World Citizen (Ryoji Ikeda remix)

Released at October 8, 2003

Release date:

October 8, 2003

Copyright:

Warner Music Japan.

Length:

5:01

Status:

Official

Publisher:

2003 Opium (Arts) Ltd/Sony Music Publishing (Japan) Inc., Kab Inc.

Lyrics

What happened here?
The butterfly has lost its wings
The air’s too thick to breathe
And there’s something in the drinking water

The sun comes up
The sun comes up and you’re alone
Your sense of purpose come undone
The traffic tails back to the maze on 101

And the news from the sky
Is looking better for today
In every single way
But not for you

It’s not safe
All the yellow birds are sleeping
Cos the air’s not fit for breathing
It’s not safe
Why can’t we be
Without beginning, without end?
Why can’t we be?

And if I stop
And talk with you awhile
I’m overwhelmed by the scale
Of everything you feel
The lonely inner state emergency

I want to feel
Until my heart can take no more
And there’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t give

I want to break
The indifference of the days
I want a conscience that will keep me wide awake

I won’t be disappointed
I won’t be disappointed
I won’t be.

I saw a face
It was a face I didn’t know
Her sadness told me everything about my own

Can’t let it be
When least expected there she is
Gone the time and space that separates us

And I’m not safe
I think I need a second skin
No I’m not safe

I want to travel by night
Across the steppes and over seas
I want to understand the cost
Of everything thats lost
I want to pronounce all their names correctly

She doesn’t laugh
We’ve gone from comedy to commerce
And she doesn’t feel the ground she walks upon

What can you do?
What can I do?

World Citizen
World Citizen

Extreme make-over of World Citizen by Ryoji Ikeda

Based on the original World Citizen (I won’t be disappointed)

Written by David Sylvian, Ryuichi Sakamoto
Produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto
David Sylvian: Vocals
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Keyboards, Sound programming
Ryoji Ikeda: remix

Remixed by Ryoji Ikeda at cci studio NY, Aug. 2003
Ryoji Ikeda appears courtesy of Touch

 

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