Starman Lyrics

Starman

David Bowie

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Starman Lyrics

Didn’t know what time it was and the lights were low
I leaned back on my radio
Some cat was layin’ down some rock ‘n’ roll, ‘lotta soul he said

Then the loud sound did seem to fade
Came back like a slow voice on a wave of phase
That weren’t no D.J. that was hazy cosmic jive

There’s a Starman waiting in the sky
He’d like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds

There’s a Starman waiting in the sky
He’s told us not to blow it
Cause he knows it’s all worthwhile

He told me:
Let the children lose it
Let the children use it
Let all the children boogie

I had to phone someone so I picked on you
Hey, that’s far out so you heard him too
Switch on the TV we may pick him up on channel 2

Look out your window I can see his light
If we can sparkle he may land tonight
Don’t tell your poppa or he’ll get us locked up in fright

There’s a Starman waiting in the sky
He’d like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds

There’s a Starman waiting in the sky
He’s told us not to blow it
Cause he knows it’s all worthwhile

He told me:
Let the children lose it
Let the children use it
Let all the children boogie

Starman waiting in the sky
He’d like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds

There’s a Starman waiting in the sky
He’s told us not to blow it
Cause he knows it’s all worthwhile

He told me:
Let the children lose it
Let the children use it
Let all the children boogie

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la…


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Starman – Step 1

In this first step, we look at the intro with its unique Bbadd#11 chord and the much more common Fmaj7.

Following this, we also work on the verse which has an unusual order of common chords from the key of F. TAB loops are available for everything.

Go to Starman Step 1.


Starman – Step 2

Let’s learn the chorus and chorus tag in this step. Plenty of repetitive rhythms, clever chord progressions that don’t just come from the key are found here.

Practice along to the loops and you will soon be able to play the complete song, exactly like I do.

Go to Starman Step 2.


Starman – Step 3

In this step, you’ll play the complete song from beginning to end along with me and a singer.

Do this on repeat and you’ll be able to play the song yourself. A simple chart is provided, use it as a guide.

Go to Starman Step 3.


Starman – Step 4

Let’s not just learn Starman, let’s learn from it!

In this step, we play all chords form the song using only string 1-3. This will do wonders for your mapping of the fretboard.

Go to Starman Step 4.


Starman – Step 5

In this step, we continue our fretboard mapping by playing on new strings.

Still, you simply play along with me and the singer, looking for the closest chord shape possible.

Go to Starman Step 5.


Starman – Step 6

Learn the melody and you’ll learn the reason why this is a hit.

What intervals does the melody focus on? Only one way to find out – by playing it!

Go to Starman Step 6.


Starman – Step 7

Let’s learn the fretboard as we learn the melody from Starman in two more positions.

First, we play in a D shape, along with me and, especially, the singer. This is followed by doing it in a C shape as well.

Go to Starman Step 7.


Starman – Step 8

In this final step, we play the melody in an A shape.

Lastly, you play the melody in all shapes, partly from memory, mainly by seeing the intervals in relation to the chords.

Go to Starman Step 8.


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CHords

There are some very unique chords played in Starman, the Bbadd#11 being what stands out the most.

Starman is in the key of F and there are more little odd movements than the Bbadd#11 to discover. For example, the open position Gm chord.

Go to Starman Chords.


Biography

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David Bowie was an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger, and audio engineer.

His biggest hits include (Is There) Life On Mars?, Starman, Ziggy Stardust, Let’s Dance, China Girl and Heroes.

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