Whose Trip Is This?

Released at March 15, 1999

Release date:

March 15, 1999

Copyright:

Virgin Records Ltd.

Length:

7:19

Status:

Official

Publisher:

Opium (Arts) Ltd.

Lyrics

I’m holding on to nothing
But this love for life
Things really haven’t turned out right,
oh no
We’re running at the wrong speed
Chasing our tails of time
All God’s children holding back the line
Someday we’re bound to wake up
And any fool could make it happen
Any fool could make it work
All they need is some compassion
Growing flowers in the earth
Who’s swimming, waving and drowning
The silence grows more and more profound
Oh baby, who, whose trip is this?

I won’t be blinded
The sun may be shining
But there’s black clouds of smoke arising
Tell me who, whose trip is this?
Oh tell me who, whose trip is this?

Standing still amidst the madness
Gravity pulls you in
It’s time to question everything you see, mmm
Who’s to say we must be dreaming
Believing we all are free
Cause dreams are what we’re gonna need
Or else we’ll never wake up
And any fool could make it happen
Any fool could make it work
All they need is some compassion
Growing flowers in the earth
Who’s swimming, waving and drowning
The silence grows more and more profound
Oh baby, who, whose trip is this?

Moonlighting, finally stopped fighting
And it’s patently all for nothing
Tell me who, whose trip is this?
Oh tell me who, whose trip is this?

It’s not good enough
To believe in change
When attitudes remain the same
Who, whose trip is this?

And I won’t be rushed
Or dealt a hand
In somebody else’s power plan
Who, whose trip is this?

Won’t somebody tell me ’cause I,
I need to know now
Who, whose trip is this?

Any fool can make it happen
Can make it work
All we need is some compassion
And the will to learn

Tell me who, whose trip is this (after all)?

Remastered and edited version of this 99Lives track.

Ingrid Chavez: vocals
Richard Werbowenko: additional samples
Jim Anton: bass
David Sylvian: all other instruments

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