Ashes to Ashes

David Bowie


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 : 92 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

Cover Art

David Bowie Scary Monsters… and Super Creeps cover art


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Do you remember a guy that's been
I've heard a rumor from Ground Control

"I'm happy, hope you're happy too
Sordid details following"
The shrieking of nothing is killing, just
Ain't got no money and I ain't got no hair

We know Major Tom's a junkie
Hitting an all-time low
Time and again I tell myself
But the little green wheels are following me
I'm stuck with a valuable friend
One flash of light but no smoking pistol
I never done good things (I never done good things)
I never did anything out of the blue, woh-o-oh
Wanna come down right now
Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
Strung out in heaven's high

You'd better not mess with Major Tom
My mother said, to get things done

You'd better not mess with Major Tom
My mother said, to get things done


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