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

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Written by: David Bowie

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Lyrics

Pushing through the market square, so many mothers sighing
News had just come over, we had five years left to cry in
News guy wept and told us, earth was really dying
Cried so much his face was wet, then I knew he was not lying
I heard telephones, opera house, favourite melodies
I saw boys, toys electric irons and T.V.'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 a-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 parlour, 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
We've got five years, what a surprise
We've got five years, my brain hurts a lot
We've got five years, that's all we've got



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Five years David Bowie

Pushing thru the market square,
시장의 광장을 가로질러,
so many mothers sighing
많은 어머니들이 탄식하고 있어
News had just come over,
뉴스들은 우리를 속이고,
we had five years left to cry in
우리에겐 그저 울면서 보낼 5년만이 남았을 뿐이야
News guy wept and told us,
아나운서는 우리에게 울면서 말했지
earth was really dying
지구가 정말 죽어가고 있다고
Cried so much his face was wet,
눈물로 범벅이 된 그 얼굴..
then I knew he was not lying
그때 난 그가 거짓말을 하는게 아니란 걸 알았어
I heard telephones, opera house, favourite melodies
난 전화기 오페라하우스 내가 좋아하는 멜로디를 들었어
I saw boys, toys electric irons and t.v.s
나는 소년들 전기 강철 장난감들 tv를 보았어
My brain hurt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare
나의 뇌는 수용소처럼 상처입고, 용서를 위한 방 따위는 없어
I had to cram so many things to store everything in there
난 거기에 많은 것을 비축하기 위해 모든것을 쑤셔 넣 넣어야만 해
And all the fat-skinny people,
그리고 모든 뚱뚱한-말라깽이 사람들도
and all the tall-short people
모든 키가큰-작은 사람들
And all the nobody people,
주변에 아무도 없는 사람들이나
and all the somebody people
어느 누군가가 있는 사람들 모두 다
I never thought Id need so many people
나는 그렇게 많은 사람들이 필요하다고 생각하지 않았어


A girl my age went off her head,
내 또래의 한 소녀가 미쳐서
hit some tiny children
조그만 아이들을 때렸어
If the black hadnt a-pulled her off,
만약 흑인이 그녀를 떼어놓지 않았다면
I think she would have killed them
난 그녀가 그들을 죽였을 거라 생각해
A soldier with a broken arm,
부러진 팔을 가진 군인이
fixed his stare to the wheels of a cadillac
캐딜락의 바퀴를 빤히 쳐다만 보고 있어
A cop knelt and kissed the feet of a priest,
경찰은 무릎을 꿇고 성직자와 동성애자의 발에 키스를 했지
and a queer threw up at the sight of that
난 그광경을 보고 토하고 말았지
I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlour,
난 아이스크림 가게에서
drinking milk shakes cold and long
차가운 밀크쉐이크를 오랫동안 마시는 널 본것 같아
Smiling and waving and looking so fine,
웃으며 손을 흔드는 보기 좋은 모습을
dont think You knew you were in this song
니가 이 노래를 알고 있다고 생각하지마
And it was cold and it rained so I felt like an actor
춥고 비가 내리니 난 내가 배우가 된것 같아
And I thought of ma and I wanted to get back there
엄마를 생각했고 다시 그때 그곳으로 돌아가고 싶어
Your face, your race, the way that you talk
너의 얼굴 너의 삶 말하는 법
I kiss you, youre beautiful, I want you to walk
난 너에게 키스를 해 넌 아름다워 너와 거닐고 싶어
Weve got five years, stuck on my eyes
우리는 5년의 시간을 가지고 있어 나의 기억속에
Five years, what a surprise
우리는 5년의 시간을 가지고 있어 이 얼마나 놀라운 일이야
Weve got five years, my brain hurts a lot
우리는 5년의 시간을 가지고 있어 난 많은 상처를 가지고 있어
Five years, thats all weve got
우리는 5년의 시간을 가지고 있어 그건 우리가 가진 전부야
Weve got five years, what a surprise
우리는 5년의 시간을 가지고 있어 이 얼마나 놀라운 일이야
Five years, stuck on my eyes
5년..나의 기억속에
Weve got five years, my brain hurts a lot
우린 5년의 시간을 가지고 있어 난 많은 상처를 가지고 있고
Five years, thats all weve got
5년.. 그게 우리가 가진 전부야
Weve got five years, stuck on my eyes
우린 5년의 시간을 가지고 있어 나의 기억속에
Five years, what a surprise
5년.. 이 얼마나 놀라운 일이야
Weve got five years, my brain hurts a lot
우린 5년의 시간을 가지고 있어 난 많은 상처를 가지고 있고
Five years, thats all weve got
5년의 시간 그게 우리가 가진 전부야
Weve got five years, what a surprise
Weve got five years, stuck on my eyes
Weve got five years, my brain hurts a lot
Five years, thats all weve got
Five years



All comments from YouTube:

RockStar_MP

Bowie did this all in one take, while he was bawling his eyes out in the recording booth. Such an absolute masterpiece

Debbie Brautman

@Shelion You took the words right out of my mouth!

meh

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Yvonne Wilson

@Shelion ... Amen... 🌹

Yvonne Wilson

My favorite Bowie album of all time! ❤️

OneOFThese NotLikeTheOther

You can feel it I can't listen to this song without tears 😭😭😭

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Raven Devino

The last part, where he's practically screaming, is heart wrenching.

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Jillian Or Whatever

Sounds like he's crying...

Billy Jean

sPOILER Alert

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