When I believed in nothing I called her name
Trapped in a high-dollar joint in some place I called her name
And though my days are slipping by
And nights so cruel I thought I'd die
She danced her little dance 'till it made me cry
She was shakin' like this honey doing that

When I needed soul revival I called your name
When I was falling to pieces I screamed in pain

Your soothing hand that turned me round
A love so real swept over me
You danced your little dance 'till it made me cry
You were shakin' like this honey doing that

Never let me down
She never let me down
Never let me down
She never let me down

When all your faith is failing
Call my name
When you've nothing coming
Call my name

I'll be strong for all it takes
I'll cover your head till the bad stuff breaks
I'll dance my little dance till it makes you smile
Shaking like this honey doing that

Never let you down
I'll never let you down
I'll never let you down
I'll never let you down

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"Never Let Me Down" as written by Carlos Alomar David Bowie

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    General CommentSoulful.
    Har har. :]
    SINKINGx3HEARTSon April 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's a mediocare song off a bad album. I read that he wrote it with John Lennon in mind.
    Bonehead XLon June 03, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningI love this song!
    It's so sweet. :)

    Bowie described the song as a "pivotal" track for himself, calling it the most personal song he'd written for an album to that point in his career. The song is about Bowie's long-time personal assistant, Coco Schwab. Bowie described their relationship, saying:

    "It's platonic. But there is a romance in it, I guess, inasmuch as it's hard for two people to feel totally at ease in each other's company for that period of time and not expect too much from each other. Always being prepared to be there if the other one needs someone, you know? There's not many people you find in life that you can do that with, or feel that way with."
    Morninglorion April 14, 2015   Link
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    General CommentKind of reminds me of that song that John Lennon's song put out around this time....the name escapes me....
    ziggytwigon January 17, 2017   Link

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