Who Sang Blackout? David Bowie

David Bowie “Heroes” cover art

Some other versions of "Blackout"
Credits
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Tintoretto Music
writers: David Bowie
release date: 1977-10-14
length: 3:50
producer: David Bowie and Tony Visconti
lead vocals: David Bowie
engineer: Tony Visconti and Colin Thurston
assistant engineer: David Richards and Eugene Chaplin
koto: David Bowie
guitar: Robert Fripp, Carlos Alomar and David Bowie
keyboard: David Bowie and Brian Eno
saxophone: David Bowie
percussion: Dennis Davis
electric bass guitar: George Murray
synthesizer: Brian Eno
guitar programming: Brian Eno
Oh you, you walk on past
Your lips cut a smile on your face
Your scalding face
To the cage, to the cage
She was a beauty in a cage

Too, too high a price
To drink rotting wine from your hands
Your fearful hands
Get me to a doctor's I've been told
Someone's back in town the chips are down
I just cut and blackout
I'm under Japanese influence
And my honor's at stake

The weather's grim, ice on the cages
Me, I'm Robin Hood and I puff on my cigarette
Panthers are steaming, stalking, screaming

If you don't stay tonight
I will take that plane tonight
I've nothing to lose, nothing to gain
I'll kiss you in the rain
Kiss you in the rain
Kiss you in the rain
In the rain
Get me to the doctor

Get me off the streets (get some protection)
Get me on my feet (get some direction)
Hot air gets me into a blackout
Oh, get me off the streets
Get some protection
Oh get me on my feet (wo-ooh!)

While the streets block off
Getting some skin exposure to the blackout (get some protection)
Get me on my feet (get some direction, wo-ooh!)
Oh get me on my feet
Get me off the streets (get some protection)



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Beauty and the Beast
  • 2 Joe the Lion
  • 3 “Heroes”
  • 4 Sons of the Silent Age
  • 5 Blackout
  • 6 V‐2 Schneider
  • 7 Sense of Doubt
  • 8 Moss Garden
  • 9 Neuköln
  • 10 The Secret Life of Arabia

  • Album Information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin