Words and music by David Bowie and Reeves Gabrels.
There are two versions of these lyrics, the alternate version being that used for the Ice Storm soundtrack.
I can't read and I can't write down I don't know a book from countdown I don't care which shadow gets me All I've got is someone's face Money goes to money heaven Bodies go to body hell I just cough, catch the chase Switch the channel watch the police car CHORUS I can't read shit anymore I just sit back and ignore I just can't get it right, can't get it right I can't read shit I can't read shit When you see a famous smile No matter where you run your mile To be right in that photograph Andy where's my fifteen minutes CHORUS
In the alternate version, the last two verses are interchanged, and the lyrics for the new second verse become (thanks Gilly):
Can I see a family smile I can I reach tomorrow Can I walk a missing mile Can I feel, Can I please?