You've Been Around Lyrics

by David Bowie

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 too 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-change!

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

You've been around, you've been around
You've been around, you've been around
You've been around, you've been around