Life On Mars

David Bowie

It's a god-awful small affair to the girl with the mousy hair
But her mummy is yelling "No" and her daddy as told her to go
But her friend is nowhere to be seen
now she walks through her sunken dream
To the seat with the clearest view
and she's hooked to the silver screen
But the film is a saddening bore
For she's lived it ten times or more
She could spit in the eyes of fools as they ask her to focus on
Sailors, fighting in the dance hall
Oh man! look at those cavemen go,    it's a freakest show
 Take a look at the Lawman, beating up the wrong guy
 Oh man!  Wonder if he'll ever know   he's in the best selling show
 Is there life on Mars?     
It's on Amerika's tortured brow
Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow
Now the workers have struck for fame
Cause Lennon's on sale again
See the mice in their million hordes
From Ibeza to the Norfolk Broads
Rule Brittania is out of bounds
To my mother, my dog and clowns
But the film is a saddening bore
`Cause I wrote it ten times before
It's about to be writ again
As I ask you to focus on ...CHORUS
Bb+: 2 2 4 3 3 2 Eb: x 6 5 3 4 3
C+: x 0 2 1 1 0 Gsus4: 3 2 0 0 1 3
Dm/F: 1 x 0 2 3 1
NOTE: For the verse, pick with the following pattern- the base note and
first and second strings all simultaneously, then the third string. For
the chorus, strum.
(from Hunky Dory, 1971)
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