Bowie, David - Chilly Down Lyrics




When the sun goes down
And the bats are back to bed
The brothers come 'round
I get out of my dirty bed

I shake my pretty little head
Tap my pretty little feet
Feeling brighter than sunlight
Louder than thunder
Bouncing like a yo-yo

Don't got no problems
Ain't got no suitcase
Ain't got no clothes to worry about
Ain't got no real estate or jewelry
Or gold mines to hang me up

I just throw in my hand
With the chilliest bunch in the land
They don't look much
They sure chilly chilly
They positively glow, glow

Chilly down with the fire gang
Think small with the fire gang
Bad hep with the fire gang
When your thing gets wild
Chilly down

Chilly down with the fire gang
Act tall with the fire gang
Good times, bad food
When your thing gets wild
Chilly down, chilly down

Drive you crazy, really lazy
Eye rollin', funky strollin'
Ball playin', hip swayin'
Trouble makin', booty shakin'

Tripping, passing, jumping, bouncing
Drivin', stylin', creeping, pouncing
Shoutin', screamin', double dealin'
Rockin', rollin' and a reelin'
With the mackin' sex appealin'
Can you dig our groovy feelin'?

So when things get too tough
And your chin is dragging on the ground
And even down looks up
Bad luck

We can show you a good time
And we don't charge nothin'
Just strut your nasty stuff
Wiggle in the middle yeah
Get the town talkin', fire gang

Chilly down with the fire gang
Think small with the fire gang
Bad hep with the fire gang
When your thing gets wild
Chilly down

Chilly down with the fire gang
Act tall with the fire gang
Good times, bad food
When your thing gets wild
Chilly down

Chilly down with the fire gang
Think small with the fire gang
Bad hep with the fire gang





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Bowie, David Chilly Down Comments
  1. Lucia Welsh

    I used to be afraid of this part of the movie but as an adult I get it lol

  2. Tunica Bey

    "I get out of my dirty bed.. I shake my pretty little head.." I love it!!

  3. Jasmin Brown

    Tbh the deep voice one the right scared me cuz I'm in a dark room at 6:59 I stayed up all night😄

  4. Julies Caeser

    The labyrinth was one hell of a trip....

  5. Noriaki Kakyoin

    Why is nobody talking about 1:06?

  6. Anjealous Anaconda

    My siblings were all afraid of this scene with the Fireys but it is my FAVORITE part of the movie

  7. Shayla O’Siadhail

    Fireys were my favourite creatures

  8. I Am Happy So Why Aren't you?.

    "Hey lady, You can only take your own head off"!. 😂😂😂

    This movie absolutely made my childhood so great!. I can't thank my older sister enough for letting me crash her sleepover and introducing me to this movie lol. This movie and Legend!.

  9. SGB

    This is on my mental breakdown playlist.

    Eden Harrison

    😂😂😂

  10. Togo Burrows

    This movie was as much David Bowie’s as it was Jim Henson’s—the awesome result of pure collaboration

    Picnicl

    George Lucas, fantasy artist Brian Fround, Monty Python's Terry Jones, were also involved so I also give them kudos. Jones's screenplay was amended by some other screenwriters for the final movie. Henson and Fround were the visual genesis of the project, then Jones became the literary genesis based on their sketches, then they needed a rock star and they decided upon the perfect fit Bowie whose songs greatly contribute to the rich joie de vivre of the movie.

  11. Christopher Llewellyn

    those little guys are singing and dancing this in my head

  12. Spanktuary

    I had no idea it was Bowie singing this song until recently. I already loved it, now I love it 10x more.

    Picnicl

    Although Bowie, who wrote and composed it, recorded his own voice as a demo of it, he doesn't feature on the completed track. Just the 5 Fire Gang members do, including Danny John-Jules.

