God Knows I'm Good

Album: David Bowie (1969)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from David Bowie's 1969 eponymous album, which was released in the US as Man of Words/Man of Music. It was later rereleased by RCA as Space Oddity but reverted to the original, eponymous, title for a 2009 reissue.
  • George Underwood designed the back cover art for the Space Oddity release as well as Bowie's other early albums. The artist was a friend of the singer back in his childhood days in the South East England town of Bromley. He told Q magazine April 2013 that Bowie based this observational tale, "on a story, not specifically about his mother, but a Bromley woman caught shoplifting."

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