It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
Buy

The Man Who Sold The World

Lyrics

We passed upon the stair,
We spoke of was and when,
Although I wasn't there,
He said I was his friend,
full lyrics
We passed upon the stair,
We spoke of was and when,
Although I wasn't there,
He said I was his friend,
full lyrics

Features of This Track

mellow rock instrumentation
latin influences
great lyrics
a subtle use of vocal harmony
extensive vamping
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
mixed minor & major key tonality
melodic songwriting
electric guitar riffs
a dynamic male vocalist
acoustic rhythm guitars
prominent organ
emphasis on instrumental arranging

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

show more

Comments

Report as inappropriate
"This is a David Bowie song". Kurt cobain.
Report as inappropriate
cknight472-U m , YEAH. That's probably because it's not KURT'S song, it's DAVID BOWIE'S. *smmfh* Wow.
Report as inappropriate
David Bowie has influenced my creativity more than any other artist ever has.
Report as inappropriate
This artist has had more influence on my writing and music than any other artist ever has.
Report as inappropriate
First time I heard this was 1994. nirvana unplugged album.
Report as inappropriate
gdsunshine10 1
Incredible, forever music that came from the same being that is DB. It will never be the same w/out his genius talent ❤❤❤
Report as inappropriate
I remember this song from when I was very young, maybe 5yo. RIP Bowie
Report as inappropriate
Peace from1973 yrs. Mr. Bowie thanks for the unique rythem and sounds....
Report as inappropriate
Totally lost track of how many wonderful songs he wrote.
Report as inappropriate
aquareefsrq
Will always Love You!! RIP
Report as inappropriate
Much love to D. Bowie. Thank you for touching lives around the world with your grace and energy. I'm truly saddened
Report as inappropriate
l_figueroa21 0
RIP David Bowie.
Report as inappropriate
jen.solis
Cheeers to one of the most amazing talents that ever came to this earth. You will be missed and loved until the end of time.
Report as inappropriate
Rest in Peace DB.
Report as inappropriate
RIP, DB
Report as inappropriate
cknight472
I actually prefer this version over Kurts'.
Report as inappropriate
V IS AWAKE
Report as inappropriate
Smh I wanted to slap a lil 22 hipster who actually has the nerve to say "I cant believe they cover kurt's song." Learn your music history kid.
Report as inappropriate
debraum7
:-) :-D
Report as inappropriate
@nicslager - He's David Bowie, he can do whatever the hell he wants.
Report as inappropriate
It's OK that Nirvana improved on Bowie's version - we all stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. But Bowie's version certainly has his wonderful signature on it.
Report as inappropriate
I like nirvana's version the best but both are great
Report as inappropriate
I love nirvana and the first time I heard this song it was off their unplugged album. Years later when I heard Bowies version it made me a fan. The original is better in this instance
Report as inappropriate
Bowie at one of his best.
Report as inappropriate
Man, one of the best!
Report as inappropriate
One of my all time favorite songs. This album was in a box I inheriteted as a kid....this song was played out while I was in grammar school. I played it in high school. Have the cd in my work truck right now! "We spoke in what's and where's". Great song.. Bowie is a genius
Report as inappropriate
Nice
Report as inappropriate
Favorite Bowie song. Hands down.
Report as inappropriate
Both versions are awesome
Report as inappropriate
nicslager
Why is he wearing a dress?
Report as inappropriate
nicslager
Hey I love both versions, they're different, but amazing.
Report as inappropriate
David Bowie is amazin!
Report as inappropriate
Why are people dissing Nirvana? I understand that David bowie is a legend and all; but Nirvana's version of this song was pretty good too, you have to admit :) in all, i guess people will habe their opinions but if you never listened to nirvana you should!
Report as inappropriate
@Problem Child.. An awesome person like David would dress in any type of clothing and still will be freaking awesome. Good day~
Report as inappropriate
I didint know David Bowie sang this song
Report as inappropriate
1178175243
It was not his world to sell... oohh no... not me
Report as inappropriate
1178175243
Not me. Love some Bowie, fitting for the velvet underground station.
Report as inappropriate
Nirvana is another overated band. And foo fighters? Sheesh
Report as inappropriate
arkhammer7
We never lost control. I bet once or twice!!
Report as inappropriate
A musical genius.
Report as inappropriate
Bowie ROCKS!!!
Report as inappropriate
Exactly
Report as inappropriate
You may like whomever better,but without Bowie, this song wouldn't even exist ....
Report as inappropriate
That's just the artwork, not the man in question.
Report as inappropriate
<3
Report as inappropriate
Why in the world would a man as awesome as this be in a dress?!?!
Report as inappropriate
you want a laugh..liste n to lulu's version then you will see how a brilliant song can be purely awful..yes lulu recorded this
Report as inappropriate
I've never listened to Nirvana and I'm not going to start now.
Report as inappropriate
einarabelc5
Wow, so superior to Nirvana.
Report as inappropriate
cowniew
Cover this Cover that. All that I can say as an original Bowie fan is that this doesn't sound like the original version. I don't ever remember Bowie's voice being that raspy.
Show more

