David Bowie: Rock 'N' Roll Suicide | Song-Factsheet


Song «Rock 'N' Roll Suicide» von David Bowie.


Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1972 06 06 (Album), 1974 04 11 (Single), 1972 02 04 (Rec.)
Label: RCA Victor SF 8287, RCA Victor LPBO 5021
Songwriter David Bowie
Produktion: David Bowie & Ken Scott
Genre: Rock - Artrock - Glamrock


Der Schlussong von Ziggy Stardust. Die Anfangszeilen sind mit dem Gedicht Chants Andalous von Manuel Machado verwandt, das folgende Zeilen enthält:
Life is a cigarette
Cinder, ash and fire
Some smoke it in a hurry
Others savour it.
Das Leben ist eine Zigarette, Schlacke, Asche und Feuer, einige rauchen es in Eile, andere kosten es aus.
Auch der Schlussteil («Oh no love! You're not alone») ist von einem anderen Text angeregt, von Jef, einem Chanson von Jacques Brel.

Personen und Querverweise

David Bowie
David Bowie
David Bowie
Ken Scott


Time takes a cigarette, puts it in your mouth You pull on your finger, then another finger, then your cigarette The wall to wall is calling, it lingers, then you forget Ohhh, you're a rock 'n' roll suicide You're too old to lose it, too young to choose it And the clock waits so patiently on your song You walk past a cafe but you don't eat when you've lived too long Oh, no, no, no, you're a rock 'n' roll suicide Chev brakes are snarling as you stumble across the road But the day breaks instead so you hurry home Don't let the sun blast your shadow Don't let the milk float ride your mind You're so natural, religiously unkind Oh no love! You're not alone You're watching yourself but you're too unfair You got your head all tangled up But if I could only make you care Oh no love! You're not alone No matter what or who you've been No matter when or where you've seen All the knives seem to lacerate your brain I've had my share, I'll help you with the pain You're not alone Just turn on with me and you're not alone Let's turn on with me and you're not alone Gimme your hands 'cause you're wonderful Gimme your hands 'cause you're wonderful Oh gimme your hands