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David Bowie - Assorted Songs



The Man Who Sold The World

We passed upon the stair, we spoke of was and when.
Although I wasn't there, he said I was his friend
which came as some surprise, I spoke into his eyes-
I thought you died alone, a long, long time ago.
Oh no, not me, I never lost control.
You're face to face with the man who sold the world.

I laughed and shook his hand, and made my way back home.
I searched for form and land, for years and years I roamed.
I gazed a gazely stare at all the millions here.
We must have died a long, a long, long time ago.
Who knows? Not me. We never lost control.
You're face to face with the man who sold the world.


Ziggy Stardust

Ziggy played guitar, jamming good with Weird and Gilly, the spiders from Mars.
He played it left hand but made it too far, became the special man, then we were Ziggy's band.

Ziggy really sang, screwed up eyes and screwed down hairdo
like some cat from Japan, he could lick 'em by smiling, he could leave 'em to hang.
Came on so loaded, man, well hung and snow white tan.
So where were the spiders while the fly tried to break our balls?
Just the beer light to guide us, so we bitched about his fans and should we crush his sweet hands?

Ziggy played for time, jiving us that we were voodoo, the kids were just crass,
he was the nazz with God given ass. He took it all too far, but boy could he play guitar.
Making love with his ego, Ziggy sucked up into his mind like a leper messiah.
When the kids had killed the man, I had to break up the band. Oh yeah, Ziggy played guitar.


Suffragette City

Hey man, oh, leave me alone you know, hey man, oh Henry, get off the phone, I gotta
hey man, I gotta straighten my face, this mellow thighed chick just put my spine out of place.
Hey man, my schoolday’s insane, hey man, my work's down the drain.
Hey man, well she's a total blam-blam, she said she had to squeeze it but she, then she.

Oh, don't lean on me man, cause you can't afford the ticket, I'm back on Suffragette City.
Oh, don't lean on me man, cause you ain't got time to check it,
you know my Suffragette City is outta sight, she's all right.

Hey man, Henry, don't be unkind, go away, hey man, I can't take you this time, no way.
Hey man, Droogie, don't crash here,
there's only room for one and here she comes, here she comes

Oh, don't lean on me man, cause you can't afford the ticket, I'm back on Suffragette City.
Oh, don't lean on me man, cause you ain't got time to check it,
you know my Suffragette City is outta sight, she's all right.

Oh, don't lean on me man, cause you can't afford the ticket, I'm back on Suffragette City.
Oh, don't lean on me man, cause you ain't got time to check it,
you know my Suffragette City is outta sight, she's all right.

A Suffragette City, a Suffragette City, I'm back on Suffragette City, I'm back on Suffragette City.
Ooo, Suffragette city, ooo, Suffragette City,
ooh-how, Suffragette City, oooh-how, Suffragette City, oooh-how, Suffragette.
Oh, wham bam, thank you Ma'am!

A Suffragette City, a Suffragette City, quite all right. A Suffragette City, too fine.
A Suffragette City, ooh, a Suffragette City, oh, my Suffragette City,
oh my Suffragette City, oh, Suffragette. Suffragette!


Heroes

I, I will be king and you, you will be queen. Though nothing will drive them away,
we can beat them, just for one day. We can be heroes, just for one day.
And you, you can be mean and I, I'll drink all the time.
Cause we're lovers, and that is a fact, yes we're lovers, and that is that.
Though nothing, will keep us together, we could steal time, just for one day,
we can be heroes, forever and ever. What d'you say?

I, I wish you could swim like the dolphins, like dolphins can swim.
Though nothing, nothing will keep us together, we can beat them, forever and ever.
Oh, we can be heroes, just for one day.
I, I will be king and you, you will be queen. Though nothing will drive them away,
we can be heroes, just for one day. We can be us, just for one day.

I, I can remember (I remember) standing, by the wall (by the wall)
and the guns, shot above our heads (over our heads)
and we kissed, as though nothing could fall (nothing could fall)
and the shame, was on the other side.
Oh, we can beat them, forever and ever. Then we could be heroes, just for one day.

We can be heroes. We can be heroes. We can be heroes just for one day. We can be heroes.
We're nothing, and nothing will help us. Maybe we're lying, then you better not stay,
but we could be safer, just for one day.
 


Modern Love

I know when to go out and when to stay in, get things done.

I catch a paper, boy, but things don't really change.
I'm standing in the wind but I never wave bye-bye but I try, I try.

There's no sign of life, it's just the power to charm.
I'm lying in the rain, but I never wave bye-bye, but I try, I try.

Never gonna fall for modern love- walks beside me. Modern love- walks on by.
Modern love- gets me to the church on time.
Church on time- terrifies me. Church on time- makes me party.
Church on time- puts my trust in god and man.
God and man- no confessions. God and man- no religion.
God and man- don't believe in modern love.

It's not really work, it's just the power to charm.
I'm still standing in the wind but I never wave bye-bye, but I try, I try.
Never gonna fall for modern love- walks beside me. Modern love- walks on by.
Modern love- gets me to the church on time.
Church on time- terrifies me. Church on time- makes me party.
Church on time- puts my trust in god and man.
God and man- no confessions. God and man- no religion.
God and man- don't believe in modern love.

Never gonna fall for modern love- walks beside me. Modern love- walks on by.
Modern love- gets me to the church on time.
Church on time- terrifies me. Church on time- makes me party.
Church on time- puts my trust in god and man.
God and man- no confessions. God and man- no religion.
God and man- don't believe in modern love.

Modern love, modern love, walks beside me, modern love, modern love, walks on by…
 


Pressure

Pressure, pushing down on me, pressing down on you, no man ask for.
Under pressure, that burns a building down, splits a family in two, puts people on streets.

It's the terror of knowing what this world is about-
watching some good friends scream, ‘Let me out!’
Pray tomorrow takes me higher. Pressure on people, people on streets.

Chipping around, kick my brains around the floor.
These are the days it never rains but it pours. People on streets, people on streets.

It's the terror of knowing what this world is about-
watching some good friends scream, ‘Let me out!’
Pray tomorrow takes me higher. Pressure on people, people on streets.

Turned away from it all, like a blind man, sat on a fence but it don't work.
Keep coming up with love but it's so slashed and torn.
Why, why, why? Love, love, love, love, insanity laughs, under pressure we're cracking.

Can't we give ourselves one more chance? Why can't we give love one more chance?
Why can't we give love, give love, give love, give love, give love?
Cause love's such an old fashioned word and love dares you to care
for the people on the edge of the night and love dares you to change our way of
caring about ourselves, this is our last dance, this is our last chance,
this is ourselves under pressure. Under pressure. Pressure.


I'm Afraid of Amreicans

Johnny's in America, low-tech's at the
wheel
No-one needs anyone, they don't even
just pretend
Johnny's in America

I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the world
I'm afraid I can't help it
I'm afraid I can't
Johnny's in America

Johnny wants a brain, Johnny wants to
suck on a coke
Johnny wants a woman, Johnny wants
to think of a joke
Johnny's in America

I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the world
I'm afraid I can't help it
I'm afraid I can't
Johnny's in America

Johnny's in America, Johnny looks up at
the stars
Johnny combs his hair and Johnny
wants pussy and cars
Johnny's in America

I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the world
I'm afraid I can't help it
I'm afraid I can't
Johnny's in America

God is an American
I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the world

I'm afraid I can't help it

I'm afraid I can't

I'm afraid of Americans
I'm afraid of the words
I'm afraid I can't help it
I'm afraid I can't
Johnny's in America
Johnny's in America