Bowie, David - The Supermen Lyrics




When all the world was very young
And mountain magic heavy hung
The supermen would walk in file
Guardians of a loveless isle
And gloomy browed with superfear their tragic endless lives

Could heave nor sigh
In solemn, perverse serenity, wondrous beings chained to life

Strange games they would play then
No death for the perfect men
Life rolls into one for them
So softly a supergod cries

Where all were minds in uni-thought
Power weird by mystics taught
No pain, no joy, no power too great
Colossal strength to grasp a fate
Where sad-eyed mermen tossed in slumbers

Nightmare dreams no mortal mind could hold
A man would tear his brother's flesh, a chance to die
To turn to mold.

Far out in the red-sky
Far out from the sad eyes
Strange, mad celebration
So softly a supergod cries

Far out in the red-sky
Far out from the sad eyes
Strange, mad celebration
So softly a supergod dies





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  1. Dante Escobedo

    David Bowie - The Superman - Lyrics

    When all the world was very young
    And mountain magic heavy hung
    The supermen would walk in file
    Guardians of a loveless isle
    And gloomy browed with super fear their tragic endless lives
    Heaves nor sighs in solemn, perverse serenity
    wondrous beings chained to life

    Strange games they would play then
    No death for the perfect men
    Life rolls into one for them
    So softly a super god cries

    Where all were minds in uni-thought
    Power is weird by mystics taught
    No pain, no joy, no power too great
    Colossal strength to grasp a fate
    Where sad-eyed mermen tossed in slumbers
    Nightmare dreams no mortal mind could hold
    A man would tear his brother's flesh, a chance to die
    To turn to mold

    Far out in the red-sky
    Far out from the sad eyes
    Strange, mad celebration
    So softly a super god cries

    Far out in the red-sky
    Far out from the sad eyes
    Strange, mad celebration
    So softly a super god dies

  2. Some Guy

    Makes me think of the Astartes and Primarchs from 40K.

  3. Lee James the one and only.

    A song, about, the ones who built the pyramids and the other wonders of the world.
    What do we know?
    David had a clue.
    As do others.
    Awaken my people.
    It is time to take back what is yours.
    ...
    ..
    .
    They have deceived you for too long.
    It is now, or it is never.
    Think, think so hard that it hurts.
    Someone has stolen your destiny.

  4. Minnow Poo

    looks like they over remastered this..all the bass has gone and Davids bass backing is loSt..WTF!

  5. Tony Mack

    Dig that percussion !!!!!

  6. Gnostic Psych

    It sounds like Bowie was inspired by Blavatsky and her race of hidden Supermen under the Himalayas when he wrote this song. Powerful tune!

  7. Edward Helms

    95% sure this song was the inspiration for the Pillar Men from JoJo

    Inchiostra

    The nietzchean figure of a superman is the one bowie portraited here, as an antic figure indeed but the idea of it existed before this song

  8. Nicholas Kinsey

    When all the world was very young
    And mountain magic heavy hung
    The supermen would walk in file
    Guardians of a loveless isle
    And gloomy browed with super fear their tragic endless lives
    Heaves nor sighs in solemn, perverse serenity
    wondrous beings chained to life

    Strange games they would play then
    No death for the perfect men
    Life rolls into one for them
    So softly a super god cries

    Where all were minds in uni-thought
    Power is weird by mystics taught
    No pain, no joy, no power too great
    Colossal strength to grasp a fate
    Where sad-eyed mermen tossed in slumbers
    Nightmare dreams no mortal mind could hold
    A man would tear his brother's flesh, a chance to die
    To turn to mold

    Far out in the red-sky
    Far out from the sad eyes
    Strange, mad celebration
    So softly a super god cries

    Far out in the red-sky
    Far out from the sad eyes
    Strange, mad celebration
    So softly a super god dies

  9. Gurgis Jones

    The albums ends with the more tasty and eclectic songs (this and the title), which is great.

  10. SquidSacks

    What a fantastic album. It was an adventure from start to finish. I love how he utilized hard rock so heavily, while still experimenting with sounds that wouldn't normally be considered "metal". He really did deserve the success he got.


    Thank you David Bowie for all that you have given the world. May you rest in peace.

    Cristian G. del C.

    That's a fine analysis. I agree with you one hundred percent.

    Gab

    This song, The Width of a Circle and All The Madmen are Metal as fuck, at least as 70s Metal is concerned. Otherwise, i agree, this album and Hunky Dory are their own world of sounds. A true genius and pioneer indeed.

    Arthur F. Scaltrito

    The Mercury LP is worth a lot of $$$$$.

  11. Nechole Cordova

    love it

  12. Underground

    I love this song

  13. Preetty Goood

    he sounds like Edd from Ed Edd and Eddy

    niall pionis stionis

    this comment has single handedly ruined my life thanks

  14. Mick Jones

    Nightmare dreams no mortal mind could hold...

  15. MemeRetro

    Culture shock future shock

    Preetty Goood

    useless information occupies free open space inside your skull

    Taylor

    blowing anthrax off my palms
    say what
    your wrong

    Welpora JackWelp

    You're here too

    Gab

    wrong version.

    Hotfudgey Pasta

    I see you're a man of "culture" too, what a shock.

  16. explosive0effects

    I hope you've made it past outer heaven, Big Boss.

    Mick Jones

    Well put

  17. Hello There

    Apparently Jimmy Page wrote the riff.

    deeg x

    That whole album was as close to Zeppelin and Deep Purple that Bowie ever got. I suppose it was the time the record came out. The same time as In Rock and the early Zeppelin albums. I anticipate derision from people for saying this, do your worst!

    Mairwen

    @deeg x No derision from me, mate. It was the spirit of the times as you rightly point out. As a fan of Zeppelin, Deep Purple and all the rest of the brilliant and inimitable bands of the early 70s, I say you've hit the nail on the head. And of course this is my favourite Bowie album (although I like his later stuff, except for Ziggy Stardust)

    Mana

    @Mairwen You don like Ziggy?

  18. The Lord Atreus

    This song is about the Aryan race back when they were still the glorious masters of the Earth they once were....

    dude duderino

    or ur a moron chocking on a cock making about as much sense as a roadkill dyed orange u miserable boring twat

    Wane Shalsh

    @gabecrow fuck off nerd

    Wane Shalsh

    @dude duderino you made way less sense moron