Random David Bowie lyric of the day


Why? Because I feel like it. So here goes…

It’s on America’s tortured brow
That Mickey Mouse has grown 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

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?

Excerpted from

Song: Life on Mars?
Album: Hunky Dory (1972)

I have no idea what the lyrics mean either. (“Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow”? Far out, man.) It doesn’t matter. It’s still a great song.