Chordproc: David Bowie : Ziggy Stardust

David Bowie : Ziggy Stardust


  1. Five Years
  2. Soul Love
  3. Moonage Daydream
  4. Starman
  5. It Ain't Easy
  6. Lady Stardust
  7. Star
  8. Hang On To Yourself
  9. Ziggy Stardust
  10. Suffragette City
  11. Rock 'N' Roll Suicide

Five Years

G
Pushing through the market square
/g
/f#
Em
So many mothers sighing
A
News had just come over
/g
/a
C
We had five years left to cry in
C
Bm
Am
G
News guy wept and told us
/g
/f#
Em
Earth was really dying
A
Cried so much his face was wet
/g
/a
C
Then I knew he was not lying
C
Bm
Am
G
I heard telephones, opera house, favourite melodies
Bm
F#m
Em
I saw boys, toys, electric irons and TVs
A
My brain hurt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare
C
I had to cram so many things to store everything in there
Am
And all the fat skinny people
C
Am
And all the tall short people
C
C
Bm
Am
C
And all the nobody people
C
C
Bm
Am
D7
And all the somebody people
Am
C
C
Bm
Am
I never thought I'd need so many people
A girl my age went off her head Hit some tiny children If the black had not pulled her off I think she would have killed them A soldier with a broken arm Fixed his stare to the wheels of a Cadillac A cop knelt and kissed the feet of a priest And a queer threw up at the sight of that I think I saw you in an ice cream parlour Drinking milkshakes cold and long Smiling and waving and looking so fine Don't think you knew you were in this song
C
Bm
Am
G
And it was cold and it rained so I felt like an actor
G
F#m
Em
And I thought of Ma, and I wanted to get back there
A
Your face, your race, the way that you talk
C
I kiss you, you're beautiful, I want you to walk
G
We got five years, stuck on my eyes
Em
Five years, what a surprise
A
Five years, my brain hurts a lot
C
We got five years, that's all we've got...



Soul Love

G
Stone love, she kneels before the grave
Em
/e
/d
C
A brave son who gave his life to save the slogan
G
That hovers between the headstone and her eyes
Bm
Am
D
For they penetrate her grieving
G
New love, a boy and girl and talking
Em
/e
/d
C
New words that only they can share in new words
G
A love so strong it tears their hearts to sleep
Bm
Am
D
Through the fleeting hour of morning
Am
Love is careless in its choosing
Em
Sweeping over blossom baby
F
C
Love descends on those defenceless
D
Idiot love will spark the fusion
C
D7
Inspiration have I none
G7
C
Just to touch the flaming dove
Cm
G
All I have is my love of love
Dsus4
D7
And love is not loving
Solo (sax) over verse chords.
A
Soul love, the priest that tastes the word and
F#m
/f#
/e
D
Told of love, and how my God on high is all love
A
Though reaching up my loneliness evolves
C#m
Bm
E
By the blindness that surrounds him
Bm
Love is careless in its choosing
F#m
Sweeping over blossom baby
G
D
Love descends on those defenceless
E
Idiot love will spark the fusion
D
E7
Inspiration have I none
A7
D
Just to touch the flaming dove
Dm
A
All I have is my love of love
Dsus4
E7
And love is not loving



Moonage Daydream

D
I'm an alligator
F#
F#7
Bm
I'm a mama-papa coming for you
/a
E
I'm the space invader
E7
G
I'll be a rock and rolling bitch for you, keep your mouth shut
D
F#
You're squawking like a big monkey bird
F#7
Bm
/a
E
And I'm busting up my brains for the words
D
Don't fake it baby
F#
F#7
Bm
Lay the real thing on me
/a
E
The church of mad love
E7
G
Is such a holy place to be, make me baby
D
F#
Make me know you really care
F#7
Bm
/a
E
Make me jump into the air
G
D
E
Keep your electric eye on me, babe
G
D
E
Put your raygun to my head
G
D
E
Press your space face close to mine, love
D
E
Freak out in a moonage daydream, oh yeah!
Bm
|
A
|
G
|
F#
Keep your electric eye on me, babe Put your raygun to my head Press your space face close to mine, love Freak out in a moonage daydream, oh yeah!



