Day-In Day-Out
Stay-In Fade-Out
Day-In Oo Oo
Day-Out Oo Oo Oo

She was born in a handbag
Love left
On a doorstep
What she lacks is a backup
Nothing seems to make a dent
Gonna find her some money honey
Try to pay her rent
That's the kind of protection that everyone is shouting about

Day-In (day in) Day-Out (day out)
Stay-In Fade-Out
Day-In Oo Oo
Day-Out Oo Oo Oo

First thing she learns is
She's a citizen
Some things they turn out right
When you're under the USA
Someone rings a bell
And it's all over
She's going out of her way
Stealing for that one good rush

Day-In (day in) Day-Out (day out)
Stay-In Fade-Out

She could use a little money
She's hangin' on his arms
Like a cheap suit
She's got no money, honey
She's on the other side
Oh come on little baby
Late night, big town
Police, shake down

Oo Oo
Oo Oo
Day-In Day-Out
Stay-In Fade-Out
Oo Oo
Oo Oo
Day-In Day-Out

She's got a ticket to nowhere
She's gonna take a train ride
Nobody knows her, or knows her name

She's in the pocket of a home boy
Oo she's gonna take her a shotgun Pow
Spin the grail spin the drug
She's gonna make them well aware
She's an angry gal

Day-In (day in) Day-Out (day out)
Stay-In Fade-Out


Lyrics submitted by saturnine

"Day in Day Out" as written by Scott Simons Todd Edgar Wright

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +2
    General Commentwhere lesser musicians would write something along the lines of "oh my god, i'm crying so much for you and i have to come to see you!" bowie write "in red-eyed pain i'm knocking on your door again..." i absolutely love that line! so subtle, yet so powerful.
    hallospacegirlon September 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGuilt, regret, realizing that so much time has passed and not a moment of it was cherished...I hear this song and I wonder what I'm doing just sitting here listening to music. I should be out experiencing the world. *soft sigh*
    madluneon June 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA lonely man crying for love. A catchy tune, but I feel a deep sadness inside of it. I can not explain.
    serg33on September 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my all-time favourite Bowie songs. It's so beautiful - yearning, tender. There's a real vulnerability and sadness in David's voice and lyrics that makes me ache. I can't quite express how much this song means to me. It makes me shiver and sigh, smile or cry, depending on my mood...
    mariabardon February 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love many Bowie songs, but this one is just special. It's hard to explain why but it touches my heart whenever I listen to it. I've had some expierience about not understanding what it means to have someone around who really loves you and not taking him for granted. I have done many bad things and this song is so like I am feeling now. I couldnt express my feelings better than Bowie did in the lyrics. And everytime I listen to it, I feel so sad and so lonely and so angry because it's all my fault.
    Flynnon March 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's quite contrary to the song Within You. In an interview, he said that he is quite selfish about what he wrote in 2002 and 2003 (as I said in Cactus), but what I meant about the contrary was that in Within You the lyric was "Everything I've done I've done for you." In this, it's "All I've done, I've done for me."
    davidbowiefan1on March 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs this for Coco Schwab maybe?
    paula11665on July 21, 2016   Link

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