The Man Who Sold the World Lyrics

David Bowie


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: David Bowie
album: Track 8 in album The Man Who Sold the World
release date: 1970-11-4
popularity : 27 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Folk Rock/Avantgarde/Glam/Classic Rock
length: 3:58
producer: Tony Visconti
lyricist: David Bowie
composer: David Bowie

Cover Art

David Bowie The Man Who Sold the World cover art
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We passed upon the stair
We spoke of was and when
Although I wasn't there
He said I was his friend
Which came as some surprise
I spoke into his eyes
I thought you died alone
A long long time ago

Oh no, not me
I never lost control
You're face to face
With the man who sold the world

I laughed and shook his hand
And made my way back home
I searched for form and land
For years and years I roamed
I gazed a gazley stare
At all the millions here
We must have died alone
A long long time ago

Who knows
Not me
We never lost control
You're face to face
With the man who sold the world

Who knows
Not me
We never lost control
You're face to face
With the man who sold the world


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Width of a Circle
  • 2 All the Madmen
  • 3 Black Country Rock
  • 4 After All
  • 5 Running Gun Blues
  • 6 Saviour Machine
  • 7 She Shook Me Cold
  • 8 The Man Who Sold the World
  • 9 The Supermen