The Man Who Sold the World
David Bowie Lyrics


We passed upon the stair
We spoke of was and when
Although I wasn't there
He said I was his friend
Which came as some surprise
I spoke into his eyes "I thought you died alone
A long, long time ago"

Oh no, not me
I never lost control
You're face to face
With the man who sold the world

I laughed and shook his hand
And made my way back home
I searched for form and land
For years and years, I roamed
I gazed a gazely stare
At all the millions here
We must have died alone
A long, long time ago

Who knows? Not me
We never lost control
You're face to face
With the man who sold the world

Who knows? Not me
We never lost control
You're face to face
With the man who sold the world

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Written by: David Bowie

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Lucas Castillo

We passed upon the stair
We spoke of was and when
Although I wasn't there
He said I was his friend
Which came as some surprise
I spoke into his eyes, "I thought you died alone
A long long time ago"

[Chorus]
Oh no, not me
I never lost control
You're face to face
With the man who sold the world

[Verse 2]
I laughed and shook his hand
And made my way back home
I searched for form and land
For years and years I roamed
I gazed a gazely stare
At all the millions here
We must have died alone
A long long time ago

[Chorus]
Who knows? Not me
We never lost control
You're face to face
With the man who sold the world
Who knows? Not me
We never lost control
You're face to face
With the man who sold the world



All comments from YouTube:

the monke of the north

Rest in piece Kurt Cobain and David Bowie. your songs will never be lost.

ChowStixx

@Michele'nin Tricepsi its an opinion curt does this thing where he sings with the back of his throat and cracks his voice its hard to replicate the sound

Joseph Weber

@Jacob Henry a better version? Kurt Cobain can't sing lol

Mario Rivera

You mean David Bowie and Kurt Cobain

Elton Eagle

@Jacob Henry I think Cobain cover was great but what I listened to now was a total masterpiece by Bowei

unspecifiied

@Michele'nin Tricepsi anyone who unironically says kiddo doesnt have a valid opinion

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Aurelio Romero

This song, originally written by David Bowie and later performed by Nirvana, is about a man who is shocked to meet the other version of himself or his personality he thought had been done away with. He is able to recognize this different version because it's probably from his past and he thought he had buried it.

Gary Strachan

@Dillon Wolcott your spot on too many people read too much into songs

Dillon Wolcott

@Nabiel Alfarrazi Rachmat in the context of the game, yeah lol

Nabiel Alfarrazi Rachmat

It's also about a man who sold his integrity to create a world of endless war, becoming what he once hated by using his most loyal soldier as a phantom and misinterpreting the last wishes of his mentor.

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