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Stardust

As sung by Martin L. Gore
Martin's influential version appears on the soundtrack album "Stardust" (released in 1975)


Ah look what they've done to the rock'n'roll clown
Ah rock'n'roll clown, look he's down on the ground
Well he used to high fly but he crashed out the sky
In a Stardust ring, hey rock'n'roll king is down

Roll on up, won't you come and take a look at me, now
Roll on up, come one at a time and see me
See my painted-on grin as I stand up to sing
In a stardust ring, hey rock'n'roll king is down

But he's the leader of the band
And he is a lonely man
Do-Don't you wanna take his hand
Yes you know you can

Well he used to high fly but he crashed out the sky
In a Stardust ring, hey rock'n'roll king is down
In a Stardust ring, hey rock'n'roll king is down
In a Stardust ring, hey rock'n'roll king is down

(Thanks to Mr Love for the transcription)
Original
Written by David Essex


Ah look what they've done to the rock'n'roll clown
Ah rock'n'roll clown, look he's dead on the ground
Well he used to high fly but he crashed out the sky
In a Stardust fling, hey rock 'n roll king is down

Roll on up, won't you come and take a look at me oh
Roll on up, come one at a time and see me
See my painted-on grin as I stand up to sing
In a stardust fling, hey rock'n'roll king is down

But he's the leader of the band
He is a lonely man
Don't you wanna take his hand
Yes you know you can

Well I used to high fly but i crashed out the sky
In a Stardust fling, hey rock 'n roll king is down
In a Stardust fling, hey rock 'n roll king is down
In a Stardust fling, hey rock 'n roll king is down