The Man Who Sold The World

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"The Man Who Sold the World" is a song written and performed by David Bowie. The title track of Bowie's third album, it was released in the U. S. in November 1970 and in the UK in April 1971. The song has been covered by a number of other artists, notably by Lulu, who had a UK No. 3 hit with her version in 1974; by Nirvana, whose 1993 performance of the song for the television program MTV Unplugged introduced it to a new audience; and by Midge Ure, whose 1982 cover of the song was featured in the 2015 video game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The song was reworked by Bowie, featuring atmospheric synths, a new bassline, techno-style drums and a notably darker mood, for performances in concerts from 1995 to 1997, including the 1995 MTV Europe Music Awards. Bowie later returned to playing the original version in the 2000s.  


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2002
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We passed upon the stair 
We spoke of was and when 
Although I wasn't there
He said I was his friend 
Which came as some surprise 
I spoke into his eyes
I thought you died alone
A long, long time ago

Oh no, not me 
I never lost control 
You're face to face 
With the man who sold the world
 
I laughed and shook his hand 
And made my way back home
I searched for form and land
For years and years I roamed
I gazed a gazely stare 
At all the millions here
We must have died alone
A long long time ago 

Who knows
Not me
We never lost control 
You're face to face 
With the man who sold the world

Who knows
Not me
We never lost control
You're face to face 
With the man who sold the world

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David Bowie

David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 - 10 January 2016), known by his stage name David Bowie ( /ˈboʊ.i/ BOH-ee), was an English musician, actor, record producer and arranger. A major figure for over four decades in the world of popular music, Bowie is widely regarded as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. He is known for his distinctive voice as well as the intellectual depth and considerable eclecticism of his work. more »

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