Duran Duran – “Five Years” (David Bowie Tribute)

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AMAZINGLY moving cover of David Bowie’s “Five Years”. check it out!
“David Bowie’s death was mourned several times with tears during 80s night and nostalgic late night listening sessions. He is missed everyday” – Ar†stråda Magazine


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Lyrics

Pushing through the market square
So many mothers sighing
News had just come over
We had five years left to cryin’News guy wept and told us
Earth was really dying
Cried so much his face was wet
Then I knew he wasn’t lyingI heard telephones, opera house
Favourite melodies
I saw boys, toys
Electric irons and TVsMy brain hurt like a warehouse
It had no room to spare
I had to cram so many things
To store everything in thereAll the fat, skinny peoplе
And all the tall ‘n’ short people
And all thе nobody people
And all the somebody people
I never thought I’d need so many peopleA girl my age went off her head
Hit some tiny children
And if the black guy hadn’t have pulled her off
I sware she would have killed themA soldier with a broken arm
Fixed his stare to the wheels of a Cadillac
A cop knelt and kissed the feet of a priest
While the queen threw up at the sight of thatI think I saw you in an ice-cream parlour
Drinking milkshakes cold and long
Smiling and waving and looking so fine
I don’t think you knew you were in this songAnd it was cold and it rained
So I felt like an actor
And I thought of Ma
And I wanted to get back thereYour face, your race
The way that you talk
I kiss you, you’re beautiful
I want you to walkFive years
Five years
Five years
Five yearsThat’s all we’ve got
We’ve got five years (five years)
Stuck on my eye
Five years (five years)
What a surprise
We’ve got five years (five years)
My brain hurts a lot
Five years (five years)
That’s all we’ve gotWe’ve got five years (five years)
What a surprise
Five years (five years)
Stuck on my eyes
Five years (five years)
My brain hurts a lot
Five years (five years)
That’s all we’ve gotWe’ve got five years (five years)
Stuck on my eyes
Five years (five years)
What a surprise (five years)
What a surprise (five years)Five years
Five years
Five years
Five years…

Five Years” is a song written by English musician David Bowie, released on his 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Co-produced by Bowie and Ken Scott, it was recorded in November 1971 at Trident Studios in London with his backing band the Spiders from Mars − comprising Mick RonsonTrevor Bolder and Mick Woodmansey. As the opening track on the album, the song introduces the overarching theme of the album: an impending apocalyptic disaster will destroy Earth in five years and the being who will save it is a bisexual alien rock star named Ziggy Stardust. While the first two verses are told from a child narrator, the third is from Bowie, who addresses the listener directly. As the track progresses, it builds intensity, before climaxing with strings and Bowie screaming the title.

Since release, “Five Years” has received critical acclaim from music critics, with the majority complimenting Bowie’s songwriting and Woodmansey’s drum track. It has since been regarded as one of Bowie’s greatest songs and by some as one of the greatest opening tracks of all time. Bowie performed the song frequently throughout the Ziggy Stardust1976 Isolar1978 Stage and 2003 Reality tours. It has been remastered multiple times, including in 2012 for its 40th anniversary; this remaster was later included on the box set Five Years (1969–1973) in 2015, which took its title from this song

David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie (/ˈboʊi/UK also /ˈbəʊi/ BOH-ee),[1] was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in the music industry and is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He was acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the 1970s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, with his music and stagecraft having a significant impact on popular music. During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at over 100 million records worldwide, made him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In the UK, he was awarded ten platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, and released eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and nine gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Rolling Stone placed him among its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and named him the “Greatest Rock Star Ever” following his death in 2016.[2]

Born in BrixtonSouth London, Bowie developed an interest in music as a child. He studied art, music and design before embarking on a professional career as a musician in 1963. “Space Oddity“, released in 1969, was his first top-five entry on the UK Singles Chart. After a period of experimentation, he re-emerged in 1972 during the glam rock era with his flamboyant and androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust. The character was spearheaded by the success of Bowie’s single “Starman” and album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which won him widespread popularity. In 1975, Bowie’s style shifted towards a sound he characterised as “plastic soul“, initially alienating many of his UK fans but garnering him his first major US crossover success with the number-one single “Fame” and the album Young Americans. In 1976, Bowie starred in the cult film The Man Who Fell to Earth, directed by Nicolas Roeg, and released Station to Station. In 1977, he further confounded expectations with the electronic-inflected album Low, the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno that came to be known as the “Berlin Trilogy“. “Heroes” (1977) and Lodger (1979) followed; each album reached the UK top five and received lasting critical praise.

After uneven commercial success in the late 1970s, Bowie had UK number ones with the 1980 single “Ashes to Ashes“, its album Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), and “Under Pressure“, a 1981 collaboration with Queen. He reached his commercial peak in 1983 with Let’s Dance; its title track topped both UK and US charts. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Bowie continued to experiment with musical styles, including industrial and jungle. He also continued acting; his roles included Major Jack Celliers in Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983), Jareth the Goblin King in Labyrinth (1986), Pontius Pilate in The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), and Nikola Tesla in The Prestige (2006), among other film and television appearances and cameos. He stopped touring after 2004 and his last live performance was at a charity event in 2006. In 2013, Bowie returned from a decade-long recording hiatus with The Next Day. He remained musically active until his death of liver cancer at his home in New York City, two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his final album, Blackstar (2016). Blackstar won British Album of the Year at the 2017 Brit Awards and five Grammy Awards at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

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