Fame Song Lyrics

David Bowie

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


  • credits


    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 : 156 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