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David Bowie

Five Years

 

 

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To: jamesb@animal-farm.nevada.edu

Subject: FIVE YEARS by DAVID BOWIE

 

 

>From album "the rise and fall of ZIGGY STARDUST and the spiders from mars" 1972

taken from the book "the songs of david bowie"

 

Any comments are wellcomed at guez@mb-libra.tau.ac.il

 

Rythm: 3/4

Scale: G

 

 

FIVE YEARS / David Bowie

 

 

G F#m

pushing thru' the market square

Em C

so many mother sighing

A

News had just come over

C G Am

We had five years left ti cry in

 

 

News guy wept and told us

earth eas really dying

Cried so much, his face was wet

Then i knew he was not lying.

 

G Am G

I heard telephones, opera house, favorite melodies

Bm Em

I saw boys, toys, electric irons and T.V's

A

My brain hurt like a ware house, it had no room to spare

C

I had to cram so many things to store ev'ry thing in there

Am

And all the fat skinny people

C Am

And all the tall short people

C G Am G

And all the nobody people

C G Am D7

And all the somebody people

Am C G Am

I never thought i'd need so many people

 

 

 

A girl my age went off her head

Hit some tiny children

If the black had not puled her off

I think she would have killed them

 

A soldier with a broken arm

Fixed his state to the wheels of a Cadilac

A cop Knelt and kissed the feet of a priest

And a queer threw up at at the sight of that

 

G F#m

I think i saw you in an ice cream parlour

Em

Drinking milkshakes cold and long

A

smiling and waving and looking so fine

C

Don't think you knew you were in this song

 

G Am G

And it was cold, and it rained, so i felt like an actor

F#m Em

And i thoought of Ma, and i wanted to get back there

A

Your face, Your race, the way that you talk

C G Am

I kiss you, you're beautifull, I want you to walk. we got

 

G Bm

[[: five years stuck on my eyes

Em

five years what a surprise we got

A

five years my brain hurts a lot

C

five years that's all we got we've got :]]

 

 

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