"Drive-In Saturday" as written by and David Bowie....
(Uh uh ah) Let me put my arms around your head
(Dom do ah) Gee, it's hot, let's go to bed
Don't forget to turn on the light
Don't laugh babe, it'll be alright
(Dom do ah) Pour me out another phone
(Dom do ah) I'll ring and see if your friends are home
Perhaps the strange ones in the dome
Can lend us a book we can read up alone

And try to get it on like once before
When people stared in Jagger's eyes and scored
Like the video films we saw

His name was always buddy (got got do ah aah aah)
And he'd shrug and ask to stay
She'd sigh like twig the wonder kid (got got do ah)
And turn her face away

She's uncertain if she likes him (got got do ah aah aah)
But she knows she really loves him
It's a crash course for the ravers (got got do ah)
It's a drive-in Saturday

Jung the foreman prayed at work (dom do ah)
Neither hands nor limbs would burst
It's hard enough to keep formation with this fall out saturation

(Bah dom bah) cursing at the astronette
(Dom do ah) who stands in steel by his cabinet
He's crashing out with Sylvian
The bureau supply for aging men
With snorting head he gazes to the shore
Once had raised a sea that raged no more
Like the video films we saw

His name was always buddy (got got do ah aah aah)
And he'd shrug and ask to stay
She'd sigh like twig the wonder kid (got got do ah)
And turn her face away

She's uncertain if she likes him (got got do ah aah aah)
But she knows she really loves him
It's a crash course for the ravers (got got do ah)
It's a drive-in Saturday

His name was always buddy (got got do ah aah aah)
And he'd shrug and ask to stay
She'd sigh like twig the wonder kid (got got do ah)
And turn her face away

She's uncertain if she likes him (got got do ah aah aah)
But she knows she really loves him
It's a crash course for the ravers (got got do ah)
It's a drive-in Saturday, yeah, yeah

(Drive-in Saturday)
(It's a drive-in Saturday)
(It's a drive-in Saturday)
(It's a drive-in Saturday)
It's a, it's a, it's a drive in Saturday (It's a drive-in Saturday)
It's a, it's a, it's a, yes sir, yes sir, yes sir, yes sir, yes sir,
Yes sir
(It's a drive-in Saturday) dom do do do, dom do do do
(It's a drive-in Saturday) dom do do da, dom do do da
(It's a drive-in Saturday) yes sir
(It's a drive-in Saturday)


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"Drive in Saturday" as written by David Bowie

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  • +3
    General CommentBowie wrote Drive in Saturday on a train somewhere between Seattle and Phoenix whilst touring in the U.S. He was scared of flying at this time so always took trains and ships. Bowie reportedly looked out at a bleak landscape in the moonlight and saw enormous silver domes which inspired him to write. He saw a world after a nuclear catastrophe where the radiation had affected people’s minds and they had to learn to make love again by watching it in films. Bowie's abstract song writing at it's best.
    kymson October 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe first verse makes me think the song is about how the boyfriend would sort of force the girl into intercourse over at the drive-in and how she would be curious but not really enjoy. But then the second verse takes it someplace else entirely. I don't know what he's talking about. I don't pretend to understand what goes through Bowie's head. Great song though!
    Bonehead XLon June 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthere are backing vocals going into the opening lyrics like "DOOT . . DOOT .. " and I've heard it's actually

    "DUDE . .DUDE . .

    "let me put my arms around your head"
    (think about that for a second)
    three575on September 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSeriously doubt that it gets any better than this form a songwriting POV, the song is perfect!. Someone once said david had the best voice of ANY white singer ever. I tend to agree.
    Tricky1979on March 19, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcool cool cool song, i wish i had done it first.... well seriously, i love it to bits and david bowie rocks.
    rainbow8711on May 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the 50's feel this song gives off
    lilpopcorngurlon April 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've read that this song is about rediscovering how to have sex after some kind of nuclear war destroyed most of mankind.
    siladoron April 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about a playboy in the 1950's. Well that's th literal meaning I think anyway.
    Halfbiteon May 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can actually kinda see that silador. Vaguely... but since you've said it, it makes some kind of sense
    laocoonon May 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is about an apocalyptic situation where everyone has forgotten how to...well...have sex. So, to salvage themselves, They watch old films where it happened and that's how they regained their knowledge. I love this song, because not only is it good for slow dancing, but this reminds me of a 50s 'doo-wop' song.
    davidbowiefan1on October 08, 2007   Link

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