DAVID BOWIE : WHEN I’M FIVE [SONGS OF CHILDHOOD NOSTALGIA]

Ένας “τετράχρονος” David Bowie ονειρεύεται τα θαυμάσια που τον περιμένουν ένα χρόνο μετά, όταν θα είναι πέντε.
Τραγούδι από την εποχή [1969] που ο άνθρωπός μας ήταν ουσιαστικά άγνωστος.
Δεν περιέχεται στο δισκογραφικό του ντεμπούτο [David Bowie, 1967] αλλά στο compilation
Love You Till Tuesday δυο χρόνια αργότερα.

A “four-year-old”
David Bowie dreams of the wonderful things that await him a year later, when he’s five.
This is a little song from a time [1969] when our man was virtually unknown.
It is not on his debut album [David Bowie, 1967]. It was included in the compilation
Love You Till Tuesday, two years later.


When I’m five
I will wash my face me hands all by myself
When I’m five
I will chew and spit tabacco like my grandfather Jones
‘Cause I’m only four and five is far away
When I’m five
I will read the magazines in mummy’s drawer
When I’m five
I will walk behind the soldiers in the may day parade
‘Cause I’m only four and grown-ups walk too fast
Yesterday was horrid day
‘Cause raymond kicked my shin
And mummy says if I am good
She’ll let me go to school in August
Daddy shouted loud at mummy and I dropped my toast at breakfast
And I laughed when bonzo licked my face, because it tickled
I wonder why my daddy cries and how I wish that I was nearly five
When I’m five
I will catch a butterfly and eat it and I won’t be sick
When I’m five
I will jump in puddles, laugh in church and marry my mum
And I’ll let my daddy do the washing-up
If I close one eye, the people on that side can’t see me
I get headaches in the morning and I rode on freddie’s tricycle
And everywhere was funny, when I ran down to the sweetshop
Then I fell and bleeded-up my knee and everybody soppied me
I saw a photograph of jesus and I asked him if he’d make me five
I saw a photograph of jesus and I asked him if he’d make me five
When I’m five
When I’m five
When I’m oah

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5 Comments

  1. willowdot21 August 9, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    David Bowie was such a talent and all his music is so varied.
    Such a lovely song

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  2. mobius faith August 9, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    I’ve always enjoyed this little ditty from Bowie’s first album. There are some really delightful tracks that serve as a wonderful introduction to Bowie’s career. Thanks 😊

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  3. Oannes August 9, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    I always tend to seek things an artist ‘s done at the very beginning – like these songs, or the first opera Mozart wrote at 11…This sense of promise underneath a work not fulfilled yet, knowing all that was to follow, makes it an absolute joy.
    Thank you!

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  4. Dale August 11, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    This is a wonderful discovery for me. Thank you!

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    1. Oannes August 11, 2020 at 5:53 pm

      Thank you very much for listening!

      Reply

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