EnglandDavid Bowie

Artist rating: 89.96 % (ranking: not set)
Highest rating: 91.28 % (1979)
Most recent trend: 84.88 % (2016)
Highest trend: 91.45 % (1977)

Albums
Songs (A-Ö)
Writing credits
Statistics

Data

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

Age: 69
 

External links

Official site

Bands

Genres

2002
67.00 %
2003
46.25 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2013
80.63 %
2016
88.94 %

The Best of David Bowie 1980/1987

David Bowie - The Best of David Bowie 1980/1987
69.62 %
(2012-03-27)
Release date: 2007-03-19
Type: compilation

In collection: CD (2010-06-18)
 
Average song length: 04:04
Average song rating:

Ranking

David Bowie:
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25
Year (2007):
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37
Decade (2000's):
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349
Overall:
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2642

Tracks

1
Let's Dance (single edit)
lyrics
04:08
2
lyrics
03:37
3
lyrics
04:06
4
lyrics
03:26
5
Modern Love (single edit)
lyrics
03:59
6
China Girl (single edit)
lyrics
04:17
7
lyrics
03:32
8
lyrics
03:16
9
Alabama Song
From The Doors - The Doors (1967) (as Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar))
lyrics
03:52
10
lyrics
02:27
11
lyrics
04:13
12
lyrics
03:51
13
lyrics
07:09
14
lyrics
05:38
15
lyrics
03:35
16
lyrics
03:12
17
lyrics
04:11
18
lyrics
04:19
19
Underground (single edit)
From Labyrinth (1986)
lyrics
04:27
 
Total time:
 
01:17:15

Lyrics

Let's Dance
04:08
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Let's dance
Put on your red shoes and dance the blues
Let's dance
To the song they're playin' on the radio

Let's sway
While colour lights up your face
Let's sway
Sway through the crowd to an empty space

If you say run, I'll run with you
And if you say hide, we'll hide
Because my love for you
Would break my heart in two
If you should fall
Into my arms
And tremble like a flower

Let's dance
For fear your grace should fall
Let's dance
For fear tonight is all

Let's sway
You could look into my eyes
Let's sway
Under the moonlight, the serious moonlight

And if you say run, I'll run with you
And if you say hide, we'll hide
Because my love for you
Would break my heart in two
If you should fall
Into my arms
And tremble like a flower

Let's dance
Put on your red shoes and dance the blues
Let's dance
To the song we're playin'

Let's sway
Let's sway
Under the moonlight, the serious moonlight

Let's dance
Ashes to Ashes
03:37
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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
Under Pressure
04:06
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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

That's okay
It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming 'Let me out'
Pray tomorrow takes me higher
Pressure on people, people on streets

Okay
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
Screaming '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 ourselves
Under pressure
Under pressure
Pressure
Fashion
03:26
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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
Modern Love
03:59
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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

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
Modern love - Modern love, walks beside me
Modern love - Modern love, walks on by
China Girl
04:17
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I could escape this feeling with my China Girl
I feel a wreck without my little China Girl
I hear her heart beating, loud as thunder
Saw they stars crashing

I'm a mess without my little China Girl
Wake up mornings where's my little China Girl
I hear her heart's beating, loud as thunder
Saw they stars crashing down

I feel a-tragic like I'm Marlon Brando
When I look at my China Girl
I could pretend that nothing really meant too much
When I look at my China Girl

I stumble into town just like a sacred cow
Visions of swastikas in my head
Plans for everyone
It's in the whites of my eyes

My little China Girl
You shouldn't mess with me
I'll ruin everything you are
I'll give you television
I'll give you eyes of blue
I'll give you men who want to rule the world

And when I get excited
My little China Girl says
Oh baby just you shut your mouth

She says sh-sh-shhh
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
03:32
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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
Up the Hill Backwards
03:16
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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
Alabama Song
03:52
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The Doors - The Doors (1967) (as Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar))
Oh, show me the way to the next whiskey bar
Oh, don't ask why
No, don't ask why
For we must find the next whiskey bar
Or if we don't find the next whiskey bar
I tell you we must die
I tell you we must die
I tell you, I tell you, I tell you we must die

Oh, Moon of Alabama,
it's time to say good-bye
We've lost our good ol' mama,
and must have whiskey, oh, you know why

Oh, show me the way to the next little dollar
Oh, don't ask why
No, don't ask why
For we must find the next little dollar
Or if we don't find the next little dollar
I tell you we must die
I tell you we must die
I tell you, I tell you, I tell you we must die

Oh, Moon of Alabama,
it's time to say good-bye
We've lost our good ol' mama,
and must have little dollar, oh, you know why

