David Bowie - How Does the Grass Grow? Lyrics

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


  • Credits
    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 : 56 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
    Album Information
    label: ISO Records
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 887654747426
    script: Latin