Streets damp and warm
Empty smell metal
Weeds between buildings
Pictures on my hard drive
But I'm the luckiest guy
Not the loneliest guy

Steam under floor
Shards by the mirrors frame
Clouds green and low
No sign, no nothing now
But I'm the luckiest guy
Not the loneliest guy

All the pages that have turned
All the errors left unlearned, oh
Well I'm the luckiest guy
Not the loneliest guy
In the world
Not me
Not me

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"The Loneliest Guy" as written by David Bowie


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    General CommentThis is the saddest sounding song I've heard in quite a while. David's voice on it is just haunting and fantastic.
    pumkinhedon February 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthearing it live practically tore my heart right from my chest.
    Bowieon March 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is surely autobiographical, and portrays the loneliness of a rock star, forced to view a sycophantic and untrustworthy world through the alien window of a computer. The price of immortality perhaps?
    phaedrus 1on September 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just listened to this song for the first time ever, and I've definitely heard it before, on a tv show or movie or something......and that's going to eat at me for a while. Might have even been a cover of it..

    anyone have any ideas where I might have heard it?
    chickenpiggieson January 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBowie said in an interview about this song, "That song is a very despairing piece of work--a guy qualifying his entirely hermetic, isolated existence by saying, "Actually I'm a lucky guy. I'm not really alone--I just have myself to look after." But in setting up the analogy of the city taken over by weeds, there is this notion that our ideas are inhabited by ghosts and that there's nothing in our philosophy--that all the big ideas are empty containers."
    ziggystardoxon September 11, 2013   Link

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