The Man Who Sold the World (4:17)

Cover of The Best Of David Bowie 1969-74

From The Best Of David Bowie 1969-74 and 48 other releases

The album is one of Bowie’s least-known, but over the years many fans have come to appreciate it and a lot of bands have covered songs from it. This is about a man who no longer recognizes himself and feels awful about it. For years, Bowie struggled with his identity and expressed himself through his songs, often creating characters to perform them. On the album cover, Bowie is wearing a dress.

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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

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