Who Sang Shining Star (Makin’ My Love)? David Bowie

David Bowie Never Let Me Down cover art
Credits
release date: 1987-4-18
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Synth-pop/Pop Rock/New Wave
length: 5:05
producer: David Richards and David Bowie
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
additional recording engineer: Malcolm Pollack
assistant mixer: David Richards
assistant engineer: Jon Goldberger, Justin Shirley‐Smith and André Gauchat
alto saxophone: Stan Harrison
additional keyboard: David Bowie
guitar: Peter Frampton and Carlos Alomar
lead vocals: David Bowie
additional guitar: David Bowie
mellotron: David Bowie
tambourine: David Bowie and Carlos Alomar
Moog: David Bowie
harmonica: David Bowie
guitar synthesizer: Carlos Alomar
drums (drum set): Erdal Kızılçay
keyboard: Erdal Kızılçay
trumpet: Earl Gardner, Erdal Kızılçay and Laurie Frink
bass: Erdal Kızılçay
sitar: Peter Frampton
additional bass: Carmine Rojas
percussion: Crusher Bennett
flugelhorn: Earl Gardner
baritone saxophone: Steve Elson
tenor saxophone: Lenny Pickett
background vocals: Robin Clark, Carlos Alomar, Erdal Kızılçay, Lani Groves, Diva Gray, Gordon Grody and David Bowie
guest lead vocals: Mickey Rourke
Eddie boy lit like paraffin
Spending two weeks
In a crack house
Burns on his brain
Like Chernobyl

Dean was seen
With a two bag purchase
He was lying dead on his mother's bed
Someone for pray for-
Till I met you

Life is like a broken arrow-
Memory a swingin' door
I could be your great misfortune-
I can make you happy
Every day of your life
Making my love
Like a shining star
Takin' my love just a touch too far

Tessie turns tricks with a soul like ice
Cause love left holes
And four swell kids breaking her heart
I've got windows, I've seen much vice,
I've touched down with vermin,
Cowardice, lice,
And I say

Nobody cares what you do-
Please be yourself to death

I could be your great misfortune
But you'll never find a, bet you'll never find a better man.

Making my love
Like a shining star
Taking my love just a touch too far.

Peter met Frank
Formed a dummy run gang
Worked heist or hit for 10 g's flat
Blew heads outta shape for the name of Trotsky, Sinn-
Fein, Hitler cashdown
No hope heroes cover the page
With debts in hell
And fingers in blood
Poor little bodies all covered in scabs
Threw it all away
Another life in the grave
Another life in the grave

Life is like a broken arrow-
Memory a swingin' door
I could be your great misfortune-
Well I could make you happy
Every goddamn single day of your life

Making my love
Like a shining star
Like a shining star
Baby that's what you are
Like a shining star

Making my love
Like a shining star
Taking my love
Just a touch too far



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Day‐In Day‐Out
  • 2 Time Will Crawl
  • 3 Beat of Your Drum
  • 4 Never Let Me Down
  • 5 Zeroes
  • 6 Girls (Japanese version)
  • 7 Glass Spider
  • 8 Shining Star (Makin’ My Love)
  • 9 New York’s in Love
  • 10 ’87 and Cry
  • 11 Too Dizzy
  • 12 Bang Bang

  • Album Information
    label: EMI America
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4988006612396
    script: Latin