David Bowie - Shadow Man Lyrics




There's a man back a-ways
Who believes at where he is
And there's a girl
Almudena Jane
Up ahead who says she knows

And the street overflows
With the folk who understand
But for the brigader who can't be seen
He's the Shadow Man
And the Shadow Man is close at hand

Take a turn and see his smile
Made of nothing but loneliness
Just take a walk and be a friend
To the Shadow Man

You can call him John, you can call him Sam
You should call and see who answers
For he promises to come running, guided by the truth
But the Shadow Man is really you

Look in his eyes and see your reflection
Look to the stars and see his eyes
He'll show you tomorrow, he'll show you the sorrows
Of what you did today

You can call him foe, you can call him friend
You should call and see who answers
For he knows your eyes are drawn to the road ahead
And the Shadow Man is waiting round the bend
Oh, the Shadow Man
Oho...
Shadow man, shadow man
It's really you, it's really you, it's really you
He's the shadow man
Oh yeah
Shadow man





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  1. Marvin Miller

    The first time I heard this song, was 2 days after a very dear friend passed away. It destroyed me back then, but I still listen to this song. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. Here's to you Rosanna.

  2. Alan Newbury

    Abdoulute and pure fucking genius often overlooked bowie classic the voice of ultimatr perfection at it unmatched genius best the greatest ever artist of all time legend is not a kind enough word we r all so privalieged to have lived in this great icon ad 20th century mozart of our time r i p david ur still with me every day of my life and so many others in the future 👍👍

    Sara Ashlea

    Absolutely Alan. 💕🥺👨🏻‍🎤🙏🏼⚡️

    Alan Newbury

    @Sara Ashlea thankyou

  3. Flowerdoodle2

    This song was influenced by Biff Rose and his song ‘The Man’.

  4. Louise Cummings

    David was such a beautiful singer he really took his music through his heart and soul I'll forever admire him for that rest in peace David so much love to you on your journey through space 🥰💛💛✴️⭐

  5. Nechole Cordova

    Hauntingly beautiful

  6. lella amelia

    Canzone triste ...."guarda la tua immagine riflessa" ... uomo ombra .... Love you David <3

  7. Hector Gamboa

    Carl Jung influenced this song

  8. Matt Payette

    Absolute perfection. Tears in my eyes listening to such a great soul. Shared this with my father before he passed...Dad loved it. RIP to you both. Love you Dad.

  9. Jackie Lord

    Absolute perfection. I love him.

  10. Jane Morgan Townshend

    Beautiful song. David's voice is gorgeous on this xx 💜

  11. policemanandrew

    There`s a man back a-ways
    Who believes at where he is
    And there`s a girl
    Up ahead who says she knows
    And the street overflows
    With the folk who understand
    But for the guy who can`t be seen
    He`s the Shadow Man
    And the Shadow Man is close at hand
    Take a turn and see his smile
    Made of nothing but loneliness
    Just take a walk and be a friend
    To the Shadow Man
    You can call him Joe, you can call him Sam
    You should call and see who answers
    For he promises to come running, guided by the truth
    But the Shadow Man is really you
    Look in his eyes and see your reflection
    Look to the stars and see his eyes
    He`ll show you tomorrow, he`ll show you the sorrows
    Of what you did today
    You can call him foe, you can call him friend
    You should call and see who answers
    For he knows your eyes are drawn to the road ahead
    And the Shadow Man is waiting round the bend
    Oh, the Shadow Man
    Ohooooo oooo
    Shadow man, shadow man
    It`s really you, it`s really you, it`s really you
    He`s the shadow man
    Oh yeah
    Shadow man

  12. Mike Hayes

    Sometimes words just aren't enough , beautiful, sublime, fantastic , evrytime I hear this song I love it more . Thank you David for being part of all our lives, \i hope you have found peace and are tearing it up with Mick . what a man and what a gift he has left in his music , you will live on in our hearts forever

  13. B Owie

    Past self.

  14. B Owie

    Future self.

  15. Diane NZ

    Absolutely beautiful <3 So very blessed to have spent my time on earth with such a beautiful soul. His music has always and will always be a huge part of my life. Love you David.<3

  16. Billy Corgann

    Pure perfection.
    Voice, arrangement, piano, emotion, everything is beautiful ... David brought so much to the music. RIP.

  17. ANDY YEO

    pure beauty

  18. ross rossa

    this is a much better version of S M than the original outtake from the Hunky Dory sessions...

  19. peta james

    Oh david😔x

  20. Hussein Khamis

    My teacher listens to this.

  21. Jane Morgan Townshend

    This song gets me every time...Beautiful xx ❤

  22. Will Weber

    Love this man. Love his music. Love his voice. Miss him. The world misses him. RIP David. My hero. Not just for one day. For ever.:-)

  23. Graham woollett

    what a song puts chills up my spine, god we were so privileged to have you david, god bless david bowie

  24. shaxan

    amazing! just discovered this song.

  25. Carolyn N

    Hope you Found the stars Starman rip

  26. Suzie Tschirsch

    This gave me chills. What a voice!! Love you and miss you. David.....

  27. Cella Dore

    Love you Bowie!

  28. colin keating

    Call and see who answers..... 1971 and yet the lyrics sounds so modern.

  29. al86 86

    pure beauty ...

  30. Nazreen Najeeb

    ❤❤❤

  31. Bowiefan

    Pure perfection. I read in an article that Bowie never felt that his voice was all that great. I beg to differ. As so many of us know that his voice was amazing.

    Anaîs A

    salto slash double slash salto........reception

  32. Ozzy Bulldog

    So very beautiful!

  33. Andy Trullinger

    It's other-level beauty.

  34. maria julia

    gracias por compartir ★

  35. Ray Baker

    Should be released as single - Quality

  36. Judy M

    Simply beautiful. Takes my breathe away. Miss you Bowie.........

    Andy Trullinger

    Yes. Losing Bowie from this place, it's like losing a limb. The loss is that profound.

  37. christelle cagnard

    ❤❤❤

  38. Maria Castillo

    Bowie.....inolvidable....

  39. Bethany Holliday

    This was amazing.

  40. Mirror

    Love ★

  41. BEHEDETY

    just wow!

  42. Vanessa Taxa

    So beautiful
    Love you starman <3

  43. Dirce 17-04-1953 Barros Sbravartti

    Bowie...que linda música ...wonderful... obrigado.

  44. pierre murcia

    Quel musique. Du grand Bowie ! SUBLIME, SUBLIME ...