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Diamond Dogs
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cover song by Duran Duran
Released 4 April 1995
Genre Garage rock, glam rock
Length 5:56 minutes
Label Capitol, EMI
Writer David Bowie
Producer(s) Duran Duran
John Jones
Duran Duran

"Diamond Dogs" is a cover song by Duran Duran, released on the Japanese edition of the covers album Thank You by Capitol-EMI on 4 April 1995.

About the songEdit

The song was originally recorded by David Bowie, which became the title track of his album, Diamond Dog released in 1974.

The lyrics introduce the listener to Bowie's latest persona and his environment; Halloween Jack dwells on top of tenement buildings in a post-apocalyptic Manhattan. The guitar sound was heavily influenced by The Rolling Stones and signalled Bowie's shift from glam rock to a proto-punk Stooges-influenced sound.

Bowie's version was considered by many commentators to be an unconventional single, and only reached #21 in the UK.

Other related appearancesEdit

PersonnelEdit

Duran Duran are:

LyricsEdit

As they pulled you out of the oxygen tent
You asked for the latest party
With your silicone hump and your ten inchy stump
Dressed like a priest you was
Tod Browning beast you was

Crawling down the alley on your hands and knees,
I'm sure you're not protected
For it's plain to see
The diamond dogs are poachers and they hide behind trees
Hunt you to the ground they will
Mannequins with kill-appeal

Will they come?
I keep a friend serene
Will they come?
Oh, baby, come unto me
Will they come?
Well, she's come, been, and gone

Come out of the garden, baby
You'll catch a death in the fog
Young girl, they call them the diamond dogs
Young girl, they call them the diamond dogs

Now Halloween Jack is a real cool cat
And he lives on top of Manhattan Chase
The elevators broke, so he slides down a rope
Onto the street below
Oh Tarzie, go man, go

Meets his little hussy with his ghost town approach
Her face is sans feature, but she wears a Dali brooch
Sweetly reminiscent, something mother used to bake
Wrecked up and paralyzed
Diamond dogs are sable-ized

Will they come?
I keep a friend serene
Will they come?
Oh, baby, come unto me
Will they come?
Well, she's come, been, and gone

(chorus)

In the year of the scavenger, the season of the bitch
Sashay on the boardwalk, scurry to the ditch
Just another future song, lonely little kitch
There's gonna be sorrow, try and wake up tomorrow

Will they come?
I keep a friend serene
Will they come?
Oh, baby, come unto me
Will they come?
Well, she's come, been, and gone

(chorus)

See alsoEdit

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