She’ll come, she’ll go.
She’ll lay belief on you
Skin sweet with musky oil
The lady from another grinning soul

Cologne she’ll wear. Silver and Americard
She’ll drive a beetle car
And beat you down at cool Canasta

And when the clothes are strewn
don’t be afraid of the room
Touch the fullness of her breast.
Feel the love of her caress
She will be your living end

She’ll come, she’ll go.
She’ll lay belief on you
But she won’t stake her life on you
How can life become
her point of view

And when the clothes are strewn
don’t be afraid of the room
Touch the fullness of her breast.
Feel the love of her caress
She will be your living end

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The closing track on Bowie’s 1973 Aladdin Sane, this track is a very romantic piano ballad. It is often cited as being inspired from David’s first meeting with soul singer Claudia Lennear, who is also said to be the inspiration behind the song “Brown Sugar” by The Rolling Stones.

According to the pianist of the song, Mike Garson the song is

about as romantic as it gets … French with a little Franz Liszt thrown in there

What have the artists said about the song?
As stated on the Daily Mail:

“Mike Garson’s piano opens with the most ridiculous and spot-on re-creation of a 19th Century music hall ‘exotic’ number. I can see now the ‘poses plastiques’ as if through a smoke-filled bar. Fans, castanets and lots of Spanish black lace and little else. Sexy, mmm? And for you, Madam?
This was written for a wonderful young girl whom I’ve not seen for more than 30 years. When I hear this song she’s still in her 20s, of course.

A song will put you tantalisingly close to the past, so close that you can almost reach out and touch it. The sound of ghosts again”

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