G.T.Holst Lyrics

It's a God-awful small affair
To the with the mousy hair
But her mummy is yelling "No"
And her daddy has told her to go
But her friend is nowhere to be seen
Now she walks through her sunken dream
To the seat with the clearest view
And she's hooked to the silver screen
But the film is a saddening bore
For she's lived it ten times or more
She could spit in the eyes of fools
As they ask her to focus on

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man! Look at those cavemen go
It's the freakiest show
Take a look at the Lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man! Wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show

Is there life on Mars?

It's on America's d brow
That Mickey Mouse has brought up a cow
And now the workers have struck for fame
Cause Lennon's on sale again
See the mice in their million hordes
From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads
Rule Britannia is out of bounds
To my Mother, my dog, and clowns
But the film is a saddening bore
Cause I wrote it ten times or more
It's about to be writ again
As I ask you to focus on


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Written by: David Bowie

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Imagine hearing this in the 1910s, when recorded music was still teething, long before the days of being able to blare bombastic movie soundtracks in our living rooms... what a mind blowing experience that must have been to hear something so powerful for the first time!


@Chuck Jackson Don't see how it is moot. Recording was in its infancy in 1913. The wind-up gramaphones did no justice to pieces like this.

Benjamin Browns

It was mind blowing when I heard it live 3 years ago with a 98 piece orchestra!

Mario Daniel Caba Flores

Greatness that humanity has achieved is, in my opinion, never ending. We are now seeing many things future generations will only have them mindblowing, while we, that are now living them, arent really aware of, because they are "natural" or "common"

Natalia Palko

i would laugh and start vibin' with my cat XD


The earliest recording of this piece (conducted by Holst himself) doesn't sound anything at all like this.

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Nick Hoad

Had the joy of playing this on bass clarinet a few years ago. Right in front of the timpani :/

Sandy Primus

Nick how is your hearing?  I must say what a fantastic piece.

Tsukari Kaoru

Oh God XD

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