Who Sang Joe the Lion? David Bowie

David Bowie “Heroes” cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing
writers: David Bowie
release date: 1977-10-14
length: 3:08
producer: Tony Visconti and David Bowie
lead vocals: David Bowie
engineer: Tony Visconti and Colin Thurston
assistant engineer: David Richards and Eugene Chaplin
koto: David Bowie
guitar: David Bowie, Carlos Alomar and Robert Fripp
keyboard: David Bowie and Brian Eno
saxophone: David Bowie
percussion: Dennis Davis
electric bass guitar: George Murray
synthesizer: Brian Eno
guitar programming: Brian Eno
Joe the lion
Went to the bar
A couple of drinks on the house an' he said
"Tell you who you are if you nail me to my car"
Boy
Thanks for hesitating
This is the kiss off

Boy
Thanks for hesitating
You'll never know the real story
Just a couple of dreams
You get up and sleep

You can, by god, it's Monday
Slither down the greasy pipe
So far so good, no one saw you
Hobble over any freeway
You will be like your dreams tonight

You get up and sleep
You get up and sleep
Joe the lion
Made of iron

Joe the lion
Went to the bar
A couple of drinks on the house an' he was
A fortune teller he said
"Nail me to my car and I'll tell you who you are"

Joe the lion, yeah yeah
Went to the bar, yeah yeah
A couple of dreams and he was
A fortune teller
(Nail me to my car tell you who you are) he said

You get up and sleep
The wind blows on your check
The day laughs in your face
Guess you'll buy a gun
You'll buy it secondhand
You'll get up and sleep

Joe the lion made of iron
Joe the lion made of iron
Joe the lion made of iron
Joe the lion made of



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