Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie

Ziggy played guitar, jamming good with Wierd and Gilly,
And The Spiders from Mars.
He played it left hand, but made it too far,
Became the special man,
Then we were Ziggy's Band.

Ziggy really sang, screwed up eyes and screwed down hairdo
Like some cat from Japan, he could lick 'em by smiling
He could leave 'em to hang
Here came on so loaded man, well hung and snow white tan.

So where were the spiders while the fly tried to break our balls?
Just the beer light to guide us.
So we bitched about his fans and should we crush his sweet hands?

Ziggy played for time, jiving us that we were Voodoo
The kids was just crass,
He was the naz
With God given ass
He took it all too far
But boy could he play guitar.

Making love with his ego Ziggy sucked up into his mind
Like a leper messiah
When the kids had killed the man
I had to break up the band

Ziggy played guitar

I THINK ZIGGY STARDUST IS BOB MARLEY'S SON. HE DONT LOOK MUCH LIKE HIM THOUGH.

3 comments:

Aaron Vattano said...

I've always loved this song but never knew what the hell it was about. After finally reading the lyrics I still have no idea. Not sure anyone would know except David Bowie and perhaps not even him. Who knows. Just a bunch of gibberish that only he would know about. David Bowie is a weirdo. He makes awesome music and has a great voice but the songs I've heard that he has written never mean much to me. Now let the world crucify me for blasphemy.

Ryan Patterson said...

This song is part of a theme album about a fictional rock star who was a transvestite (possibly among other things). He was also charismatic and got bigger than his britches and, being consumed by fame, alienating the people around him, particularly his band. Much of the language is slang... not jibberish like the word 'naz' essentially means 'the shit'.
An obvious observation is that ziggy is modeled after bowie himself.

Does anyone else think Bowie looks like Scott in that video?

Ryan Patterson said...

This song is part of a theme album about a fictional rock star who was a transvestite (possibly among other things). He was also charismatic and got bigger than his britches and, being consumed by fame, alienating the people around him, particularly his band. Much of the language is slang... not jibberish like the word 'naz' essentially means 'the shit'.
An obvious observation is that ziggy is modeled after bowie himself.

Does anyone else think Bowie looks like Scott in that video?