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Rainbow Can't Happen Here Lyrics

Last updated: 12/01/2011 10:00:00 AM

Contaminated fish and micro chips
Huge supertankers on Arabian trips
Oily propaganda from the leader's lips
All about the future
There's people over here, people over there
Everybody's looking for a little more air
Crossing all the borders just to take their share
Planning for the future

[Refrain:]
And we're so abused, and we're so confused
It's easy to believe that someone's gonna light the fuse
Can't happen here, can't happen here
All that you fear they're telling you, can't happen here

Supersonic planes for a holiday boom
Rio de Janeiro in an afternoon
People out of work but there's people on the moon
Looking for the future
Concrete racetracks nationwide
Juggernauts carving up the countryside
Cars by the million on a one way ride
Using up the future

[Refrain]

Satellites sprying for the CIA
The KGB and the man in grey
Wonder if I'm gonna see another day
Somewhere in the future
We got everything we need for a peaceful time
Take what you want but you can't take mine
Everybody's living on the Siegfried Line
Worried about the future

And we're so abused, and we're so confused
It's so easy to believe someone's gonna light it
Easy to believe someone's gonna light the fuse
Can't happen here, can't happen here
All that you fear they're telling you, can't
Happen here, can it?


Thanks to clive.bindley@ntlworld.com for submitting Can't Happen Here Lyrics.



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Truly excellent zax!!! :-) | Reviewer: Craig Johnson | 11/30/11

This is one of the better songs to have ever existed!!! I remember watching the video of this song on MTV in the very early-1980s; and even though I'm a metalhead now (I regularly listen to such acts as Anthrax, Metallica, Prong, Raven, Exciter, etc.) I still love the living tweedle out of this song! :-)

It speaks the truth about modern society (our "now" is the "future" that Rainbow sings about in this song), and except for the supersonic jets (rememember the SST that crashed a few years back, effectively putting the kibash on the Supersonic jet program), everything they sing about is so true!!!



I agree totally | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/25/06

I have always loved Rainbow's music. It has meaningful soical and political commentary. There will always be people telling us about the future, we just don't seem to hear them.



Starting To Make Sense, Isn't It?... | Reviewer: Mark | 11/9/05

Have always loved this tune from the beginning as well as the band. Even from Rainbows start, I felt through their music that there was something to pay attention to. Look and listen to the media news from every media available today and what do you see/hear? Just a matter of time, my friends. Just a matter of time.