dead man walking lyrics – david bowie

he swivels his head
tears his eyes from the screen
as his past puts him back in atlantic city

there’s not even a demon in heaven or h*ll
is it all just human disguise?
as i walk down the aisle

and i’m gone gone gone
[gone gone gone spinning slack through reality]
now i’m older than movies
[deadens my brain falling up through the years]
let me dance away
[till i swivel back round then i fly fly fly]
now i’m wiser than dreams
[losing breath from the water when i’m gone gone gone]
let me fly fly fly
[spinning slack through reality]
while i’m touching tomorrow
[deadens my brain falling up through the years]
and i know who’s there
[till i swivel back round then i fly fly fly]
[losing breath from the water when i’m gone gone gone]
when silhouettes fall
[spinning slack through reality]

and i’m gone
like i’m dancing on angels
and i’m gone through a crack in the past

like a dead man walking
like a dead man walking

three old men dancing under the lamplight
shaking their s*x and their bones
and the boys that we were
an alien nation in therapy
sliding naked and new
like a bad tempered child
on a rain slicked street

and i’m gone gone gone
[gone gone gone spinning slack through reality]
now i’m older than movies
[deadens my brain falling up through the years]
let me dance away
[till i swivel back round then i fly fly fly]
now i’m wiser than dreams
[losing breath from the water when i’m gone gone gone]
let me fly fly fly
[spinning slack through reality]
while i’m touching tomorrow
[deadens my brain falling up through the years]
and i know who’s there
[till i swivel back round then i fly fly fly]
[losing breath from the water when i’m gone gone gone]
when silhouettes fall
[spinning slack through reality]

and i’m gone
[gone gone gone spinning slack through reality]
[deadens my brain falling up through the years]
[till i swivel back round then i fly fly fly]
[losing breath from the water when i’m gone gone gone]
[spinning slack through reality]
[deadens my brain falling up through the years]
[till i swivel back round then i fly fly fly]
[losing breath from the water when i’m gone gone gone]
[spinning slack through reality]

and i’m gone, like i’m dancing on angels
and i’m gone, through the crack in the past

like a dead man walking
like a dead man walking
like a dead man
like a dead man walking

and i’m gone gone gone
[gone gone gone spinning slack through reality]
[deadens my brain falling up through the years]
let me dance, dance, dance
[till i swivel back round then i fly fly fly]
[losing breath from the water when i’m gone gone gone]
and i’m gone, gone, gone
[spinning slack through reality]
[deadens my brain falling up through the years]
[till i swivel back round then i fly fly fly]
let me dance, dance, dance
[losing breath from the water when i’m gone gone gone]
[spinning slack through reality]

and i’m gone, like i’m dancing on angels
and i’m gone, through a crack in the past
and i’m gone, like i’m dancing on angels
and i’m gone, through the crack in the past

like a dead man walking
like a dead man walking
like a dead man

/ david bowie lyrics