Quicksand Lyrics

David Bowie

publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Stacy Jones, Bethany Joy, William Paul Lefler
album: No. 6 track in album Hunky Dory
release date: 1971-12-17
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
length: 5:07
arranger: Mick Ronson
piano: Rick Wakeman, David Bowie
bass guitar: Trevor Bolder
drums: Mick Woodmansey
guitar: Mick Ronson, David Bowie
saxophone: David Bowie
producer: Ken Scott
remixer: Ken Scott
lead vocals: David Bowie

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I'm closer to the Golden Dawn
Immersed in Crowley's uniform
Of imagery
I'm living in a silent film
Himmler's sacred realm
Of dream reality
I'm frightened by the total goal
Drawing to the ragged hole
And I ain't got the power anymore
No I ain't got the power anymore

I'm the twisted name
On Garbo's eyes
Living proof of
Churchill's lies
I'm destiny
I'm torn between the light and dark
Where others see their targets
Divine symmetry
Should I kiss the viper's fang
Or herald loud
The death of Man
I'm sinking in the quicksand
Of my thought
And I ain't got the power anymore

Don't believe in yourself
Don't deceive with belief
Knowledge comes
With death's release

I'm not a prophet
Or a stone age man
Just a mortal
With the potential of a superman
I'm living on
I'm tethered to the logic
Of Homo Sapien
Can't take my eyes
From the great salvation
Of bullshit faith
If I don't explain what you ought to know
You can tell me all about it
On, the next Bardo
I'm sinking in the quicksand
Of my thought
And I ain't got the power anymore


Track Listing

  • 1 Changes
  • 2 Oh! You Pretty Things
  • 3 Eight Line Poem
  • 4 Life on Mars?
  • 5 Kooks
  • 6 Quicksand
  • 7 Fill Your Heart
  • 8 Andy Warhol
  • 9 Song for Bob Dylan
  • 10 Queen Bitch
  • 11 The Bewlay Brothers