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David Bowie

Kooks (3:32)

The baby was born and it looked like me and it looked like Angie, and the song came out like—if you’re gonna stay with us, you’re gonna grow up bananas.

David Bowie, promotional sheet for Hunky Dory.

On the last day of May 1971, David Bowie was sitting at home listening to a Neil Young record when someone from the hospital rang to tell him he had become a father. Angela Bowie, after a 30-hour labor, had given birth to…

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Will you stay in our lovers' story?
If you stay you won't be sorry 'cause we believe in you
Soon you'll grow so take a chance
With a couple of kooks hung up on romancing

David Bowie - Kooks Lyrics


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  • incredible ♥
  • i want to raise my kids in the vein of this song. [6]
  • This song makes me feel so warm and positive.[2]
  • Reminds me of The Smiths about throwing homework in fire
  • remember how they messed up this old fool
  • if the homework brings you down, we'll throw it on the fire and take the car downtown [2]
  • i want to raise my kids in the vein of this song. [5] Oh, and imagine David as your dad!
  • Good!
  • This song should be taught in schools.

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