DAVID BOWIE Released ‘STARMAN’ As A Single 45 Years Ago…

‘Starman’ by DAVID BOWIE
Released 14 April 1972


DAVID BOWIE came out of space to earth as a charismatic star-man 70 years ago but unfortunately returned, too soon, into the universe early last year. An unforgettable
and eternal icon whose brilliant music will never vanish. STARMAN , the fourth track
on his legendary LP The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars which launched his best-known artistic persona ever was released as a single on 14 April 1972. Forty-five years ago. It was actually his first hit since ‘Space Oddity’ 3 years before,
in 1969. It peaked at number 10 in the UK. Ace song, great orchestration, gripping vocals! Here’s the Top Of The Pops video from back then featuring the great, late Mick Ronson

Didn’t know what time it was and the lights were low
I leaned back on my radio
Some cat was layin’ down some rock ‘n’ roll ‘lotta soul, he said
Then the loud sound did seem to fade
Came back like a slow voice on a wave of phase
That weren’t no D.J. that was hazy cosmic jive

There’s a starman waiting in the sky
He’d like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds
There’s a starman waiting in the sky
He’s told us not to blow it
‘Cause he knows it’s all worthwhile
He told me
Let the children lose it
Let the children use it
Let all the children boogie

I had to phone someone so I picked on you
Hey, that’s far out so you heard him too
Switch on the TV we may pick him up on Channel Two
Look out your window I can see his light
If we can sparkle he may land tonight
Don’t tell your poppa or he’ll get us locked up in fright

There’s a starman waiting in the sky
He’d like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds
There’s a starman waiting in the sky
He’s told us not to blow it
‘Cause he knows it’s all worthwhile
He told me
Let the children lose it
Let the children use it
Let all the children boogie

Starman waiting in the sky
He’d like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds
There’s a starman waiting in the sky
He’s told us not to blow it
‘Cause he knows it’s all worthwhile
He told me
Let the children lose it
Let the children use it
Let all the children boogie

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la


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