Life on Mars by David Bowie

David Bowie

David Bowie

Bowie was a singer-songwriter and actor. Acclaimed by critics and musicians for his innovative work in the 1970s, he was a major figure of the music industry and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. During his lifetime, he sold over 100 million records worldwide. In the UK he was awarded ten platinum albums, eleven gold and eight silver, and released eleven number-one selling albums. Bowie is listed among Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time

Life on Mars
Album: Hunky Dory
Date: 1971
Genre: Glam Rock

Lyrics by David Bowie

It’s a God-awful small affair
To the girl with the mousy hair
But her mummy is yelling, “No”
And her daddy has told her to go
But her friend is nowhere to be seen
Now she walks through her sunken dream
To the seat with the clearest view
And she’s hooked to the silver screen
But the film is a saddening 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 for fame
‘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 saddening 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?

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