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Riff: David Bowie – “How Does the Grass Grow”

Mar 12, 2013

Where do the boys lie/Mud, mud, mud/How does the grass grow/Blood, blood, blood

from How Does the Grass Grow? lyrics by David Bowie

Another Tony Visconti ‘Berlin’-era kissed production marred with psychotic cryptics and general moods of experimental sonics, Bowie squawks out a ‘redrum’ vocal effect on the chorus, tailing an equally odd set of verses rife with ghosts and graves. Despite this, it still jams something warm.

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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