Chordproc: David Bowie : Aladdin Sane

David Bowie : Aladdin Sane


  1. Watch That Man
  2. Aladdin Sane
  3. Drive-In Saturday
  4. Panic In Detroit
  5. Cracked Actor
  6. Time
  7. Prettiest Star
  8. Let's Spend The Night Together
  9. Jean Genie
  10. Lady Grinning Soul

Watch That Man

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G
C
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Em(7)
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A
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A
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x2
A
Shakey threw a party that lasted all night
D
Everybody drank a lot of something nice
E
There was an old-fashioned band of married men
E
F#m
Looking up to me for encouragement - it was so-so
The ladies looked bad but the music was sad No one took their eyes off Lorraine She shimmered and she strolled like a Chicago moll Her feathers looked better and better - it was so-so
D
A
Yeah! It was time to unfreeze
B
D
When the Reverend Alabaster danced on his knees
D
A
Slam! So it wasn't a game
E
Cracking all the mirrors in shame
A
D
G
Watch that man!
G
D
C
Oh honey, watch that man!
D
Well he walks like a jerk
C
G
But he could eat you with a fork an spoon
A
D
G
Watch that man!
G
D
C
Oh honey, watch that man!
D
He walks like a jerk
C
B
But he's only taking care of the room
C
Must be in tune
A Benny Goodman fan painted holes in his hands Shakey hung him up to dry The pundits were joking, the manholes were smoking Every bottle battled with the reason why The girl on the phone wouldn't leave me alone A throw back from someone's LP A lemon in a bag played a Tiger Rag And the villains on the screen stopped bleeding Yeah! I was shaking like a leaf For I couldn't understand the conversation Yeah! So I ran to the street, looking for information Watch that man! Oh honey, watch that man! Well he walks like a jerk But he could eat you with a fork an spoon Watch that man! Oh honey, watch that man! He walks like a jerk But he's only taking care of the room Must be in tune
G
Watch that man
C
Watch that man



Aladdin Sane

Bm
A
C
B
A
Bm
Watching him dash away
A
Swinging an old bouquet (dead roses)
C
Sake and strange divine
B
Uh-hu-hu-uh-hu-uh you'll make it
A
Bm
Passionate bright young things
A
Takes him away to war (don't fake it)
C
Sadden glissando strings
B
Uh-hu-hu-uh-hu-uh you'll make it
A
Gm
F
Gm
F
Gm
F
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Who..................will Aladdin Sane?
A
G
A
F
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Battle cries and champagne just in time for sunrise



Drive-In Saturday

E
A
Let me put my arms around your head
F#m
Gee it's hot, let's go to bed
E6
Don't forget to turn on the light
E
Don't laugh, babe, it'll be alright
A
Pour me out another phone
F#m
I'll ring and see if your friends are home
E6
Perhaps the strange ones in the dome
E
Can lend us a book, we can read up alone
D
A7
And try to get it on like once before
D
A
When people stared in Jagger's eyes and scored
F#m
B
Like the video films we saw
C
D
G
His name was always Buddy
G7
E7
Am
/g
And he'd shrug and ask to stay
D/f#
G
And she'd sigh like Twig the wonder kid
C
G/b
D
And turn her face away
C
D
G
She's uncertain if she likes him
G7
E7
Am
/g
Though she knows she really loves him
D/f#
G
It's a crash course for the ravers
C
G/b
Am
C/g
D/f#
D/e
C
G/b
It's a drive in Saturday....................
Am
C/g
D/f#
D/e
D
D/c
Jung the foreman prayed at work Neither hands nor limbs would burst It's hard enough to keep formation With this fall out saturation Cursing at the astronette Who stands in steel by his cabinet He's crashing out with Sylvia The bureau supply for aging men With snorting head he gazes to the shore Once had raised a sea that raged no more Like the video films we saw His name was always Buddy And he'd shrug and ask to stay She'd sigh like twig the wonder kid And turn her face away She's uncertain if she likes him But she knows she really loves him It's a crash course for the ravers It's a drive-in Saturday



Panic In Detroit

B
G
A
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D
E
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He looked... Drove a diesel van
D
E
He looked a lot like Che Guevara, drove a diesel van
D
E
Kept his gun in quiet seclusion, such a humble man
G
A
G
A
The only survivor of the National People's Gang
D
C
D
C
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Panic in Detroit I asked for an autograph
D
G
He wanted to stay home
A
I wish someone would phone
D
E
Panic in Detroit
D
C
G
Putting on some clothes I made my way to school ooh ooh
Bm
C
G
And found my teacher crouching in his overalls
D
C
G
I screamed and ran to smash my favorite slot machine ooh ooh
Bm
C
D
And jumped the silent cars that slept at traffic lights
C
D
Bm
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Cracked Actor

E
E
F
G
G
B
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F
Am
I've come on a few years from my Hollywood Highs
E
D
The best of the last, the cleanest star they ever had
F
Am
I'm stiff on my legend the films that I made
E
Forget that I'm fifty cause you just got paid
Bm
A
Crack, baby, crack, show me you're real
G
F#7
Smack, baby, smack is that all that you feel
Bm
A
Suck, baby, suck, give me your head
G
F#7
Before you start professing that you're knocking me dead
E
Oh stay, please stay, please stay
You caught yourself a trick down on Sunset and Vine But since he pinned you, baby, you're a porcupine You sold me illusions for a sack full of cheques You've made a bad connection 'cause I just want your sex Crack, baby, crack, show me you're real Smack, baby, smack, is that all that you feel Suck, baby, suck, give me your head Before you start professing that you're knocking me dead Oh yeah, ooh, stay for a day Ooh yeah, don't you dare Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Woo! Woo! Oh yeah



