United KingdomDavid Bowie

Artist rating: 90.02 % (ranking: 1)
Highest rating: 91.31 % (1979)
Most recent trend: 84.88 % (2016)
Highest trend: 91.45 % (1977)

Albums
Songs (A-Ö)
Writing credits
Statistics

Data

Born: 1947-01-08
Dead: 2016-01-10

Age: 69
 

External link

Official site

Bands

Genres

1977
68.91 %
1979
88.77 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1983
76.95 %
1984
30.64 %

Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
80.76 %
(2016-02-20)
Release date: 1980-09-12
Type: studio
Genres:

In collection: CD (2012-03-13)
 
Average song length: 04:35
Average song rating:

Ranking

David Bowie:
8
/
25
Year (1980):
5
/
62
Decade (1980's):
54
/
681
Overall:
221
/
2421

Tracks

Credits

Lyrics

It's No Game (part 1)
04:18
One
Two
One Two Two

Shiruetto ya kage ga kakumei o miteiru
Mo tengoku no giyu no kaidan wa nai

Silhouettes and shadows watch the revolution
No more free steps to heaven
It's no game

Ore genjitsu kara shime dasare
Nani ga okkote irunoka wakara nai
Doko ni kyokun wa arunoka hitobito wa yubi o orareteiru
Konna dokusaisha ni iyashime rareru nowa kanashii

I am barred from the event
I really don't understand the situation
And it's no game

Documentaries on refugees
Couples against the target
You throw a rock against the road
And it breaks into pieces
Draw the blinds on yesterday
And it's all so much scarier
Put a bullet in my brain
And it makes all the papers

Shimbun wa kaki tateru sa

Nammin no kiroku eiga
Hyoteki o se ni shita koibito tachi
Michi ni ishi o nage reba kona gona ni kudake
Kino ni huta o sureba kyohu wa masu
Ore no atama ni tama o buchi kome ba
Shinbun wa kaki tateru

So where's the moral when people have their fingers broken
To be insulted by these fascists, it's so degrading
And it's no game

Shut up!
Shut up!
Up the Hill Backwards
03:16
The vacuum created by the arrival of freedom
And the possibilities it seems to offer
It's got nothing to do with you, if one can grasp it
It's got nothing to do with you, if one can grasp it

A series of shocks, sneakers fall apart
Earth keeps on rolling, witnesses falling
It's got nothing to do with you, if one can grasp it
It's got nothing to do with you, if one can grasp it

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Up the hill backwards
It'll be alright

While we sleep they go to work
We're legally crippled, it's the death of love
It's got nothing to do with you, if one can grasp it
It's got nothing to do with you, if one can grasp it

More idols then realities
I'm OK, you're so-so

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Up the hill backwards
It'll be alright
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
05:14
She had an horror of rooms, she was tired, you can't hide beat
When I looked in her eyes they were blue, but nobody home
Well, she could've been a killer if she didn't walk the way she do, and she do
She opened strange doors that we'd never close again

She began to wail, jealousies scream
Waiting at the light, know what I mean

Scary monsters, super creeps
Keep me running, running scared

She asked me to stay and I stole her room
She asked for my love and I gave her a dangerous mind
Now she's stupid in the street and she can't socialise
Well, I love the little girl and I'll love her till the day she dies

She wails
Jimmy's guitar sound, jealousies scream
Waiting at the light, know what I mean

Scary monsters, super creeps
Keep me running, running scared
Ashes to Ashes
04:26
Do you remember a guy that's been
In such an early song
I've heard a rumour from ground control
Oh no, don't say it's true

They got a message from the action man
"I'm happy, hope you're happy too
I've loved all I've needed love
Sordid details following"

The shrieking of nothing is killing
Just pictures of Jap girls in synthesis and I
Ain't got no money and I ain't got no hair
But I'm hoping to kick, but the planet it's glowing

Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
We know Major Tom's a junkie
Strung out in heaven's high
Hitting an all-time low

Time and again I tell myself
I'll stay clean tonight
But the little green wheels are following me
Oh no, not again

I'm stuck with a valuable friend
"I'm happy, hope you're happy too"
One flash of light
But no smoking pistol

I never done good things
I never done bad things
I never did anything out of the blue
Want an axe to break the ice
Want to come down right now

Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
We know Major Tom's a junkie
Strung out in heaven's high
Hitting an all-time low

My mama said to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom
Fashion
04:49
There's a brand new dance, but I don't know its name
That people from bad homes do again and again
It's big and it's bland full of tension and fear
They do it over there, but we don't do it here

Fashion - turn to the left
Fashion - turn to the right
Oooh, fashion
We are the goon squad and we're coming to town
Beep-beep, beep-beep

Listen to me - don't listen to me
Talk to me - don't talk to me
Dance with me - don't dance with me
Beep-beep, beep-beep

There's a brand new talk, but it's not very clear
That people from good homes are talking this year
It's loud and it's tasteless and I've heard it before
You shout it while you're dancing on the dance floor

Fashion - turn to the left
Fashion - right
Fashion
We are the goon squad and we're coming to town
Beep-beep, beep-beep

Listen to me - don't listen to me
Talk to me - don't talk to me
Dance with me - don't dance with me
Beep-beep, beep-beep

