Who Sang Remembering Marie A.? David Bowie

David Bowie In Bertolt Brecht’s Baal cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1982
length: 2:07
producer: Tony Visconti
arranger: Dominic Muldowney
vocal: David Bowie
lyricist: Bertolt Brecht
translator: John Willett, Ralph Manheim
composer: Bertolt Brecht, Franz Servatius Bruinier
Silent beneath the plum trees' slender shade
I held her there
My love, so pale and silent
As if she were a dream that must not fade

Above us in the shining summer heaven
There was a cloud my eyes dwelled long upon
It was quite white and very high above us
Then I looked up
And found that it had gone

And since that day, so many moons in silence
Have swum across the sky and gone below
The plum trees surely have been chopped for firewood
And if you ask, how does that love seem now
I must admit, I really can't remember
And yet I know what you are trying to say
But what her face was like, I know no longer
I only know I kissed it on that day

As for the kiss, I long ago forgot it
But for the cloud that floated in the sky
I know that still and shall forever know it
It was quite white and moved in very high
It may be that the plum trees still are blooming
That woman's seventh child may now be there
And yet that cloud had only bloomed for minutes
When I looked up
It vanished on the air

7" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Baal’s Hymn
  • 2 Remembering Marie A.
  • 3 The Ballad of the Adventurers
  • 4 The Drowned Girl
  • 5 Dirty Song