"Thursday's Child" as written by and Reeves Gabrels David Bowie....
All of my life I've tried so hard
Doing my best with what I had
Nothing much happened all the same

Something about me stood apart
A whisper of hope that seemed to fail
Maybe I'm born right out of my time
Breaking my life in two

(Throw me tomorrow, oh oh)
Now that I really got a chance
(Throw me tomorrow, oh oh )
Everything's falling into place
(Throw me tomorrow, oh oh)
Seeing my past to let it go
(Throw me tomorrow, oh oh)
Only for you I don't regret

And I was Thursday's child
(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, born I was)
(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, born I was)

Sometimes I cry my heart to sleep
Shuffling days and lonesome nights
Sometimes my courage fell to my feet

Lucky old son is in my sky
Nothing prepared me for your smile
Lighting the darkness of my soul
Innocence in your arms

(Throw me tomorrow, oh oh)
Now that I really got a chance
(Throw me tomorrow, oh oh )
Oh ho, everything's falling into place
(Throw me tomorrow, oh oh)
Seeing my past to let it go
(Throw me tomorrow, oh oh)
Only for you I don't regret
And I was Thursday's child

(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, born I was)
Thursday's child
(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, born I was)
Thursday's child
(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, born I was)
(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, born I was)
(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, born I was)
(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, born I was)


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"Thursday's Child" as written by Reeves Gabrels David Bowie

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    General CommentWell, the old Scottish superstition was that "Thursday's child has far to go" and maybe he's saying that because he was that way that the girl fell in love with him, therefore for her he doesn't regret "having far to go". i dunno, i suck at this interpreation shit. :)
    TusseyTheTerribleon July 21, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust wanted to add the nursery rhyme

    Monday's child is fair of face.
    Tuesday's child is full of grace.
    Wednesday's child is full of woe.
    Thursday's child has far to go.
    Friday's child is loving and giving.
    Saturday's child works hard for a living,
    But the child who is born on the Sabbath Day
    Is bonny and blithe and good and gay.

    Btw, I think bowie's born a wednesday. But in a way it would make sense, when he says: monday, tuesday, wednesday - born i was, thursday's child. Or wednesday - born, i was thursday's child.

    Sorry if this has been said or the facts are wrong, haven't got time to check it right now.
    christina201288on July 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone know what he means with the phrase "Only for you I don't regret
    That I was Thursday's Child "...is it kind of a declaration of love ? - but to whom ?
    AgathaKavkaon May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think of that particular lyric as meaning that he still has a lot to learn, or a sort of re-birth into a new, different life.
    V4lentineon April 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou really have to see the video clip for this to make sense. he's in a motel room and looking in a mirror and Reminiscing on his life and what could have been.

    btw there's a woman in the video, possibly his wife, presumably this was the person he was declaring his love for.
    TheTanon October 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of (if not) my favorites.
    Bowieon February 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis reminds me of my ex-girlfriend. We met on a group that used to meet on Thursdays, and also she was born on a Thursday.
    We used to play Omikron: The Nomad Soul together, just to get to this song.
    I bought the song but I threw it away when we split. I remember it fondly nowadays, though.
    clrrchrdon February 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti know that bowie love to pay homage to the velvet underground and the title always makes me think of the line from all tomorrow's parties " And what costume shall the poor girl wear
    To all tomorrow's parties
    For Thursday's child is Sunday's clown
    For whom none will go mourning".
    im just throwing this out there to see if anyone else had any direction with it
    mtamneyon June 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt seems to me that this song is about a person, maybe himself, saying that he always felt slightly out of place. He was a person with gifts and potential who never quite got off the ground, breaking his life in two (into the man he had potential to be , and the man he actually became), he feels like he was born in the wrong time, etc. Then, he speaks of something that gives him hope. A reason that he no longer regrets his troubled life. He says "throw me tomorrow", as if tomorrow is a life preserver thrown to rescue a drowning man. For all of the hardships of his life, comparing himself to a Thursday's Child, he is now glad to be here because of his love, (the girl).
    Also I think there is a component that speaks to age as he looks in the mirror. Yeah, he's getting old, but that is the past and he has new life now with his love.
    Also, it may be that his song playing on the radio represents the success he's had in this life, but he knows it's really superficial (Mirror symbolizes this), and it doesn't satisfy him in a deeper way like the love he has with his girl, who is the focus of the video.
    enlightened roboton March 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Thursday's Child" does indeed mean "One that will go far". In this song, he reflects on his entire career, and his mistakes. He's telling himself (in the video, he tells a younger-looking Bowie he sees in his reflection) that no matter the mistakes he's made in his career, he's gone far, and he doesn't regret it.
    Shiggyon March 19, 2008   Link

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