"Sorrow" as written by and Brett/graffin Gurewitz....
With your long blond hair and your eyes of blue
The only thing I ever got from you
Was sorrow, sorrow

You're acting funny, try to spend my money
You out there playing your high class games
Of sorrow, sorrow

You never do what you know you ought to
Something tells me you're the devil's daughter
Sorrow, sorrow

I tried to find her cause I can't resist her
I never knew just how much I missed her
Sorrow, sorrow

With your long blond hair and your eyes of blue
The only thing I ever got from you
Was sorrow, sorrow

With your long blond hair, I couldn't sleep last night
With your long blond hair


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"Sorrow" as written by Jerry Goldstein Richard Gottehrer

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    General CommentThis song is not written by David Bowie, it's by Feldman, Goldstein, Gottehrer and was originally recorded by The Merseybeats (AKA The Merseys).
    The Mindbenderon July 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMaybe this is my personal experience slipping into the intrepretation again, but I get the feeling this is about being in a relationship with a woman you know that isn't good for you but you can't let her go.
    Bonehead XLon June 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe no one has written anything on this song. Another profoundly simple, beautifully written song by one of the best singer/songwriters of every generation he's existed in, which is a pantload. Simple meaning, but so well done, i couldn't leave it uncommented on.
    madmartigenon March 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think that this song is about a fella who gets dumped by a girl i dont know itshard to know with bowie but thats the meaning i take from it, take for instance the line ,Something tells me you're the Devil's daughter, i mean i can definatley relate to that!
    johinneboyxon April 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHaving started listening to D. Bowie a lot more lately, I've noticed that he takes random lines from the Beatles... Who wouldn't though?
    Astronautson June 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdoesn't read like something bowie would have written, but then again one He's not one to define predictability. does anyone know who the woman in the music video is?
    PlutonianDollon October 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnd I forgot to mention that the line "With your long blonde hair and your eyes of blue" is actually in a Beatles song, 'It's All Too Much' (Harrison). However it is actually a reference to this song. The song contains many references to other songs also.
    The Mindbenderon November 05, 2006   Link

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