Who Sang Shades? Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop Blah‐Blah‐Blah cover art
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , TINTORETTO MUSIC
writers: David Bowie, Newell Jr Osterberg James
release date: 1986-10-23
length: 5:17
composer: David Bowie, Iggy Pop
lyricist: Iggy Pop, David Bowie
You gave me a present
The paper was blue and green
I unwrapped it with pleasure
These are the best shades I've ever seen
You can be my girlfriend
Forever and a day
I never thought I was worth much
Or that anyone would treat me this way

[Chorus:]
I'm not
The kind of guy
Who dresses like a king
And a really fine pair of shades
Means everything
And the light that blinds my eyes
Shines from you
It makes me come in the night
It makes me swim with delight
I like this pain
I like this mirror
I like these shades

I could have had a problem
I might have never followed through
The other guys are in trouble
They wouldn't listen to a girl like you
These shades say something
I'll bet they cost a lot
I hope I don't break 'em
I hope we don't break up

[Chorus]



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Real Wild Child (Wild One)
  • 2 Baby, It Can’t Fall
  • 3 Shades
  • 4 Fire Girl
  • 5 Isolation
  • 6 Cry for Love
  • 7 Blah‐Blah‐Blah
  • 8 Hideaway
  • 9 Winners & Losers