Riff: David Bowie – “Boss of Me”

Mar 12, 2013

Who’d have ver thought of it/Who’d have ever dreamed/That a small town girl like you/Would be the boss of me

from Boss of Me lyrics by David Bowie

A split writing credit with guitarist Gerry Leonard, this big-fish-in-a-small-town sax-blast of a crooner sees Bowie channel a bit of David Byrne eclecticism, kinking a knot in the fairy-tale with the death of the small-town charm in exchange for love.

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' Editor-in-Chief. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.

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