Karma Man - John Peel - Top Gear, Recorded 13.5.68, 2000 Remastered Version
by & The Tony Visconti Orchestra
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Verse 1
Fingertip sun at sideshow stalls, they throw the balls
At coconut fur that hides behind coloured shades that blind your eyes
Every child's mother holds an ice-cream cone, they circle round
Perceived unknown by an eye that peers from a hole in the tent where no one goes
A figure sitting cross-legged on the floor he's clogged and clothed in saffron robes
His beads are all he owns
Verse 2
Slow down, slow down
Someone must have said that slow him down
Slow down, slow down
It's pictured on the arms of the karma man
Verse 3
Fairy tale skin, depicting scenes from human zoos
Impermanent toys like peace and war a gentle face you've seen before
Karma man tattooed on your side, the wheel of life
I see my times and who I've been I only live now and I don't know why
I struggle hard to take these pictures in, but
All my friends can see is just the pinkness of his skin
Verse 4
Slow down, slow down
Someone must have said that slowed him down
Slow down, slow down
It's pictured on the arms of the karma man
Verse 5
Slow down, slow down
Someone must have said that slowed him down
Slow down, slow down
It's pictured on the arms of the karma man

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Copyright: DAVID BOWIE



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