Starman

Album: Ziggy Stardust (1972)
Charted: 10 65
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  • Didn't know what time it was and 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
    'Cause 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

    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
    'Cause he knows it's all worthwhile
    He told me
    Let the children lose it
    Let the children use it
    Let all the children boogie

    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
    'Cause he knows it's all worthwhile
    He told me
    Let the children lose it
    Let the children use it
    Let all the children boogie

    La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
    La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

Comments: 6

  • Seth from Somewhere In The UniverseOur glorious old friend David is now the Starman.
  • Mike from ScrantonThis song was featured in the movie "The Martian" starring Matt Damon. Great fit to a fantastic movie.
  • Nina from Brandon, MsMick Ronson, guitarist of the Spiders from Mars, was hugely instrumental in arranging and musically shaping Bowie's songs from the Ziggy Stardust era. Mick was a classically trained musician and incredibly talented, though extremely underated at the time.
  • Allie from A Little Ol' Town In, Mi0
  • Sara Mackenzie from Middle Of Nowhere, Fldude, this is SUCH a great song!! go ziggy!! =^_^=
  • Mark from London, EnglandThe full title of the LP is "The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars", although the first UK CD releases, on the RCA label, credited just "Ziggy Stardust". Shortly after his RCA back catalogue was released on CD for the first time, Bowie jumped ship to another label which bought the rights and reissued the CDs, thus creating possibly the first general release (i.e. non-promo) CD rarities in the world!
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