Fame Song Lyrics

David Bowie


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Carlos Alomar, David Bowie, John Lennon
album: Track 8 in album Young Americans
release date: 1975-3-7
popularity : 136 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Non-Music
styles: Rock & Roll/Rhythm & Blues/Soul/Glam/Funk
length: 4:17
producer: Harry Maslin and David Bowie
guest background vocals: John Lennon
co-producer: Harry Maslin
writer: Carlos Alomar, John Lennon, David Bowie

Album Information

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

Cover Art

David Bowie Young Americans cover art


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Fame makes a man take things over
Fame lets him loose, hard to swallow
Fame puts you there where things are hollow (fame)
Fame, it's not your brain, it's just the flame
That burns your change to keep you insane (fame)

Fame, (fame) what you like is in the limo
Fame, (fame) what you get is no tomorrow
Fame, (fame) what you need you have to borrow Fame
Fame, (fame) it's mine, it's mine, it's just his line
To bind your time, it drives you to crime (fame)

Is it any wonder I reject you first?
Fame, fame, fame, fame
Is it any wonder you are too cool to fool? (fame)


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Young Americans
  • 2 Win
  • 3 Fascination
  • 4 Right
  • 5 Somebody Up There Likes Me
  • 6 Across the Universe
  • 7 Can You Hear Me
  • 8 Fame