Who Sang Panic in Detroit? David Bowie

David Bowie Aladdin Sane cover art
Credits
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: David Bowie
release date: 1973-4-13
genres: Rock Blues Pop
styles: Glam/Art Rock/Blues Rock/Hard Rock
length: 4:28
producer: David Bowie and Ken Scott
mixer: Mick Ronson
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
Panic in Detroit
Panic in Detroit



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Watch That Man
  • 2 Aladdin Sane (1913–1938–197?)
  • 3 Drive‐In Saturday
  • 4 Panic in Detroit
  • 5 Cracked Actor
  • 6 Time
  • 7 The Prettiest Star
  • 8 Let’s Spend the Night Together
  • 9 The Jean Genie
  • 10 Lady Grinning Soul

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