"Life On Mars" as written by and David Bowie....
It's a God-awful small affair
To the girl with the mousy hair
But her mummy is yelling "No"
And her daddy has told her to go

But her friend is nowhere to be seen
Now she walks through her sunken dream
To the seat with the clearest view
And she's hooked to the silver screen

But the film is a saddening bore
For she's lived it ten times or more
She could spit in the eyes of fools
As they ask her to focus on

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man! Look at those cavemen go
It's the freakiest show
Take a look at the Lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man! Wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?

It's on America's tortured brow
That Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow
Now the workers have struck for fame
'Cause Lennon's on sale again
See the mice in their million hordes
From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads
Rule Britannia is out of bounds
To my mother, my dog, and clowns
But the film is a saddening bore
'Cause I wrote it ten times or more
It's about to be writ again
As I ask you to focus on

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man! Look at those cavemen go
It's the freakiest show
Take a look at the Lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man! Wonder if he'll ever know
He's in the best selling show
Is there life on Mars?


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"Life on Mars?" as written by David Bowie

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    General Commentlove the original bowie, but really loved anggun with her strong voice.. thank you anggun.
    sinnedon August 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love how Anggun's voice soars in the chorus. lovely interpretation.
    beatrizon March 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMaybe it's about someone who ahead of her time dreaming away in her mind about fairytale worlds untill it bored her, and is then, faced with the cave mentallity of this world, who only knows drama and violence.
    I am not sure if the song should be taken too litteraly.
    Not sure what the "life on Mars means" line means. Silver is feminine, Mars represent masculine. Maybe something about the crashing of the two male/female asbects.*shrug*.
    starfaeryon October 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlso I think it's about mind slavery of the media/news, that originated in America, telling us what to focus on....
    starfaeryon October 17, 2008   Link

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