Starman

Bb
Bb
F
F
Gm
Didn't know what time it was, the lights were low
F
I leaned back on my radio
C
C7
Some cat was laying down some rock and roll
F
Ab
Bb
Lotta soul she said
Then the loud sound did seem to fade Came back like a slow voice on a wave of phase That weren't no DJ that was hazy cosmic jive
A
G
F
Dm
There's a star man waiting in the sky
Am
/g
He'd like to come and meet us
C7
But he thinks he'd blow our minds
F
Dm
There's a star man waiting in the sky
Am
/g
He's told us not to blow it
C7
'Cause he knows it's all worthwhile, he told me
Bb
Bbm
Let the children lose it
F
D7
Let the children use it
Gm
C7
And all the children boogie
Bb
F
C
F
Bb
F
C
Gm
La la la...
I had to phone someone so I picked on you Hey that's far out, so you heard him too? Turn on your TV you can pick him up on channel two Look out your window you can see his lights If we can sparkle he may land tonight Don't tell you poppa or he'll get us locked up in fright There's a starman waiting in the sky He'd like to come and meet us But he thinks he'd blow our minds There's a starman waiting in the sky He's told us not to blow it Cause he knows it's all worthwhile, he told me Let the children lose it Let the children use it Let all the children boogie



It Ain't Easy

D/a
A
D/a
A
D/a
A
D/a
A
D/a
A
When you climb to the top of the mountain
D/a
A
Look out over the sea
D/a
A
D/a
A
Think about the places perhaps where a young man could be
D/a
A
Then you jump back down to the rooftops
D/a
A
Look out over the town
D/a
C
A
D/a
A
Think about all of the strange things circulating round
C
A
C
A
It ain't easy, it ain't easy
C
Cm
D
It ain't easy to get to heaven
A
When you're going down
D/a
A
Well all the people have got their problems
D/a
A
That ain't nothing new
D/a
A
D/a
A
With the help of the good Lord we can all pull on through
D/a
A
We can all pull on through
D/a
A
Get there in the end
D/a
A
D/a
A
Sometimes it'll take you right up and sometimes down again
It ain't easy, it ain't easy It ain't easy to get to heaven When you're going down
D/a
A
Satisfaction, satisfaction
D/a
A
Keep me satisfied
D/a
A
D/a
A
I've got the love of a Hoochie Coochie woman she calling from inside
D/a
A
She's a-calling from inside
D/a
A
Trying to get to you
D/a
A
D/a
A
All the woman really wants you can give her something too
It ain't easy, it ain't easy It ain't easy to get to heaven When you're going down
D/a
A
D/a
A
C
D
A



Lady Stardust

A
E
A
C#
F#m
F#m7
D
People stared at the makeup on his face
A
F#m
E
Ddim
Laughed at his long black hair, his animal grace
F#m
D
A
C#
The boy in the bright blue jeans jumped up on the stage
A
E
D
E
And Lady Stardust sang his songs of darkness and disgrace
A
E
D
E
And he was alright, the band was altogether
A
E
D
E
Yes he was alright, the song went on forever
Em
/d#
/d
/c#
Yes he was awful nice, really quite out of sight
A
E
D
E
And he sang all night long
The femme fatales emerged from shadows To watch this creature fair Boys stood upon their chairs to make thier point of view I smiled sadly for a love I could not obey And Lady Stardust sang his songs Of darkness and dismay And he was alright, the band was altogether Yes he was alright, the songs went on forever And he was awful nice Really quite paradise And he sang all night long
D
/d#
Ooh, how I sighed
Esus4
E
When they asked if I knew his name
And he was alright, the band was altogether Yes he was alright, the songs went on forever And he was awful nice Really quite paradise And he sang all night long
A
E



Star

C
G
C
G
Tony went to fight in Belfast
C
G
/g
/f#
Rudi stayed at home to starve
Em
D
C
G
I could make it all worthwhile as a rock and roll star
Bevan tried to change the nation Sonny wants to turn the world well he can tell you that he tried I could make a transformation as a rock and roll star
D
/d
/d
/f#
/f#
/a
/a
/f#
/f#
Em
So inviting
F
G
/g
/f#
Em
So enticing to play the part
D
C
G
I could play the wild mutation as a rock and roll star
C
G
Bb
F
Get it all yeah! Oh yeah
C
G
Bb
F
Em
/g
/a
/b
C
/a
/g
/f#
I could do with the money I'm so wiped out with things as they are
Em
D
I'd send my photograph to my honey
Eb
F
G
/f#
And I'd c'mon like a regular superstar
Em
D
C
G
/f#
I could fall asleep at night as a rock and roll star I could fall in love all right as a rock and roll star
C
Bb
Ab
G
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Rock...star Rock...star
G
Bum bum Just watch me bum



