DAVID BOWIE : FIVE YEARS [1972]

Ο David Bowie και οι Spiders ζωντανά ηχογραφημένοι στο στούντιο, στο εσχατολογικό anthem από το Ziggy Stardust.
David Bowie recorded live in studio with The Spiders, on the eschatological anthem from Ziggy Stardust.

Pushing through the market square
So many mothers sighing (sighing)
News had just come over
We had five years left to cry in (cry in)
News guy wept and told us
Earth was really dying (dying)
Cried so much his face was wet
Then I knew he was not lying (lying)
I heard telephones, opera house, favorite melodies
I saw boys, toys, electric irons and TV’s
My brain hurt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare
I had to cram so many things to store everything in there
And all the fat, skinny people
And all the tall, short people
And all the nobody people
And all the somebody people
I never thought I’d need so many people
A girl my age went off her head
Hit some tiny children
If the Black hadn’t have pulled her off
I think she would have killed them
A soldier with a broken arm
Fixed his stare to the wheels of a Cadillac
A cop knelt and kissed the feet of a priest
And a queer threw up at the sight of that
I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlor
Drinking milk shakes cold and long
Smiling and waving and looking so fine
Don’t think you knew you were in this song
And it was cold and it rained, so I felt like an actor
And I thought of Ma and I wanted to get back there
Your face, your race, the way that you talk
I kiss you, you’re beautiful, I want you to walk
We’ve got five years, stuck on my eyes
Five years, what a surprise
We’ve got five years, my brain hurts a lot
Five years, that’s all we’ve got
We’ve got five years, what a surprise
Five years, stuck on my eyes
We’ve got five years, my brain hurts a lot
Five years, that’s all we’ve got
We’ve got five years, stuck on my eyes
Five years, what a surprise
We’ve got five years, my brain hurts a lot
Five years, that’s all we’ve got
We’ve got five years, what a surprise
We’ve got five years, stuck on my eyes
We’ve got five years, my brain hurts a lot
Five years, that’s all we’ve got
Five years
Five years
Five years
Five years

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6 Comments

  1. Sue Dreamwalker May 10, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    David Bowie’s lyrics often I feel were profound in his insights, his foresight and his view of reality. great share.

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    1. Oannes May 11, 2022 at 10:59 pm

      Bowie was a profound person. He was a mystic, the whole concept of his work being derived from Aleister Crowley’s teachings and Ancient Egypt mythology.

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      1. Sue Dreamwalker May 12, 2022 at 1:22 pm

        Yes lots to deep dive into there, wait till humans really find out about ancient history lol 😆..
        Bowie certainly understood the power we each hold.

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  2. Liz Gauffreau May 10, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    I wouldn’t bet the farm on our having five years left. Yes, my brain hurts a lot.

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  3. Resa May 14, 2022 at 12:19 am

    Genius
    Still relevant.

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    1. Oannes May 15, 2022 at 10:26 pm

      Geniuses always are!

      Reply

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