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Ziggy Stardust Lyrics

Artist: David Bowie


Ziggy Stardust
David Bowie
Changes Bowie

Ziggy played guitar, jammin' good with Weird and Gilly,
The spiders from Mars, he played it left hand
But made it too far
Became the special man, then we were Ziggy's band

Ziggy really sang, screwed up eyes and screwed down hairdo
Like some cat from Japan, he could lick 'em by smiling
He could leave 'em to hang
Came on so loaded man, well hung and snow white tan

So where were the spiders while the fly tried th break our balls
Just a beer light to guide us
So we bitched about his fans and should we crush his sweet hands?

Ziggy played for time, jiving us that we was voodoo
The kids was just crass. He was the nazz
With God given ass
He took it all too far, but boy could he play guitar

Making love with his ego, Ziggy sucked up into his mind
Like a leper messiah
When the kids had killed the man I had to break up the band

Ziggy Played Guitar
Comments/Interpretations
by david bowie lover on 5/17/2008 2:01am
this song kicks ass!!!!
by kath on 6/2/2008 2:43am
i love it
by Neena on 6/5/2008 9:54am
This song is awsome! The pictures I have drawn while this song played are my best! Long live Ziggy Stardust!
by efi on 6/12/2008 2:01pm
luv this song..
by :D on 6/15/2008 3:02pm
i love it! this song is the best song ever! bowie rock!
by ryan herald on 6/26/2008 1:08pm
dude this song is f effin awesome i love, GO DAVID BOWIE :)
by shelly on 6/29/2008 5:37pm
I LOVE TO PLAY THIS SONG ON GUITAR HERO 1!!! i try to convince my sister that david bowie posseses me before i play.
by Brent on 7/1/2008 11:04pm
Bowie is unbelievable. He is better than anyone from the 60's on. Brilliant songwriter, musician, and artist. He is the best ever and that's all there is to it.
by Rod on 7/28/2008 8:56pm
Awesome Glam Rock song. Love it!
by axl on 8/5/2008 6:35pm
this song rocks
by axl on 8/6/2008 2:55pm
i just simply love this song
by xXGHOSTXx on 8/15/2008 7:31pm
i swear this is one of the bast songs of all time!!!!!
by Moons on 8/23/2008 6:42pm
ZIGGY RULES!!!!!!!!!
by Jean Genie on 8/25/2008 2:09am
phwoah i love Bowie!!!
by CMS on 8/29/2008 11:25am
I don't get it.
by JDB on 9/10/2008 5:23pm
I really don't get this song, ...but at the same time it is awesome.
by kyle on 9/15/2008 9:11pm
this is a great song but then he had to turn all gay when he thought he was a girl. but he is still amazing!!
by John Lennon on 9/16/2008 4:12pm
I LOVE THIS SONG
by zombieBIANCA on 10/9/2008 9:19pm
my dad got me into this song. this amazingly cool.
by DigIt on 10/12/2008 5:42pm
Bowie is God.
by bostonray20 on 10/13/2008 9:27am
i love olaying this song on the original guitar hero
by xXMusically.EnhancedXx on 10/16/2008 2:09pm
i LOVE this songg!!!!!
itz a really good description of what can happen to ppl when too appreciated, we should all remember this song.
by twistedbeauty on 11/12/2008 6:00am
I love this song SO much I named my new kitty Ziggy Stradust!
by xXxZiggyrulesxXx on 11/24/2008 7:11pm
This is such a great song, that I had it stuck in my head for a week! I even accidentaly said 'Ziggy Stardust' while my teacher asked me a question at school. Embarresing, but who couldn't help it XP?? :P we love you, Dave! :3
by Bowiefanatic on 12/6/2008 3:54pm
When I hear this song,I come aut from me. I want to dance and do happy things. David Bowie is the nicest man I ever saw. His Smile is like the sun. My biggest dream is, to meet him. hey twistedbeauty! That was the best idea, you ever had! ;) I want to be near David Bowie, too. I saw all his films. The best films of him were "The Labyrinth" and "The Man who fell to earth". I love David Bowie and Ziggy Stardust looked perfect. He was very pretty and Thin White Duke was very pretty, too. I hope he has a very long life...
by iris on 12/10/2008 11:20pm
bostonray20 doesn't know how to live. guitar hero is a joke. if you think playing it on some little toy guitar is fun, get a real guitar and THEN play it, you'll have a heart attack.
by AladdinSane on 12/16/2008 10:55pm
Oh my GOD what an AWESOME song!!! I know David Bowie is a real person, but he's the closest thing to an "idol" I can imagine... So mysterious, constantly reinventing himself, and come on, the guy can play over 80 instruments!!! Long live Bowie!!!
by Tam on 12/19/2008 4:57am
love ya Ziggy
by 8DXDDLOPALKSJDALSJFDKJJJJJ.??;|\ on 12/20/2008 2:35pm
I love this song.

