"Golden Years" as written by and David Bowie....
Golden years, gold whop whop whop
Golden years, gold whop whop whop
Golden years, gold whop whop whop

Don't let me hear you say life's taking you nowhere, angel
Come get up my baby
Look at that sky, life's begun
Nights are warm and the days are young
Come get up my baby

There's my baby, lost that's all
Once I'm begging you save her little soul
Golden years, gold whop whop whop
Come get up my baby

Last night they loved you, opening doors and pulling some strings, angel
Come get up my baby
In walked luck and you looked in time
Never look back, walk tall, act fine
Come get up my baby

I'll stick with you baby for a thousand years
Nothing's gonna touch you in these golden years, gold
Golden years, gold whop whop whop
Come get up my baby

Some of these days, and it won't be long
Gonna drive back down where you once belonged
In the back of a dream car twenty foot long
Don't cry my sweet, don't break my heart
Doing all right, but you gotta get smart
Wish upon, wish upon, day upon day, I believe oh Lord
I believe all the way
Come get up my baby

There's my baby, lost that's all
Once I'm begging you save her little soul
Golden years, gold whop whop whop
Come get up my baby

Don't let me hear you say life's taking you nowhere, angel
Come get up my baby
Run for the shadows, run for the shadows
Run for the shadows in these golden years

I'll stick with you baby for a thousand years
Nothing's gonna touch you in these golden years, gold
Golden years, gold whop whop whop
Golden years, gold whop whop whop
Golden years, gold whop whop whop
Golden years, gold whop whop whop
Golden years, gold whop whop whop
Golden years, gold whop whop whop
Golden years, gold whop whop whop
Golden years, gold whop whop whop
Golden years, gold whop whop whop
Golden years, gold whop whop whop
Golden years, gold whop whop whop


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"Golden Years" as written by David Bowie

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    General CommentWritten to accompany the dance in the motion picture A Knight's Tale?????
    This song is from 1976!!!!
    mondolfaon June 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a good song. in 'A Knight's Tale' with Heath Ledger, there's a dance sequence featuring this song.
    weezerific:cutleryon April 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentToo bad A Knight's Tale sucks and is undeserving of having a Bowie song in it.
    aphekqson May 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song was written for Bowie's first wife, Angela back in 1976. If you want to hear songs he wrote specifically for film (how the hell could you think this was written for a knight's tale?), check out the second half of Low or most of the Labrynth soundtrack.
    saturnineon April 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMethinks majortom6669 just whooshed you people...
    Ana Byrdon April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes, we have been served
    Potatoes9000on April 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about fame.
    soapyon November 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song about how fame will not ruin the marriage between him and his wife. I think certain lines in this song give it away. When did he divorce her anyway?
    OpinionHeadon February 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song never gets old. dancing to it is superfun (one word, haha)
    subterranean_summeron March 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI read that he wrote this for Elvis and that Elvis either died before he could get it or that he didn't accept it. I don' know how true that is, it's just what I read.
    Bonehead XLon June 02, 2006   Link

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