David Bowie — The Man Who Sold The World
Album: The Man Who Sold The World
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Released: 1970
Length: 3:48
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We passed upon the stair
We spoke of was and when
Although I was not there
He said I was his friend

Which came as some surprise
I spoke into his eyes
I thought you died alone
A long, long time ago

Oh no, not me
I never lost control
You're face to face
With the man who sold the world

I laughed and shook his hand
And made my way back home
I searched for form and land
For years and years, I roamed

I gazed a gazely stare
And all the millions here
We must have died alone
A long, long time ago

Who knows, not me
We never lost control
You're face to face
With the man who sold the world

Oh no, not me
I never lost control
You're face to face
With the man who sold the world
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Yet another fantastic song by a true artistic Legend.
Every time any David Bowie song is played I feel I should strongly recommend that if you are in New York City area please go to The Brooklyn Museum for the "David Bowie is" exhibition.  It is likely the best curated, most informative and personal exhibit that I have ever seen!  Even if you are only a casual Bowie fan I think that you will find it very interesting.  But do go early in the day as it tends to be pretty busy (this is the last stop for the exhibit which has been on display at various locations since 2013).  It took me 3+ hours to get through it all as it is quite large (though admittedly, I do read every card and tend to linger at all the individual displays). 
GO SEE IT!


Album: The Man Who Sold The World 
Released: 1970

                                48 years ago ~



{#Crown}

 lmic wrote:
"Bowie bemoaned the fact that when he performed the number himself he would encounter "kids that come up afterwards and say, 'It's cool you're doing a Nirvana song.' And I think, 'Fuck you, you little tosser!'" ~Nicholas Pegg

 
{#Biggrin}
Great drumming!
More cow bell       :-)
 max_p wrote:


 
This was the cover I had. Love this whole album.
I don't need Nirvana when this is still around.  No bum notes here.
A smug, handsome man smiles behind a scale with the globe on one side and gold and diamonds on the other.
Mikey has your trickle-down right here.

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Bowie and Eno's loungey remix version of this from the 00's was equally awesome.
 flyboy wrote:

 One of the only songs where I enjoy the original and cover equally.

 
I liked the Nirvana cover at the time but now I don't care for it
Nirvana's is 23 years old and Bowie's is 47 years old and Bowie's still crackles and buzzes and illuminates,
Cobain's? old and draggy
 horstman wrote:
I think the cover by Nirvana makes the original sound even better (having the two as comparisons). They are both very good, and I love both versions but its the juxtaposition that brings out the highlights of each.

 
I agree.  One of the only songs where I enjoy the original and cover equally.
 lmic wrote:
"Bowie bemoaned the fact that when he performed the number himself he would encounter "kids that come up afterwards and say, 'It's cool you're doing a Nirvana song.' And I think, 'Fuck you, you little tosser!'" ~Nicholas Pegg

 
{#Clap} 


taken too soon
wowie-zowie moonboys and cotton pickers!!!!!!
Bowie follows Johnny Cash!!!{#Bananajam} 
"Bowie bemoaned the fact that when he performed the number himself he would encounter "kids that come up afterwards and say, 'It's cool you're doing a Nirvana song.' And I think, 'Fuck you, you little tosser!'" ~Nicholas Pegg
 hayduke2 wrote:
am going to see The Man Who Fell to Earth now (for the thirteenth time), David Bowie was a stellar gift to humanity

 
a new cleaned up version was to be released this fall, no doubt in select theaters only
might as well drop that Nirvana cover from the playlist
It's like an extremely fine wine {#Cheers}
am going to see The Man Who Fell to Earth now (for the thirteenth time), David Bowie was a stellar gift to humanity