Ashes To Ashes Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
David Bowie
Original Band
David Bowie

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Grant Lee Hitchcock Aladdin Theatre Portland Oregon US June 23, 2000
Grant Lee Hitchcock The Troubadour Los Angeles California US June 20, 2000
Grant Lee Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US June 21, 2000
Grant Lee Phillips Highbury Garage London England UK January 24, 2002
Grant Lee Hitchcock IOTA Arlington Virginia US October 15, 2000
Grant Lee Hitchcock The Middle East Cambridge Massachusetts US October 22, 2000
Grant Lee Phillips and Paul F. Tompkins Largo Los Angeles California US August 28, 1999
Robyn Hitchcock & Grant-Lee Phillips The Basement Nashville Tennessee US February 12, 2014
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US May 15, 2020
Grant Lee Hitchcock Joe's Pub New York New York US October 17, 2000

Lyrics

Do you remember a guy that's been
In such an early song
I've heard a rumour 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 to 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 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...