That's how the lyrics are written out on TW, but I doubt that there exists an official printed lyrics endorsed by Bowie. (Not on my copy of LYTT!) English is not my mother tongue, so I wonder whether it's possible that the line can have been misheard by whoever transcribed it?
Let me restate my theory about why Bowie resisted the reissuing of WIF (which has only been officially released on the LYTT soundtrack, and in a cover version by the Beatstalkers, right?). The lines we are discussing may in fact hint at some deeply personal details of Bowie's childhood and he didn't want that released on CD, that's my little theory.