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10 Transformative David Bowie Lyrics

David Bowie was a lyricist that never failed to leave an impression on you.  Throughout his unparalleled career, there were countless lyrics that just stuck with you. 

They triggered memories.

They conjured up feelings.

They changed you.

On the first anniversary of his passing, we look back on ten of Bowie’s transformative lyrics.

10. “Your face, your race, the way that you talk.  I kiss you, you’re beautiful, I want you to walk.”
-“Five Years”

David Bowie: five years (1976)

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9. “Look up here, I’m I heaven. I’ve got scars that can’t be seen. I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen.  Everybody knows me now.”
-“Lazarus”

David Bowie - Lazarus

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8. “Let’s sway under the moonlight, this serious moonlight.”
-“Let’s Dance”

David Bowie - Let's Dance

Music video by David Bowie performing Let's Dance. Taken from the album 'Heroes' Buy the David Bowie back catalogue on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/bowieitunes Listen to this track on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/02k89p Buy the album on Amazon: http://smarturl.it/b3aa0u

7. “We live for just these twenty years. Do we have to die for the fifty more?”
-“Young Americans”

David Bowie- Young Americans

Bowie performing on Dick Cavett Show [4 of December 1974]

6. “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.”
-“Life On Mars?”

David Bowie - Life On Mars?

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5. “Wham! Bam! Thank you, Ma’am!”
-“Suffragette City”

David Bowie - Suffragette City

David Bowie performing Suffragette City at Hammersmith Odeon live 1973. Enjoy!!

4. “And the shame was on the other side.”
-“Heroes”

David Bowie - Heroes

Music video by David Bowie performing ''Heroes''. Taken from the album 'Heroes' Buy the David Bowie back catalogue on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/bowieitunes Listen to this track on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/z9d8n8 Buy the album on Amazon: http://smarturl.it/b3aa0u

3. “Ground Control to Major Tom…”
-“Space Oddity”

David Bowie - Space Oddity [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

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2. “I’ve had my share. I’ll help you with the pain. You’re not alone!”
-“Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide”

David Bowie - Rock 'n' Roll Suicide, taken from 'Ziggy Stardust The Motion Picture'

David Bowie - Rock 'n' Roll Suicide, taken from 'Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (The Motion Picture Soundtrack)'. David Bowie (Five Years 1969 - 1973) is available as 2 beautifully packaged Limited Edition box sets; on 180g audiophile vinyl and on CD, complete with companion book featuring memorabilia, rare and previously unseen photos, hand written lyrics, original album press reviews and much more.

1.“And these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds are immune to your consultations.  They’re quite aware of what they’re going through.”
-“Changes”

David Bowie - Changes (Live)

Music video by David Bowie performing Changes (Edit).

 

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  True story.