David Bowie’s (somewhat paraphrased) Lyrics to ‘The Man Who Sold the World’

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David Bowie’s song, “The Man Who Sold the World,” is an iconic track from his album of the same name. The song was written by Bowie in 1970 and released as a single in 1971. It has become one of his signature songs over the years, with many artists covering it since its release.

What you may not know about this song is that most people don’t know the lyrics to it! So here are the words for all those who want to learn more about David Bowie or just want to sing along:

“I’m coming out of my cage and I’ve been doing just fine

Gotta gotta be down because I wanna be free

To show you everything that there could ever be

But first I need somebody by my side

I’m the man who sold the world”

The song became even more familiar to people when Bowie performed it on a TV show called “Later… with Jools Holland.” The performance is haunting, emotional and still one of the most iconic performances in music history. To this day, many musicians have covered his original version including Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor as well as Radiohead (among others). This is a must-read for any David Bowie fan or anyone who wants an interesting read about lyrics!

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It seems to me you know what I mean, it seems to me

You understand where I’m coming from. It’s just too bad

That when we meet again, it isn’t under better circumstances and things’ll be different then. Maybe next time around we can get together with a better plan for both of us; maybe not though. There are no guarantees in life… No promises either way! And that’s how this great big land is living today – All the love has been forgotten or put away (in some madman’s mind) while selfishness takes over instead. You’ve got your ways and means but they’re running out now, the damage is done and it’s too late to turn back.

I know the man who sold the world, he’s a well-known character around these parts. Now don’t get me wrong or think I’m just being mean; He didn’t sell out for his ride on the golden carousel, and when it was over with – too bad! that wasn’t enough to satisfy him. Money is still good but not as good as it used to be and those people can buy anything they want now so what’s the use of trying? Maybe next time around we can get together with a better plan for both of us; maybe not though… there are no guarantees in life (that you end up where you planned).

No promises either way! And that’s how this great big land is all the time. That’s why I’m just going to sit right here and wait for the second hand on my watch, all day long, until it says again that its work is through – this time tomorrow!

This blog post is the lyrics to the song β€œThe Man Who Sold The World,” written by David Bowie. This was not a single, but an album track from his 1970 release of the same name. It was one of the last tracks that he wrote before moving on and experimenting with pop music styles during this period in his life.

In order for you to be able to sing along or play it correctly when listening to it, we have included guitar chords provided below. We hope you enjoy!

Guitar chords and music notation provided below

This blog post is the lyrics to the song “The Man Who Sold The World,” written by David Bowie. This was not a single, but an album track from his 1970 release of the same name. It was one of the last tracks that he wrote before moving on and experimenting with pop music styles during this period in his life. In order for you to be able to sing along or play it correctly when listening to it, we have included guitar chords provided below. We hope you enjoy!

I was just a poor boy, nobody loved me.

See the man who sold the world? He’s just like you and me.

Standing in his shoes I could show what time it is! (It’s just for one moment) Now there are men who can fly high up to the sky-y-y (But they don’t come back).

And as God has shown us all their power of love we’ll have enough weapons that will make them pay: yeah! And if my mind goes blank then please remind me not to be afraid. ‘Cause he knows which way the wind blows now; west, east north or south.

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