...nuf said ;P
by Why so serious?28 on 12/22/2008 7:55pm
OMG!!!!!! I love this song sooooooo much!!!!! ESP. Playing it on gutiar hero 1. I finally beat it on expert today. This is my favorite song!!
by Taylor on 1/2/2009 10:22pm
David Bowie does have a nice ass... lol. Isn't this song about Jimmi Hendrix?
by ME on 1/3/2009 1:43pm
YOU'RE ALL SORRY TWATS.

BOWIE IS AN EFFETE FREAK WITH NO TALENT OR BRAINS
by Mick_frankenstein on 1/9/2009 5:21pm
Good song ,i loved. . .
Briliant lyrics...
by robbert zimmerman on 1/18/2009 7:11pm
and when is he gonna tour again??
by robbert zimmerman on 1/18/2009 7:13pm
hia name is robbert zimmerman
by Erik on 1/20/2009 6:36pm
This song sux!
by ferferfer on 3/16/2009 12:59am
I just dont get the meaning. can someone explain me????
by poo on 4/27/2009 8:58am
poo
by MetalMan on 5/20/2009 6:20pm
Best Bowie-song ever!
Bowie was just brilliant as a writer and artist!!!
by chubbs on 6/18/2009 3:18pm
DB is a god of guitar
by JOEmamma on 7/20/2009 2:14pm
i think this one is about a man, who was a guitar god, him and his band got famous, than uber-famous, as a result ziggy lost track of what made him. he alienated his band and fans, he introverted and the band broke up.
by joynvictory on 7/21/2009 10:32am
I think this song refers to Hendrix
by Max on 8/23/2009 2:18pm
ya basicly thats what its about
by Max on 8/23/2009 2:19pm
love the drums on this one
by stardust woman on 9/18/2009 4:41pm
such a good one!!!!!!!
by xymox on 9/27/2009 9:46pm
the bauhaus cover for this song is good too, believe me!!!
by Constance Truggle on 11/6/2009 3:32pm
It's a great song. Perfect telling of his life as Ziggy Stardust. Of course, the whole ChangesBowie album details his life from the beginning to the point it was put together. He does rather brag about himself, though, doesn't he. Well hung, God given ass... Of course, The Labyrinth bears both statements out to be true. Not my favorite Bowie song, but one of the top.
by Jimmymax1 on 11/12/2009 2:39pm
Lyrics are " Like a Leather Messiah" not leper
by the goblin king on 11/21/2009 6:17pm
this song s awsome p.s may david bowie live for ever and ever
by secret on 1/8/2010 8:41am
it's awsome
by jeff ziggy on 3/10/2010 1:45am
The best song of all time by the most under rated rock star of all time. He is a genious
by rickguitar on 3/21/2010 12:17am
Bowie inspired me to start writing songs back in '79 and he still inspires me to this day. He's the real deal: a larger than life rock star, not just a wannabe. I just hope he comes out of retirement. I can just see the cover of Rolling Stone: " Bowie is Back!"
by cv on 5/5/2010 8:04am
cv
by larysan on 8/22/2010 12:38am
its about db band called spiders from mars! duh! Google it! loved the song. my neighbor named her dog Ziggy stardust! hes adorable!@!! rock on
by Amber on 9/6/2010 1:19pm
No offense to the people who've said that Bowie's crap...
But you obviously don't know anything about him ;)
David Bowie is a legend. He excels in everything he's ever done, and will continue to do so. He's an inspiration, and an idol to so many people. His career has spanned 5 decades so far. He's an incredible singer, he plays guitar, piano, saxophone, he is a fantastic actor - what a talented man :)
Ziggy Stardust is one of his best songs... it shall be played forever :)
Long live David Bowie <3
by Eunos on 11/11/2010 4:36pm
Bowie is a legend, yes.
But he should never have had his teeth fixed - spoilt his look and his voice. :(
by Daniel on 3/9/2011 3:54am
So where were the spiders while the blight tried th break our bones
Just a beer light to guide us
So we bitched about his fans and should we crush his sweet hands?
by Lol:( on 8/26/2011 5:41pm
Break our balls? I thought it said raid our bowls! :/
by Esther on 8/28/2011 7:09am
This is retarded. This song is NOT about Hendrix, it wouldnt make any sense to refer to his snow white tan! The song is about Alice Cooper, who had a band called The Spiders and also at one point The Nazz! It all makes sense with Alice Cooper. Also a lot of the album was inspired by Marc Bolan, who Bowie had a strong relationship with and who helped Bowie out with his career and is probably a big reason why Bowie got so much success. The song Lady Stardust is about Marc Bolan, the king of glam rock. Bowie is nothing next to Marc, but I guess most of you havent even heard of him, which leads me back to where i started; This is retarded.
by Julia on 10/9/2011 7:24am
This song rocks!
I'm being Ziggy Stardust for halloween this year, and I wanted to see if I could memorize the lyrics for this song. Long live Bowie!
by Gerard Way on 10/11/2011 9:12pm
I love how he sings about a man's ass.
by Jake on 11/7/2011 10:04pm
I love how nobody here seems to know what the song is about. It's not about Bowie's life, it's not about Hendrix, it's not about Alice Cooper. It's about a fictional character aptly named Ziggy Stardust.

