David Bowie

'Five Years' se estrenó el . Esta canción está incluida dentro del disco The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

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Pushing through the market square, so many mothers sighing
News had just come over, we had five years left to cry in
News guy wept and told us, earth was really dying
Cried so much his face was wet, then I knew he was not lying

I heard telephones, opera house, favorite melodies
I saw boys, toys, electric irons and TV's
My brain hurt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare
I had to cram so many things to store everything in there

And all the fat, skinny people, and all the tall, short people
And all the nobody people, and all the somebody people
Never thought I'd need so many people

A girl my age went off her head, hit some tiny children
If the black hadn't a-pulled her off, I think she would have killed them
A soldier with a broken arm, fixed his stare to the wheels of a Cadillac
A cop knelt and kissed the feet of a priest
And the queer threw up at the sight of that

I think I saw you in an ice cream parlor
Drinking milk shakes cold and long
Smiling and waving and looking so fine
Don't think you knew you were in this song

And it was cold and it rained so I felt like an actor
And I thought of ma and I wanted to get back there
Your face, your race, the way that you talk
I kiss you, you're beautiful, I want you to walk

We've got five years, stuck on my eyes
Five years, what a surprise
We've got five years, my brain hurts a lot
Five years, that's all we've got

We've got five years, what a surprise
Five years, stuck on my eyes
We've got five years, my brain hurts a lot
Five years, that's all we've got

We've got five years, stuck on my eyes
Five years, what a surprise
We've got five years, my brain hurts a lot
Five years, that's all we've got

We've got five years, what a surprise
We've got five years, stuck on my eyes
We've got five years, my brain hurts a lot
Five years, that's all we've got

Five years
Five years
Five years
Five years

Sobre Five Years

  • Quizás uno de los mejores abridores de discos de todos los tiempos, "Five Years". Un escaso fundido introduce algunos versos al piano, que relatan el pánico que acompaña a las noticias de la inminente desaparición de la Tierra. Bowie atiborra de detalles, centrándose principalmente en la gente. Luego se eleva y se convierte en una canción de amor, con el narrador de Bowie aferrándose desesperadamente al recuerdo de un amor perdido a medida que se hace cargo de su mortalidad.

  • En una entrevista con William S. Burroughs en 1974, Bowie describió el significado de los "Five Years" mencionados en la canción en su mito de Ziggy: "El tiempo es de cinco años antes del fin de la tierra. Se ha anunciado que el mundo se acabará por falta de recursos naturales. Ziggy está en una posición en la que todos los niños tienen acceso a cosas que pensaban que querían. Las personas mayores han perdido todo contacto con la realidad y los niños se quedan solos para saquear cualquier cosa".

  • Dentro de la narrativa del álbum, esta canción es una exposición que habla de la situación actual de la Tierra. El pánico se instala cuando se anuncia el fin del mundo. 

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