"Ashes On The Highway" as written by and David Bowie....
Do you remember a guy that's been
In such an early song?
I've heard a rumor from Ground Control
Oh no, don't say it's true

They got a message from the Action Man
"I'm happy, hope you're happy too
I've loved all I've needed, love
Sordid details following"

The shrieking of nothing is killing, just
Pictures of Jap girls in synthesis and I
Ain't got no money and I ain't got no hair
But I'm hoping to kick but the planet it's glowing

Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
We know Major Tom's a junkie
Strung out in heaven's high
Hitting an all-time low

Time and again I tell myself
I'll stay clean tonight
But the little green wheels are following me
Oh no, not again
I'm stuck with a valuable friend
"I'm happy, hope you're happy too"
One flash of light but no smoking pistol

I never done good things (I never done good things)
I never done bad things (I never done bad things)
I never did anything out of the blue, woh-o-oh
Want an axe to break the ice
Wanna come down right now

Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
We know Major Tom's a junkie
Strung out in heaven's high
Hitting an all-time low

My mother said, to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom

My mother said, to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom

My mother said, to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom

My mother said, to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom


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"Ashes To Ashes" as written by David Bowie

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    General Commentthe title of this song is "Ashes on the Highway"
    workinprogresson February 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've heard it under both titles.
    Is it "Ashes On The Highway" on the actual album, or..?

    Either way, it's an amazing song.
    anaesthetiseon July 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's "Ashes on the Highway"
    well, David D has some issues with death.
    but I guess it makes sense.
    makemusicnotwaron August 15, 2006   Link

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