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David Bowie - Life On Mars? Lyrics

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TitleLife On Mars?
ArtistDavid Bowie
AlbumNothing Has Changed - The Best Of Bowie [2014], Track 12 Disc 3
A Reality Tour [2010], Track 16
VH1 Storytellers [2009], Track 1
Select [2008], Track 1
Platinum Collection [2006], Track 16
Rarest Live [2002], Track 4
Singles Collection [2002], Track 9
The Best Of David Bowie 1969-1974 [2000], Track 16
Best Of 1969-74 [1997], Track 16
Live Santa Monica 72 [1974], Track 5
Live In Santa Monica 72 [1974], Track 5
Hunky Dory [1971], Track 4
GenreRock
Duration00:04:02
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Song lyrics
It's a God awful small affair
To the girl with the mousey hair
But her mummy is yelling, "No!"
And her daddy has told her to go
But her friend is no where to be seen
Now she walks through her sunken dream
To the seats with the clearest view
And she's hooked to the silver screen
But the film is A sadd'ning bore
For she's lived it ten times or more
She could spit in the eyes of fools
As they ask her to focus on

Sailors
Fighting in the dance hall
Oh man!
Look at those cavemen go
It's the freakiest show
Take a look at the lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man!
Wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

It's on America's tortured brow
That Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow
Now the workers have struck a vein
'Cause Lennon's ON sale again
See the mice in their million hordes
From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads
Rule Britannia is out of bounds
To my mother, my dog, and clowns
But the film is a sadd'ning bore
'Cause I wrote it ten times or more
It's about to be writ again
As I ask you to focus on

Sailors
Fighting in the dance hall
Oh man!
Look at those cavemen go
It's the freakiest show
Take a look at the lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man!
Wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?
submitted by M. R. Benner
corrected by Pimpf on August 6th, 2008
written by Bowie, David /
copyright with Lyrics © Emi Music Publishing




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 14 Comments
0 likes - like | 10-05-2011 22:25 MyGhettoGospel 
MyGhettoGospel
 
240 posts
Totally amazing. *.*
0 likes - like | 01-03-2007 16:20 The_Minority_ 
 
73 posts
I love this song! it's my favorite with Bowie
But i kind of agree with iinflames Sebstian did it so well in Idol 2005 but this is still the original
0 likes - like | 10-08-2006 01:56 scarletnymph 
 
1 posts
i love this song by david bowie
0 likes - like | 04-08-2006 16:02 MoonDoll 
 
2 posts
Fantastic song.

One of my favorites by Bowie. Unfortunate that his voice is dying after all these years of smoking and drinking. I'd give a five to the vocals, but the Reality tour proves that his voice is close to shot.

So sad. In the days of Hunky Dory, he did it so fantastically...
0 likes - like | 28-02-2006 16:04 Doc_Rock 
 
20 posts
Probably one of his best songs ever, so touchy and melodic - a hymn that lasts 'til eternity.
0 likes - like | 24-01-2006 14:45 ThatJohnny 
 
1,724 posts
Sebastian, the one they^ talked about, is actually really really good.. Though, noone can ever do this song better than David Bowie.. Because it's a David Bowie song.. And WHAT a song Really, this song is on my top 10 of all time
0 likes - like | 24-01-2006 14:15 Ricken 
 
14 posts
GREAT SONG. BUT SEBASTIAN IN kARLSSON Idol 2005 is even better.
0 likes - like | 03-01-2006 20:39 fidrildi 
 
6 posts
I love this song and artist!
0 likes - like | 12-11-2005 09:44 iinflames 
 
5 posts
i've got shivers when i hear it.
BUT sebastian in the Swedish idol 2005, sings it MUCH better than David Bowie!!
0 likes - like | 02-08-2005 01:07 tulip 
 
212 posts
this has got to be my favorite Bowie song. i absolutely love it!
0 likes - like | 23-04-2005 14:02 faye1989 
 
13 posts
I love this song Bowie rocks one of his bests!!!!! one of my favourite!!!! i also love how different it is i love the piano aswel n the lyrics!
0 likes - like | 26-03-2005 06:03 Razkor 
 
1 posts
Definately in my Top 10 favourite Bowie songs, possibly even my Top 5.
0 likes - like | 05-01-2005 19:07 satelliet_suzy 
 
18 posts
Love the lyrics of this song and the piano...
0 likes - like | 11-08-2004 22:16 cecilie_hd 
 
240 posts
This is one of Bowie's greatest songs, and the album-Hunky Dory, is his best! Love it!