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I'll make you a deal, like any other candidate
We'll pretend we're walking home 'cause your future's at stake
My set is amazing, it even smells like a street
There's a bar at the end where I can meet you and your friend

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  • gokunirvana

    This is my favorite track of the album, and the entire Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise) is one of the best things Bowie ever wrote (and that's a big statement).

    25 Feb 3:43am Reply
  • sharv11

    wow, I remember how life was back different & innocent in many ways...this one brings such a myriad of feelings!

    9 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Rayatthemirror

    When it's good, it's really good. When it's bad, I go to pieces. [3]

    17 Jul 2013 Reply
  • rhondabowlin

    When it's good, it's really good. When it's bad, I go to pieces. [2]

    5 Apr 2013 Reply
  • hunkydoris

    i'm writing here cause it's the middle part ;) one of the most brilliant Bowie masterpieces Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (reprise) <3

    13 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Ennish

    I love the way he says "like any other candidate". You almost can see Bowie as a slimy politician sweet talking the protagonist in the song. A great example of how to act through music.

    6 Aug 2012 Reply
  • cafe_puschkin

    Such a surreal run towards the river...

    6 May 2012 Reply
  • gonzeaux

    We'll buy some drugs and watch a band, then jump in the river holding hands... Outstanding. Best Bowie track ever. Diamond Dogs is my favourite release of his too

    11 Feb 2012 Reply
  • mooncosmicpower

    Hmm, this convinced me that he would have been a fascinating novelist.

    15 Dec 2011 Reply
  • fran_madlener

    ...Then jump in the river holding hands

    14 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Angeleyes_619


    2 Jul 2010 Reply
  • jethrotullfan

    When it's good, it's really good. When it's bad, I go to pieces.

    30 Apr 2010 Reply
  • tastycakes1


    24 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Sec0h


    12 Jan 2010 Reply
  • PeterGarlandSco

    favourite Bowie track from my fav Bowie album. Its a real shagalulu sniffin groove monster

    8 Jan 2010 Reply
  • xAng3luSx

    But there's a shop on the corner that's selling papier mache. <333 Amazing song.

    7 Jan 2010 Reply
  • sexnapoleon


    21 Dec 2009 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Bowie singing very manic-like <3

    3 Oct 2009 Reply
  • tomsk-seismo

    any time?

    23 Sep 2009 Reply
  • szafi19

    DD is my favourite album

    1 Jul 2009 Reply
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