Don't

Ray Davies, released on Phobia, © Davray Music Ltd. 1993

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Walking 'round this metropolis

With its buildings that reach to the clouds

There must be millions of people out there

Walking 'round with their heads bowed

This city kills me, but it thrills me

Now something's gone and held up the crowd

They're pointing at a man standing high on a ledge

And somebody just cried out loud

Don't look down at the people below, oh

Don't look down

It's a long way to fall and I'd sure like to know

What made it happen, sure makes you think

Must have been something special

To send him to the brink

Down here on the sidewalk, he's clearly in view

Then a voice shouts up to him

Try thinking it through but whatever you do

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[Chorus:]

Don't look down

At the people below, oh

Don't look down, things might start looking up

You just never know

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He's heard the cries of the lunatics facing defeat

The cheers of the winners

Who are dancing in the street

Perhaps the crime and corruption finally got through

And the violence of the city

Just broke him in two

Now a voice from the queue shouts

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[Chorus]

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Don't look down, don't look down

Down here on the sidewalk

It's stopped all our lives

People are talking instead of just walking by

Before this happened it was just another day

Now people are talking instead of walking away

Now we're gripped by this tragedy

Our blood starts to pump as we all shout together

Don't jump, don't jump

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[Chorus]

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Don't look down, we all shouted out, oh

Don't look down

It's a long way to fall and I'd sure like to know

What made it happen, guess we'll never know

Now the sun's come out

Looks like he's standing on a rainbow

He's in the heavens, I'm standing on the ground

Saying don't look down

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