Fame Lyrics - David Bowie

David Bowie Young Americans cover art
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Carlos Alomar, David Bowie, John Lennon
release date: 1975-3-7
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Non-Music
styles: Rock & Roll/Rhythm & Blues/Soul/Glam/Funk
length: 4:17
producer: David Bowie and Harry Maslin
lead vocals: David Bowie
guest background vocals: John Lennon
mixer: Harry Maslin and David Bowie
co-producer: Harry Maslin
writer: Carlos Alomar, John Lennon, David Bowie
Fame makes a man take things over
Fame lets him loose, hard to swallow
Fame puts you there where things are hollow (fame)
Fame, it's not your brain, it's just the flame
That burns your change to keep you insane (fame)

Fame, (fame) what you like is in the limo
Fame, (fame) what you get is no tomorrow
Fame, (fame) what you need you have to borrow Fame
Fame, (fame) it's mine, it's mine, it's just his line
To bind your time, it drives you to crime (fame)

Is it any wonder I reject you first?
Fame, fame, fame, fame
Is it any wonder you are too cool to fool? (fame)
Fame, bully for you, chilly for me
Got to get a rain check on pain (fame)

Fame, fame, fame
Fame, fame, fame
Fame, fame, fame, fame
Fame, fame, fame, fame
Fame, fame, fame
Fame, what's your name?

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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Young Americans
  • 2 Win
  • 3 Fascination
  • 4 Right
  • 5 Somebody Up There Likes Me
  • 6 Across the Universe
  • 7 Can You Hear Me
  • 8 Fame