"Diamond Dogs (David Bowie cover)" as written by and David Bowie....
This ain't rock'n'roll, this is genocide

As they pulled you out of the oxygen tent
You asked for the latest party
With your silicone hump and your ten inch stump
Dressed like a priest you was
Todd Browning's freak you was

Crawling down the alley on your hands and knee
I'm sure you're not protected, for it's plain to see
The diamond dogs are poachers and they hide behind trees
Hunt you to the ground they will, mannequins with kill appeal

(Will they come?)
I'll keep a friend serene
(Will they come?)
Oh baby, come unto me
(Will they come?)
Well, she's come, been and gone
Come out of the garden, baby
You'll catch your death in the fog
Young girl, they call them the Diamond Dogs
Young girl, they call them the Diamond Dogs

The Halloween Jack is a real cool cat
And he lives on top of Manhattan Chase
The elevator's broke, so he slides down a rope
Onto the street below, oh Tarzie, go man go

Meet his little hussy with his ghost town approach
Her face is sans feature, but she wears a Dali brooch
Sweetly reminiscent, something mother used to bake
Wrecked up and paralyzed, Diamond Dogs are stabilized

(Will they come?)
I'll keep a friend serene
(Will they come?)
Oh baby, come unto me
(Will they come?)
Well, she's come, been and gone
Come out of the garden, baby
You'll catch your death in the fog
Young girl, they call them the Diamond Dogs
Young girl, they call them the Diamond Dogs
Oo-oo-ooh, call them the Diamond Dogs
Oo-oo-ooh, call them the Diamond Dogs

In the year of the scavenger, the season of the bitch
Sashay on the boardwalk, scurry to the ditch
Just another future song, lonely little kitsch
(There's gonna be sorrow) try and wake up tomorrow

(Will they come?)
I'll keep a friend serene
(Will they come?)
Oh baby, come unto me
(Will they come?)
Well, she's come, been and gone
Come out of the garden, baby
You'll catch your death in the fog
Young girl, they call them the Diamond Dogs
Young girl, they call them the Diamond Dogs
Oo-oo-ooh, call them the Diamond Dogs
Oo-oo-ooh, call them the Diamond Dogs

Bow-wow, woof woof, bow-wow, wow
Call them the Diamond Dogs
Dogs
Call them the Diamond Dogs, call them, call them
Call them the Diamond Dogs, call them, call them, ooo
Call them the Diamond Dogs

Keep cool
Diamond Dogs rule, ok
Hey-hey-hey-hey
Beware of the Diamond Dogs
Beware of the Diamond Dogs
Beware of the Diamond Dogs


Lyrics submitted by Nelly

"Diamond Dogs" as written by David Bowie

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    General CommentI'm going to go out on a limb here and say that this is talking about rape.

    Also, anal sex and corn dogs are somehow involved.

    Oh, that Beck -- damn pervert.
    Greggyon June 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyep..david bowie cover.
    weezerific:cutleryon April 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentA really GOOD David Bowie cover.. better than the original, IMO, and I love Bowie.
    CHAKAon May 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthm, apperantly this song reminds this guy of me, hm, charming...
    accidental_emoon June 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like this cover better than the original even though I love the Bowie album this is from.
    octopuseyeson August 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThat's because bowies was concert. But beck did a really great job.
    Topchrison August 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTimbaland did it too... and did it well... I cant wait to see them working together again!!!!!!!!!
    doidinho80on February 06, 2009   Link

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