The Jean Genie
David Bowie Lyrics


A small Jean Genie snuck off to the city
Strung out on lasers and slash-back blazers
Ate all your razors while pulling the waiters
Talking 'bout Monroe and walking on Snow White
New York's a go-go, and everything tastes right
Poor little Greenie, ooh-ooh

Keep her comin'
The Jean Genie lives on his back
The Jean Genie loves chimney stacks
He's outrageous, he screams and he bawls (Jean Genie)
Jean Genie, let yourself go, whoah

Sits like a man but he smiles like a reptile
She love him, she love him but just for a short while
She'll scratch in the sand, won't let go his hand
He says he's a beautician and sells you nutrition
And keeps all your dead hair for making up underwear
Poor little Greenie, ooh-ooh

The Jean Genie lives on his back
The Jean Genie loves chimney stacks
He's outrageous, he screams and he bawls (Jean Genie)
Jean Genie, let yourself go, whoah

He's so simple-minded, he can't drive his module
He bites on the neon and sleeps in a capsule
Loves to be loved, loves to be loved

Oh, Jean Genie lives on his back
The Jean Genie loves chimney stacks
He's outrageous, he screams and he bawls (Jean Genie)
Jean Genie, let yourself go, whoah

Go!
Go!

The Jean Genie lives on his back
The Jean Genie loves chimney stacks
He's outrageous, he screams and he bawls (Jean Genie)
Jean Genie, let yourself go, whoah

Go, go go!

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Written by: DAVID BOWIE

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Comments from YouTube:

amy L

Mick Ronson, the genius behind this music. Never got the credit he so deserved. Rip Mr. Ronson.

Cláudio Keppel

That's true!!

Wayne North 'Space Boy'

Mum told me about David and their special friendship ... I like to connect by covering his songs I heard when I was small ... Space Boy.

Keith Urquhart

Can't forget Mr Ronson rip mate

Kevin Larkin

@Gary Blanchard I was thinking the same thing.. Mike short for Michael ..

Wayne North 'Space Boy'

Absolutely Totally Great .... So Fab ... I'm inspired by David so I tried a YT original ... Space Boy - Maggie is hurting me ... I'm so grateful.

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kmustacal

And let’s not forget Mick Ronson providing the famous guitar tones.

Can I get an upvote for the Ronno!

72cudaguy

I have had the honor of being hit with Mick Ronson's sweat during a Ian Hunter concert at the Cleveland Agora. Had my drink sitting on the edge of the stage that night

Van Dolmatzis

This song is perfect,Mick Ronson is from outer space.

Wayne North 'Space Boy'

Immense ... I play Bowie covers on YT and hope the band smile from far far away.

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