Oh, show me the way to the next little girl
Oh, don't ask why
No, don't ask why
For we must find the next little girl
Or if we don't find the next little girl
I tell you we must die
I tell you we must die
I tell you, I tell you, I tell you we must die

Oh, Moon of Alabama,
it's time to say good-bye
We've lost our good ol' mama,
and must have little girl, oh, you know why

Oh, Moon of Alabama
it's time to say auf Wiedersehen
We've lost our good ol' mama
and must have little girl, oh, you know why
You know why
You know why
Drowned Girl
02:27
Once she had drowned and started her slow descent
Down the streams to where the great rivers broaden
Oh, the open sky chant most magnificent
As if it was acting as her body's guardian
Wreck and duck weed slowly increased her weight
By clasping her in their slimy grip
Through her limbs, the cold blooded fishes played
Creatures and plant life kept on, thus obstructing her last trip

And the sky that same evening grew dark as smoke
And its stars through the night kept the brightness still soaring
But it quickly grew clear when dawn now broke
To see that she got one further morning
Once her pallid trunk had rotted beyond repair
It happened quite slowly that she gently slipped from God's thoughts
First with her face, then her hands, right at the last with her hair
Leaving those corpse-choked rivers just one more corpse
Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
04:13
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See these eyes so green
I can stare for a thousand years
Colder than the moon
Feel my blood enraged

It's just the fear of losing you
Don't you know my name
Well, you been so long
And I've been putting out fire

With gasoline
See these eyes so red
Red like jungle burning bright
Those who feel me near

Pull the blinds and change their minds
It's been so long
Still this pulsing night
A plague I call a heartbeat

Just be still with me
But it wouldn't believe what I've been through
You've been so long
Well it's been so long

And I've been putting out the fire with gasoline
Putting out the fire
With gasoline
See these tears so blue

An ageless heart that can never mend
Tears can never dry
A judgment made can never bend
See these eyes so green

I can stare for a thousand years
Just be still with me
You wouldn't believe what I've been through
Well you've been so long

It's been so long
And I've been putting out fire with gasoline
Putting out fire with gasoline
Putting out fire

We've been putting out fire
Well it's been so long so long so long
Yes it's been so long so long so long
I've been putting out fire

Been so long so long so long
And putting out fire
Been so long so long so long
Yeah yeah putting out fire
This Is Not America
03:51
A little piece of you
The little peace in me
Will die
For this is not America

Blossom falls to bloom
This season
Promise not to stare
Too long
For this is not a miracle

There was a time
A storm that blew so pure
For this could be the biggest sky
And i could have
The faintest idea

Snowman melting
From the inside
Falcon spirals

To the ground
So bloody red
Tomorrows clouds

A little piece of you
The little piece in me
Will die
For this is not America

There was a time
A wind that blew so young
For this could be the biggest sky
And i could have the faintest idea

This could be the biggest sky
This could be a miracle
Loving the Alien
07:09
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Watching them come and go
The templars and the saracens
They're traveling the holy land
Opening telegrams

Torture comes and torture goes
Knights who'd give you anything
They bear the cross of coeuf de leon
Salvation for the mirror blind

But if you pray all your sins are hooked upon the sky
Pray and the heathen lie will disappear
Prayers they hide the saddest view
(Believing the strangest things, loving the alien)
And your prayers they break the sky in two
(Believing the strangest things, loving the alien)
You pray til the break of dawn
(Believing the strangest things, loving the alien)
And you'll believe you're loving the alien
(Believing the strangest things, loving the alien)

Thinking of a different time
Palestine a modern problem
Bounty and your wealth in land
Terror in a best laid plan

Watching them come and go
Tomorrows and the yesterdays
Christians and the unbelievers
Hanging by the cross and nail

But if you pray all your sins are hooked upon the sky
Pray and the heathen lie will disappear
Prayers they hide the saddest view
(Believing the strangest things, loving the alien)
And your prayers they break the sky in two
(Believing the strangest things, loving the alien)
You pray til the break of dawn
(Believing the strangest things, loving the alien)
And you'll believe you're loving the alien
(Believing the strangest things, loving the alien)
Absolute Beginners
05:38
I've nothing much to offer
There's nothing much to take
I'm an absolute beginner
And I'm absolutely sane
As long as we're together
The rest can go to hell
I absolutely love you
But we're absolute beginners
With eyes completely open
But nervous all the same

If our love song
Could fly over mountains
Could laugh at the ocean
Just like the films
There's no reason
To feel all the hard times
To lay down the hard lines
It's absolutely true

Nothing much could happen
Nothing we can't shake
Oh we're absolute beginners
With nothing much at stake
As long as you're still smiling
There's nothing more I need
I absolutely love you
But we're absolute beginners
But if my love is your love
We're certain to succeed

If our love song
Could fly over mountains
Sail over heartaches
Just like the films
There's no reason
To feel all the hard times
To lay down the hard lines
It's absolutely true
When the Wind Blows
03:35
There's a full time reservation
Made in a bar at the railway station,
And there's a story, a kind of fable,
On a card at the corner table.
On it is a message; been there some time.
It starts of, "The coffee tasted so fine"

It says, "One day, this may find you,
These few words may remind you.
We sat here together just to pass time;
You said how the coffee tasted so fine."

