Who Sang Song for Bob Dylan? David Bowie

David Bowie Hunky Dory cover art
Credits
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: David Bowie
release date: 1971-12-17
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Art Rock/Classic Rock/Glam
length: 4:13
remixer: Ken Scott
producer: Ken Scott
piano: Rick Wakeman
lead vocals: David Bowie
guitar: Mick Ronson
drums (drum set): Mick Woodmansey
bass guitar: Trevor Bolder
piano & guitar & saxophone: David Bowie
Oh, hear this Robert Zimmerman
I wrote a song for you
About a strange young man
Called Dylan
With a voice like sand and glue
His words of truthful vengeance
They could pin us to the floor
Brought a few more people on
And put the fear in a whole lot more

Ah, here she comes
Here she comes
Here she comes again
The same old painted lady
From the brow of a super brain
She'll scratch this world to pieces
As she comes on like a friend
But a couple of songs
From your old scrapbook
Could send her home again

You gave your heart to every bedsit room
At least a picture on my wall
And you sat behind a million pair of eyes
And told them how they saw
Then we lost your train of thought
The paintings are all your own
While troubles are rising
We'd rather be scared
Together than alone

Ah, here she comes...[etc.]

Now hear this Robert Zimmerman
Though I don't suppose we'll meet
Ask your good friend Dylan
If he'd gaze a while
Down the old street
Tell him we've lost his poems
So they're writing on the walls
Give us back our unity
Give us back our family
You're every nation's refugee
Don't leave us with their sanity

Ah, here she comes...[etc.]



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Changes
  • 2 Oh! You Pretty Things
  • 3 Eight Line Poem
  • 4 Life on Mars?
  • 5 Kooks
  • 6 Quicksand
  • 7 Fill Your Heart
  • 8 Andy Warhol
  • 9 Song for Bob Dylan
  • 10 Queen Bitch
  • 11 The Bewlay Brothers

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