Hang On To Yourself

D
C
G5
F#m
Oh she's a tongue twisting storm
A
She will come to the show tonight
B
F#5
A5
B5
Praying to the light machine
She wants my honey not my money She's a funky thigh collector Laying on electric dreams
C
D
So come on, so come on
C
D
We've really got a good thing going
C
C
Well come on, well come on
C
I you think we're gonna make it
A
D
C
G5
You better hang on to yourself
We can't dance, we don't talk much We just ball and play But we move like tigers on vaseline Well the bitter comes out better on a stolen guitar Your the blessed, we're the Spiders from Mars



Ziggy Stardust

G
D
Cadd9
G/b
G/a
G
D
Cadd9
G/b
G/a
G
Now, Ziggy played guitar
Bm
C
Jamming good with Weird and Gilly
/c
/b
/c
D
And the Spiders from Mars
G
He played it left hand
Em
But made it too far
A
Became the special man
C
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 them to hang They came on so loaded, man Well hung, snow white tan
Am
G5
F5
G5
Am
So where were the spiders
Am
G5
F5
G5
Am
While the fly tried to break our balls?
Am
G5
F5
With just the beer light to guide us
G5
D
So we bitched about his fans
E
And should we crush his sweet hands?
G
D
Cadd9
G/b
G/a
G
D
Cadd9
G/b
G/a
Ziggy played for time Jiving us that we were voodoo The kids were just crass He was the nazz With God given ass He took it all too far But, boy, Could he play guitar! Making love to 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!
G
D
Cadd9
G/b
G/a
G
D
Cadd9
G/b
G/a
G
D
Cadd9
G/b
G/a
G
D
Yeah... ooo...
Cadd9
G
Ziggy played guitar!



Suffragette City

G
A
A
A
F
G
Hey man, oh leave me alone, you know
A
F
G
Hey man, oh Henry get off the phone, I gotta
A
B
Hey man, I gotta straighten my face
D
F
G
This mellow thigh chick just put my spine out of place
Hey man, my schoolday's insane Hey man, my work's down the drain Hey man, well she's a total blam-blam She said she had to squeeze it but she... then she...
A
Oh don't lean on me man
D
'Cause you can't afford the ticket
F
C
G
I'm back on Suffragette City
A
No don't lean on me man
D
'Cause you ain't got time to check it
F
C
G
You know my Suffragette City
A
A
It's outta sight... she's all right
Hey man, oh Henry, don't be unkind, go away Hey man, I can't take you this time, no way Hey man, droogie don't crash here There's only room for one and here she comes, here she comes Oh don't lean on me man 'Cause you can't afford the ticket I'm back on Suffragette City Oh don't lean on me man 'Cause you ain't got time to check it You know my Suffragette City Is outta sight she's all right
A
F
A
Suffragette City...
F
E
Suffragette
E
A
Oh Wham Bam, thank you mam



Rock 'N' Roll Suicide

C
G
C
G
C
Time takes a cigarette
E7
Puts it in your mouth
F
You pull on your finger
G
Am
Then another finger, then cigarette
F
The wall-to-wall is calling
G
Am
It lingers, then you forget
G
F
Oh-oh-oh, you're a rock 'n' roll suicide
You're too old to lose it Too young to choose it And the clock waits So patiently on your song You walk past a cafe But you don't eat when you've lived too long Oh-oh-oh, you're a rock 'n' roll suicide
C
G
C
Chev brakes are snarling
E7
As you stumbled across the road
F
G
But the day breaks instead
Am
G
So you hurry home
F
G
Don't let the sun blast your shadow
E7
Am
Don't let the milk-float ride your mind
F
D9
G7
It's so natural, religiously unkind!
C
Oh no love you're not alone
A
You're watching yourself but you're too unfair
C
You got your head all tangled
A
But if I could only make you care
Bbm
Abm
Oh no love you're not alone
B
Ebm
No matter what or who you've been
Bbm
Db
No matter when or where you've seen
B
Ebm
All the knives seem to lacerate your brain
Bbm
Db
I've had my share I'll help you with the pain
Bbm
Bb
B
C
Db
You're not alone!
Db
Bb
Just turn on me, you're not alone!
Bb
Bb
B
C
Db
Db
Fm
Cm
Gb
Db
Db
Gimme your hands!