How Does the Grass Grow? Lyrics

David Bowie


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: David Bowie, Jerry Lordan
album: Track 11 in album The Next Day
release date: 2013-3-8
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Classic Rock/Krautrock
length: 4:34
producer: David Bowie and Tony Visconti
vocal: David Bowie
mixer: Tony Visconti
engineer: Mario J. McNulty and Tony Visconti
background vocals: Gail Ann Dorsey
guitar: David Torn and Gerry Leonard
keyboard: David Bowie
drumset: Zachary Alford
bass guitar: Gail Ann Dorsey
assistant engineer: Kabir Hermon and Brian Thorn
composer: Jerry Lordan, David Bowie
lyricist: David Bowie

Cover Art

David Bowie The Next Day cover art
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There’s a graveyard by the station
Where the girls wear nylon skirts and
Sandals ?
The boys ride their Riga 1’s
Upon the little hill
Such sadness and grief
The trees die standing
That’s where we made our trysts
And struggled with our guns
Would you still love me
If the clocks could go backwards
The girls would fill with blood and
The grass would be green again
Remember the dead
They were so great
Some of them

How does the grass grow
Blood blood blood
Where do the boys lie
Mud mud mud
How does the grass grow
Blood blood blood

But I lived a blind life
A white face in prison
But you made a life out of nothing
Now I ride my black horse
I miss you more
Than you’ll ever ever know
Waiting with my red eyes
And my stone heart

How does the grass grow
Blood blood blood
Where do the boys lie
Mud mud mud
How does the grass grow
Blood blood blood

I gaze in defeat
At the stars in the night
The light in my life burnt away
There will be no tomorrow
Then you sigh in your sleep
And meaning returns with the day

Where do the boys lie
Mud mud mud
How does the grass grow
Blood blood blood


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The Next Day
  • 2 Dirty Boys
  • 3 The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
  • 4 Love Is Lost
  • 5 Where Are We Now?
  • 6 Valentine’s Day
  • 7 If You Can See Me
  • 8 I’d Rather Be High
  • 9 Boss of Me
  • 10 Dancing Out in Space
  • 11 How Does the Grass Grow?
  • 12 (You Will) Set the World on Fire
  • 13 You Feel So Lonely You Could Die
  • 14 Heat
  • 15 So She
  • 16 Plan
  • 17 I’ll Take You There