"What in the World" as written by and David Bowie....
You're just a little girl with grey eyes
Never mind, say something
Wait until the crowd cries
Oh, wait until the crowd cries
You're just a little girl with grey eyes

So deep in your room,
You never leave your room
Something deep inside of me
Yearning deep inside of me
Talking through the gloom
What in the world can you do
What in the world can you do
I'm in the mood for your love
For your love
For your love
For your love

I'm just a little bit afraid of you
'Cause love won't make you cry
But, wait until the crowd goes
Oh, wait until the crowd goes
I'm just a little bit afraid of you

So deep in your room,
You never leave your room
Something deep inside of me
Yearning deep inside of me
Talking through the gloom
What in the world can I do
What in the world can I do
I'm in the mood for your love
For your love (for your love)
For your love (for your love)

Oh, what you gonna say?
Oh, what you gonna do?
Ah, what you gonna be?
To the real me
To the real me

Under the cool, under the cool and under having a ball
What you gonna say to the real me, to the real me?
Ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh
Ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh
Ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh
Ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh, ahh


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"What in the World" as written by David Bowie

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    General CommentWhat I love about this song (actually, this whole "berlin trilogy" of albums) is the magic of Bowie combined with some of the best featured artists ever. Not only does this song feature Eno on what is credited as "report arp. rimmer e.m.i" (I have no idea what this means, but the Eno influence is obvious), but my favorite male vocalist of all time, Iggy Pop is featured too.
    herr_kon December 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI adore this song. I became rather fascinated with it for a while. According to Wikipedia, some people think the girl in the song symbolizes Bowie's anima (unconscious inner self described as a female personality). There is another theory that states that she appears in "Life on Mars" and "Wishful Beginnings." I disagree with the "Life on Mars" theory (it *could* be her, but there isn't much evidence for it), but haven't heard "Wishful Beginnings", so I couldn't say.
    Sandwich-Mastaon June 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful!
    JoeTheLionon June 13, 2006   Link

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