"Cactus" as written by and Charles Thompson....
Sitting here wishing on a cement floor
Just wishing that I had just something you wore

I put it on when I go lonely
Will you take off your dress and send it to me?

I miss your kissin' and I miss your head
And a letter in your writing doesn't mean you're not dead
Run outside in the desert heat
Make your dress all wet and send it to me

I miss your soup and I miss your bread
And a letter in your writing doesn't mean you're not dead
So spill your breakfast and drip your wine
Just wear that dress when you're die

D-A-V-I-D

Sitting here wishing on a cement floor
Just wishing that I had just something you wore

Bloody your hands on a cactus tree
Wipe it on your dress and send it to me

Sitting here wishing on a cement floor
Just wishing that I had just something you wore


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"Cactus" as written by Charles Thompson

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    General CommentDavid played all the instruments on this song except for the pump bass. He also plays it in a different key i think.
    Ziggy88on July 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok, so did bowie cover the pixies song, or was it the other way around?
    blogspotsuckson August 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti am pretty sure bowie covered the pixies. either way an awesome song.
    bodahon September 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe pixies definitely did this first. they were around in the late 80s/early 90s, and this album (heathen) came out in 2001.
    Potatoes9000on April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRegardless, the cover is great. Bowie is also featured on the Pixies dvd as a commentator.
    rengalouson May 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentisn't it a little pretentious to sing D-A-V-I-D? or is it just me?
    pumkinhedon December 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe D-A-V-I-D thing is great live.
    Cisiteon December 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoesn't the original spell P-I-X-I-E-S?
    Ana Byrdon January 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe original spells P-I-X-I-E-S
    Obviously, Bowie would spell out D-A-V-I-D.

    Great song, either way.
    Child Of Musicon December 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI had no idea this was a cover! Makes great sense now...it didn't seem Bowie enough. I thought maybe Iman just had that much of an effect on him.

    Will be investigating the original...
    fortheloveon May 14, 2006   Link

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