Who Sang Sweet Thing? David Bowie

David Bowie Diamond Dogs cover art

Some other versions of "Sweet Thing"
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , TINTORETTO MUSIC , Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: David Bowie
release date: 1974-3
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Rock & Roll/Glam/Classic Rock
length: 3:39
producer: David Bowie
mixer: Tony Visconti and David Bowie
engineer: Keith Harwood
arranger: David Bowie
bass: Herbie Flowers
vocal: David Bowie
harpsichord: Mike Garson
mellotron: Mike Garson
piano: Mike Garson
Moog: Mike Garson
guitar: David Bowie and Alan Parker
percussion: David Bowie
saxophone: David Bowie
drums (drum set): Tony Newman and Aynsley Dunbar
It's safe in the city, to love in a doorway
To wrangle some screens from the door
And isn't it me, putting pain in a stranger?

Like a portrait in flesh, who trails on a leash
Will you see that I'm scared and I'm lonely?
So I'll break up my room, and yawn and I
Run to the center of things
Where the knowing one says

[Chorus]
Boys, boys, its a sweet thing
Boys, boys, its a sweet thing, sweet thing
If you want it, boys, get it here, thing
'Cause hope, boys, is a cheap thing, cheap
Thing

I'm glad that you're older than me
Makes me feel important and free
Does that make you smile, isn't that me?
I'm in your way, and I'll steal every moment

If his trade is a curse, then I'll bless you
And turn to the crossroads, and hamburgers, and...

[Chorus]



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Future Legend
  • 2 Diamond Dogs
  • 3 Sweet Thing
  • 4 Candidate
  • 5 Sweet Thing (reprise)
  • 6 Rebel Rebel
  • 7 Rock ’n’ Roll With Me
  • 8 We Are the Dead
  • 9 1984
  • 10 Big Brother
  • 11 Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family

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