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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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Pushing through the market square
So many mothers sighing
News had just come over
We had five years left to cry in

News guy wept and told us
Earth…

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