David Bowie

Artist rating: 89.88 % (ranking: 1)
Highest rating: 91.19 % (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

1971
91.71 %
1972
89.60 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1973
53.65 %
1974
87.62 %

Aladdin Sane

David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
75.98 %
(2016-01-15)
Release date: 1973-04-13
Type: studio
In collection: CD: 2012-03-13
 
Average song length: 04:10
Average song rating:

Ranking

David Bowie:
14
/
25
Year (1973):
10
/
59
Decade (1970's):
91
/
515
Overall:
381
/
2218

Tracks

Credits

David Bowie: guitar, harmonica, saxophone, vocals
Trevor Bolder: bass guitar
Ken Fordham: saxophone, flute
Mike Garson: piano, synthesizer
Mick Ronson: guitar, piano, vocals
Mick Woodmansey: drums

Lyrics

Watch That Man
04:30
Shaky threw a party that lasted all night
Everybody drank a lot of something nice
There was an old fashioned band of married men
Looking up to me for encouragement - it was so-so
The ladies looked bad but the music was sad
No one took their eyes off Lorraine
She shimmered and she strolled like a Chicago moll
Her feathers looked better and better - it was so-so
Yea! it was time to unfreeze
When the Reverend Alabaster danced on his knees
Slam! so it wasn't a game
Cracking all the mirrors in shame

Watch that man! Oh honey, watch that man
He talks like a jerk but he could eat you with a fork and spoon
Watch that man! Oh honey, watch that man
He walks like a jerk
But he's only taking care of the room
Must be in tune

A Benny Goodman fan painted holes in his hands
So Shaky hung him up to dry
The pundits were hoking the manholes were smoking
And every bottle battled with the reason why
The girl on the phone wouldn't leave me alone
A throw back from someone's LP
A lemon in a bag played the Tiger Rag
And the bodies on the screen stopped bleeding
Yeah! I was shaking like a leaf
For I couldn't understand the conversation
Yeah! I ran to the street, looking for information

Watch that man! Oh honey, watch that man
He talks like a jerk but he could eat you with a fork and spoon
Watch that man! Oh honey, watch that man
He walks like a jerk
But he's only taking care of the room
Must be in tune

Watch that man
Watch that man
Watch that man
Watch that man
Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?)
05:08
Watching him dash away
Swinging an old bouquet of dead roses
Sake and strange divine
You'll make it
Passionate bright young things
Takes him away to war
Don't fake it
Saddening glissando strings
You'll make it

Who will love Aladdin Sane?
Battle-cries and champagne
just in time for sunrise
Who will love Aladdin Sane?

Motor sensational
Paris or maybe Hell
I'm waiting
Clutches of sad remains
Waits for Aladdin Sane
You'll make it

Who will love Aladdin Sane?
Millions weep a fountain
Just in case of sunrise
Who will love Aladdin Sane?
Will love Aladdin Sane?
Will love Aladdin Sane?

Who will love Aladdin Sane?
Millions weep a fountain
Just in case of sunrise
Who will love Aladdin Sane?
Will love Aladdin Sane?
Will love Aladdin Sane?
Drive-In Saturday
04:36
Let me put my arms around your head
Gee, it's hot, let's go to bed
Don't forget to turn on the light
Don't laugh babe, it'll be alright
Pour me out another phone
I'll ring and see if your friends are home
Perhaps the strange ones in the dome
Can lend us a book we can read up alone

And try to get it on like once before
When people stared in jagger's eyes and scored
Like the video films we saw

His name was always buddy
And he'd shrug and ask to stay
She'd sigh like twig the wonder kid
And turn her face away

She's uncertain if she likes him
But she knows she really loves him
It's a crash course for the ravers
It's a drive-in saturday

Jung the foreman prayed at work
Neither hands nor limbs would burst
It's hard enough to keep formation with this fall out saturation
Cursing at the astronette
Who stands in steel by his cabinet
He's crashing out with sylvian
The bureau supply for ageing men
With snorting head he gazes to the shore
Once had raised a sea that raged no more
Like the video films we saw

His name was always buddy
And he'd shrug and ask to stay
She'd sigh like twig the wonder kid
And turn her face away

She's uncertain if she likes him
But she knows she really loves him
It's a crash course for the ravers
It's a drive-in saturday

His name was always buddy
And he'd shrug and ask to stay
She'd sigh like twig the wonder kid
And turn her face away

She's uncertain if she likes him
But she knows she really loves him
It's a crash course for the ravers
It's a drive-in saturday, yeah, yeah

Drive in saturday
Panic in Detroit
04:28
He looked a lot like Che Guevara, drove a diesel van
Kept his gun in quiet seclusion, such a humble man
The only survivor of the National People's Gang
Panic in Detroit, I asked for an autograph
He wanted to stay home, I wish someone would phone
Panic in Detroit

He laughed at accidental sirens that broke the evening gloom
The police had warned of repercussions
They followed none too soon
A trickle of strangers were all that were left alive
Panic in Detroit, I asked for an autograph
He wanted to stay home, I wish someone would phone
Panic in Detroit

Putting on some clothes I made my way to school
And I found my teacher crouching in his overalls
I screamed and ran to smash my favorite slot machine
And jumped the silent cars that slept at traffic lights

