Lady Stardust
David Bowie Lyrics


People stared at the makeup on his face
Laughed at his long black hair, his animal grace
The boy in the bright blue jeans
Jumped up on the stage
Lady Stardust sang his songs
Of darkness and disgrace

And he was alright, the band was altogether
Yes, he was alright, the song went on forever
Yes, he was awful nice
Really quite out of sight
And he sang all night long

Femme fatales emerged from shadows
To watch this creature fair
Boys stood upon their chairs
To make their point of view
I smiled sadly for a love
I could not obey
Lady Stardust sang his songs
Of darkness and dismay

And he was alright, the band was altogether
Yes, he was alright, his song went on forever
And he was awful nice
Really quite paradise
And he sang all night, all night long

Oh, how I sighed when they asked if I knew his name

Oh, that was alright, the band was altogether
Yes, he was alright and the song went on forever
He was awful nice
Really quite paradise
He sang all night long

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Written by: David Bowie

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buzzzeslikeafridge

People stared at the makeup on his face 
Laughed at his long black hair, his animal grace 
The boy in the bright blue jeans 
Jumped up on the stage 
And lady stardust sang his songs 
Of darkness and disgrace

And he was alright, the band was altogether 
Yes he was alright, the song went on forever 
And he was awful nice 
Really quite out of sight

And he sang all night long 
Femme fatales emerged from shadows 
To watch this creature fair 
Boys stood upon their chairs 
To make their point of view 
I smiled sadly for a love 
I could not obey 
Lady stardust sang his songs 
Of darkness and dismay

And he was alright, the band was altogether 
Yes he was alright, the song went on forever 
And he was awful nice 
Really quite paradise

And he sang all night long 
All night long
Oh how I sighed when they asked if I knew his name

And he was alright, the band was altogether 
Yes he was alright, the song went on forever 
And he was awful nice 
Really quite out of sight

He sang all night long



Lady BlackstarDust

Marc's son, Rolan, penned a beatiful article about David after Bowie's death. This is what happened.
"In 1977, glam rock star Marc Bolan was killed in a car crash that also seriously injured his girlfriend, Gloria Jones, who had been driving the car. Their son, Rolan, was uninjured, due to his parents’ habit of of leaving him with his grandparents when they went to dinner.

Though Bolan had a sizable income that was protected by a trust fund, Rolan and Gloria were entitled to nothing, given that Bolan was still married to another woman. The mother and son then faced a drastic change when they moved back to the U.S.: they were plunged into poverty after living the millionaire lifestyle provided by Bolan. Rolan recalls that he didn’t believe he would have survived, given his mother’s critical medical condition and the tough times they were facing in Los Angeles.

That’s when Bowie stepped in.

David’s generosity helped us to survive. It wasn’t just the financial help – it was the time and kinds. He kept in regular touch by phone and his first and last words were always: ‘Don’t hesitate to tell me if there’s anything I can do.’ He’d shrug off our thanks, saying it was the least he could do for the family of a good friend.

David paid for Rolan’s private schooling and apparently made some other undisclosed financial contributions to the family.

Rolan Bolan:
“David’s generosity helped my mother and me to survive.”

After Marc's first wife died, Rolan and Gloria were made financially stable.



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Lady BlackstarDust

The song is generally interpreted as alluding to fellow glam rock icon Marc Bolan. The original demo version was entitled "He Was Alright (A Song for Marc)." Wikipedia.  Marc was tragically killed in a car accident in Sept 1977.  Bolan's funeral was attended by James Stroud, Les Paul, David Bowie, Tony Visconti, Eric Clapton, Paul Davis and Rod Stewart.  In August 2011, Marc's son with girlfriend Gloria Jones, singer/songwriter Rolan Bowan (born Sept '75) reported in the Daily Mail that David Bowie had helped he and his mother to survive.  They were denied access to Bolan's estate because Gloria and Marc had not been married.  David helped support he and his mother after Marc's death.   "His godfather David Bowie came to the rescue. Without publicity, Bowie paid for Rolan’s education and settled other expenses as he was growing up. ‘This allowed me to go to a good private school  and meet children of other celebrities,’ Rolan recalls. ‘The people who knew I didn’t have money of my own said: “Keep your character. Stay who you are.”’‘David’s generosity helped my mother and me to survive. It wasn’t just the financial help, but the time and kindness. He never came to see us in California because he lives in New York and hates to travel. But he kept in regular touch by phone and his first and last words every time were: “Don’t hesitate to tell me if there is anything I can do.”‘He’d shrug off our thanks, saying it was the least he could do for the family of a good friend,’ says Rolan."  Rolan hoped to meet David in New York to in New York "to tell him how very, very indebted me and my mother are,’ he adds."  I don't know if they ever met.

valentina esponda

I had no idea about that story, just makes me love and miss him even more

Grantaire

@Jonathan the song isn't about Marc's death, just his character.

Linda Dunn

I Love Marc!! Yes this song must be about him.

Brighemian Rhapsody

@Jonathan exactly!

Jonathan

​@Brighemian Rhapsody That's what I was also thinking when I was reading that comment. if this album was released in 1972, why the hell would Bowie make a song alluding to Marc's death 5 years prior?

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thecoolestguyonyoutube

This is the most underrated song of all time.

Melizma Tea

@Johnnywhamo ? Are you and I talking about the same thing when we say "underrated"? I mean that I don't think it is appreciated as much as it should be. As much as I think it should be - the "I" being the pertinent part of this - this could be the most famous and loved song of all time and it would still make sense and be true for me to say that FOR ME it is underrated. Do you know what I mean?

Johnnywhamo

@Melizma Tea ...No one ever talks about it...if you're 17, only listen to 6 of his greatest hits and try to pretend you're a Bowie fan. If you're an actual fan and have listened to many of his ALBUMS you would realize this is far from an underrated tune.

n a m e

@MrChickenStrips it is shit and so is david bowie now shut the fuck up.

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