People We Know

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"People We Know"
Song by Ric Ocasek
Side project of Billy Corgan
Released1997
Length3:37
Songwriter(s)Ric Ocasek
Producer(s)Ric Ocasek, Billy Corgan

"People We Know" is a song by Ric Ocasek from his album Troublizing. It was co-produced by Billy Corgan, who also contributed guitar, keyboards and backing vocals, while Matt Walker plays drums.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

When your eyes are tight now
You see the crash site howl
A crucified morning
And people thunder-storming
Welcome to the heat race
Dancers on a red plate
Strike while the iron is hot

But you know that it's dark outside
(Soon you'll see it slip away)
And you have little time to hide
(Washed away from the rain)
Love and disarm now
It will do you no harm now
People we know slip away

Feel like a gun-head
From things that are not said
You had a Sunday notion
You'd go through the motions
Feeling cross and wavy
You know you couldn't save me
Try to retrieve me somehow

You want to lie in the morning sun
(Why are they all afraid)
And blow around like the chosen one
(It's a shame, it's all a game
You're too late)
Swinging at the sea stars
Living on a memoir
People we know slip away

(Soon you'll see it slip away)
(Washed away from the rain)

When your eyes are tight now
You see the crash site howl
A crucified morning
It comes with no warning
Where it's gonna come from
Is it gonna feel numb
People we know slip away
Ah, people we know slip away

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TroublizingStudio

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