"(Don't Sit Down)" as written by and David Bowie....
(Hey, it ain't over)
Me, I hope that I'm crazy
I feel you driving and you're only the wheel
Slow down, let someone love you
Oh, I've never touched you since I started to feel
If there's nothing to hide me
Then you've never seen me hanging naked and wired
Somebody lied, I say it's hip
To be alive

Now your smile is spreading thin
Seems you're trying not to lose
Since I'm not supposed to win
All you've got to do is win
That's all you gotta do (ooh, it ain't over)

Me, I'm fresh on your pages
Secret thinker sometimes listening aloud
Life lies dumb on its heroes
Wear your wound with honor, make someone proud
Someone like you should not be allowed
To start any fires

Now your smile is spreading thin
Seems you're trying not to lose
Since I'm not supposed to win
All you've got to do is win
That's all you gotta do (ooh, it ain't over)

Now your smile is spreading thin
Seems you're trying not to lose
Since I'm not supposed to win
All you've got to do is win
That's all you gotta do (all you got to do is win)

Now your smile is spreading thin (seek and believe in you)
Seems you're trying not to lose (it ain't over, no no)
Since I'm not supposed to grin (that's all you got to do)
All you've got to do is win (it ain't over, no, oh)
(Seek and believe in you)
All you've got to do is win (it ain't over, no, no)
Woo hooh, all you've got
Is all you've got
(It ain't over)
It ain't over


Lyrics submitted by saturnine

"Win" as written by David Bowie

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    General Commenthehee.. funny
    tigersroamfreeon January 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about drugs, duh!
    PickPocket Chazon March 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlol i agree with all of the above
    stemannon July 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with solarian...You just have to keep going...oh bollocks! It is a funny song, the comic relief of the Space Oddity album, if you ask me.
    davidbowiefan1on September 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that this is the comic relief of Space Oddity. I have absolutely no idea what this song means. I think that during the recording of this song, Bowie felt like a fool. Hell, in the beginning and end, you can hear him laughing to death.
    davidbowiefan1on October 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I think it perfectly captures a young and playful David; joking around in the recording studio. The intro to Andy Warhol from Hunky Dory has much the same feel.
    floydzkriegon April 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis isn't even a song. He just breaks down less than a minute in.
    IcelandSnow1on June 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think he cracks up because of what the guitarist is playing.
    AllTheMadmenon September 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI didn't know this was considered a song.
    EnduringChillon March 29, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis is David goofing off in the studio during the continuation of the song (Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud) which was intended to be faded out by that point. But, someone was entertained by it and left it on some versions of the song, and let it exist on its own now and then.
    Yeah, yeah baby yeah
    mrsaffon January 12, 2016   Link

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