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@ALBUM: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Artist: David Bowie
1972 RCA Victor Records
All selections by David Bowie unless noted.

@SONG: Five Years

Pushing through the market square, so many mothers sighing
News had just come over, we had five years left to cry in
News guy wept when he told us earth was really dying
Cried so much his face was wet, then I knew he was not 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 manythings to store everything in there
And all the fat-skinny peole and all the tall-short people
All the nobody people and all the somebody people
I never thought I'd need so many people
A girl my age went of her head, hit some tiny children
If the black handn't a-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 got five years, stuck on my eyes
We got five years, what a surprise
We got give years, my brain hurts a lot
We got five years, that's all we've got

@SONG: Soul Love

Stone love-she knees before the grave
A brave son-who gave his life to save the slogan
That hovers 'tween the headstone and her eyes
For they penetrate her grieving

New love-a boy and girl are talking
New words-that only they can share in
New words-a love so strong it tears their hearts
To sleep-through the fleeiting hours of morning
Love is careless in its choosing-sweeping over cross a baby
Love descends on those defenseless
Idiot love will spark the fusion
Inspirations have I none-just to touch the flaming dove
All I have is my love of love-and love is not loving

Soul love-the priest that tastes the word and
Told of love-and how my God on high is
All love-though reaching up my loneliness evolves
By the blindness that surrounds him

@SONG: Moonage Daydream

I'm an alligator, I'm a mama-papa comin' for you
I'm the space invader, I'll be a rock 'n' rollin' bitch for you
Keep your mouth shut, you're squawking like a pink monkey bird
And I'm busting up my brains for the words

Keep your 'lectric eye on me babe
Put your ray gun to my head
Press your space face close to mine, love
Freak out in a moonage daydream, oh! yeah!

Don't fake it baby, lay the real thing on me
The church of man, love, is such a holy place to be
Make me baby, make me know you really care
Make me jump into the air


@SONG: Starman

Didn't know what time it was, the lights were low
I leaned back on my radio
Some cat was layin' down some rock 'n' roll, 'lotta soul, he said
Then the loud sound did seem to fade
Came back like a slow voice on a wave of phase
That weren't no D.J., that was hazy cosmic jive

There's a starman waiting in the sky
He'd like to come and meet us
But he thinks he'd blow our minds
There's a starman waiting in the sky
He's told us not to blow it
'Cuase he knows it's all worthwhile
He told me:
Let the children lose it
Let the children use it
Let all the children boogie

I had to phone someone so I picked on you
Hey, that's far out, so you heard him, too!
Switch on the TV, we may pick him up on channel two
Look out your window, I can see his light
If we can sparkle he may land tonight
Don't tell your poppa or he'll get us locked up in fright


@SONG: It Ain't Easy
(Rick Davies)

When you climb to the top of the mountain
Look out over the sea
Think about the places we have
Where a young man could be
Then you jump back down to the rooftops
Look over the town
Then you think about all of the strange things
Circulating 'round

It ain't easy
It ain't easy
It ain't easy with all that's going down

All the people have got their problems
That ain't no bad news
With the help of the good Lord
We can all pull on through
We can all pull on through
Get there in the end
Sometimes it takes you right up
And sometimes down again


Satisfaction, satisfaction
Keep me satisfied
I got the love of a hootchy-cootchy woman
She's a-callin' from inside
She's a-callin' from inside
She's talkin' to you, too
What the woman really wants
You can give her somethin' too


@SONG: Lady Stardust

People stares at the makeup on his face
Laughed at his long black hair, his animal grace
The boy in the bright blue jeans
Jumped up on the stage
And Lady Stardust sang his songs
Of darkness and disgrace

And he was alright, the band was altogether
Yes, he was alright, the song went on forever
And he was awful nice
Really quite out of sight
And he sang all night long

Femme fatales emerged from shadows
To watch this creature fair
Boys stood upon their chairs
To make their point of view
I smiled sadly for a love I could not obey
And Lady Stardust sang his songs
Of darkness and dismay

