The Man Who Sold The World

from Shout Out by Johan Ess

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Created 2006-13.

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We passed upon the stairs
We spoke of was and when
Although I wasn't there
He said I was his friend

Which came as some surprise
I spoke into his eyes
I thought you died alone
a long long time ago

Oh no, not me
I never lost control
You're face to face
with the man who sold the world

I laughed and shook his hand
and made my way back home
I searched for form and land
For years and years I roamed

I gazed a gazely stare
at all the millions here
We must have died alone
a long long time ago

Who knows? not me
We never lost control
You're face to face
with the man who sold the world

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from Shout Out, released July 23, 2013
Klaus Nomi vocals by Romie Romak.

Additional recording, vocal and guitar treatment by Taylor Shechet.

Original version released in 1970 by David Bowie.

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Johan Ess Portland, Oregon

An experimental electronic musical performance artist based in the Pacific Northwest that creates music for life in late capitalism.

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