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Buddha Of Suburbia - The Song

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Words and music by David Bowie.

Thanks to Ruud Altenburg for helping out with these lyrics.

Lyrics

Living in lies by the railway line
Pushing the hair from my eyes
Elvis is English and climbs the hills
Can't tell the bullshit from the lies
Screaming along in South London
Vicious but ready to learn
Sometimes I fear that the whole world is queer
Sometimes but always in vain

CHORUS
  So I'll wait until we're sane
  Wait until we're blessed and all the same
  Full of blood, loving life and all it's got to give
  Englishman going insane
  Down on my knees in suburbia
  Down on myself in every way

With great expectations I change all my clothes
Mustn't grumble at silver and gold
Screaming above Central London
Never bored, so I'll never get old

CHORUS

Day after 
Day after 
Day
Day after 
Zane, Zane, Zane
Ouvre le chien
Day after 
Day
Day after 
Zane, Zane, Zane
Ouvre le chien
Day after

Trivia

In two places, there are riffs from old Bowie songs. The first is the obvious "Zane, Zane, Zane" refrain from All The Madmen. The second is the riff which follows the chorus in Space Oddity which appears about 3:24 into the song.

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This document last updated Friday, 09-Oct-1998 19:54:28 EDT
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