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Life On Mars?

Lyrics

It's a God-awful small affair
To the girl with the mousy hair
But her mummy is yelling "No"
And her daddy has told her to go
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It's a God-awful small affair
To the girl with the mousy hair
But her mummy is yelling "No"
And her daddy has told her to go
full lyrics

Features of This Track

acoustic rock instrumentation
a prominent rhythm piano part
a clear focus on recording studio production
major key tonality
string section beds
melodic songwriting
a dynamic male vocalist
emphasis on instrumental arranging

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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I once saw this David Bowie symphony and this was the last song. It was a great symphony.
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Yes, as you have shown us all, there is life on Mars.
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irockmm
What an amazing person
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hajkern
Is there life on Mars?
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He is just AMAZING❤️
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:)))
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olcpvideos
Amazing song!
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AHS
American horror story
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Odd--never saw him in concert, certainly never met the man, but I find myself thinking about his loss quite often.

I suppose it's the sign of a true artistic giant that they touch so many through their work. But I think it's also unique to Bowie that he was always exploring. You wanted to see what he'd do next--it was almost beside the point whether you liked it or not. That sense of possibility is now lost to us.
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Things are a little less hunky dory since he's gone.
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Yes,,,, brilliant. The guitar work awesome.
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Brought a teaR to my eye listening just now. Brilliant song.
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rest and peace David and thanks for all the good music you left us we I'll miss you badly!
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:')
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jeep_girl36
Rest peaceful now sweet prince. Thank you for sharing your brilliance with the world. You are missed! ♡♡
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R.I.P. David. Missed by myself and all. Truly hurts. See you one day brother!
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Thank you David Bowie for being an artistic genius and sharing with the world. Goodbye you beautiful man.
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1947-2016 David Bowie
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Epically genius.
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It's David Bowie thumb it. HE is one of a kind. And still cool.
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pbsd76
Yum! Bowie & Life on Mars :)))
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Brilliant and unique...onl y Bowie could be so odd and wonderful simultaneous l y . A true genius this song makes me think of turn of the century England for some reason.
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pbsd76
i love the cellos....
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pbsd76
:))
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Great artist wish I was from Mars
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pbsd76
love.......
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I love Bowie!
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hooprock
to sort of jump off of what mr4 is saying. I think this song is about how people are sucked into commercialis m when we could be exploring the cosmos
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hooprock
to
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Favorite Bowie tune
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Mr4, well said. In one short sentence I think you posit an interesting interpretati o n of the song. The swelling orchestratio n captures the hope, and excitement in sheer possibilitie s that the movie scenes represent. The thin piano melody, the loneliness and alienation felt by the girl with the mousey hair.

On a side note, Hunky Dory is hands down one of the all time great rock and roll albums.
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A critique of entertainmen t escapism
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This song is a big reason why David Bowie is my favorite solo artist. He's frankly amazing and this song proves it.
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Listened to this song when I was 12. Its a great album . My whole family would clean house on Sat.listenin g to this album among others. Great memories . All tracks have meaning.
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The man who fell to earth...
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9463000
I adore Bowie's music!!
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I absolutely love you, David Bowie
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Bowie invented change and evolution for music artists. Haunting and inviting at the same time.
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Such a great song. Also a good tv show.
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flash mob: sailors fighting in a dance
hall
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One of my favorite songs to play on piano, and I usually hate doing cover tunes xx
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This song started me on liking David Bowie. I thought that he was weird at first but this song made my like his music and now he is my fave singer.!
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adavid48 ditto
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Easily the best song on Hunky Dory
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williambmccl a i n
agreed- one of the best ever... I am glad it doesn't get as much play... It would suck to see a song like this ruined from overplay!
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I dig Bowie, but....Whut the???
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Truth. So amazing.
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Best song ever.

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