Thursday's Child
David Bowie Lyrics


All of my life I've tried so hard
Doing my best with what I had
Nothing much happened all the same

Something about me stood apart
A whisper of hope that seemed to fail
Maybe I'm born right out of my time
Breaking my life in two

Throw me tomorrow, oh oh
Now that I really got a chance
Throw me tomorrow, oh oh
Everything's falling into place
Throw me tomorrow, oh oh
Seeing my past to let it go
Throw me tomorrow, oh oh
Only for you I don't regret

And I was Thursday's child (oh oh)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, born I was

Sometimes I cry my heart to sleep
Nothing prepared me for your smile
Lighting the darkness of my soul
Innocence in your arms
Throw me down, ah

Throw me tomorrow, oh oh
Now that I really got a chance
Throw me tomorrow, oh oh
Everything's falling into place
Throw me tomorrow, oh oh
Seeing my past to let it go
Throw me tomorrow, oh oh
Only for you I don't regret
And I was Thursday's child

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, born I was
Thursday's child
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, born I was
Thursday's child (ah ah ah)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, born I was
Ah ah ah, ah ah ah
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, born I was
Ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, born I was
Ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah

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Written by: DAVID BOWIE, REEVES GABRELS

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Obvious Alias

For all those wondering about the song's title: the lyrics suggest it's the following nursery rhyme, which was first recorded in print in 1838 in England and stayed a popular rhyme for more than a century afterward. Bowie would have certainly heard or read it; he's of the right location and generation.
"Monday's child is fair of face
Tuesday's child is full of grace
Wednesday's child is full of woe
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay."


Note that Thursday's child "has far to go" in life, which fits with the mood and lyrics of the song.
Also note that "gay" in 1838 meant "happy". Figured I should mention that too, before the usual YouTube pranksters run wild with more fanciful theories and rumors. It was an old nursery rhyme about what kind of person some people believed a baby would grow up to be, based on the day of the child's birth



All comments from YouTube:

Zinnober

This is a criminally underrated album.

Emma Evans

Damn right

David Copson

Hours not to reason why.

Ethan Hill

The song and the album are underrated! Bowie's gift to fans is the worth of the back catalogue. Testament to his voice, writing, production, and bandleader skills.

Pablo Sinuhé

totally bro

Bob Buxton

completely agree, huge favourite of mine

Isak Larsson

This album cover looks like Windows 2000

LemonBread

@Cleo Smith I actually kinda like this cover. I've seen fanmade covers of this and they are far better but I guess this cover is just so cheesy it's good. Could do without the colors at the top contrasting with the light blue, and Earthling is the better album cover.

Cleo Smith

1990s Bowie has always been a mixed bag for me. But how do you go from a great album cover like 'Earthling' to this cover?

LemonBread

The epitome of the late 90s and early 2000s

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