The Next Day Lyrics – David Bowie

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The Next Day is the most discussed controversial single by David Bowie from his 24th studio album of the same name. In The Next Day music video, Bowie performs in a bar in front of religious figures and half-naked women. The video features famous actors Marion Cotillard and Gary Oldman. The song caused criticism from various Christian organizations, in particular The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, for mocking Christianity. Soon after the video’s appearance on YouTube, it was banned. However, it soon re-appeared, but with age restriction. Watch The Next Day music video and comment the controversial single by David Bowie.

David Bowie – The Next Day Music Video

David Bowie – The Next Day Song Words

“Look into my eyes”, he tells her
“I’m gonna say goodbye”, he says, yeah
“Do not cry”, she begs of him goodbye, yeah
All that day she thinks of his love, yeah

They whip him through the streets and alleys there
The gormless and the baying crowd right there
They can’t get enough of that doomsday song
They can’t get enough of it all

Ignoring the pain of their particular diseases
They chase him through the alleys chase him down the steps
They haul him through the mud and they chant for his death
And drag him to the feet of the purple headed priest

First they give you everything that you want
Then they take back everything that you have
They live upon their feet and they die upon their knees
They can work with satan while they dress like the saints
They know god exists for the devil told them so
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They scream my name aloud down into the well below

[x2]
Here I am, not quite dying
My body left to rot in a hollow tree
Its’ branches throwing shadows on the gallows for me
And the next day,
And the next,
And another day

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