Oooh bop, do do do do do do do do
Fa fa fa fa fashion
Teenage Wildlife
06:58
How come you only want tomorrow
With its promise of something hard to do
A real life adventure worth more than pieces of gold
Blue skies above, sun on your arms
Strength in your stride and hope in those squeaky clean eyes
You'll get chilly receptions everywhere you go
Blinded with desire, I guess the season is on

So you train by shadow boxing, search for the truth
But it's all used up
Break open your million dollar weapon and push your luck
Still you push your luck
A broken nosed mogul are you
One of the new wave boys

Same old thing in brand new drag
Comes sweeping into view
As ugly as a teenage millionaire
Pretending it's a whizz kid world
You'll take me aside, and say
"David, what shall I do?
They wait for me in the hallway"
I'll say, "Don't ask me, I don't know any hallways"
But they move in numbers and they've got me in a corner
I feel like a group of one
They can't do this to me
I'm not some piece of teenage wildlife

Those midwives to history put on their bloody robes
And the word is that the hunted one is out there on his own
You're alone for maybe the last time
And you breathe for a long time
Then you howl like a wolf in a trap and you daren't look behind

You fall to the ground, like a leaf from a tree
And look up one time at that vast blue sky
Scream out of line as they shoot you down
No, no, I'm not a piece of teenage wildlife
I'm not a piece of teenage wildlife

And no one will have seen and no one will confess
The fingerprints will prove that you coudn't pass the test
There'll be others on the line, filing past, who'll whisper low
"I miss you," he had to go
Well, each to his own
Just another piece of teenage wildlife
Another piece of teenage wildlife
Another piece of teenage wild
Wild
Wild
Wild
Scream Like a Baby
03:36
Well, I wouldn't buy no merchandise
And I wouldn't go to war
And I mixed with other colours
But the nurse doesn't care
And I hide under blankets
Or did I run away
I really can't remember
Last time I saw the light of day

But I remember Sam 'cause he was like me

Scream like a baby
Sam was a gun
And I never knew his last name
And we never had no fun

Well, they came down hard on the faggots
And they came down hard on the street
They came down harder on Sam
And they all knew he was beat
He was thrown into the wagon
Blindfolded, chains, and they stomped on us
And took away our clothes and things
And pumped us full of strange drugs
And oh, I saw Sam falling
Spitting in their eyes
But now I lay me down to sleep
And now I close my eyes

Now I'm learning to be a part of society

Scream like a baby
Sam was a gun
And I never knew his last name
And we never had no fun

No athletic program, no discipline, no book
He just sat in the backseat swearing he'd seek revenge
But he jumped into the furnace
Singing old songs we loved

Scream like a baby
Sam was a gun
And I never knew his last name
And we never had no fun
Kingdom Come
03:47
Well, I walked in the pouring rain
And I heard the voice that cries "It's all in vain"
The voice of doom was shining in my room
I just need one day somewhere far away
Lord, I just need one day

Well, I'll be breaking these rocks
And cutting this hay
Yes, I'll be breaking these rocks
What's my price to pay

Well, the river's so muddy, but it may come clear
And I know too well what's keeping me here
I'm just the slave of a burning ray
Oh, give me the night, I can't take another sight
Please, please give me the night

Well, I'll be breaking these rocks
And cutting this hay
Yes, I'll be breaking these rocks
What's my price to pay

Sun keeps beating down on me
Wall's a mile high
Up in the tower they're watching me
Hoping I'm gonna die

I won't be breaking no rocks
I said I wont be breaking no rocks
I won't be breaking no rocks

When the kingdom comes
Because You're Young
04:56
Psychodelicate girl
Come out to play
Little metal faced-boy
Don't stay away
They're so war-torn and resigned
She can't talk anymore
What are they trying to prove
What would they like to find

It's love back to front and no sides - like I say
These pieces are broken - like I say
These pieces are broken - hope I'm wrong, but I know

Because you're young
You'll meet a stranger some night
Because you're young
What could be nicer for you
And it makes me sad
So I'll dance my life away
A million dreams, a million scars

He punishes hard
Was loving her such a crime
She took back everything she said
Left him nearly out of his mind
They're people I know
People I love
They seem so unhappy
Dead or alive

It's love back to front and no sides - like I say
These pieces are broken - like I say
These pieces are broken - hope I'm wrong, but I know

Because you're young
You'll meet a stranger some night
Because you're young
What could be nicer for you
And it makes me sad
So I'll dance my life away
A million dreams, a million scars

A million dreams
A million scars
It's No Game (part 2)
04:25
Silhouettes and shadows watch the revolution
No more free steps to heaven
Just walkie-talkie, heaven or hearth
Just big heads and drums, full speed and pagan
And it's no game

I am barred from the event
I really don't understand the situation
So where's the moral, people have their fingers broken
To be insulted by these fascists, it's so degrading
And it's no game

Documentaries on refugees, couples against the target
Throw a rock against the road and it breaks into pieces
Draw the blinds on yesterday and it's all so much scarier
Put a bullet in my brain and it makes all the papers

And it's no game

Children around the world put camel shit on the walls
They're making carpets on treadmills or garbage sorting
And it's no game
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