Who Sang Panic in Detroit (outtake from a 1979 recording)? David Bowie

David Bowie Heathen cover art
Credits
release date: 2002-6-5
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Brit Pop/Downtempo/Synth-pop
He looked a lot like Che Guevara, drove a diesel van
Kept his gun in quiet seclusion, such a humble man
The only survivor of the National People's Gang
Panic in Detroit, I asked for an autograph
He wanted to stay home, I wish someone would phone
Panic in Detroit

He laughed at accidental sirens that broke the evening gloom
The police had warned of repercussions
They followed none too soon
A trickle of strangers were all that were left alive
Panic in Detroit, I asked for an autograph
He wanted to stay home, I wish someone would phone
Panic in Detroit

Putting on some clothes I made my way to school
And I found my teacher crouching in his overalls
I screamed and ran to smash my favorite slot machine
And jumped the silent cars that slept at traffic lights

Having scored a trillion dollars, made a run back home
Found him slumped across the table. A gun and me alone
I ran to the window. Looked for a plane or two
Panic in Detroit. He'd left me an autograph
"Let me collect dust." I wish someone would phone
Panic in Detroit



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Sunday
  • 2 Cactus
  • 3 Slip Away
  • 4 Slow Burn
  • 5 Afraid
  • 6 I’ve Been Waiting for You
  • 7 I Would Be Your Slave
  • 8 I Took a Trip on a Gemini Spaceship
  • 9 5:15 the Angels Have Gone
  • 10 Everyone Says ‘Hi’
  • 11 A Better Future
  • 12 Heathen (The Rays)
  • 13 Wood Jackson
    CD 2
  • 1 Sunday (Moby remix)
  • 2 A Better Future (remix by Air)
  • 3 Conversation Piece (written 1969, recorded 1970, re‐recorded 2002)
  • 4 Panic in Detroit (outtake from a 1979 recording)

  • Album Information
    label: Sony Music Japan International Inc.
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4547366005349
    script: Latin