Down in the Park by Gary Numan

Gary Numan
Date of Birth: 8 March 1958, London, England

Gary Anthony James Webb, better known as Gary Numan, is a singer, musician, composer, songwriter, and record producer. He entered the music industry as the front man of Tubeway Army, a New Wave band. He is considered a pioneer of electronic music, particularly his signature sound of heavy synthesiser hooks fed through guitar effects.

Down in the Park is a 1979 song by Tubeway Army, led by Gary Numan. It was the first single released from the album Replicas. Written and produced by Numan, it has been performed regularly at Numan’s live shows.

Down in the park
Where the mach-men meet the machines
And play ‘kill-by-numbers’
Down in the park with a friend called five

I was in a car crash
Or was it the war
But I’ve never been quite the same
Little white lies like I was there

Come to “Zom-Zom’s”, a place to eat
Like it was built in one day
You can watch the humans
Trying to run

Oh look there’s a rape machine
I’d go outside if he’d look the other way
You wouldn’t believe
The things they do

Down in the park
Where the chant is “death, death, death”
Until the sun cries morning
Down in the park with friends of mine

We are not lovers
We are not romantics
We are here to serve you
A different face but the words never change

Lyrics by Gary Anthony James Webb

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