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"Five Years" is a song written by David Bowie and released in . It was the opening track on the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

The song tells of an Earth doomed to destruction in five years and the aftermath of this knowledge. Bowie is rumoured to have chosen the length of time, five years, as a result of a dream in which his deceased father told him he must never fly… read more

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  • Avatar for MattAzathoth
    Best Bowie opening with Station to Station and Speed of Life.
  • Avatar for Storchel
    Love it.......
  • Avatar for halo_dm2
    "Fear The Walking Dead" yeah yeah I know...
  • Avatar for hjelteen
    Only love
  • Avatar for seanmcgowan
    This is the best Bowie song
  • Avatar for theironictea
    The lyrics are out of this world.
  • Avatar for Harry_01
    Absolutely stunning song. What an opener to a masterpiece!
  • Avatar for HenryBadaroh
    I think I saw you in an ice cream parlour, drinking milk shakes cold and long. Smiling and waving and looking so fine, don’t think you knew you were in this song.
  • Avatar for atwistedpath
    when you start to hear his voice literally breaking at the end - "my brain hurts a lot" - always got to me. never more so than now. miss you, you magnificent man.
  • Avatar for whoman_hd
    RIP man

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