  13. RolloxRA 2020

    When the sun goes down (when the sun goes down)
    And the bats are back to bed (and the bats are back)
    The brothers come 'round (the brothers come 'round)
    I get out of my dirty bed (my dirty bed)
    I shake my pretty little head (I shake my pretty little head)
    Tap my pretty little feet (tap my pretty little feet)
    Feeling brighter than sunlight (oh)
    Louder than thunder (oh)
    Bouncing like a yo-yo, whoa (oh)
    Don't got no problems (no problems)
    Ain't got no suitcase (no suitcase)
    Ain't got no clothes to worry about (no clothes to worry about)
    Ain't got no real estate or jewelry or gold mines to hang me up
    I just throw in my hand (throw in my hand)
    With the chilliest bunch in the land (in the land)
    They don't look much (oh), they sure chilly chilly (oh)
    They positively glow-glow, huh (oh)
    Chilly down with the fire gang
    Think small with the fire gang (It's the only way)
    Bad hep with the fire gang (a smile a day keeps the doctor away)
    When your thing gets wild, chilly down
    Chilly down with the fire gang (Hey, I'm a wild child)
    Act tall with the fire gang (whoo, walk tall)
    Good times, bad food (yeah)
    When your thing gets wild
    Chilly down, chilly down
    Drive you crazy, really lazy, eye rollin', funky strollin', ball playin'
    Hip swayin', trouble makin', booty shakin', tripping, passing, jumping
    Bouncing, drivin', stylin', creeping, pouncing, shoutin', screamin'
    Double dealin', rockin', rollin', and a-reelin'
    With the mackin' sex appealin'.
    Can you dig our groovy feelin'?
    So when things get too tough (get too tough)
    And your chin is dragging on the ground (dragging on the ground)
    And even down looks up (down looks up)
    Bad luck, heh-heh
    We can show you a good time (show you a good time)
    And we don't charge nothin' (nothin' at all)
    Just strut your nasty stuff
    Wiggle in the middle yeah
    Get the town talkin', fire gang
    Chilly down with the fire gang (think small)
    Think small with the fire gang (bad hep)
    Bad hep with the fire gang (hey, listen up)
    When your thing gets wild
    Chilly down
    Chilly down with the fire gang (hey, shake your pretty little head)
    Act tall with the fire gang (tap your pretty little feet)
    Good times, bad food (come on, come on)
    When your thing gets wild
    Chilly down
    Chilly down with the fire gang (wooh)
    Think small with the fire gang
    Bad hep with the fire gang

  14. RolloxRA 2020

    Masterpiece

  15. Stephie L

    My favorite song ever♡♡♡♡♡

  16. Picnicl

    0.00-0.21 Instrumentation inspired by The Man Who Sold The World album track After All? "Oh by Jingo".

  17. HordrissTheConfuser

    That diminshed 7th chord, mmm...

  18. Christopher Rodmell

    (In my opinion) Chilly Down is the best one on Labyrinth, (of course yes someone else’s might think it’s Magic Dance or something else)

    erin currie

    Christopher Rodmell chilly down or underground for me

  19. Wolfgirlsurvivor 92

    I was the weird child who loves this scene 😂! I love the tune

    Eden Harrison

    😂😂😂 It freaked me out lol

  20. Donut_Nyah Gacha

    "Shake your pretty little head""Tap your pretty little feet""CoMe On CoMe On"🤠

  21. AdrixFanGirl455

    #Labyrinth

  22. AdrixFanGirl455

    My Dad likes musical Movies
    Of 80’s.
    He is Childhood,Remembers to Rudins Deltarune.

  23. Badoocee

    I had so much fun with this song as a kid. GREAT MEMORIES 🥴🥴🙂🙂🙂😂😂👍👍👑

  24. L.L.K.J. Productions

    theres a long version and short version

  25. Kaydin Enrico

    I love this song just as much as the rest of the album but it gives me like ptsd because this seance scared me so much when i was younger

    erin currie

    Me tooooooooooo

  26. Link The Fox

    the perfect shower song doesnt exi-

  27. Dark gacha Wolfie

    I love this so much!

  28. cdowg187

    GREATEST PART OF THE MOVIE!!!

  29. Charuzu The Danklord

    when the green screen effects break and now every single thing has a black outline

  30. Branaynay P.

    My older sister is a 90's kid and she showed me this song. This song never fails to make me smile and jump around. It takes me back to when I was eight. So much nostalgia I can't take it!!

  31. Branaynay P.

    *presses loop*

  32. Branaynay P.

    actually listens to the lyrics and realizes whats actually going on

    Rae Phillips

    What IS going on?

