Life On Mars?
David Bowie Lyrics


It's a God-awful small affair
To the girl with the mousy hair
But her mummy is yelling "No"
And her daddy has told her to go

But her friend is nowhere to be seen
Now she walks through her sunken dream
To the seat with the clearest view
And she's hooked to the silver screen
But the film is a saddening bore
For she's lived it ten times or more
She could spit in the eyes of fools
As they ask her to focus on

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man! Look at those cavemen go
It's the freakiest show
Take a look at the lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man, wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

It's on America's tortured brow
That Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow
Now the workers have struck for fame
'Cause Lenin's on sale again
See the mice in their million hordes
From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads
Rule Britannia is out of bounds
To my mother, my dog, and clowns
But the film is a saddening bore
'Cause I wrote it ten times or more
It's about to be writ again
As I ask you to focus on

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man! Look at those cavemen go
It's the freakiest show
Take a look at the lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man, wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

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Written by: David Bowie

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Michel Ibarra

It's a God-awful small affair
To the girl with the mousy hair
But her mummy is yelling no
And her daddy has told her to go

But her friend is nowhere to be seen
Now she walks through her sunken dream
To the seat with the clearest view
And she's hooked to the silver screen

But the film is a saddening bore
For she's lived it ten times or more
She could spit in the eyes of fools
As they ask her to focus on

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man, look at those cavemen go
It's the freakiest show
Take a look at the lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man, wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

It's on America's tortured brow
That Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow
Now the workers have struck for fame
'Cause Lennon's on sale again
See the mice in their million hordes
From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads
Rule Britannia is out of bounds
To my mother, my dog, and clowns

But the film is a saddening bore
'Cause I wrote it ten times or more
It's about to be writ again
As I ask you to focus on

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man, look at those cavemen go
It's the freakiest show
Take a look at the lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man, wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?



soho

It's a God-awful small affair
이건 정말이지 지독할 정도로 작은 일이야
To the girl with the mousy hair
생쥐 머리를 한 소녀에겐 말이야
But her mummy is yelling no
하지만 그녀의 어머니는 '아니'라며 고함을 지르고
And her daddy has told her to go
그녀의 아버지는 나가라고 말했지

But her friend is nowhere to be seen
하지만 그녀의 친구는 아무데도 없지
Now she walks through her sunken dream
이제 그녀는 자신의 침몰한 꿈으로 걸어가
To the seat with the clearest view
가장 잘 보이는 좌석으로
And she's hooked to the silver screen
그리고 그녀는 은막에 사로잡혔지

But the film is a saddening bore
하지만 영화는 슬플 정도로 지루해
For she's lived it ten times or more
이미 열 번은 봤기 때문에
She could spit in the eyes of fools
아마 그녀는 바보들의 눈에 침을 뱉을 수도 있을 거야
As they ask her to focus on
그들이 그녀에게 집중하라고 말하면서

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
술집에서 싸우는 선원들
Oh man, look at those cavemen go
이봐, 저 원시인들이 가는 걸 봐
It's the freakiest show
정말이지 이상한 쇼야
Take a look at the lawman
저 경찰관를 봐봐
Beating up the wrong guy
무고한 사람을 때려잡는
Oh man, wonder if he'll ever know
이봐, 난 그가 알지 궁금해
He's in the best selling show
그는 가장 잘 팔리는 쇼에 출연한다는걸
Is there life on Mars?
화성에 생명(체)가 있을까?('생명' 혹은 '생명체'로 해석할 수 있는 중의적인 문장.)

It's on Amerika's tortured brow
미국의 비틀린 눈썹 위(Amerika's:인종차별이 성행하는 미국이라는 뜻)
That Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow
미키 마우스는 소가 되어 버렸지(미키 마우스로 표현되는 아메리칸 드림이 침몰했다는 식으로 해석이 가능.)
Now the workers have struck for fame
이제 노동자들은 명예를 위해 파업하지(1941년 디즈니의 미키 마우스 제작 인원들이 더 나은 임금과 대우를 위해 파업한 사건을 의미한다.)
'Cause Lennon's on sale again
왜냐하면 레논이 잘 팔리기 때문에(존 레논:비틀즈의 일원)
See the mice in their million hordes
무리를 이룬 백만 마리의 생쥐를 봐봐
From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads
이비사부터 노포크 대로까지 이어진
Rule Britannia is out of bounds
룰 브리타니아는 경계 너머에 있지
To my mother, my dog, and clowns
나의 어머니, 나의 개, 그리고 광대에게

But the film is a saddening bore
하지만 영화는 슬플 정도로 지루해
'Cause I wrote it ten times or more
왜냐하면 내가 열 번은 족히 썼기 때문이지
It's about to be writ again
그리고 또 다시 만들어질 거야
As I ask you to focus on
내가 너에게 집중하라고 하면서

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
술집에서 싸우는 선원들
Oh man, look at those cavemen go
이봐, 저 원시인들이 가는 걸 봐
It's the freakiest show
정말이지 이상한 쇼야
Take a look at the lawman
저 경찰관을 봐봐
Beating up the wrong guy
무고한 사람을 때려잡는
Oh man, wonder if he'll ever know
이봐, 난 그가 알지 궁금해
He's in the best selling show
그는 가장 잘 팔리는 쇼에 출연한다는 걸
Is there life on Mars?
화성에 생명(체)가 있을까?



All comments from YouTube:

Juve Angulo

If nasa is considerin going to mars, they should call it operation bowie

punklover99

Space X needs to buy your idea

Firestorm-115

Just yes

Lonely Sparrow

In Doctor Who the first Humans on Mars lived on a base called Bowie Base One.... Considering what happened to the crew of that base, maybe naming it after bowie aint such a good idea.

Luther Wills-Dudich

"Bowie Base One" was destroyed in that episode of Doctor Who, so perhaps that isn't such a good idea. :)

Vousie V

NASA probably won't, but given SpaceX's already well-established penchant for naming things after sci-fi themes, I think there's a pretty high chance that they'll do it.

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Michel Ibarra

It's a God-awful small affair
To the girl with the mousy hair
But her mummy is yelling no
And her daddy has told her to go

But her friend is nowhere to be seen
Now she walks through her sunken dream
To the seat with the clearest view
And she's hooked to the silver screen

But the film is a saddening bore
For she's lived it ten times or more
She could spit in the eyes of fools
As they ask her to focus on

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man, look at those cavemen go
It's the freakiest show
Take a look at the lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man, wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

It's on America's tortured brow
That Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow
Now the workers have struck for fame
'Cause Lennon's on sale again
See the mice in their million hordes
From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads
Rule Britannia is out of bounds
To my mother, my dog, and clowns

But the film is a saddening bore
'Cause I wrote it ten times or more
It's about to be writ again
As I ask you to focus on

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man, look at those cavemen go
It's the freakiest show
Take a look at the lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man, wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

Evose123

im pretty sure its "gay men" and not "cavemen"

K. Adams

Thank you for the words to this song .... may you always to safe, happy, and healthy.
❤🧡💛❤🧡💛❤🧡💛

poogmaster1

Macy June Cavener fascinating, thanks for the analysis

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