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You've Been Around - The Song

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Words and music by David Bowie and Reeves Gabrels.

Lyrics

Where's the pain in the violent night?
I'm depressed by the grin
I stay over many years
I should have thought of that
For the love of the money
Like a black-hearted violin
It's the nature of being

It's too many lonely nights
I can't tell bad from wrong
I can't pass you by
Two exchanging
You've been around
But you've changed me

Where the flesh meets the spirit world
Where the traffic is thin
I slip from a vacant view
I should have thought of that
And the sound of tomorrow
Like a black-hearted vile thing
Like the silence of tension

It's too many lonely nights
I can't tell good from bad
I can't pass you by
Too exchanging
You've been around
But you've changed me

You've been around
Can't pass you by
You've been around
But you've changed me

Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-change!

Too exchanging

You've been around 
                  but you've changed me
You've been around 
                  can't pass you by

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This document last updated Friday, 09-Oct-1998 19:52:31 EDT
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