Who Sang Day‐In Day‐Out? David Bowie

David Bowie Never Let Me Down cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1987-4-18
Genre: Electronic Rock Pop
Style: Synth-pop/Pop Rock/New Wave
length: 5:36
producer: David Richards and David Bowie
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
additional recording engineer: Malcolm Pollack
assistant mixer: David Richards
assistant engineer: Justin Shirley‐Smith, Jon Goldberger and André Gauchat
alto saxophone: Stan Harrison
additional keyboard: David Bowie
guitar: Sid McGinnis, Carlos Alomar and Peter Frampton
lead vocals: David Bowie
additional guitar: 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
keyboard: 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: Robin Clark, Lani Groves, Carlos Alomar, Gordon Grody, David Bowie, Diva Gray and Erdal Kızılçay
Day-In Day-Out
Stay-In Fade-Out
Day-In Oo Oo
Day-Out Oo Oo Oo

She was born in a handbag
Love left
On a doorstep
What she lacks is a backup
Nothing seems to make a dent
Gonna find her some money honey
Try to pay her rent
That's the kind of protection that everyone is shouting about

Day-In (day in) Day-Out (day out)
Stay-In Fade-Out
Day-In Oo Oo
Day-Out Oo Oo Oo

First thing she learns is
She's a citizen
Some things they turn out right
When you're under the USA
Someone rings a bell
And it's all over
She's going out of her way
Stealing for that one good rush

Day-In (day in) Day-Out (day out)
Stay-In Fade-Out

She could use a little money
She's hangin' on his arms
Like a cheap suit
She's got no money, honey
She's on the other side
Oh come on little baby
Late night, big town
Police, shake down

Oo Oo
Oo Oo
Day-In Day-Out
Stay-In Fade-Out
Oo Oo
Oo Oo
Day-In Day-Out

She's got a ticket to nowhere
She's gonna take a train ride
Nobody knows her, or knows her name

She's in the pocket of a home boy
Oo she's gonna take her a shotgun Pow
Spin the grail spin the drug
She's gonna make them well aware
She's an angry gal

Day-In (day in) Day-Out (day out)
Stay-In Fade-Out

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

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