Who Sang Criminal World? David Bowie

David Bowie Let’s Dance cover art

Some other versions of "Criminal World"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Duncan John Browne, Peter Godwin, Sean Michael Lyons
release date: 1983-4-14
length: 4:25
producer: David Bowie and Nile Rodgers
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
engineer: Bob Clearmountain
horn arranger: David Bowie and Nile Rodgers
assistant mixer: David Bowie and Nile Rodgers
assistant engineer: Dave Greenberg
vocal: David Bowie
bass: Carmine Rojas
drums (drum set): Omar Hakim and Tony Thompson
guitar: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Nile Rodgers
keyboard: Rob Sabino
trumpet: Mac Gollehon
flute: Stan Harrison, Steve Elson and Robert Aaron
tenor saxophone: Stan Harrison and Robert Aaron
baritone saxophone: Steve Elson
percussion: Sammy Figueroa
background vocals: Frank Simms, David Spinner and George Simms
You never told me of your other faces
You were the widow of a wild cat
And now I know about your special kisses
And I know you know where that's at
I guess I recognize your destination
I think I see beneath your makeup
What you want is so separation
This is no ordinary
This is no ordinary

(Oh, oh, oh)
What a criminal world
The boys are like baby-faced girls
What a criminal girl
She'll show you where to shoot your gun
What a typical mother's son
The only thing that she enjoys
Is a criminal world
Where the girls are like baby-faced boys

You've got a very heavy reputation
But no-one knows about your low-life
I know a way to find a situation
And hold a candle to your high-life disguise
You caught me kneeling at your sister's door
That was no ordinary stick-up
I'm well aware just what you're looking for
I am no ordinary
I am no ordinary

(Oh, oh, oh)
What a criminal world
The boys are like baby-faced boys
What a criminal girl
She'll show you where to shoot your gun
What a typical mother's son
The only thing that she enjoys
Is a criminal world
Where the girls are like baby-faced boys
Baby-faced boys
Baby-face
What a criminal world
What a criminal
Criminal
What a criminal world
What a criminal

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Modern Love
  • 2 China Girl
  • 3 Let’s Dance
  • 4 Without You
  • 5 Ricochet
  • 6 Criminal World
  • 7 Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
  • 8 Shake It

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