Song of the Day #4,790: ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll With Me’ – David Bowie

One of the most rewarding deep dives I’ve done on the blog was of David Bowie, back in 2016 a few months after his death. I didn’t cover all 25 of his studio albums, but I did get to the 15 with the most acclaim and/or notoriety.

Because I hadn’t yet joined the streaming revolution at the time, I wound up buying the Bowie albums I didn’t already own, and as a result they now form a decent sized chunk of my increasingly outdated iTunes collection.

That’s fine with me, because it means I’m treated to the occasional Random Weekend Selection from one of those Bowie albums.

Today’s treat is the Side Two opener of 1974’s Diamond Dogs. This song, along with a few others from that album, were originally written to be part of a Ziggy Stardust musical that never got off the ground.

[Verse 1]
You always were the one that knew
They sold us for the likes of you
I always wanted new surroundings
A room to rent while the lizards lay crying in the heat
Trying to remember who to meet

[Pre-Chorus]
I would take a foxy kind of stand
While tens of thousands found me in demand

[Chorus]
When you rock and roll with me
No one else I’d rather be
Nobody here can do it for me
I’m in tears again
When you rock and roll with me

[Verse 2]
Gentle hearts are counted down
The queue is out of sight and out of sounds
Me, I’m out of breath, but not quite doubting
I’ve found a door which lets me out!

[Chorus]
When you rock and roll with me
No one else I’d rather be
Nobody down here can do it for me
I’m in tears again
When you rock and roll with me

[Chorus]
Oh, when you rock and roll with me
There’s no one else I’d rather be
Nobody down here can do it for me
When you rock and roll with me

[Outro]
When you rock and roll, when you rock and roll with me
No one else I’d rather, I’d rather be
Nobody here can do it for me
I’m in tears, I’m in tears
When you rock and roll with me

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,790: ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll With Me’ – David Bowie

  1. willedare says:

    I have no idea what many of the actual lyrics are for David Bowie songs — even though I bought all of his albums up to that point while I was in highschool and college (and many more after that). Thank you for including so many of his songs — along with lyrics! — in your blog posts.

  2. Dana Gallup says:

    It seems me you should figure out a way to incorporate streamed and downloaded music into your collection for purposes of robust random iTunes fairy selections.

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