Song Lyric Sunday 20th November

Jim Adams is our host and this was the first song that came to mind with this week’s theme to find songs with recognizable intros suggested by Clive from Take It Easy.

One of my favourite Bowie songs and the lyrics are in the clip.

Courtesy WIKI

Sound and Visionis a song by English musician David Bowie. It was released in January 1977 by RCA Records on side one of his 11th studio album Low. RCA later chose it as the first single from the album. Co-produced by Bowie and Tony Visconti, the song was recorded at the Château d’Hérouville in Hérouville, France, in September 1976, and completed at Hansa Studios in West Berlin in October and November. The song began as a simple G major chord progression that Bowie gave to the backing musicians, writing and recording his vocals afterward. It features backing vocals from Brian Eno and Visconti’s then-wife Mary Hopkin.

Released as a single on 11 February 1977, “Sound and Vision” was a commercial success, making number three on the UK Singles Chart, aided by its appearance in BBC television commercials. It peaked at number 69 on the Billboard Hot 100, signalling Bowie’s commercial downturn in the US until 1983. Music critics and biographers consider “Sound and Vision” one of Bowie’s greatest songs. He performed it only once on his 1978 Isolar II world tour, but frequently on later tours. Remixes of the song have been created in subsequent decades and it has appeared on several compilation albums.


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17 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday 20th November

  1. I was never a Bowie fan so I never heard this but it is good! Good choice

  2. willowdot21 says:

    I love this song too and it also has a very long intro almost one minute fifty seconds 💜🙂🙂💜

  3. glyn40wilton says:

    I never get tired of hearing this one;

    It’s cold outside
    And the paint’s peeling off of my walls
    There’s a man outside
    In a long coat, grey hat, smoking a cigarette

    Now the light fades out
    And I wonder what I’m doing
    In a room like this
    There’s a knock on the door
    And just for a second I thought
    I remembered you

    So now I’m alone
    Now I can think for myself
    About little deals & S.U.s
    And things that I just don’t understand
    Like a white lie that night
    Or a sly touch at times
    I don’t think it meant anything to you

    So I open the door
    It’s the ‘friend’ that I’d left in the hallway
    ‘Please sit down’
    A candlelit shadow on a wall near the bed

    You know I hate to ask
    But are ‘friends’ electric?
    Only mine’s broke down

    And now I’ve no-one to love

    So I found out your reasons
    For the phone calls and smiles
    And it hurts
    And I’m lonely
    And I should never have tried
    And I missed you tonight
    It must be time to leave

    You see it meant everything to me

    Source: Musixmatch

    Songwriters: Gary Anthony James Webb (aka; Gary Numan)

    Are ‘Friends’ Electric? lyrics © Universal/momentum Music 3 Ltd.

  4. ‘Sound and Vision’ was intended to be an instrumental at first, which is why Bowie’s vocals take so long to come into this song. Nice choice Di.

  5. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Never heard that one 😊

  6. murisopsis says:

    Its good but I don’t think it was as popular as some of his others – at least not in the US.

    • I wasn’t a fan but liked Space Oddity, China Girl, Life on Mars, The Man Who Sold the World, Let’s Dance, Ashes to Ashes and Starman. Not so keen on The Laughing Gnome though.

  7. You either loved Bowie or you didn’t. He wasn’t my thing, but I liked the intro to his song! ☺️💕

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