Rock 'N' Roll Suicide
David Bowie Lyrics

Time takes a cigarette, puts it in your mouth
You pull on your finger, then another finger, then your cigarette
The wall-to-wall is calling, it lingers, then you forget
Ohh how how how, you're a rock 'n' roll suicide

You're too old to lose it, too young to choose it
And the clocks waits so patiently on your song
You walk past a cafe but you don't eat when you've lived too long
Oh, no, no, no, you're a rock 'n' roll suicide
Chevy brakes are snarling as you stumble across the road
But the day breaks instead so you hurry home
Don't let the sun blast your shadow
Don't let the milk float ride your mind
You're so natural religiously unkind

Oh no love, you're not alone
You're watching yourself but you're too unfair
You got your head all tangled up but if i could only
Make you care
Oh no love, you're not alone
No matter what or who you've been
No matter when or where you've seen
All the knives seem to lacerate your brain
I've had my share, I'll help you with the pain
You're not alone

Just turn on with me and you're not alone
Let's turn on with me and you're not alone (wonderful)
Gimme your hands 'cause you're wonderful (wonderful)
Gimme your hands 'cause you're wonderful (wonderful)
Oh gimme your hands

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Written by: David Bowie

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greatest album of all time

Rockin Rollin n Trollin


Mike Bunch

i turned 50 this year... i grew up on this music... still have the vinyl


Too old to lose it, to young to chose it. From my entire family David, you changed our lives from the start to your finish " oh no love, your not alone". The world of fans are with you."just give us your hands and be wonderful" Sleep well


I don't think Bowie gets enough recognition for the concepts he tackles, especially in Ziggy Stardust with songs like this one and Five Years, among others. He's very eloquent and adept at communicating his empathy and desire to 'help', or at least give the listener a shoulder to lean on, in whatever situation the song may be dealing with.

Susan Morin

I could fall asleep at night as a rock n roll star.....

valérie aillaud

une des meilleures chanson de cet album! Génial!

Lilly Wilkin

this song is beautiful! I am putting it on my channel as well!

scotia mccombie good to listen to this tonight. Cheers B.


The best song made.Ever.

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