never saw from him

  89. tom black

    A lot of noise....here .....but very little beauty

  90. Pepe Silvia

    Okay but when can I get an Earthling vinyl for under 123$?

    Surrealist gesture

    Pepe Silvia I'll sell you my copy for $122.

  91. National Health Eyeball

    I hope Strangers When We Meet, Thursday's Child, Little Wonder and The Heart's Filthy Lesson will get reuploaded next

    Cid FoxJof Bivar

    National Health Eyeball, Fingers are crossed! (Just in case)

    Ashish Nayak

    miracle goodnight is only on vevo, maybe they'll upload it here

    2003Cpayne

    National Health Eyeball - Me too. Outside is his best 90s album by far, although I like Black Tie White Noise as well.

    Daniel Wood

    The Hearts Filthy Lesson is the best music video i have seen and i have seen a lot of music videos. Bowie was great in the 90s. I want to see halo spaceboy as well.

    Cristian Tramontina

    They removed from the account :'(

  92. Antídoto

    Bowie was blending rap, rock and pop this lon ago, for dealing with these impotant matters... Oh, dear.

    weehawk

    He was truly a great artist.

    Jessica

    Isso é verdade, Bowie é fantástico 💙

    Pzv Pecazeco

    Eu ACABEI de ouvir um podcast teu kkkk

    João Vict

    Tamos esperando mais vídeos seus sobre o mestre 😁

    Enter the Bragn’

    Rap? Where?