Quicksand Lyrics

David Bowie


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: David Bowie
album: Track 6 in album Hunky Dory
release date: 1971-12-17
popularity : 38 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Art Rock/Classic Rock/Glam
length: 5:07
remixer: Ken Scott
producer: Ken Scott
drums: Mick Woodmansey
piano: Rick Wakeman
lead vocals: David Bowie
arranger: Mick Ronson
guitar: Mick Ronson
bass guitar: Trevor Bolder
saxophone & piano & guitar: David Bowie
composer: David Bowie
lyricist: David Bowie

Cover Art

David Bowie Hunky Dory cover art
sponsored links

I'm closer to the Golden Dawn
Immersed in Crowley's uniform
Of imagery
I'm living in a silent film
Portraying 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
Aah-aah, aah-aah, aah-aah, aah-aah

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

Don't believe in yourself, don't deceive with belief
Knowledge comes with death's release
Aah-aah, aah-aah, aah-aah, aah-aah

Don't believe in yourself, don't deceive with belief
Knowledge comes with death's release
Aah-aah, aah-aah, aah-aah, aah-aah


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 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