Song Lyric Sunday

A very good morning to everyone out there in blogging land (I was just channeling my 1980’s radio DJ there!). It’s Sunday morning so it must be time for Song Lyric Sunday, the perfect way to discover new music and make new blogging friends.  As always I have to thank our tireless host, Jim Adams whose prompt for this week is Cool/Groovy/Hip/Nifty/Radical/Swell.

If you’d like to play along and why wouldn’t you,  here are some rules for you:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not.
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
  • Ping back to this post will eventually work, as long as you are being patient, but you can also place your link in the comments if you don’t like to wait.
  • Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
  • Feel free to suggest future prompts.
  • Have fun and enjoy the music.

I have to be honest, this one was tricky for me as I have nothing in my music collection that contains any of the word prompts so I decided to pick a musician who was definitely cool and always radical and that’s David Bowie.

 

Do you remember a guy that’s been
In such an early song?
I’ve heard a rumor from Ground Control
Oh no, don’t say it’s true
They got a message from the Action Man
“I’m happy, hope you’re happy too
I’ve loved all I’ve needed, love
Sordid details following”
The shrieking of nothing is killing, just
Pictures of Jap girls in synthesis and I
Ain’t got no money and I ain’t got no hair
But I’m hoping to kick but the planet it’s glowing
Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
We know Major Tom’s a junkie
Strung out in heaven’s high
Hitting an all-time low
Time and again I tell myself
I’ll stay clean tonight
But the little green wheels are following me
Oh no, not again
I’m stuck with a valuable friend
“I’m happy, hope you’re happy too”
One flash of light but no smoking pistol
I never done good things (I never done good things)
I never done bad things (I never done bad things)
I never did anything out of the blue, woh-o-oh
Want an axe to break the ice
Wanna come down right now
Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
We know Major Tom’s a junkie
Strung out in heaven’s high
Hitting an all-time low
My mother said, to get things done
You’d better not mess with Major Tom
My mother said, to get things done
You’d better not mess with Major Tom
My mother said, to get things done
You’d better not mess with Major Tom
My mother said, to get things done
You’d better not mess with Major Tom
Songwriters: David Bowie
Ashes to Ashes lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
I remember when I first saw this video, which was really cutting edge for its time, and I was absolutely blown away. I hadn’t seen or heard anything like it before and I believe it’s what started my lifelong interest in Bowie’s music. I can’t say that I like everything that he’s done but he wrote several songs that will never leave my all time top 20. He was so innovative and so completely committed to everything that he did that each song really was a performance in itself.
Even better than that, he was beautifully, wonderfully weird and I don’t believe that there ever was or ever will be anyone like him. His creativity was outstanding and he was the ultimate rock and roll chameleon, we never knew what to expect from his next and it was never what we expected! Anyway, I had so many of his songs to choose from that it was impossible to narrow it down to one so you have two bonus tracks to enjoy too. The first, Rock and Roll Suicide is an amazingly powerful track that starts with just a single guitar strumming and then builds and builds to a really powerful crescendo. The second I chose simply because I love the song and the video is jaw droppingly outrageous – classic Mr Bowie.

 

Anyway, I hope that you enjoy and I hope you have a great Sunday :O)

Lisa x

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  17 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday

  1. May 26, 2019 at 7:57 am

    Nice choices, and we should make that a thing – “You can be cool, but are you David Bowie-cool?” LOL! Enjoy the weekend! 🙂

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  2. May 26, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Happy Sunday! 💕

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  3. May 26, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Hey Lisa did you know that Bowie wrote a rock musical in the final years before he died. I listened to a programme on it early last week, its showing in Melbourne Australia in early June, its called Lazarus….. maybe it has already been performed in the UK (am assuming that’s where you live Lisa?)

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    • May 26, 2019 at 9:35 am

      I didn’t – thanks for that Deb I’ll have to give it a look! I know the song Lazarus that, I think, was on his last album perhaps that was featured in it.
      I am originally from the UK but I live in the South of France :O) x

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      • May 26, 2019 at 9:36 am

        oh okay Lisa, great to know… check it out if you can…. I really would love to see the show. xo

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      • May 26, 2019 at 10:20 am

        Apparently the show is in Australia at the moment and I can’t see that it will be coming to the UK or France this year sadly :O(

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      • May 26, 2019 at 11:51 am

        Thats a shame. I heard some of the performance on radio it sounded great. If I can find the link to the podcast later I will send it to you

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      • May 26, 2019 at 12:08 pm

        That’s really kind, thanks Deb :O) x

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  4. May 26, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    Thanks for sharing your songs Lisa.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. May 26, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Great choices Lisa. Was Bowie EVER that young. Wow. I guess we all were, once.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. May 27, 2019 at 12:02 am

    Bowie is a multi-media genius. The song and the video are A+++

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