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[117, 102, 113, 89, 111, 100, 71, 73, 118, 125, 93, 105, 105, 119, 105, 106, 97, 91, 72, 127, 90, 107, 90, 114, 101, 115, 124, 89, 82, 67, 97, 117, 70, 126, 99, 87, 66, 80, 117, 81, 82, 104, 95, 67, 90, 123, 83, 66, 106, 80, 70, 124, 75, 78, 81, 105, 102, 92, 120, 84, 101, 110, 82, 65, 75, 122, 99, 101, 85, 81, 66, 99, 90, 93, 98, 112, 115, 95, 94, 100, 120, 77, 116, 68, 104, 75, 75, 98, 93, 64, 76, 111, 117, 118, 127, 79, 67, 114, 84, 104, 105, 74, 112, 83, 76, 124, 104, 124, 115, 79, 80, 105, 124, 68, 77, 114, 99, 113, 98, 75, 104, 73, 97, 96, 67, 90, 122, 121, 73, 111, 110, 73, 74, 74, 87, 111, 113, 118, 103, 72, 71, 68, 82, 70, 109, 100, 65, 70, 77, 120, 79, 95, 114, 71, 116, 99, 86, 114, 81, 66, 100, 105, 71, 104, 91, 83, 112, 112, 68, 116, 72, 86, 106, 113, 109, 73, 91, 106, 65, 96, 124, 101, 95, 86, 117, 98, 72, 124, 77, 64, 103, 110, 126, 114, 67, 110, 64, 100, 92, 103, 120, 103, 114, 76, 79, 117, 117, 65, 125, 95, 122, 120, 93, 70, 110, 69, 102, 72, 106, 66, 75, 76, 70, 80, 114, 77, 67, 115, 66, 108, 124, 103, 104, 93, 116, 65, 120, 115, 97, 69, 94, 99, 94, 113, 98, 93, 71, 107, 91, 118, 119, 119, 95, 70, 118, 64, 70, 114, 118, 66, 102, 119, 127, 102, 109, 126, 71, 124, 86, 123, 77, 101, 78, 101, 103, 93, 93, 93, 71, 101, 108, 108, 115, 115, 67, 124, 69, 93, 115, 75, 107, 104, 124, 66, 68, 105, 95, 73, 106, 65, 83, 92, 112, 117, 105, 110, 96, 98, 110, 91, 104, 84, 70, 66, 94, 103, 94, 73, 90, 101, 92, 78, 68, 115, 85, 81, 118, 84, 116, 126, 83, 87, 112, 122, 115, 77, 107, 86, 104, 77, 106, 79, 81, 110, 124, 110, 99, 93, 94, 101, 121, 96, 89, 84, 105, 108, 123, 102, 117, 81, 85, 78, 69, 82, 64, 89, 73, 89, 84, 73, 66, 74, 78, 75, 72, 118, 70, 95, 125, 94, 71, 105, 80, 98, 110, 85, 99, 68, 79, 123, 127, 92, 74, 109, 108, 86, 121, 102, 92, 93, 88, 118, 88, 72, 108, 126, 112, 108, 127, 83, 118, 88, 101, 110, 114, 93, 77, 93, 109, 68, 103, 93, 99, 93, 92, 108, 103, 100, 112, 118, 126, 88, 99, 86, 78, 124, 101, 114, 99, 89, 92, 127, 97, 95, 123, 108, 101, 78, 79, 92, 109, 102, 82, 74, 115, 115, 79, 123, 92, 99, 90, 69, 116, 72, 107, 90, 71, 90, 91, 83, 91, 86, 75, 112, 108, 118, 65, 105, 82, 118, 121, 125, 114, 123, 92, 115, 68, 67, 84, 113, 109, 101, 124, 106, 65, 86, 78, 98, 123, 105, 115, 110, 120, 119, 96, 127, 106, 113, 110, 110, 79, 110]