Who Sang All the Madmen? David Bowie

David Bowie The Man Who Sold the World cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: David Bowie
release date: 1970-11-4
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Folk Rock/Avantgarde/Glam/Classic Rock
length: 5:41
producer: Tony Visconti
lead vocals: David Bowie
guitar: David Bowie and Mick Ronson
synthesizer: Ralph Mace
drums (drum set): Mick Woodmansey
bass guitar: Tony Visconti
Day after day
They send my friends away
To mansions cold and grey
To the far side of town
Where the thin men stalk the streets
While the sane stay underground

Day after day
They tell me I can go
They tell me I can blow
To the far side of town
Where it's pointless to be high
'Cause it's such a long way down

So I tell them that
I can fly, I will scream, I will break my arm
I will do me harm
Here I stand, foot in hand, talking to my wall
I'm not quite right at all, am I?

Don't set me free, I'm as heavy as can be
Just my librium and me
And my E.S.T. makes three

'Cause I'd rather stay here
With all the madmen
Than perish with the sad men roaming free
And I'd rather play here
With all the madmen
For I'm quite content they're all as sane
As me

(Where can the horizon lie
When a nation hides
Its organic minds
In a cellar, dark and grim
They must be very dim)

Day after day
They take some brain away
Then turn my face around
To the far side of town
And tell me that it's real
Then ask me how I feel

Here I stand, foot in hand, talking to my wall
I'm not quite right at all

Don't set me free, I'm as helpless as can be
My libido's split on me
Gimme some good 'ole lobotomy

'Cause I'd rather stay here
With all the madmen
Than perish with the sad men
Roaming free
And I'd rather play here
With all the madmen
For I'm quite content
They're all as sane as me

Zane, zane, zane
Ouvre le chien
Zane, zane, zane
Ouvre le chien
Zane, zane, zane (ah ah ah)
Ouvre le chien
Zane, zane, zane (ah ah ah)
Ouvre le chien
Zane, zane, zane (ah ah ah)
Ouvre le chien
Zane, zane, zane (ah ah ah)
Ouvre le chien
Zane, zane, zane (ah ah ah)
Ouvre le chien
Zane, zane, zane (ah ah ah)
Ouvre le chien
Zane, zane, zane (ah ah ah)
Ouvre le chien
Zane, zane, zane (ah ah ah)
Ouvre le chien



Tracklist
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

  • Album Information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin