"Bring Me the Disco King" as written by and David Bowie....
You promised me the ending would be clear
You'd let me know when the time was now
Don't let me know when you're opening the door
Stab me in the dark, let me disappear

Memories that flutter like bats out of hell
Stab you from the city spires
Life wasn't worth the balance
Or the crumpled paper it was written on

Don't let me know we're invisible
Don't let me know we're invisible

Hot cash days that you trailed around
Cold cold nights under chrome and glass
Led me down river of perfumed limbs
Sent me to the streets with the good time girls

Don't let me know we're invisible
Don't let me know we're invisible
We could dance, dance, dance through' the fire
Dance, dance, dance through' the fire

Feed me no lies
I don't know about you, I don't know about you
Breathe through the years
I don't know about you, I don't know about you
Bring me the disco king
I don't know about you, I don't know about you
Dead or alive, bring me the disco king
Bring me the disco king, bring me the disco king
Bring me the disco king

Spin-offs with those who slept like corpses
Damp morning rays in the stiff bad clubs
Killing time in the '70s
Smelling of love through the moist winds
Don't let me know when you're opening the door
Close me in the dark, let me disappear
Soon there'll be nothing left of me
Nothing left to release

Dance, dance, dance through' the fire
Dance, dance, dance through' the fire
Feed me no lies
I don't know about you, I don't know about you
Breathe through the years
I don't know about you, I don't know about you
Bring me the disco king
I don't know about you, I don't know about you
Dead or alive, bring me the disco king
Bring me the disco king
Bring me the disco king, bring me the disco king
Bring me the disco king, bring me the disco king
Bring me the disco king, bring me the disco king


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"Bring Me the Disco King" as written by David Bowie

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    General CommentI think this is a very retrospective song, where he looks over his career, the highs, the lows. "70's" is even a lyric in the song. Maybe something to tell of how it all was, how he survived. I don't know. The lyrics are brilliant, anyway.
    Karlon April 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSo do you think the "Disco King" in the song is Bowie himself? The way Maynard from Tool is the one singing "Bring me the disco king" in the remix, it makes it seems like thats the case. It's like he's being summoned by death and is looking back at his life. "Disco King" is a cool way of describing how he was seen as a rock star. Awesome song.
    dissonance51765on February 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree...the first verse is Bowie talking to Death. When he was younger, he knew all about dying. Now, he knows that he knew nothing. I love how he asks death to steal him away without any warning. "Stab me in the dark, let me disappear."

    One thing I didn't get until now was the "dead or alive" line. I think it is supposed to symbolize Death's relentless pursuit of Bowie.
    fortheloveon May 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI almost agree but I think the Disco King is Death.
    lemming Jon October 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation The Gentleman is looking over his life -- his music and his romantic relationships ("perfumed limbs" and good-time girls"and "smelling of love," while "spin-offs with those who slept like corpses" is probably a reference to sexual one-night stands) and realizing he's not immortal. Yet another jewel from Mister B, this one beautiful and melodic in the manner of "Aladdin Sane" and "Loving the Alien" and "This is not America."
    CuteSparkinaon November 08, 2008   Link
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    General Comment
    THE DEVIL: "Yessss my minions....today, I have a sepeeciaaal assignment for you....surely, he is a sinner...surely, he is one of usssss....bring me the disco king!"

    And with that, the undead ghost reapers of death scramble up to the mortal realm...and make their rightful claim...to David Bowie's last breath.
    flayerhateron August 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthats exactly how i feel about it karl.

    i love how its so jazzy and mellow. totally unexpected.
    saturnineon April 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song. from the nice piccallo snare to the weird female moans
    ilovealkalineon April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree. hes got a better voice than i anticipated. i was wondering whos voice that was moaning midway thru the song...it fits though.
    SoConstantineon July 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my favorite bowie songs... if you like this version, you must listen to the version done with buddy from Tool... (cant member his name) but its just as good, if not better!

    bowie has actually recorded this song several times, but was never happy with it. he really likes how it came out this time, and decided to release it on Reality...
    novascotian8on July 20, 2005   Link

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