Song of the Day #2,941: ‘Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)’ – David Bowie

david_bowie_scary_monstersMy 4th favorite album of 1980 is one I didn’t hear until 36 years later — just a few months ago, in fact.

As I wrote in June while marching my way through half of Bowie’s catalog, Scary Monsters is widely considered the last great album he ever made. It capped off a remarkable run that spanned more than a dozen ground-breaking records in just over 10 years.

This album followed the acclaimed, avant-garde Berlin trilogy and was much more accessible. It produced several singles, including ‘Ashes to Ashes,’ a favorite of mine, as well as ‘Fashion’ and the title track, today’s SOTD.

I ranked Scary Monsters fifth among the 13 Bowie albums I own and I’m glad I discovered it in time to make this list as well.

[Verse 1]
She had an horror of rooms
She was tired
You can’t hide beat
When I looked in her eyes they were blue but nobody home
She could’ve been a killer
If she didn’t walk the way she do
And she do
She opened strange doors
That we’d never close again
She began to wail jealousies scream
Waiting at the light know what I mean

Scary monsters, super creeps
Keep me running, running scared

[Verse 2]
She asked me to stay
And I stole her room
She asked for my love
And I gave her a dangerous mind
Now she’s stupid in the street
And she can’t socialize
Well I love the little girl
And I’ll love her till the day she dies

She wails
Jimmy’s guitar sound
Jealousies scream
Waiting at the light know what I mean


Run, Run, Run

One thought on “Song of the Day #2,941: ‘Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)’ – David Bowie

  1. Dana says:

    I don’t think I’ve heard this song before. I prefer the smoother sound of “Ashes to Ashes” and “Fashion.”

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