"Fashion" as written by Luke Anthony Mcmaster, Helena Jade Lund, Miles Jones and Casey Richard Marshall....
There's a brand new dance but I don't know its name
That people from bad homes do again and again
It's big and it's bland full of tension and fear
They do it over there but we don't do it here

Fashion!
Turn to the left
Fashion!
Turn to the right
Oooh, fashion!
We are the goon squad and we're coming to town
Beep-beep, beep-beep

Listen to me, don't listen to me
Talk to me, don't talk to me
Dance with me, don't dance with me, no
Beep-beep

There's a brand new talk, but it's not very clear
Oh bop
That people from good homes are talking this year
Oh bop, fashion it's loud and tasteless and I've heard it before
Oh bop
You shout it while you're dancing on the ole dance floor
Oh bop, fashion

Fashion!
Turn to the left
Fashion!
Right
Fashion!
We are the goon squad and we're coming to town
Beep-beep
Beep-beep

Listen to me, don't listen to me
Talk to me, don't talk to me
Dance with me, don't dance with me, no
Beep-beep
Beep-beep

Oh, bop, do do do do do do do do
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fashion
Oh, bop, do do do do do do do do
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fashion
La-la la la la la la-la

Oh, bop, do do do do do do do do
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fashion
Oh, bop, do do do do do do do do
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fashion
La-la la la la la la-la

Oh, bop, do do do do do do do do
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fashion
Oh, bop, do do do do do do do do
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fashion
La-la la la la la la-la

Oh, bop, do do do do do do do do
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fashion
Oh, bop, do do do do do do do do
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fashion
La-la la la la la la-la


Lyrics submitted by bright eyes burn me, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Fashion" as written by Thomas Karl Lang Tobias Andre Helmlinger

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, TINTORETTO MUSIC

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  • +2
    General CommentI love the end bit. I find myself going "fa-fa-fa-fa-fashion" without realising it. I may have done it on the bus once. I also sing it at my friends to annoy them. And I made up a dance to the chorus. Gosh, I'm so sad.......
    LottieLovesLifeon June 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFashion! Turn to the left
    Fashion! Turn to the right
    Oooh, fashion!
    We are the goon squad and we're coming to town
    Beep-beep
    Beep-beep

    Those are possibly the most amazing lyrics i have ever heard. the song it so random but wicked catchy and David Bowie is totally Awesome
    CapeCod1414on July 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. Ridicules slavish following of ANY kind of fashion, be it musical, clothing, political, etc.

    Fashion! Turn to the left
    Fashion! Turn to the right

    The fashion politizia tell you what to do

    Oooh, fashion!
    We are the goon squad and we're coming to town
    Beep-beep
    Beep-beep

    Get out of the way, old timers, the new fashion is taking over!

    I love how the opening beats are on the upbeat compared to the main beat of the song. You hear it and start adjusting to it... then the rest of the song comes in and you realize you're out of step... out of FASHION!!! Also, the "turn to the left, turn to the right..." second time you hear it, you're expecting "turn to the right", but IT DOESN'T COME... Whoops! Gotta stuck with the FASHION! Can't turn right this time...!!!!

    "Fashion is a form of ugliness so vulgar we have to change it every six months" - Oscar Wilde

    Anyway, if you can't tell yet, I love this song. Very much on target.
    mumajoron December 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is obviously about how certain cultures don't understand other fashions or something like that.

    This is also the worst music video ever.


    Period.
    scimitar_255on January 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou haven't seen the video for Be My Wife have you?Now that video is TERRIFYING!

    Cool song btw.
    Rachael89on March 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, it compares the fashion industry to facisim.
    Bonehead XLon June 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh this the right song for a fashion show, but I really knew about this song from the electroclash cd from electroclash.com, sounds great the old one still but the new one is like more kind of electroclashy, sometimes I find myself asking why I like some Bowie music o.o!!!!!????
    xtarburston July 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Listen to me, don;t listen to me. Talk to me, don't talk to me. Dance with me, don't dance with me." This is from an old nursery rhyme, I think he mentioned some time ago. That's where he got it. And, like most songs in Scary Monsters, this one had a different name. You ready for this? Jamaica. Yup, it's a fact. But this has a lot to do with the mix of cultures and maybe hoping that they could get along better.
    davidbowiefan1on October 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that bowie is comparing the fashion world with a fascist guberment
    idelamazaon December 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment549,000 google entries for the term "goon squad" and this is my favorite use of the term
    taterpeeleron August 18, 2008   Link

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