Five Years Song Lyrics

David Bowie

David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars cover art
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Pushing through the market square,
So many mothers sighing
News had just come over,
We had five years left to cry in

News guy wept and told us,
Earth was really dying
Cried so much his face was wet,
Then I knew he was not lying

I heard telephones, opera house, favorite melodies
I saw boys, toys, electric irons and T.V.'s
My brain hurt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare
I had to cram so many things to store everything in there
And all the fat-skinny people, and all the tall-short people

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Five Years
  • 2 Soul Love
  • 3 Moonage Daydream
  • 4 Starman
  • 5 It Ain’t Easy
  • 6 Lady Stardust
  • 7 Star
  • 8 Hang On to Yourself
  • 9 Ziggy Stardust
  • 10 Suffragette City
  • 11 Rock ’n’ Roll Suicide


  • credits


    publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: David Bowie
    album: Track 1 in album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
    release date: 1972-6-6
    popularity : 152 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Funk / Soul Blues Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Rock & Roll/Classic Rock/Glam
    length: 4:43
    drums: Mick Woodmansey
    lead vocals: David Bowie
    bass: Trevor Bolder
    composer: David Bowie
    lyricist: David Bowie

    Album Information

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