Who Sang Loving the Alien? David Bowie

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Credits
publisher: ©TINTORETTO MUSIC
writers: David Bowie
release date: 1984-9-1
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
styles: New Wave/Reggae/Dub/Pop Rock
length: 7:11
producer: David Bowie, Hugh Padgham and Derek Bramble
conductor: Arif Mardin
mixer: David Bowie and Hugh Padgham
engineer: Hugh Padgham
strings arranger: Arif Mardin
horn arranger: The Borneo Horns
synthesizer arranger: Arif Mardin
lead vocals: David Bowie
percussion: David Bowie and Sammy Figueroa
guitar: Carlos Alomar and Derek Bramble
synthesizer: Derek Bramble
electric bass guitar: Carmine Rojas and Derek Bramble
drums (drum set): Omar Hakim
marimba: Guy St. Onge
flugelhorn: Mark Pender
trumpet: Mark Pender
alto saxophone: Stan Harrison
tenor saxophone: Stan Harrison and Lenny Pickett
baritone saxophone: Steve Elson
clarinet: Lenny Pickett
Watching them come and go
the templars and the saracens.
They're travelling the holy land opening telegrams.
Torture comes and torture goes

knights who'd give you anything.
They bear the cross of coeur de leon

salvation for the mirror blind.

But if you pray all your sins are hooked upon the sky

Pray and the heathen lie will disappear.

Prayers they hide the saddest view.
Believing the strangest things - loving the alien.
And your prayers they break the sky in two.
Believing the strangest things - loving the alien.

Thinking of a different time
palestine a modern problem.
Bounty and your wealth in land
terror: in a best laid plan.
Watching them come and go
tomorrows and the yesterdays.
Christians and the unbelievers hanging by the cross and nail.
But if you pray all your sins are hooked upon the sky
. . .
Prayers they hide the saddest view. . . .

You pray till the break of dawn.
Believing the strangest things - loving the alien.
And you'll believe you're loving the alien.
Believing the strangest things - loving the alien.
Believing the strangest things - loving the alien.



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Loving the Alien
  • 2 Don’t Look Down
  • 3 God Only Knows
  • 4 Tonight
  • 5 Neighborhood Threat
  • 6 Blue Jean
  • 7 Tumble and Twirl
  • 8 I Keep Forgettin’
  • 9 Dancing With the Big Boys

  • Album Information
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    script: Latin