Who Sang Time Will Crawl? David Bowie

David Bowie Never Let Me Down cover art
Credits
publisher: ©TINTORETTO MUSIC
writers: David Bowie
release date: 1987-4-18
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Synth-pop/Pop Rock/New Wave
length: 4:19
producer: David Richards and David Bowie
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
keyboard: Philippe Saisse and Erdal Kızılçay
additional recording engineer: Malcolm Pollack
assistant mixer: David Richards
assistant engineer: André Gauchat, Justin Shirley‐Smith and Jon Goldberger
alto saxophone: Stan Harrison
additional keyboard: David Bowie
guitar: Peter Frampton, Sid McGinnis and Carlos Alomar
lead vocals: David Bowie
additional guitar: Erdal Kızılçay and David Bowie
mellotron: David Bowie
tambourine: Carlos Alomar and David Bowie
Moog: David Bowie
harmonica: David Bowie
guitar synthesizer: Carlos Alomar
drums (drum set): Erdal Kızılçay
trumpet: Laurie Frink, Erdal Kızılçay and Earl Gardner
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: David Bowie, Gordon Grody, Carlos Alomar, Erdal Kızılçay, Robin Clark, Lani Groves and Diva Gray
I've never sailed on a sea
I would not challenge a giant
I could not take on the church
Time will crawl
'Til the 21st century lose

I know a government man
He was as blind as the moon
He saw the sun in the night
He took a top-gun pilot
He made him fly through a hole
'Til he grew real old
And he never came down
He just flew 'til he burst

Time will crawl 'til our mouths run dry
Time will crawl 'til our feet grow small
Time will crawl 'til our tails fall off
Time will crawl 'til the 21st century lose

I saw a black black stream
Full of white eyed fish
And a drowning man
With no eyes at all
I felt a warm warm breeze
That melted metal and steel
I got a bad migraine
That lasted three long years
And the pills that I took
Made my fingers disappear

Time will crawl, time will crawl
Time will crawl
'Til the 21st century lose

You were a talented child
You came to live in our town
We never bothered to scream
When your mask came off
We only smelt the gas
As we lay down to sleep

Time will crawl and our heads bowed down
Time will crawl and our eyes fall out
Time will crawl and the streets run red
Time will crawl 'til the 21st century lose

Time will crawl and our mouths run dry
Time will crawl and our feet grow small
Time will crawl and our tails fall off
Time will crawl 'til the 21st century lose

Time will crawl and our heads bowed down
Time will crawl and our eyes fall out
Time will crawl and the streets run red
Time will crawl 'til the 21st century lose

For the crazy child
We'll give every life
For the crackpot notion



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