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Oh! You Pretty Things
by David Bowie

Wake up, you sleepy head
Put on some clothes, shake up your bed
Put another log on the fire for me
I've made some breakfast and coffee
Look out my window, what do I see
A crack in the sky and a hand reaching down to me
All the nightmares came today
And it looks as though they're here to stay

What are we coming to?
No room for me, no fun for you
I think about a world to come
Where the books were found by the golden ones
Written in pain, written in awe
By a puzzled man who questioned
What we were here for
All the strangers came today
And it looks as though they're here to stay

Oh, you pretty things (oh, you pretty things)
Don't you know you're driving your
Mamas and papas insane?
Oh, you pretty things (oh, you pretty things)
Don't you know you're driving your
Mamas and papas insane?
Let me make it plain
Gotta make way for the Homo Superior

Look out at your children
See their faces in golden rays
Don't kid yourself, they belong to you
They're the start of the coming race
The earth is a bitch
We've finished our news
Homo Sapiens have outgrown their use
All the strangers came today
And it looks as though they're here to stay

Oh, you pretty things (oh, you pretty things)
Don't you know you're driving your
Mamas and papas insane?
Oh, you pretty things (oh, you pretty things)
Don't you know you're driving your
Mamas and papas insane?
Let me make it plain
Gotta make way for the Homo Superior

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Written by: David Bowie

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Shibe Inu

Everyone's listening to Space Oddity and I'm just sitting here listening to this underrated gem

tommy tantrum

Ur so special. No real Bowie fans know this album. Who are the spiders from Mars. What is an alladin sane?

EvergreenMills

wow look at you special boy

rp145

Scoobert Doobert synthetic production was pioneered by Bowie lol. Listen to Low if you haven’t already

BLONDIE! Giant SOB

It's not underrated by those that matter.

Against All Odds

2020 baby

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Just Vibin

I feel like Pretty Things and Changes are a really nice pair on how one generation has to let go and let the next take the lead. Changes seems to be from the perspective of the new generation, excited and impatient to take on the world, and Pretty Things seems to be from the perspective of the old generation reminiscing on their time and making comments on their hopes and fears for the new one.

Jupiter

"Homo sapiens have outgrown their use"
My favorite line in any song... ever.

Jacob's Drawings

@leoaslan things are heating up in the david bowie fandom

Eat meat mania

You must be really cool and interesting

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