Boys Keep Swinging

Album: Lodger (1979)
Charted: 7
  • Heaven loves ya
    The clouds part for ya
    Nothing stands in your way
    When you're a boy
    Clothes always fit ya
    Life is a pop of the cherry
    When you're a boy
    When you're a boy
    You can wear a uniform
    When you're a boy
    Other boys check you out
    You get a girl
    These are your favorite things
    When you're a boy
    Boys keep swinging
    Boys always work it out
    Uncage the colors
    Unfurl the flag
    Luck just kissed you hello
    When you're a boy
    They'll never clone ya
    You're always first on the line
    When you're a boy
    When you're a boy
    You can buy a home of your own
    When you're a boy
    Learn to drive and everything
    You'll get your share
    When you're a boy
    Boys keep swinging
    Boys always work it outWriter/s: DAVID BOWIE, BRIAN ENO
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, TINTORETTO MUSIC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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  • Robert from Dallas, TxAccording to Belew, Bowie and Eno heard Adrian Belew playing around with the guitar part from "Heroes" (played by Fripp on the album years earlier) and did not stop him until later to inform him that was multiple takes layered together. Bowie's lyric is a comment on Belew's tenacity.
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