Something kind of hit me today I looked at you and wondered if you saw things my way People will hold us to blame It hit me today, it hit me today
We're taking it hard all the time Why don't we pass it by? Just reply, you've changed your mind We're fighting with the eyes of the blind Taking it hard, taking it hard
Yet now We feel that we are paper, choking on you nightly They tell me "Son, we want you, be elusive, but don't walk far" For we're breaking in the new boys, deceive your next of kin For you're dancing where the dogs decay, defecating ecstasy You're just an ally of the leecher Locator for the virgin King, but I love you in your fuck-me pumps And your nimble dress that trails Oh, dress yourself, my urchin one, for I hear them on the rails Because of all we've seen, because of all we've said We are the dead
One thing kind of touched me today I looked at you and counted all the times we had laid Pressing our love through the night Knowing it's right, knowing it's right
Now I'm hoping some one will care Living on the breath of a hope to be shared Trusting on the sons of our love That someone will care, someone will care
But now We're today's scrambled creatures, locked in tomorrow's double feature Heaven's on the pillow, its silence competes with hell It's a twenty-four hour service, guaranteed to make you tell And the streets are full of press men Bent on getting hung and buried And the legendary curtains are drawn 'round Baby Bankrupt Who sucks you while you're sleeping It's the theater of financiers Count them, fifty 'round a table White and dressed to kill
Oh caress yourself, my juicy For my hands have all but withered Oh dress yourself my urchin one, for I hear them on the stairs Because of all we've seen, because of all we've said We are the dead We are the dead We are the dead
Writer/s: David Robert Jones, Reeves C. Gabrels
Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Ian from TorontoYep, Jenny, I agree completely. Sweet Thing suite is probably my favourite Bowie thing. Ironically, his big hit, Rebel Rebel, though a great little rocker, is the least interesting cut on the album by far. It'd be the first song I'd drop from the lp if I had too.
Jenny from Hereford, EnglandI agree with you,Jon,it does seem like Winston is singing it and I almost expect O'Brien to come from behind the picture and echo him xxx Wowowowo what a fantastic lp that is!!!I think "Candidate"/"Sweet Thing"/"Candidate" (reprise) is the best thing on the Lp though,and then segues into "Rebel Rebel" mmmmmmmmmmmmmxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx LOVE that man xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Jon from Whittier, CaThe best 1984-inspired song on the album, because Bowie sings it with such melancholic dispair...but it's very close to the book with the lyrics. Makes it look like Winston sung it, not David.
"Big Love" is a showcase song for Lindsey Buckingham and the first single from Fleetwood Mac's 1987 album Tango In The Night, but he left the group soon after the album was released and the band didn't perform it live until he returned 10 years later.
"Sloop John B" is a traditional West Indian folk song, and it was a huge hit for The Beach Boys in 1966. They tweaked the lyric, "This is the worst trip since I've been born" to "...I've ever been on" as a wink to acid culture.