Riff: David Bowie – “You Feel So Lonely You Could Die”

Mar 12, 2013

Walls have got you cornered /You’ve got the blues my friend/And people don’t like you/But you will leave without a sound, without an end

from You Feel So Lonely You Could Die lyrics by David Bowie

Picking up where “Five Years” left off circa Ziggy Stardust, Bowie holds no punches on this sweeping choral-backed uppercut at the evil among us. Most likely to end up on a Wes Anderson film in which we realize that this particular trait is an inevitable part of the human condition.

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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