David Bowie : When I’m Five [Songs Of Childhood Nostalgia] [reblog]

from Oannes Songs Of Childhood Nostalgia #31

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Ένας “τετράχρονος” David Bowie ονειρεύεται τα θαυμάσια που τον περιμένουν ένα χρόνο μετά, όταν θα είναι πέντε.
Ένα τραγούδι από την εποχή [1969] που ο άνθρωπός μας ήταν ουσιαστικά άγνωστος.
Δεν περιέχεται στο δισκογραφικό του ντεμπούτο [David Bowie, 1967] αλλά στο compilation Love You Till Tuesday δυο χρόνια αργότερα.

A “four-year-old” David Bowie dreams of the wonderful things that await him a year later, when he’s five.
This is a little song from a time [1969] when our man was virtually unknown.
It is not on his debut album [David Bowie, 1967]. It was included in the compilation Love You Till Tuesday, two years later.

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❝ When I’m five
I will wash my face me hands all by myself
When I’m five
I will chew and spit tabacco like my grandfather Jones
‘Cause I’m only four and five is far away
When I’m five
I will read the magazines in mummy’s drawer
When I’m five
I will walk behind the soldiers in the may day parade
‘Cause I’m only four and grown-ups walk too fast
Yesterday was horrid day
‘Cause raymond kicked my shin
And mummy says if I am good
She’ll let me go to school in August
Daddy shouted loud at mummy and I dropped my toast at breakfast
And I laughed when bonzo licked my face, because it tickled
I wonder why my daddy cries and how I wish that I was nearly five
When I’m five
I will catch a butterfly and eat it and I won’t be sick
When I’m five
I will jump in puddles, laugh in church and marry my mum
And I’ll let my daddy do the washing-up
If I close one eye, the people on that side can’t see me
I get headaches in the morning and I rode on freddie’s tricycle
And everywhere was funny, when I ran down to the sweetshop
Then I fell and bleeded-up my knee and everybody soppied me
I saw a photograph of jesus and I asked him if he’d make me five
I saw a photograph of jesus and I asked him if he’d make me five
When I’m five
When I’m five
When I’m oah ❞

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