"Lady Grinning Soul" as written by and David / Bowie....
She'll come, she'll go
She'll lay belief on you
Skin sweet with musky odor
The lady from another grinning soul

Cologne she'll wear
Silver and Americard
She'll drive a beetle car
And beat you down at cool Canasta

And when the clothes are strewn
Don't be afraid of the room
Touch the fullness of her breast
Feel the love of her caress
She will be your living end

She'll come, she'll go
She'll lay belief on you
But she won't stake her life on you
How can life become her point of view

And when the clothes are strewn
Don't be afraid of the room
Touch the fullness of her breast
Feel the love of her caress

She will be your living end
She will be your living end
She will be your living end
She will be your living end
She will be your living


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"Lady Grinning Soul" as written by David Bowie

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  • +8
    General CommentAlmost 30 years ago I was in a long distance relationship (she'll come, she'll go) with a woman who was Lady Grinning Soul in every way. Beautiful, blonde, diamond blue eyes, looked better in a pair of jeans than any woman I've ever seen. Funny, smart, acerbic, lit up a room when she walked into it. She made me feel alive in a way I never felt before or since. We were obsessed with each other for about two years. The passion was incredible. God how I loved her. She was indeed my living end. But she craved money and a lifestyle and status that I could not give her, and I could not hang on to her. She's now a real housewife of Orange County, not on the show, but that's where she is, and that's who she is. I ended up finding and marrying my true soul mate, but to this day it just rips my heart and guts out to hear this song.
    interlachenon December 29, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's musky oil, not odor, anyway.
    antiqueon May 07, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmy favourite bowie song ever, its so calming.
    samuellaon May 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love the piano. I can listen to this song non-stop and never tire of it.
    It is calming, samuella! :]
    SINKINGx3HEARTSon December 03, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about loving a woman that you know is just going to use you but you can't stop loving her. The chorus is great. Very pretty.
    Bonehead XLon June 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat does this song mean? It means that Bowie can really write a powerful exotic song with a hypnot ic hook! I could listen to this song over and over and be amazed at the talent of Bowie. I love this song!
    Motown1on August 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis is quite the erotic Bowie singing here. "Touch the fullness of her breast, feel the love of her caress." Quite the passionate love-making song. Calming, hypnotizing, and soothing, yet haunting.
    davidbowiefan1on May 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this fucking song!!
    ehongsterron June 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentReminds me of the doors for some reason... A few songs off aladdin sane do. Anyone else get that vibe here and there?
    Tricky1979on March 20, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationIt's about loving passionately, and making passionate love to, the ideally sensuous woman. But she's a woman who quite simply doesn't need you and thus can take or leave you, like it or not. Cuz that's the way it goes.
    rainwalkon March 04, 2009   Link

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