    ITS YOUR GIRL WALUIGI

    I have two guesses: prostitution and demonic sacrifices

  33. TheWestcoastDAVEY

    Summer2019

  34. I Am Happy So Why Aren't you?.

    "Hey lady!, You can only take your own head off"!. 😂😂😂😂
    I f**kin loved these guys lol!... My older sister is the one who introduced me to this movie and I haven't looked back since!.

  35. Johnny Shaughnessy

    Hey her head don't come off.

  36. exoddus1

    1:54 Cat from Red Dwarf!

  37. 16driver16

    I never realized this was danny john jules until a few months ago. What a talented man

    Rylee Atkinson

    This is david bowie?

    16driver16

    @Rylee Atkinson not singing, he wrote it im sure but hes not singing the different voices(for once) go ahead and look it up

    erin currie

    16driver16 at least one of the voices has to be bowie it sounds just like him

  38. Robster_the_Lobster

    This scene in the movie always struck me as weird since it was the only song not sung by Bowie, the fact that the green screen on the fireys was really bad compared to the rest of the movie, and that the scene honestly is completely pointless to the rest of the movie.

    Charuzu The Danklord

    so, a BIG LIPPED ALLIGATOR MOMENT, huh?

    Robster_the_Lobster

    Charles H. lol, yeah exactly 😂

    ClawdyaTube

    The "Green Screen" you speak of wasn't even a possibility at this point. Henson had to use a black backdrops and the puppeteers had to wear full-body black suits so that it did not show up in the film. If you ever get the chance to watch the making of Labyrinth, this sequence is fantastic! My favorite part is finding out Gates McFadden was the puppeteers' choreographer., what a talented woman!

    Robster_the_Lobster

    ClawdyaTube Oh very cool to know! I just acquired the blu ray on 4K so I definitely will have to check that out, thanks for the information. I guess I just heard from so many people that they used a green screen that I just decided never to question it.

    ClawdyaTube

    @Robster_the_Lobster Check out https://youtu.be/3LPSOnJyKDA if it's not available on your blu ray.

  39. bodeswell35

    Bowie channeling Zappa here...

  40. I am Sans

    Dude this song is actually so good for something off of a soundtrack

  41. Donut_Nyah Gacha

    IVE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS BEST SONG😚😍💖😭MISS U R.I.P DAVID BOWIE💖😭We all do!😢💖

  42. Girlfash and emo trash

    "HER HEAD DON'T COME OFF!"

    Blue Manta

    Hey man, I know what we can do, TAKE OFF HER HEAD!!!

    Sabrina Diana

    "Hey where you going with a head like that?"

    John Kenneth Wiseman

    where's the referee?

    Blue Manta

    @John Kenneth Wiseman now I'll just take your head off! Ha Ha Ha!!!

    Cherry kuru

    "you don't need two ears"

  43. gtgt2010

    This song makes me want to sit down and do nothing at all

    Lucas Cobb

    gtgt2010 hahahahaha

    gtgt2010

    this song is about smoking about 15 oz and then chillin

  44. Livid Rodian

    Shame this wasn't included on Re:Call 4 of the Loving The Alien box set. Missed opportunity.

  45. FlyNGuillotine

    "Hey how come her head don't come off."

