It's Tough, But It's Okay

(David Bowie / Reeves Gabrels / Tony Sales / Hunt Sales)



I've got the blues
Play it in a little house
Less I know, less I feel a Godless dumb son

Call my cruiser rat race
All the rats are winning
God moves in mysterious ways
God moves in the rats they move out

It's tough, but it's okay
It's tough, but it's okay

Angels come in limousines when the night is down
They glide along the shining street, touch me when I'm down
I love this grimy city
I love this freaky town

It's tough, but it's okay
It's tough, but it's okay

Brother I see they took you
Took you off the front line
The memory is our best defence (ha ha)
Memories are made of all of this (memories)

Squeezing out a generation
Waiting for the next
Killing them by radio
Hey I am not ready for this

It's tough, but it's okay
So I lie, lie, lie

Angels come in limousines when the night is down
They glide along the shining street, touch me when I'm down
I love this grimy city
I love this freaky town

It's tough, but it's okay
It's tough, but it's okay

Hands upon a clock
A man across the road
I came across the cross-eyed man, cross and damned and trusting no one

It's tough, but it's okay
That makes me lie, lie, lie
It's tough, but it's okay
My memories are made of this

It's tough, but it's okay
It's tough, but it's okay

Sequencing a generation
  It's tough, but it's okay
Waiting for the next
  It's tough, but it's okay
Suffocate my radio
  It's tough, but it's okay
Hey I am not ready for this
  It's tough, but it's okay
So I lie, lie, lie
  It's tough, but it's okay
So I lie, lie, lie
  It's tough, but it's okay
Three times in a day
  It's tough, but it's okay



(Unreleased song which was originally track 3 on the test master of the Tin Machine II album.)