Song Lyric Sunday, Familiar Places.

Our host Jim Adams has set us the prompt of Familiar Places.

The town that you live in eventually becomes your hometown. The place where you grew up, or where you spent the largest portion of your childhood, or some place that you have visited extensively, a location where you have fond memories of can also be considered your home town. It could also be the place where your mail arrives, that is if you are not using a PO box. Your address is more of a general term, but your current place of residence means that you actually live there. You would reside in a dwelling or a home, that is if you are not living in a cardboard box out on skid row.

Well I am a Londoner through and through. I have chosen London Bye Ta Ta by David Bowie.

This song is by David Bowie and appears on the album The Forgotten Songs Of David Robert Jones (1997) and on the live album Bowie At The Beeb – The Best Of The BBC Radio Sessions 68-72 (2000).

“London Bye Ta-Ta”

London bye ta-ta
Strange young town
London bye ta-ta
Brought me down
Don’t like your new face
That’s not nice
Got to go far, far
London bye ta-ta

Gigi, Gigi, Gigi, Gigi
Take me away
Gigi, Gigi, Gigi, Gigi
Take me today
The boys in the clothes shop
Sold me curry for a pound
His cardboard face is soggy
And his sellings thorny crown

I loved her!
I loved her!
I’ve got to get away
But I loved her!

Oh-oh-oh
London bye ta-ta
Strange young town
London bye ta-ta
Brought me down
Don’t like your new face
That’s not nice
Got to go far, far
London bye ta-ta

Red light, green light
Make up your mind
Red light, green light
You’re far too un-kind
She loves to love all beauty
And she says the norm is funny
But she whimpers in the morning
When she finds she has no money

I loved her!
I loved her!
I’ve got to get away now
But I loved her!
Ahhh!

Oh-oh-oh
London bye ta-ta
Strange young town
London bye ta-ta
Brought me down
Don’t like your new face
That’s not nice
Got to go far, far
London bye ta-ta
Ahh

Oh-oh-oh
London bye ta-ta
Strange young town
London bye ta-ta
Brought me down
Don’t like your new face
That’s not nice
Got to go far, far
London bye ta-ta
Oh, London bye ta-ta
Oh, London bye ta-ta
Oh, eh

Written by David Bowie.

Lyrics from AtoZ Lyrics

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dale
    Apr 20, 2020 @ 13:20:55

    How did I not know this song?

    Reply

  2. Ritu
    Apr 20, 2020 @ 15:22:47

    Good choice there sis!

    Reply

  3. newepicauthor
    Apr 20, 2020 @ 15:54:17

    Great choice Willow, as I always liked this song.

    Reply

  4. Diary of a Dublin housewife
    Apr 20, 2020 @ 23:30:37

    I’ve never heard this, and I love Bowie 🙊

    Reply

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