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The Six Fix: David Bowie’s Well-Loved Lyrics

The Six Fix: David Bowie’s Well-Loved Lyrics

After a courageous 18-month battle with cancer, David Robert Jones, more commonly known as David Bowie, died peacefully surrounded by his family on January 10. A British music icon who defied all odds including genre and even gender, David’s journey reminds us that even when the artist passes, the music lives.

Let’s take a look back at some of his well-loved songs and lyrics.

1. Space Oddity, 1969

This is Major Tom to Ground Control

I'm stepping through the door

And I'm floating

in a most peculiar way

And the stars look very different today


2. Life on Mars, 1971

Sailors fighting in the dance hall

Oh man look at those cavemen go

It's the freakiest show

Take a look at the lawman

Beating up the wrong guy

Oh man wonder if he'll ever know

He's in the best selling show

Is there life on Mars?


3. Ziggy Stardust, 1972

So where were the spiders while the fly tried to break our balls?

Just the beer light to guide us.

So we bitched about his fans and should we crush his sweet hands?


4. Fame, 1975

Fame, makes a man take things over

Fame, lets him loose, hard to swallow

Fame, puts you there where things are hollow

Fame, what you like is in the limo

Fame, what you get is no tomorrow

Fame, what you need you have to borrow


5. Heroes, 1977

Though nothing, will keep us together

We could steal time,

just for one day

We can be Heroes, for ever and ever

What do you say?


6. Let’s Dance, 1983

Let's dance put on your red shoes

and dance the blues

Let's dance to the song

they're playin' on the radio

Let's sway you could look into my eyes

Let's sway under the moonlight,

this serious moonlight



When tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone, all we really have is the music we share and make. David Bowie teaches us that. 


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