And he was alright, the band was altogether
Yes he was alright, the song went on forever
ANd he was awful nice
Really quite paradise
And he sang all night long

Oh how I sighed when they asked if I knew his name

@SONG: Star

Tony went to fight in Belfast
Rudi stayed at home to starve
I could make it all worthwhile as a rock and roll star
Bevan tried to change the nation
Sonny wants to turn the world, well he can tell you that he tried
I could mke a transformation as a rock and roll star
So inviting-so enticing to play the part
I could play the wild mutation as a rock and roll star
I could do with money
I'm so wiped out with things as they are
I'd send my photograph to my honey-and I'd c'mon like a regular superstar
I could fall asleep at night as a rock and roll star
I could fall in love all right as a rock and roll star

@SONG: Hang on to Yourself

She's a tongue twisting storm, she will come to the show tonight
Praying to the light machine
She wants my honey, no my money, she's a funky thigh collector
Layin' on 'lectric dreams

So come on, come on, we've really got a good thing going
Come on, come on, if you think we're gonna make it
You better hang on to yourself

We can't dance, don't talk much, just ball and play
But then we move around like tigers on vaseline
The bitter comes out better on a stolen guitar
You're the blessed, we're the Spiders from Mars


@SONG: Ziggy Stardust

Ziggy played guitar, jamming good with Weird and Gilly
The Spiders from Mars, he played it let hand
But made it too far
Became the special man, then we were Ziggy's band

Ziggy really sang, screwed up eyes and screwed down hairdo
Like soome cat from Japan he could lick 'em by smiling
He could leave 'em to hang
Came on so loaded, man, well hung and snow white tan

So where were the Spiders while the fly treid to break our balls
Just the beer light to guide us
So we bitched about his fans and should we crush his sweet hands?

Ziggy played for time, jiving us that we were voodoo
The kids was just crass, he was the nazz
With God given ass
He took it all too far, but boy could he play guitar

Making love with his ego, Ziggy sucked up into his mind
Like a leper messiah
When the kids had killed the man I had to break up the band

@SONG: Suffragette City

Hey man, oh leave me alone, you know
Hey man, oh Henry, get off the phone, I gotta
Hey man, I gotta straighten my face
This mellow thighed chick just put my spine out of place

Hey man, schooldays insane
hey man, my work's down the drain
Hey man, she's a total blam-blam
She said she had to squeeze it but she...then she...

Don't lean on me man, 'cause you can't afford the ticket
I'm back on Suffragette City
Don't lean on me man
'Cause you ain't got time to check it
You know my Suffragette City
It's outa sight...she's all right

Hey man, ah! Henry, don't be unkind, go away
Hey man, ah! I can't take you this time, no way
Hey man, ah! droogie don't crash here
There's only room for one and here she comes, here she comes


Ah, hey man!


Wham bam thank you ma'am!

@SONG: Rock 'n' Roll Suicide

Time takes a cigarette, puts it in your mouth
You pull on your finger, then another finger, then your cigarette
The wall-to-wall's calling, it lingers, then you forget
You're a rock 'n' roll suicide

You're too old to lose it, too young to choose it
And the clock waits patiently on your song
You walk past the cafe but you don't eat when you've lived too long
You're a rock 'n' roll suicide

Chev brakes are snarling as you stumble across the road
But day breaks instead so you hurry home
Don't let the sun blast your shadow
Don't let the milk floats ride your mind
So natural-religiously unkind

Oh, no, love! you're not alone
You're watching yourself but you're too unfair
You got your head all tangled up, but if I could only make you care
Oh, no, love! you're not alone

No matter what or who you've been
No matter when or where you've seen
All the knives seem to lacerate your brain
I've had my share, so I'll help you with the pain
You're not alone, just turn on with me
You're not alone, let's turn on and be
You're not alone, gimme your hands
You're wonderful, gimme your hands
You're wonderful, gimme your hands