Ashes to Ashes
David Bowie Lyrics


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

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Written by: David Bowie

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Cowboy C Bop

Miss him So Much !!!!!
I just watched this particular again last night on the big screen .
( is this bass player amazing or what )...
I have a beautiful story I would love to share .
In 1983 .
Just an incredible experience for a then 16 year old me .
David was so close - but yet so far .
Basically, I was stranded in Philly after a. Bowie show ( the last train stopped running at 11 pm ).
My friend and I walked around the city , went to a hotel called “ The Warwick “ , and when we were in the lobby , the elevator door opens , and out walks “ Earl Slick “.
Then the rest of the band came down eventually. ( they all went to the bar / lounge area ).
But no David !!
We snuck on the elevator, went up to his floor , only to be blocked by some security.
We hung out for as long as we could and still no David .
Although it was pretty incredible to meet everyone else in the band , it would of been the most spectacular event in my life , had I met the Thin White Duke !
Talking to Earl Slick is a memorable one .
He was on John Lennon’s last album ( Double Fantasy ), so it was still pretty fresh ( the death of John ) on our minds .
Just wanted to share that little story with you .
I miss Bowie so much !! I really thought I lost a friend . Even though we never met .
May he Rest In Peace .



PotterLatina

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: love.
Sordid details following."

The shrieking of nothing is killing me
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 is glowing

[Chorus:]
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,
Want an axe to break the ice
Wanna come down right now

[Chorus]

[4x]
My mother said, "To get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom."



Vale V

I did! :) in Italy, quite a very rare chance. What mesmerize me is that at the time, as a teenager i was into other kind of music, I didn't know him and his past work well, but what mostly impressed me at the live was that kind of powerful charisma he expressed on stage.
I felt like, even from that distant point he was singing, sorrounded by lights, sounds and live effects, as if he was staring at me, directly and sharp as a knife (.. "Bowie" not by chance)..
I don't even have a memory of a particular song he did, as I was not a fan, and more into some silly metal at t time. But I do perfectly remember that sensation of being sort of absorbed by him, on that stage, as if a light, or a laser emanated from his eyes to hypnotize me, and I suppose, most of the other people as well.
It was an intense experience, and more so considering I was not even already so aware of him, neither I did him well or was passionate about his music.
Though, this sort of fascination I had at the concert was not a warm sensation: this light or electricity he seemed to emanate was to me a very cold one, attracting me and at the same time rejecting me, or better keeping me at a distance...Truly as if it was an encounter with an alien presence, that you can't avoid being totally captured by, but that you can't truly connect with.
Because of this sort of cold feeling I had, I guess, i was not tempted even in the following years to get to know him and his music better.
I have since embraced so many other genres of music, especially classical (probably with Beethoven as the 'love of my life' ), and only after his death, I had another chance to get to know his music and artistry better and deeper.
As I guess so many and many others, I was struck by the news of his death. But what hit me most was the amount of sorrow I felt, as if I had lost one of my most beloved musicians, or even more than that.. On a more personal level.
I couldnt understand why I suddenly had these feelings for a musician I didn't even really know.
So I rapidly filled the gap since then, not only getting to listen and to know his music, his life, his story, trough some good books also, but got so intrigued by him that I also watched almost all the interviews I could find.
Needless to say, I got to the point so many others reached before me: completely in love with his music and inextricably also with his persona, his talent, intelligence, class, beauty, irony, and on top of it all, the lovely, truly warm and kind person he was.
After getting to know him in a sort of "rewind", I understood why I felt so bad at his passing: cause he was that lovely, amazing and unique person and artist I hadn't known, deepened before, but somehow, in a corner of me, always knew was special... A presence I felt somehow I was missing, but that was so relevant. As if he was that distant relative you never met, but always heard fabulous and misterious things about, and finally you get to meet him and understand why! :)
Now I know he will always be one of my beloved ones, and I feel so happy I got to see him long ago, though I could not get him right at the time. The only thing I can't totally understand, (although I also believe he had a sort of 'out of this world' aura) is why I got this very capturing, but cold feeling from him at his concert, when I now believe he is one of the most lovely and warm person you could ever meet! :) Or maybe the reason is what makes him such a unique artist: as he had all of these sides, contrasting and complementary parts, and personalities, all inside him, to be taken out at his desire and wish:)
(Bowie and the attachment he provoked worldwide is also proof to me of what I always believed: that music connects humans in one of the most profound ways, touching chords and emotions that are deeply rooted in us all, and can only taken out by music. And that empathy is not just an emotion we feel or a sensibility we have, sometimes, but the backbone of what connects us all, and makes us a unique "being".



Grazi Rezende

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



KolbUrsus

Ashes to Ashes
Titre de David Bowie
Paroles
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
Paroliers : Pat Metheny / Lyle Mays / David Bowie
Paroles de Ashes to Ashes © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Artiste : David Bowie
Album : Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
Date de sortie : 1980



Giovana Lopes Urio

Das Cinzas às Cinzas

Você se lembra de um cara que esteve
Numa já antiga canção?
Eu ouvi um rumor da Base de Controle
Oh não, não diga que é verdade

Eles têm uma mensagem do Action Man
Eu estou feliz, espero que você esteja também
Amei tudo o que precisava amar
Detalhes sórdidos a seguir

Os gritos do nada o assassinam
Apenas figuras de garotas japonesas em síntese
E não tenho dinheiro e não tenho cabelo
Mas eu espero largar, mas o planeta está brilhando

Das cinzas às cinzas, de requebrando a quebrado
Nós sabemos que o Major Tom é um viciado
Estendido chapado alto no paraíso
Atingindo sua maior decadência

Novamente eu digo para mim mesmo
Eu vou ficar sóbrio esta noite
Mas as rodinhas verdes estão me perseguindo
Oh não, de novo não

Eu estou preso com um amigo valioso
Eu estou feliz, espero que você também esteja
Um flash de luz, mas nenhuma fumaça de pistola

Eu nunca fiz coisas boas
Eu nunca fiz coisas más
Eu nunca fiz nada de supetão, woh-o-oh

Quero um machado para quebrar o gelo
Quero descer agora mesmo

Das cinzas às cinzas, de requebrando a quebrado
Nós sabemos que o Major Tom é um viciado
Estendido chapado alto no paraíso
Atingindo sua maior decadência

Minha mãe disse para fazer coisas do jeito bom
É melhor não brincar com o Major Tom



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Fabian Curto

Who’s listening in 2020 ? David Bowie genius !

emilio fattori

Me

Moo Moo Puppy

me May 7th, 2020

PlayVLOG

I search “best sad old songs” in Google and this come up 😅😅😅

Prisca

Me

Stefan Hamström

I do every day

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sarah clark

I am obsessed with this live version, sheer joy.

Ickie

still getting more or less daily plays ..im also obsessed with this version,its that instrumental at the end i like when he does that "Kick"

sarah clark

@marianne litzistorf Thanks for your comment and for reminding me of this, going to listen to it loud here in lockdown!!

marianne litzistorf

Moi aussi..la meilleure version..je suis totale addict merci pour ce moment de pur perfection🙏💕

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