Who Sang Panic in Detroit (live)? David Bowie

Release information
Release Date: 1974
Genre: Rock Funk / Soul
Style: Classic Rock
length: 5:51
Lyrics
He looked a lot like Che Guevara, drove a diesel van
Kept his gun in quiet seclusion, such a humble man
The only survivor of the National People's Gang
Panic in Detroit, I asked for an autograph
He wanted to stay home, I wish someone would phone
Panic in Detroit

He laughed at accidental sirens that broke the evening gloom
The police had warned of repercussions
They followed none too soon
A trickle of strangers were all that were left alive
Panic in Detroit, I asked for an autograph
He wanted to stay home, I wish someone would phone
Panic in Detroit

Putting on some clothes I made my way to school
And I found my teacher crouching in his overalls
I screamed and ran to smash my favorite slot machine
And jumped the silent cars that slept at traffic lights

Having scored a trillion dollars, made a run back home
Found him slumped across the table. A gun and me alone
I ran to the window. Looked for a plane or two
Panic in Detroit. He'd left me an autograph
"Let me collect dust." I wish someone would phone
Panic in Detroit

Tracklist
7" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Knock on Wood (live)
  • 2 Panic in Detroit (live)

  • Release information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 7" Vinyl
    script: Latin