Day-In Day-Out

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"Day-In Day-Out" is a song recorded by English singer David Bowie, serving as the opening track for his seventeenth studio album, Never Let Me Down (1987). It was issued as a single on 23 March 1987 ahead of the record's release. The recording was solely written by Bowie, while production was handled by him along with David Richards. An R&B track, "Day-In Day-Out" criticizes the treatment of the homeless in the United States at that time, and deals with the depths a young mother has to sink to feed her child. An accompanying music video for the single was shot in 1987, being banned by some stations as a result of its content, although it was still nominated for a 1987 MTV Video Music award in the category of "Best Male Video". Commercially, "Day-In Day-Out" was the most successful single from Never Let Me Down, peaking at number 17 in the United Kingdom as well as charting within the top 40 in several other countries. A re-engineered version of the song that includes Bowie's original vocals, some original and new instrumentation, and new mastering was released in 2018 as part of the album Never Let Me Down 2018, part of the Loving the Alien (1983-1988) box set. 


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Day-In Day-Out
Stay-In Fade-Out

Day-In Oo Oo
Day-Out Oo Oo Oo

She was born in a handbag
   love left on a doorstep
What she lacks is a backup
   nothing seems to make a dent
Gonna find her some money honey
   try to pay her rent
That's the kind of protection everyone is shouting about

   Day-In Day-Out
   Stay-In Fade-Out

   Day-In Oo Oo
   Day-Out Oo Oo Oo

First thing she learns is she's a citizen,
   some things they turn out right
When you're under the USA
   something rings a bell and it's all over
She's going out her way
   stealing for that one good rush

Day-In Day-Out
Stay-In Fade-Out

She could use a little money
   she's hangin' on his arms like a cheap suit
She's got no money, honey
   she's the other side
Oh come on little baby
   late night, big town, police, shake down

   Oo Oo
   Oo Oo
   Day-In Day-Out
   Stay-In Fade-Out
   Oo Oo
   Oo Oo
   Day-In Day-Out
   Stay-In Fade-Out

She's got a ticket to nowhere
   she's gonna take a train ride
Nobody knows her, or knows her name
   she's in the pocket of a home boy
Oo she's gonna take her a shotgun Pow
   spin the grail spin the drug
She's gonna make them well aware
   she's an angry gal

Day-In Day-Out
Stay-In Fade-Out

Suddenly there's angels everywhere
Angels in a ton of sound
And they shootin' her down
Shootin her with video-drugs-bullets and promises

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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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