do you remember a guy that's been
in such an early song
i've heard a rumour from ground control
oh no, don't say it's true

they got a message from the action man
'i'm happy, hope you're happy too
i've loved all i've needed to love
sordid details following'

the shrieking of nothing is killing
just pictures of jap girls in synthesis and i
ain't got no money and i ain't got no hair
but i'm hoping to kick but the planet it's glowing

ashes to ashes, funk to funky
we know major tom's a junkie
strung out in heaven's high
hitting an all time low

time and again i tell myself
i'll stay clean tonight
but the little green wheels are following me
oh no, not again
i'm stuck with a valuable friend
'i'm happy, hope you're happy too'
one flash of light but no smoking pistol

i never done good things
i never done bad things
i never did anything out of the blue, woh-o-oh
want an axe to break the ice
wanna come down right now

my mother said to get things done
you'd better not mess with major tom


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    General Commentthis was a bowie cover perfomed live in portland 1/31/01. yay! i got to see it!
    fauston April 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentactually they did this song every show of this leg of the tour just like they did vacant every show of the previous leg...I saw them do it in minneapolis, mn...they're an awsome live band...and an awsome studio band...they're just a great band all around...not as good as tool though...
    i_love_lianaon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General Comment*correction...that should be diary of a lovesong, not vacant...my bad
    i_love_lianaon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think they are equally as good as tool. I used to say tool was better but then this one just wouldn't come out of my cd player. I listen to it at least twice a day (the whole cd). I love them
    reverand_chrison June 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthey may have played it everywhere... but portland started the winter tour.
    fauston June 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is....a little treat for yall'
    NicoleInWonderlandon April 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commentreverand chris this song isnt even on any of their cd's. i love liana its diary of a madman, lovesong is a competely different song.
    jamesherbertkeenanon June 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAPC is just so damn good. This song is perfect, even if the only available version is live. Maynard is one of the few singers who actually sounds as good live as in a studio-recorded track.
    papercuton November 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentehh i dont know...this song doesnt sound like apc usually sounds like...im not hot for it, sounds more like a very rocked out country song
    xlateralusxon January 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentjamesherbertkeenan, i love liana wasn't wrong. APC covered both Diary of a Madman and Lovesong at the same time, the verses were Diary of a Madman while the chorus was Lovesong. I could be wrong on how it was done but the cover is both songs so it's actually quite appropriate to call it Diary of a Lovesong.
    TheRabidRabbiton March 05, 2005   Link

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