The Daily Song: Oh, You Pretty Things (David Bowie)/Lisa Hannigan

Very cool cover of David Bowie’s Oh! You Pretty Things that was recently featured in my favorite new show Legion.

 

 

Oh! You Pretty Things

Wake up you sleepy head
Put on some clothes,
shake up your bed
Put another log on the fire for me
I’ve made some breakfast and coffee
Look out my window and what do I see
A crack in the sky
and a hand reaching down to me
All the nightmares came today
And it looks as though they’re
here to stay
What are we coming to
No room for me,
no fun for you
I think about a world to come
Where the books were found
by the Golden ones
Written in pain, written in awe
By a puzzled man who questioned
What we were here for
All the strangers came today
And it looks as though
they’re here to stay

[CHORUS:]
Oh You Pretty Things
Don’t you know you’re driving your
Mamas and Papas insane
Oh You Pretty Things
Don’t you know you’re driving your
Mamas and Papas insane
Let me make it plain
([second time:] Let me say it again)
You gotta make way
for the Homo Superior

Look at your children
See their faces in golden rays
Don’t kid yourself they belong to you
They’re the start of a coming race
The earth is a bitch
We’ve finished our news
Homo Sapiens have outgrown their use
All the strangers came today
And it looks as though they’re here to stay

[CHORUS]

19 thoughts on “The Daily Song: Oh, You Pretty Things (David Bowie)/Lisa Hannigan

    1. I love this version! They played it during the credits on one of the episodes of Legion, which was the coolest, trippiest TV show I have watched in a long time. I don’t really have a lot of time for TV but Legion was kind of brilliant.

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  1. Dropping by to shake virtual hands with a fellow Legion fan. I didn’t realize this song played in the credits, so now I’ll need to analyze the song for clues 🙂 Haven’t had a show turn my mind inside-out like that in quite some time. Can’t wait for season 2.

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