"Rock N Roll Suicide" as written by and David Bowie....
Time takes a cigarette, puts it in your mouth
You pull on your finger, then another finger, then cigarette
The wall to wall is calling, it lingers, then you forget
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, no no no, you're a rock 'n roll suicide
Chev brakes are snarling as you stumble across the road
But the day breaks instead so you hurry home
Don't let the sun blast your shadow, don't let the milk float ride your mind
So natural religiously unkind
Oh no love you're not alone, you're watching yourself but you're too unfair
You've got your head all tangled but if I could only make you care
Oh no love you're not alone no matter what or who you've been
No matter when or where you've seen, all the knives seem to lacerate your brain
I've had my share, I'll help you with the pain.
You're not alone, just turn on with me, you're not alone, let's turn on and be
not alone (wonderful), gimme your hands, you're wonderful (wonderful), gimme your hands
You're wonderful (wonderful), gimme your hands


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"Rock 'n' Roll Suicide" as written by Jorge Seu David Bowie

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    General CommentCover of the David Bowie song, of course.

    While it's creepy, I'm still not sure if it measures up to the original. One of the things I always liked about Bowie's version is the way it's quite two-faced; is the "You're not alone - give me your hands" a plea from Ziggy to his fellow suicides to help each other, save each others' life, or is he inviting them to join him in death? BBR seem to have picked a side; Sarah's detached voice and the general moroseness of the song sounds more like... well... "Life is unfair, kill yourself" to quote a phrase. It's beautifully done and everything, and BBR are the perfect band to do it, but it lacks the double-edged threat of the original.
    beer goodon August 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a great cover, though it took me several listens to get to appreciate it.
    It's also definately not a suicide song, not even in the original Bowie sense I think, though other BBR's songs are depressing and might be taken as such.
    Sarah Nixey's voice is beautiful and sexy, I love it.
    caralhovoadoron April 24, 2010   Link

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