  46. gouserx

    When the sun goes down (when the sun goes down)
    And the bats are back to bed (and the bats are back)
    The brothers come 'round (the brothers come 'round)
    I get out of my dirty bed (my dirty bed)
    I shake my pretty little head (I shake my pretty little head)
    Tap my pretty little feet (tap my pretty little feet)
    Feeling brighter than sunlight (oh)
    Louder than thunder (oh)
    Bouncing like a yo-yo, whoa (oh)
    Don't got no problems (no problems)
    Ain't got no suitcase (no suitcase)
    Ain't got no clothes to worry about (no clothes to worry about)
    Ain't got no real estate or jewelry or gold mines to hang me up
    I just throw in my hand (throw in my hand)
    With the chilliest bunch in the land (in the land)
    They don't look much (oh), they sure chilly chilly (oh)
    They positively glow-glow, huh (oh)
    Chilly down with the fire gang
    Think small with the fire gang (It's the only way)
    Bad hep with the fire gang (a smile a day keeps the doctor away)
    When your thing gets wild, chilly down
    Chilly down with the fire gang (Hey, I'm a wild child)
    Act tall with the fire gang (whoo, walk tall)
    Good times, bad food (yeah)
    When your thing gets wild
    Chilly down, chilly down
    Drive you crazy, really lazy, eye rollin', funky strollin', ball playin'
    Hip swayin', trouble makin', booty shakin', tripping, passing, jumping
    Bouncing, drivin', stylin', creeping, pouncing, shoutin', screamin'
    Double dealin', rockin', rollin', and a-reelin'
    With the mackin' sex appealin'.
    Can you dig our groovy feelin'?
    So when things get too tough (get too tough)
    And your chin is dragging on the ground (dragging on the ground)
    And even down looks up (down looks up)
    Bad luck, heh-heh
    We can show you a good time (show you a good time)
    And we don't charge nothin' (nothin' at all)
    Just strut your nasty stuff
    Wiggle in the middle yeah
    Get the town talkin', fire gang
    Chilly down with the fire gang (think small)
    Think small with the fire gang (bad hep)
    Bad hep with the fire gang (hey, listen up)
    When your thing gets wild
    Chilly down
    Chilly down with the fire gang (hey, shake your pretty little head)
    Act tall with the fire gang (tap your pretty little feet)
    Good times, bad food (come on, come on)
    When your thing gets wild
    Chilly down
    Chilly down with the fire gang (wooh)
    Think small with the fire gang
    Bad hep with the fire gang

    Grapes m

    I never once knee what the song said til now

    This guy

    Thank you. Soooo much for this.

  47. Jareth Smith

    hello my dad named me after this movie when i die this movie is going to be played
    i want my corpse in a up right position facing it so i can watch this movie for the last time before i meet my hero David Bowie up in heaven.

    Herschel Winters

    @• Lucy • that really made me laugh out loud! 🤣

    Shannon W.

    I'm 42 years old, and I still name most of my video game characters Jareth, lol. You're dad's totally rad!

    Lily Bull

    That's awesome but also slightly terrifying

    Alyssa yo

    Cool but holy shit my dood

    Raven Koshi

    Jareth Smith Bro I wish I could meet someone like this in real life. Jareth is such a cool name😂

  48. doobiesmoke15

    The perfect anthem for faerie creatures. Fast and funny but with an edge of menace and madness

  49. Adrianna Chablis

    How does this only have 200 likes

    Ben Franklin

    Better question - How are there ANY thumbs down?!?!

    aliceislooking throughtheglass

    It's traumatizing? LOL

  50. Alex Grainger

    Did Bowie sing this?

    classicblue

    It is both him and the black guy.

    CheeseyMcDawg

    A couple of different people sung it, but not David Bowie. But he did write the song.

    Snare Boy101

    Kevin clash sang part of this as a firey

    Andy B

    Danny John-Jules (Cat from Red Dwarf) sung the part of 2 Fieries from this scene.

    Gemma Valentine

    He might of done the backing vocals

  51. aslsmm 00

    this is the best song on this soundtrack. magic is cool but this is a crazy good awesome catchy song.

    aliceislooking throughtheglass

    I was always both horrified and entertained by The Fire Gang LOL

    classicblue

    I agree i really like the sound track and i LOVE this song above all.

    Jazzy Million

    As The World Falls Down is the best in my opinion 😂

  52. K- Ronjimazu

    David Bowie is a legend and his music needs to be WAY more noticed

  53. Christopher Elfers

    I wish there was a band that just sounded like this. Even if it was just one albums of songs like this. Thank god they gave us this one, though.

    Allanah Dizayee

    Oingo Boingo

    Christopher Rodmell

    Christopher Elfers yeah and I’d be thinking the same kind of thing about the number one band in history - The Beatles!

    Alex Hauptmann

    I feel like a good amount of stuff by the B-52s has similar lyrical energy

    KV WIN

    sounds like the kinks

    E P

    Try Stump

  54. KyJoe01

    Why doesn't this have more views?

    Hiigara

    It was only uploaded last year and there are many other version available on youtube, including the part clipped from the movie

    aliceislooking throughtheglass

    It's kind of a terrifying scene for children, now that I look back at it LOL

  55. BunnyzFluff

    I feel like this is very underrated

    Xavier Fernandez

    I use to hate this scene as a kid but now I love it because of the great song.

    Leave My Butt Alone

    That's because its a beautiful hidden gem of David Bowie's work.

    PINTIO PICTURES

    Let’s agree