It's meant to be a storytelling piece, like the rest of the album it details the legend of Ziggy Stardust. Ziggy was not Bowie but a character he created and portrayed on stage.

The story of Ziggy is quite fucked up actually, it's a big Science Fiction tale that involves him speaking to alien beings and thinking himself a prophet. He eventually explodes and the beings absorb his essence on stage to enter the physical realm. Like I said it's really fucked up.
by bowiebest on 11/26/2011 3:27am
this song is about davis b wen he was in the band called spiders from mars and wen someone in the band was shot, Ziggy(bowie) had to break up the band.
long live bowie
by harald on 12/13/2011 12:11am
amazing song but don't listen to it on gutiar hero
by lovingZiggy on 2/27/2012 12:50pm
The song is about Syd Barrett, Former lead singer of Pink Floyd, Syd went insane "Making love with his ego, Ziggy sucked up into his mind"

Syd was a leader in psychedelic guitar composition. Look him up on wikipedia
by yaright on 3/23/2012 6:57pm
Ya.
by Chay on 6/12/2012 3:39pm
This song is.

This song is about whatever you want it to be about.

This song is.
by jessica on 7/15/2012 9:43pm
not very difficult to play
by pam on 9/27/2012 1:08am
Bowie is above brilliant and his lyrics make the people who feel different somehow know that he gets it and sends a message that they are ok. And the total genius of his lyrics when he addresses addiction in ashes to ashes and space oddity is phenomenal. He is a classic
by pam on 9/27/2012 1:29am
seriously all of bowies songs are symbolic including this one its not about hendrix or alice cooper please for those of u that cannot comprehend the deep meaning of his lyrics and say u dont get it u have no business listening to bowie. i suppose u think all the young dudes carry the news is about paper boys. please
by Hailz on 1/14/2013 8:16am
So much crap about Hendrix, Alice Cooper etc, argh!! The song is about the alter ego character he made up, called Ziggu Stardust, and his band at one time were also called The Spiders From Mars, they played like this for a while. Some of the best Bowie songs ever are from Ziggy and Spiders era. My mom was a teenager at the time, a huge fan, and brought me up on Bowie. May he rock on eternally!!
by Limey on 1/29/2013 3:08pm
I agree with Pam and Hailz, I was into Bowie in the early years when his first stuff came out. When Ziggy Stardust was born it was another brilliant idea that he had. Lucky to see him as Ziggy in full costume over 40 years ago!Been to more of his concerts in the past years but that one was by far the best !
by Sarah on 12/16/2013 4:19pm
Love Bowie. Grew up listening to him. But Bauhaus version kicks ass. And Pete Murphy is beautiful ;-)


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