"Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie Cover)" as written by and David Bowie....
Ziggy played guitar, jamming good with Weird and Gilly,
And the spiders from Mars. He played it left hand
But made it too far
Became the special man, then we were Ziggy's band

Now Ziggy really sang, screwed up eyes and screwed down hairdo
Like some cat from Japan, he could lick 'em by smiling
He could leave 'em to hang
'Came on so loaded man, well hung and snow white tan.

So where were the spiders, while the fly tried to break our balls
With just the beer light to guide us,
So we bitched about his fans and should we crush his sweet hands?

Ziggy played for time, jiving us that we were voodoo
The kid was just crass, he was the nazz
With God given ass
He took it all too far but boy could he play guitar

Making love with his ego Ziggy sucked up into his mind
Like a leper messiah
When the kids had killed the man I had to break up the band.

Ziggy played guitar

Lyrics submitted by adrenalinemisfit

"Ziggy Stardust" as written by David Bowie

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  • +2
    General Commentthis is song is about the character David Bowie played-Ziggy stardust- on his album entitled Ziggy stardust and the spiders from mars. aparently ziggy was from another planet and came to earth to make a name for himself but became *extra* famous and it went to his head
    Bellus X Somniumon April 09, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is one of my favorite cover songs ever recorded.
    ninonon June 28, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis cover song was extremely well done. And that's a feat..I usually hate cover songs.

    And wow! Bowie was definitely UNDERrated. He was/is a record producer, singer, songwriter, artist, internet entrepreneur, actor.. he did it all. And he's STILL going strong. No one I can think of has lasted as long as him in the music business, and he was pretty much *the one* to introduce more theatre and imagination into music in the 70s, and he also strongly nfluenced mainstream culture to widely accept the gay/lesbian community when it was shunned.

    But back on topic.
    Bauhaus are amazing! This cover song was simply stellar.
    confinedinsanityon April 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA good cover. I prefer it over the original. Its more energetic.
    x____Fucktardon April 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's not often I prefer the cover to an original - but this is an exception.
    butterflykiss84on April 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwell.. I'm no guitar-pro, but I really like this cover.
    Curlon January 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBauhaus covered Bowie? FUUUUUUUUUUUU------ thats awesome.
    FuckUserNameson April 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDavid Bowie is overrated in my opinion, but this has got to be one of the greatest covers ever. Bauhaus are amazing.
    Saturnaliaon November 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe reason they did this song was cuz peter murphy had such a resembling voice to david bowie that they felt it was necessary.
    MarcelDwayneon December 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA brilliant cover version of a great song bowie was ahead of his time and this song shows it.
    sanityassassinon January 01, 2006   Link

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