Fingertip sun at sideshow stalls, they throw the balls
At coconut fur that hides behind colored shades that blind your eyes
Doo-doo-doo
Every child's mother holds an ice-cream cone, they circle 'round
Perceived unknown by an eye that peers
From a hole in the tent where no one goes
Doo-doo-doo
A figure sitting cross-legged on the floor, he's
Clogged and clothed in saffron robes, his beads are all he owns

Slow down, slow down
Someone must have said that slow him down
Slow down, slow down
It's pictured on the arms of the karma man

Fairy tale skin, depicting scenes from human zoos
Impermanent toys like peace and war a gentle face you've seen before
Doo-doo-doo
Karma man tattooed on your side, the wheel of life
I see my times and who I've been I only live now and I don't know why
Doo-doo-doo
I struggle hard to take these pictures in, but
All my friends can see is just the pinkness of his skin

Slow down, slow down
Someone must have said, "Let's slow him down"
Slow down, slow down
It's pictured on the arms of the karma man

Slow down, slow down
Someone must have said, "Let's slow him down"
Slow down, slow down
It's pictured on the arms of the karma man

Slow down, slow down
Let's slow him down
Slow down, slow down
Someone must have said, "Let's slow him down"
Slow down, slow down
Let's slow him down (down, down)
Slow down, slow down
Let's slow him down


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Karma Man Lyrics as written by David Bowie

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    General CommentAn early 1968 song, Karma Man tells the short story about 'A figure sitting cross-legged on the floor he's clogged and clothed in saffron robes. His beads are all he owns' Good description. The Karma Man could also be a symbol of life or about the ways of life or how life works.
    davidbowiefan1on December 26, 2008   Link

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