Time

Em
Time, he's waiting in the wings
F
He speaks of senseless things
C
His script is you and me, boy
Em
Time, he flexes like a whore
F
Falls wanking to the floor
C
His trick is you and me, boy
Ddim
Dm
Time, in quaaludes and red wine
C
/e
F
D
Demanding Billy Dolls and other friends of mine
C
Take your time
C
C
/b
Am
The sniper in the brain
Am/g
F
Regurgitating drain
D/f#
G
F/g
C
Incestuous and vain, and many other last names
C
/b
Am
Am/g
Ooh I look at my watch it says 9:25 and I think
F
D/f#
And I think, Oh God I'm still alive
G
F/g
C
C
C
C/b
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Am
We should be on by now
Am/g
F
D/f#
We should be on by now
G
La la la laa
Em
You are not a victim, you just scream with boredom
Mick's solo
F
C
You are not evicting time
Ddim
Dm
Chimes, Goddamn you're looking old
C
/e
F
You'll freeze and catch a cold
D
C
'Cause you left your coat behind, take your time
C
/b
Am
Am/g
F
Breaking up is hard, but keeping dark is hateful
D/f#
G
F/g
C
I had so many dreams, I had so many breakthroughs
C
C
/b
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Am
But you my love were kind
Am/g
F
But love has left you dreamless
D/f#
G
The door to dreams was closed
F/g
C
Your path was real and dreamless
C
C
/b
Am
Perhaps you're smiling now
Am/g
F
Smiling through this darkness
D/f#
G
But all I have to give is guilt for dreaming
Solo over the above pattern



Prettiest Star

F
F/c
Dm
Dm/a
D#b5
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A
C
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F
F/c
Dm
Cold fire you've got everything but cold fire
Dm/a
D#b5
A
You will be my rest and peace child
C
I moved up to take a place near you
F
F/c
Dm
So tired, it's the sky that makes you feel tried
Dm/a
D#b5
A
It's a trick to make you see wide
C
It can all but break your heart in pieces
Bb
Am
Staying back in your memory
Eb
F
Are the movies in the past
Gm
Dm
How you moved is all it takes
C
Bb
To sing a song of when I loved you
A
The Prettiest Star



Let's Spend The Night Together

<Rolling Stones>
E
F#m
E
A
C#m
E
Well, don't you worry 'bout what's been on my mind
A
C#m
E
I'm in no hurry, I can take my time
D
A
E
I'm going red and my tongue's getting tired
D
C#m
Out of my head and my mouth's getting dry
E
I'm h-h-h-high
E
Let's spend the night together Now I need you more than ever
A
C#m
E
Let's spend the night together now
I feel so strong that I can't disguise, oh my Well, I just can't apologise, no Don't hang me up but don't let me down We could have fun just by fooling around and around
E
And around
Let's spend the night together Now I need you more than ever Let's spend the night together now
A
D
Oh, You know I'm smiling baby
D
You need some guiding baby
A
I'm just deciding baby
Let's spend the night together Now I need you more than ever Let's spend the night together now
A
C#m
E
This doesn't happen to me every day
A
C#m
E
No excuses I've got anyway, heh
D
A
E
I'll satisfy your every need
D
C#m
And I'll know you'll satisfy me, oh my-my-my my-my
E
Let's spend the night together Now I need you more than ever Let's spend the night together Now I need you more than ever Let's spend the night together Now I need you more than ever
E
Let's spend the night together They said we were too young Our kind of love Was no fun But our love Comes from above Do it! Let's make love Hoo!
E
Let's spend the night together Now I need you more than ever
A
Let's spend the night together now!



Jean Genie

E* = 0(14)(14)(13)00
E*
E
E
A small Jean Genie snuck off to the city Strung out on lasers and slash-back blazers Ate all your razors while pulling the waiters Talking 'bout Monroe and walking on Snow White New York's a go-go, and everything tastes right Poor little Greenie, ooh-ooh
Keep her comin' The Jean Genie lives on his back The Jean Genie loves chimney stacks He's outrageous, he screams and he bawls (Jean Genie) Jean Genie, let yourself go, whoah Sits like a man but he smiles like a reptile She love him, she love him but just for a short while She'll scratch in the sand, won't let go his hand He says he's a beautician and sells you nutrition And keeps all your dead hair for making up underwear Poor little Greenie, ooh-ooh The Jean Genie lives on his back The Jean Genie loves chimney stacks He's outrageous, he screams and he bawls (Jean Genie) Jean Genie, let yourself go, whoah He's so simple-minded, he can't drive his module He bites on the neon and sleeps in a capsule Loves to be loved, loves to be loved
B
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Forget that one
The Jean Genie lives on his back The Jean Genie loves chimney stacks He's outrageous he screams and he bawls Jean Genie let yourself go
A
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Lady Grinning Soul

F#m
G
A
G
A
F#m
F#m
She'll come, she'll go
G
She'll lay belief on you
A
Skin sweet with musky oil
G#m
B
The lady from another grinning soul
F#m
Cologne she'll wear
G
Silver and Americard
A
She'll drive a beetle car
G#m
B
And beat you down at cool Canasta
Bb
Ebm
B
And when the clothes are strewn
Bb
B
Don't be afraid of the room
C#
Touch the fullness of her breast
E
Feel the love of her caress
G#m
F#m
She will be your living end
F#m
G
A
G#m
B
She'll come she'll go She'll lay belief on you But she won't stake her life on you How can life become point of view And when the clothes are strewn Don't be afraid of the room Touch the fullness of her breast Feel the love of her caress She will be your living end She will be your living end
G#m
G
G#m
B
G#m
G
G#m
B