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The Jean Genie
David Bowie Lyrics


A small Jean Genie snuck off to the city
Strung out on lasers and slash-back blazers
Ate all your razors while pulling the waiters
Talking 'bout Monroe and walking on Snow White
New York's a go-go, and everything tastes right
Poor little Greenie, ooh-ooh

Keep her comin'
The Jean Genie lives on his back
The Jean Genie loves chimney stacks
He's outrageous, he screams and he bawls (Jean Genie)
Jean Genie, let yourself go, whoah

Sits like a man but he smiles like a reptile
She love him, she love him but just for a short while
She'll scratch in the sand, won't let go his hand
He says he's a beautician and sells you nutrition
And keeps all your dead hair for making up underwear
Poor little Greenie, ooh-ooh

The Jean Genie lives on his back
The Jean Genie loves chimney stacks
He's outrageous, he screams and he bawls (Jean Genie)
Jean Genie, let yourself go, whoah

He's so simple-minded, he can't drive his module
He bites on the neon and sleeps in a capsule
Loves to be loved, loves to be loved

Oh, Jean Genie lives on his back
The Jean Genie loves chimney stacks
He's outrageous, he screams and he bawls (Jean Genie)
Jean Genie, let yourself go, whoah

Go!
Go!

The Jean Genie lives on his back
The Jean Genie loves chimney stacks
He's outrageous, he screams and he bawls (Jean Genie)
Jean Genie, let yourself go, whoah

Go, go go!

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Written by: DAVID BOWIE

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SomeGirls

who the hell is NOT in love with Mick Ronson? RIP - you are still loved!! He is such an underrated man. Without him, Bowie would not have risen to the heights he did, IMO.

Blue Dog

I think Ronson was a brilliant musician, co arranger and producer, but I think you are totally mistaken about Bowie not rising to the heights without him, throughout his career Bowie brought out the best of those who worked with him, he encouraged them to bring forward their ideas and thoughts, but at the end of the day he ultimately was the charismatic driving force! And I ask you this, what would Ronson have been without Bowie, he had a leg up after working with him, but it didn’t last long, and in many ways I think he took the wrong path by trying to be star, something he clearly just wasn’t cut out for, when he could have been the most demanded producer and arranger in the world!

David Spalten

Saw him live in a small venue with Ian Hunter in the late 80s. An incredible virtuoso. Most don't know he scored most of Bowie's early work, and was responsible for the rich, varied textures. Gone too soon. RIP.

FOGHORN LEGHORN

What makes you believe he's underrated?

Mike Boyd

"David Bowie would always have been a star, bit Ronson made him a Rock Star"

philip freyaborn

Mick Ronson's always been my favourite guitarist ever

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Georgie Thumbs

It must have been utterly mind blowing seeing this guy live back then, close to the stage. It must have been like watching an alien from another planet which I assume was Bowies intention.

wanderer15701

Saw him in '75..Pretty amazing..Missed Ziggy by a year and a half though..Feel sorry for the young folks..You'll never get the chances and opportunities we did

Michael G

​@K H My first bowie memory... The teenage neighbor girl had the Diamond Dogs record and played it all the time, and once my foot landed in her crotch when we were on opposite ends of the couch (I was 9) so I guess I got a feel, with my foot, and remember saying, what the heck is that, its all warm.. she's like its my crotch.... Then we met Leonard Nimoy the next day (Spock), true story, my dad lived at the time at a ski resort where celebrities would stay back then doing local theater work. But I did see the Serious Moonlight and Sound and Vision tours, which unfortunately were not as intense as this.

Robin Lyn

@frank waters that must have been so surreal.

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