Ziggy Stardust


Ziggy played guitar, jamming good with Weird and Gilly The spiders from Mars. He played it left hand But made it too far

Became the special man, then we were Ziggy's band

Ziggy really sang, screwed up eyes and screwed down hairdo Like some cat from Japan, he could lick 'em by smiling He could leave 'em to hang

Came on so loaded man, well hung and snow white tan.

So where were the spiders while the fly tried to break our balls Just the beer light to guide us,

So we bitched about his fans and should we crush his sweet hands?

Ziggy played for time, jiving us that we were voodoo The kids were just crass, he was the nazz With God given ass

He took it all too far but boy could he play guitar

Making love with his ego Ziggy sucked up into his mind Like a leper messiah

When the kids had killed the man I had to break up the band.

Oh yeah Ooooooo

Ziggy played guitaarrrrrr

Lyrics & Music by David Bowie

For people who aren't fans of David Bowie and are wondering what this "Ziggy" thing is all about: Bowie has at various times of his career created a "personna" for himself which he portrayed in albums and on stage. Ziggy Stardust is his earliest character - the young, enigmatic rock star and his band wrapped up in glittzy fame, and, ultimately, self-destruction.

Ziggy is perhaps the persona most identified with Bowie... The Album itself was one of the earliest "theme albums" and still stands the test of time extremely well. I am by no means the world's greatest Bowie fan, but I love this album!

For more information on Ziggy, check out

The Ziggy Stardust Companion.

Or just play the song... ;^) (386K, Requires RealAudio)

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