Ashes to Ashes Song Lyrics

David Bowie

David Bowie Scary Monsters… and Super Creeps cover art
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Do you remember a guy that's been
In such an early song?
I've heard a rumor from Ground Control
Oh no, don't say it's true

They got a message from the Action Man
"I'm happy, hope you're happy too
I've loved all I've needed, love
Sordid details following"

The shrieking of nothing is killing, just
Pictures of Jap girls in synthesis and I
Ain't got no money and I ain't got no hair
But I'm hoping to kick but the planet it's glowing

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 It’s No Game, Part 1
  • 2 Up the Hill Backwards
  • 3 Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
  • 4 Ashes to Ashes
  • 5 Fashion
  • 6 Teenage Wildlife
  • 7 Scream Like a Baby
  • 8 Kingdom Come
  • 9 Because You’re Young
  • 10 It’s No Game, Part 2


  • credits


    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, David Bowie
    album: Track 4 in album Scary Monsters… and Super Creeps
    release date: 1980-9
    popularity : 273 users have visited this page.
    length: 4:25
    producer: David Bowie and Tony Visconti
    piano: Roy Bittan
    vocal: David Bowie
    bass: George Murray
    background vocals: Lynn Maitland, Tony Visconti and Chris Porter
    guitar: Chuck Hammer, Robert Fripp and Carlos Alomar
    keyboard: David Bowie
    percussion: Dennis Davis
    synthesizer: Andy Clark
    composer: David Bowie
    lyricist: David Bowie

    Album Information

    label: RCA
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin