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​Can't Happen Here

This song is by Rainbow and appears on the album Difficult to Cure (1981) and on the album Finyl Vinyl (1986).

Contaminated fish and micro chips
Huge supertankers on Arabian trips
Oily propaganda from the leaders' 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

And we're so abused, and we're so confused
It's easy to believe that someone's going to 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

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

Satellites spying for the C.I.A.
The K.G.B. and the men in grey
Wonder if I'm going to 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 'bout the future

And we're so abused, and we're so confused
It's so easy to believe that someone's going to light it
Easy to believe someone's going to 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?

Written by:

Ritchie Blackmore and Roger Glover