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Five Years
David Bowie Lyrics


Pushing through the market square
So many mothers sighing (sighing)
News had just come over
We had five years left to cry in (cry in)
News guy wept and told us
Earth was really dying (dying)
Cried so much his face was wet
Then I knew he was not lying (lying)

I heard telephones, opera house, favorite melodies
I saw boys, toys, electric irons and TV's
My brain hurt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare
I had to cram so many things to store everything in there
And all the fat, skinny people
And all the tall, short people
And all the nobody people
And all the somebody people
I never thought I'd need so many people

A girl my age went off her head
Hit some tiny children
If the Black hadn't have pulled her off
I think she would have killed them
A soldier with a broken arm
Fixed his stare to the wheels of a Cadillac
A cop knelt and kissed the feet of a priest
And a queer threw up at the sight of that
I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlor
Drinking milk shakes cold and long
Smiling and waving and looking so fine
Don't think you knew you were in this song
And it was cold and it rained, so I felt like an actor
And I thought of Ma and I wanted to get back there
Your face, your race, the way that you talk
I kiss you, you're beautiful, I want you to walk

We've got five years, stuck on my eyes
Five years, what a surprise
We've got five years, my brain hurts a lot
Five years, that's all we've got

We've got five years, what a surprise
Five years, stuck on my eyes
We've got five years, my brain hurts a lot
Five years, that's all we've got

We've got five years, stuck on my eyes
Five years, what a surprise
We've got five years, my brain hurts a lot
Five years, that's all we've got

We've got five years, what a surprise
We've got five years, stuck on my eyes
We've got five years, my brain hurts a lot
Five years, that's all we've got

Five years
Five years
Five years
Five years

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: David Bowie

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Igmund

I remember, so long ago, being raised listening to my parents music, which was mostly country.
Then they gifted me with their clock radio in which the clock had stopped functioning.
I was quickly discovering music the likes of which I had never imagined before.
Some of the best and more obscure was played late at night, so I recorded some onto cassette.
Five Years was one of those songs, which I listened to frequently, though I did not know the artist.
A couple of years later I decided to buy some vinyl records with some birthday cash.
One of them I purchased just from being mesmerized by the album cover.
When I played it for the first time and Fiver Years emitted from the mono speaker,
my mind was blown on so many levels.

It has been my favorite album ever since.



Михаил Сергопольцев

Дэвид Боуи - "Пять лет"

На базарной площади
Все матери рыдают
Поступила новость:
Нас лишь пять лет ожидает

Диктор, плача, сказал нам:
Планета умирает
Мокрым было от слез лицо
И я знал – не привирает

Слышал телефон, опер звон, звуков, милых мне
Вид детей, игр, приборов разных и ТВ
Мой мозг, как склад, ломился
Был он тесен совсем
Впихнуть хотел я ряд вещей
Чтобы сохранить их все
Толсто-тощие люди, все высок-мал люди
Все никто-вы люди, все вы-кто-то люди
Не думал, что нужны мне эти люди

Ровесница сошла с ума
Била малых деток
Если б черный тип не оттащил, то убила б их наверно

Солдат со сломанной рукой колесо Кадиллака разглядывал
Склонясь, целовал мент ноги попа
И стошнило гея при виде их
В кафе-мороженом тебя заметил
Ты коктейль пила ледяной
Машешь с улыбкой и вид на все сто
Не знала ты, что ты в песне той

Было холодно, дождь, мне казалось, актер я
Вспомнил маму я, захотелось быть с ней рядом
Твое лицо, твой говор и тип
Целую, красива ты, хочу увести

У нас пять лет, взглядом завис
Пять лет, вот так сюрприз
Пять лет, как мозг мой болит
Пять лет есть у Земли



All comments from YouTube:

Liesbeth van Dijk

"Was that okay?" he asks at the end of the song. Yes, mister David Bowie, it was. I know I speak for many when I say you changed my life for the better, perhaps even saved it. Eternally grateful. ❤️

FIORELLA CASPOLI

@Alan Dougans 5

FIORELLA CASPOLI

@Joe Postove 6yy

Lisa VH

Changed my life too

Robert Degraw

what a treat, a truly beautiful version of 5 Years! Such a gift was Bowie...

Thomas Britton

Is that you’re pseudonym?

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Liya and Inna May

David, the world isn't complete without you. Years pass, but one thing remains - David's masterpieces are for eternity. I do know for a fact that his songs will never die or become vintage. Tears rolled down my cheeks. My biggest hero, my huge crush, bloody legend.🥰🥰🥰😍😍⭐🌌💖

Psyducky

I love your Queen pfp👍

Bryan Mack

Yes.i have never fully recovered from Bowie's sudden death. The world has not been kind to me since 2016.

MegaSickcat

His voice made you believe every single word he sang.

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