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David Bowie – Future Legend [Lyrics]

Future Legend is the opening track of Diamond Dogs , the eighth studio album by English singer and songwriter David Bowie, released on May 23, 1974 by the label Parlophone Records Ltd.

The song is also available in digital version on iTunes .

Diamond Dogs (1974)

  1. Future Legend
  2. Diamond Dogs
  3. Sweet Thing
  4. Candidate
  5. Sweet Thing (reprise)
  6. Rebel Rebel
  7. Rock ‘n Roll with me
  8. We are the Dead
  9. 1984
  10. Big Brother
  11. Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family



Future Legend

And…in the death
As the last few corpses lay rotting on the slimy thoroughfare
The shutters lifted in inches in Temperance Building high on Poachers Hill
And red mutant eyes gazed down on Hunger City
No more big wheels
Fleas the size of rats sucked on rats the size of cats
And ten thousand peoploids split into small tribes
Coveting the highest of the sterile skyscrapers
Like packs of dogs assaulting the glass front of Love Me Avenue
Ripping and re-wrapping mink and shiny silver fox
Now leg warmers
Family badge of sapphire and cracked emeralds
Any day now
The year of the Diamond Dogs

“This ain’t Rock ‘n’ Roll
This is Genocide.”

FUTURE LEGEND (©1974 Parlophone Records Ltd) Written by David Bowie.
Published by: Jones Music America (ASCAP) administered by ARZO Publishing, Colgems-EMI Music, Inc. (ASCAP) o/b/o EMI Music Publishing Ltd., Chrysalis Songs (BMI).

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