the motel lyrics – david bowie

for we’re living
in a safety zone
don’t be holding back from me
we’re living from hour to hour down here
and we’ll take it when we can
it’s a kind of living which recognises
the death of the odourless man
when nothing is vanity nothing’s too slow
it’s not eden but it’s no sham

there is no h*ll
there is no shame
there is no h*ll
like an old h*ll
there is no h*ll
and it’s lights up, boys
lights up boys

explosion falls upon deaf ears
while we’re swimming in a sea of sham
living in the shadow of vanity
a complex fashion for a simple man

and there is no h*ll
and there is no shame
and there is no h*ll
like an old h*ll
there is no h*ll

and the silence flies
on its brief flight
a razor sharp cr*p shoot affair
and we light up our lives
and there’s no more of me exploding you
re-exposing you
like everybody do
re-exploding you
i don’t know what to use
make somebody move
me exploding
me exploding you

/ david bowie lyrics