It goes on to say, "I love you
If you should find this I must hear from you."
It gives a number but the name has faded away.
All that is left are just the words, "Maybe someday"

That's the story and the fable;
Never leave alone from a corner table.
Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo.
Doo doo-doo doo doo-doo doo doo doo doo.
Blue Jean
03:12
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Blue Jean, I just met me a girl named Blue Jean
Blue Jean, she got a camouflaged face and no money
Remember they always let you down when you need 'em
Oh, Blue Jean, is heaven any sweeter than Blue Jean
She got a police bike
She got a turned up nose

Sometimes I feel like
(Oh, the whole human race)
Jazzin' for Blue Jean
(Oh, and when my Blue Jean's blue)
Blue Jean can send me
(Oh, somebody send me)
Somebody send me
(Oh, somebody send me)

One day I'm gonna write a poem in a letter
One day I'm gonna get that faculty together
Remember that everybody has to wait in line
Blue Jean, look out world you know I've got mine
She got Latin roots
She got everything
Day-In Day-Out
04:11
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Day-In Day-Out
Stay-In Fade-Out

Day-In
Day-Out

She was born in a handbag
love left on a doorstep
What she lacks is a backup
nothing seems to make a dent
Gonna find her some money honey
try to pay her rent
That's the kind of protection everyone is shouting about

Day-In Day-Out
Stay-In Fade-Out

Day-In
Day-Out

First thing she learns is she's a citizen,
some things they turn out right
When you're under the USA
something rings a bell and it's all over
She's going out her way
stealing for that one good rush

Day-In Day-Out
Stay-In Fade-Out

She could use a little money
she's hangin' on his arms like a cheap suit
She's got no money, honey
she's the other side
Oh come on little baby
late night, big town, police, shake down

Day-In Day-Out
Stay-In Fade-Out
Day-In Day-Out
Stay-In Fade-Out

She's got a ticket to nowhere
she's gonna take a train ride
Nobody knows her, or knows her name
she's in the pocket of a home boy
Oo she's gonna take her a shotgun Pow
spin the grail spin the drug
She's gonna make them well aware
she's an angry gal

Day-In Day-Out
Stay-In Fade-Out

Suddenly there's angels everywhere
Angels in a ton of sound
And they shootin' her down
Shootin her with video-drugs-bullets and promises
Time Will Crawl
04:19
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I've never sailed on a sea
I would not challenge a giant
I could not take on the church
Time will crawl
'Til the 21st century lose

I know a government man
He was as blind as the moon
He saw the sun in the night
He took a top-gun pilot
He made him fly through a hole
'Til he grew real old
And he never came down
He just flew 'til he burst

Time will crawl 'til our mouths run dry
Time will crawl 'til our feet grow small
Time will crawl 'til our tails fall off
Time will crawl 'til the 21st century lose

I saw a black black stream
Full of white eyed fish
And a drowning man
With no eyes at all
I felt a warm warm breeze
That melted metal and steel
I got a bad migraine
That lasted three long years
And the pills that I took
Made my fingers disappear

Time will crawl, time will crawl
Time will crawl
'Til the 21st century lose

You were a talented child
You came to live in our town
We never bothered to scream
When your mask came off
We only smelt the gas
As we lay down to sleep

Time will crawl and our heads bowed down
Time will crawl and our eyes fall out
Time will crawl and the streets run red
Time will crawl 'til the 21st century lose

Time will crawl and our mouths run dry
Time will crawl and our feet grow small
Time will crawl and our tails fall off
Time will crawl 'til the 21st century lose

Time will crawl and our heads bowed down
Time will crawl and our eyes fall out
Time will crawl and the streets run red
Time will crawl 'til the 21st century lose

For the crazy child
We'll give every life
For the crackpot notion
Underground
04:27
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No one can blame you for walking away
But too much rejection, uh huh...
No love injection

Life can be easy
It's not always swell
Don't tell me truth hurts, little girl
'Cause it hurts like hell

But down in the Underground
You'll find someone true
Down in the Underground
A land serene, a crystal moon

It's only forever
Not long at all
Lost and lonely
That's Underground, Underground

Daddy, daddy, get me out of here
Heard about a place today
Nothing ever hurts again

Daddy, daddy, get me out of here
Heard about a place today
Nothing ever hurts again

Sister, sister, please take me down
Gotta get Underground
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