Ashes to Ashes

by David Bowie
from Scary Monsters and Super Creeps

Do you remember a guy that's been
In such an early song
I've heard a rumour 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 to 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 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


My mother said to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom


Ashes To Ashes appeared on
Bowie: The Singles 1969-1993
Fame And Fashion (David Bowie's All Time Greatest Hits)
Golden Years
Scary Monsters... And Super Creeps
The Singles Collection
Ashes To Ashes
Space Oddity (medley)
David Bowie Songbook

added January 2000

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