"Ashes to Ashes" as written by Hudson, Patton, Bordin, Gould and Bottum...
I want them to know, it's me
It's on my head
I'll point the finger at me
It's on my head

Give it all to you, then I'll be closer
Smiling with the mouth of the ocean
And I'll wave to you with the arms of the mountain
I'll see you

I will let you shout no more
It's on my head (It's on my head)
I'll pick you up from the floor
It's on my head (It's on my head)
I'll let you even the score
It's on my head (It's on my head)

Give it all to you, then I'll be closer
Smiling with the mouth of the ocean
And I'll wave to you with the arms of the mountain
I'll see you

Give the same to me, then I'll be closer, closer
Give the same to me, then I'll be closer, closer
Smiling with the mouth of the ocean
And I'll wave to you with the arms of the mountain
Give the same to me, then I'll be closer, closer
Give the same to me, then I'll be closer, closer


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"Ashes to Ashes" as written by Jon David Hudson Bill Gould

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  • +8
    Lyric CorrectionThe actual lyrics:
    I want them to know it's me
    It's on my head
    I'll point the finger at me
    It's on my head

    Give it all to you, then I'll be closer
    Smiling with the mouth of the ocean
    And I'll wave to you with the arms of the mountain
    I'll see you

    I will let you shout no more
    It's on my head (It's on my head)
    I'll pick you up from the floor
    It's on my head (It's on my head)
    I'll let you even the score
    It's on my head (It's on my head)

    Give it all to you, then I'll be closer
    Smiling with the mouth of the ocean
    And I'll wave to you with the arms of the mountain
    I'll see you

    (Solo)

    Give the same to me, then I'll be closer, closer
    Give the same to me, then I'll be closer, closer
    Smiling with the mouth of the ocean
    And I'll wave to you with the arms of the mountain
    Give the same to me, then I'll be closer, closer
    Give the same to me, then I'll be closer, closer
    EllyListenson June 08, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentPatton understands lyrics better than most, as in every song he's written, there's been a very blurred direction, open for interpretation relying on the listener to determine a meaning for themselves, so songs become personal - it's a beautiful talent. :)
    Honor Punkon April 29, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentExcerpt from "Mike Patton" Wiki entry;
    When interviewed about his lyrical content with Faith No More, Patton responded, "I think that too many people think too much about my lyrics. I am more a person who works more with the sound of a word than with its meaning. Often I just choose the words because of the rhythm not because of the meaning"
    kimbobjoneson March 16, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFor me, this song is more about a lack of commitment, at least the line..."Give the same to me then I'll be closer." This person has given a lot to the other person and just wants some of the same commitment back.
    IWasWrongon October 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe's done something (considered/) wrong and he either is proud of it or willing to take resposbility for it
    GotMeNowon January 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI want to stand on the top of a mountain and scream the chorus 'til I die.
    Big Nihilon November 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentUh, has nobody noticed these aren't even the lyrics??? It even says written by David Bowie at the bottom.
    dapOrkon February 20, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about earning forgiveness, trying to recover a relationship through atonement.
    alliedcolaon January 13, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love these lyrics
    Calculator Joseon May 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand the song too!
    Calculator Joseon May 24, 2002   Link

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