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"Ashes To Ashes" was written by Bowie, David.
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Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

A long time ago before the ice and the snow
Giants walked this land each step they took
The mighty mountains shook and the trees took
A knee and the seas rolled in

Then one day they say the sky gave way
And death rained down, and made a terrible sound
There was fire everywhere and nothin' was spared
That walked on the land or flew through the air

When all was over the slate wiped clean with a touch
There God stood and He saw it was good
And He said, "Ashes to ashes and dust to dust"

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

The sea gave birth and it crawled up on the dirt
And stood up and took a look around
Said, "I'm the next big thing and the gift that I bring
Comes directly from God, so there ain't no holdin' me down"

So he crowned himself king now no one remembers his name
But the seed that he sowed took the show on the road
There was blood on their hands and a plague on the land
They drew a line in the sand and made their last stand

God made us in His image and it's in God that we trust
When asked about the men that had died by their hands
They said, "Ashes to ashes and dust to dust"

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

Now, nobody lives forever nothin' stands the test of time
Oh, you heard 'em say, "Never say never"
But it's always best to keep it in mind that every tower ever built tumbles
And no matter how strong, no matter how tall

Someday even great walls will crumble and every idol ever raised falls
Someday even man's best laid plans will lie twisted and covered in rust
We've done all that we can but it slipped through our hands
And it's ashes to ashes and dust to dust

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

Songwriters
BOWIE, DAVID

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Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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