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"Holy Holy" is a 1971 song by English musician David Bowie. It was released as a single for Bowie's third album The Man Who Sold the World on 15 January 1971, but its inclusion on the album was vetoed by Bowie. A new version was recorded in late 1971 for The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, but was dropped.

The B-side for the original 1970 recording was "Black Country Rock". The A-side for the 1971 recording was "Diamond Dogs".

Lyrics

Listen Lady, let me lie low, lie low with you
To be lie-high-high-high-high-high, my! Oh my!
Slowly, we get too good and too holy
Helping one another, just a righteous brother
Night time, get me back in the night time
I don't want to be angel, just a little bit evil
I feel the devil in me
Holy, holy
Hold on to anyone, hold on to anyone
But just let me be
Holy, holy
Hold on to anyone, hold on to anyone
Let go of me
Listen Lady, let me lie low, lie low with you
To be a lie-high-high-high-high-high, my! Oh my!
Holy, holy
Hold on to anyone, hold on to anyone
But just let me be
Holy, holy
Hold on to anyone, hold on to anyone
Let go of me

Development

To be added.

Personnel

  • David Bowie — Vocals, guitar
  • Mick Ronson — Guitar
  • Herbie Flowers — Bass
  • Barry Morgan — Drums

In popular culture

To be added.

Cover versions

"Holy Holy" was covered by Shadow Project.

External Links

Navigation

The Man Who Sold the World (ve)
"The Width of a Circle" • "All the Madmen" • "Black Country Rock" • "After All" • "Running Gun Blues" • "Saviour Machine" • "She Shook Me Cold" • "The Man Who Sold the World" • "The Supermen"

Bonus tracks on 1990 Rykodisc CD: "Lightning Frightening" • "Holy Holy" • "Moonage Daydream (Arnold Corns Version)" • "Hang On to Yourself (Arnold Corns Version)"

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (ve)
"Five Years" • "Soul Love" • "Moonage Daydream" • "Starman" • "It Ain't Easy" • "Lady Stardust" • "Star" • "Hang On to Yourself" • "Ziggy Stardust" • "Suffragette City" • "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide"

30th Anniversary Edition bonus disc: "Moonage Daydream (Arnold Corns Version)" • "Hang On to Yourself (Arnold Corns Version)" • "Lady Stardust" (demo) • "Ziggy Stardust" (demo) • "John, I'm Only Dancing" • "Velvet Goldmine" • "Holy Holy" • "Amsterdam" • "The Supermen" • "Round and Round" • "Sweet Head" (Outtake - Take 4) • "Moonage Daydream" (Alan Moulder mix)