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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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 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?



Marvin Lyndon

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? fkng master piece!



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@Chad Cuckproducer

Yes I have & they are great songs.

All I'm saying is that for someone getting into him you'd be better off with that trilogy of albums in the 70's - "Rise & Fall," "Ziggy" & "Aladdin." That were strong albums without a bad track on them.

I'd certainly steer clear of a lot of his Tin Machine stuff!

We had an embarrassment of riches back in the day, a lot of the stuff I'm dismissing would probably be considered the work of geniuses today but it wasn't back then.



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solisdeovando

I can't stop getting excited every time I hear this perfect song. Absolute genius.

Lucy paz

same! im scared im going to get annoyed of listening to it over and over

milyy

same here

I am Nuke

When this song plays I begin to ascend into another universe

Indiana James

Yes I agree

Mark Illsley

Feeling alone and trying to find a place is like living on Mars because hope is always there, but you know that the chance of somebody reaching out is small, it's like looking through a one way window where nobody can or wants to hear you. Always be kind because not everybody has the support or opportunities that you have. Don't see desperation as opportunity and try to feed on it, how would you like to be treated if the role were reversed.

Suren Xavier

Beautifully said. 💎

dreamworld

This should be the first song played on Mars once we reach it.

Tres Huffy

I know probably no one’s gonna read this, but this might be one of - if not - the best song ever made. The first time I heard it years ago, my world completely changed; I never knew music could sound like this. Relistening to it lately, it made me cry the hardest I ever did to music ever. I have no idea how someone could’ve made the music that David Bowie made, but I’m forever thankful that I’m living in a time where I’m able to hear his music at all. Thank you Bowie, your music made life worth living. :o)

Lotschi

@Jean-Philippe C David Bowie n‘écrit pas ses propres chansons?

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