Noise

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music Ltd.

Chord file

Lyrics:

Dad's stuck in the factory, machines are banging all around.
Momma's in the kitchen, she got the radio on all the time.
My little sister's screaming, and stamping on the ground.
And the radio keeps pumping out the same old boring sound.

All I hear is noise.
Can't get away from the noise.
Can you hear me above the noise?
Can you, can you, can you, can you, can you, can you hear me?

Can you hear the noise? (Noise)
Can't get away from the noise. (Noise)
Can you hear me above the noise? (Noise)
Can you, can you, can you, can you, can you, can you hear me?

Banging in my ears, in every direction.
Listen to the roar, hear that city[?], poundin', poundin'.
There oughta be a law, hey buddy, turn that radio down.
Sometimes I get used to it and I forget that it's around.

But all I hear is noise. (Noise)
Can't get away from noise. (Noise)
Can you hear me above the noise? (Noise)

All of this confusion is ruining my day.
Let the noise be like the sunset, and slowly fade away.
Fading, fade.

Girl, I want to build a better world for me and you.
I wanna pull out all the plugs before I finally blow my fuse.
Wish all the confusion would slowly fade away.
I'd tell you that I love you, but you don't hear what I way.

All you hear is noise. (Noise)
Can't get away from noise. (Noise)
Can you hear me above the noise? (Noise)
Can you, can you, can you, can you, can you, can you hear me?

Noise in the street, they're digging up the pavement.
Noise in the air, those traffic jams are everywhere.
Noise on noise, to cover up the noise.
The pressure's building up because there's no way to avoid,

All the noise. (Noise)
Can't get away from noise. (Noise)
Can you hear me above the noise? (Noise)

All of this confusion is ruining my day.
Let the noise be like the sunset, and slowly fade away.
Fading, fading.

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix, UK single mix (4:24), recorded probably May-Jun 1981 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
Come Dancing/Noise 19 Nov, 1982 UK Arista ARIST 502 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM

stereo mix, US single mix (4:34), recorded probably May-Jun 1981 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
Come Dancing/Noise 21 Apr, 1983 USA Arista AS 1054 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
State Of Confusion 24 May, 1983 USA Arista AC8-8018 Cassette
State Of Confusion 10 Jun, 1983 UK Arista 405 275 Cassette
State Of Confusion 27 Apr, 1999 USA Konk/Velvel 63467-79731-2 CD

stereo mix, 12-inch single mix (5:02), recorded probably May-Jun 1981 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
Come Dancing/Noise 19 Nov, 1982 UK Arista ARIST 12502 12" vinyl single, 45 RPM


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