Having scored a trillion dollars, made a run back home
Found him slumped across the table. A gun and me alone
I ran to the window. Looked for a plane or two
Panic in Detroit. He'd left me an autograph
"Let me collect dust." I wish someone would phone
Panic in Detroit
Cracked Actor
03:02
I've come on a few years from my Hollywood Highs
The best of the last, the cleanest star they ever had

I'm stiff on my legend,
The films that I made
Forget that I'm fifty
'Cause you just got paid

Crack, baby, crack,
Show me you're real
Smack, baby, smack, is that all that you feel
Suck, baby, suck,
Give me your head
Before you start professing
That you're knocking me dead

You caught yourself a trick down
On Sunset and Vine
But since he pinned you baby
You're a porcupine

You sold me illusions for a sack full of checks
You've made a bad connection 'cause I just want your sex

Crack, baby, crack,
Show me you're real
Smack, baby, smack, is that all that you feel
Suck, baby, suck,
Give me your head
Before you start professing
That you're knocking me dead
Time
05:15
Time - He's waiting in the wings
He speaks of senseless things
His script is you and me boys
Time - He flexes like a whore
Falls wanking to the floor
His trick is you and me, boy
Time - In Quaaludes and red wine
Demanding Billy Dolls
And other friends of mine
Take your time
The sniper in the brain, regurgitating drain
Incestuous and vain, and many other last names
I look at my watch it say 9:25 and I think "Oh God I'm still alive"
We should be on by now
We should be on by now

You - are not a victim
You - just scream with boredom
You - are not evicting time
Chimes - Goddamn, you're looking old
You'll freeze and catch a cold
'Cause you've left your coat behind
Take your time
Breaking up is hard, but keeping dark is hateful
I had so many dreams, I had so many breakthroughs
But you, my love, were kind, but love has left you dreamless
The door to dreams was closed. Your park was real dreamless
Perhaps you're smiling now, smiling through this darkness
But all I had to give was the guilt for dreaming
We should be on by now
We should be on by now
We should be on by now
We should be on by now
We should be on by now
Yeah, time!
The Prettiest Star
03:31
Cold fire, you've got everything but cold fire
You will be my rest and peace child
I moved up to take a place near you

So tired, it's the sky that makes you feel tried
It's a trick to make you see wide
It can all but break your heat in pieces

Staying back in your memory
Are the movies in the past
How you moved is all it takes
To sing a song of when I loved
The prettiest star

One day though it might as well be someday
You and I will rise up all the way
All because of what you are
The prettiest star

Staying back in your memory
Are the movies in the past
How you moved is all it takes
To sing a song of when I loved
The prettiest star

One day though it might as well be someday
You and I will rise up all the way
All because of what you are
The prettiest star
Let's Spend the Night Together
03:10
Don't you worry 'bout what's on your mind
I'm in no hurry I can take my time
I'm going red and my tongue's getting tied
I'm off my head and my mouth's getting dry
I'm high, but I try, try, try

Let's spend the night together
Now I need you more than ever
Let's spend the night together now

I feel so strong that I can't disguise
Let's spend the night together
But I just can't apologize
Let's spend the night together
Don't hang me up and don't let me down
We could have fun just groovin' around around and around

Let's spend the night together
Now I need you more than ever
Let's spend the night together

Let's spend the night together
Now I need you more than ever

You know I'm smiling baby
You need some guiding baby
I'm just deciding baby
I need you more than ever
Let's spend the night together
Let's spend the night together now

This doesn't happen to me ev'ryday
Let's spend the night together
No excuses offered anyway
Let's spend the night together
I'll satisfy your every need
And I now know you will satisfy me
Oh my, my, my, my, my
Let's spend the night together
Now I need you more than ever
Let's spend the night together now
The Jean Genie
04:07
A small Jean Genie snuck off to the city
Strung out on lasers and slash back blazers
Ate all your razors while pulling the waiters
Talking bout Monroe and walking on Snow White
New York's a go-go and everything tastes right
Poor little Greenie

The Jean Genie lives on his back
The Jean Genie loves chimney stacks
He's outrageous, he screams and he bawls
Jean Genie let yourself go!

Sits like a man but he smiles like a reptile
She loves him, she loves him but just for a short while
She'll scratch in the sand, won't let go his hand
He says he's a beautician and sells you nutrition
And keeps all your dead hair for making up underwear
Poor little Greenie

The Jean Genie lives on his back
The Jean Genie loves chimney stacks
He's outrageous, he screams and he bawls
Jean Genie let yourself go!

He's so simple minded he can't drive his module
He bites on the neon and sleeps in the capsule
Loves to be loved, loves to be loved

The Jean Genie lives on his back
The Jean Genie loves chimney stacks
He's outrageous, he screams and he bawls
Jean Genie let yourself go!

The Jean Genie lives on his back
The Jean Genie loves chimney stacks
He's outrageous, he screams and he bawls
Jean Genie let yourself go!
Lady Grinning Soul
03:52
She'll come, she'll go
She'll lay belief on you
Skin sweet with musky odor
The lady from another grinning soul

Cologne she'll wear
Silver and Americard
She'll drive a beetle car
And beat you down at cool Canasta

And when the clothes are strewn
Don't be afraid of the room
Touch the fullness of her breast
Feel the love of her caress
She will be your living end

She'll come, she'll go
She'll lay belief on you
But she won't stake her life on you
How can life become her point of view

And when the clothes are strewn
Don't be afraid of the room
Touch the fullness of her breast
Feel the love of her caress

She will be your living end
She will be your living end
She will be your living end
She will be your living end
She will be your living
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