"Rubber Band" is a 1966 song by English musician David Bowie. It was released as a single on 2 December 1966 for his self-titled debut album David Bowie.

The B-side for "Rubber Band" was "The London Boys".


Rubber Band
There's a rubber band that plays tunes out of tune
In the library garden Sunday afternoon
While a little chappie waves a golden wand
Rubber Band
In 1910, I was so handsome and so strong
My moustache was stiffly waxed and one foot long
And I loved a girl while you played teatime tunes
Dear Rubber Band, you're playing my tune out of tune, oh
Rubber Band
Won't you play your haunting theme again to me?
While I eat my scones and drink my cup of tea
The sun is warm but it's a lonely afternoon
Oh, play that theme
Rubber Band
How I wish that I could join your Rubber Band
We could play in library parks throughout the land
And one Sunday afternoon, I'd find my love
Rubber Band
In the '14-'18 war I went to sea
Thought my Sunday love was waiting home for me
And now she's married to the leader of the band, oh
Oh sob, I hope you break your baton


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  • David Bowie — Vocals, guitar
  • Derek Boyes — Organ
  • Dek Fearnley — Bass
  • John Eager — Drums

In popular culture

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External Links


David Bowie (1967) (ve)
"Uncle Arthur" • "Sell Me a Coat" • "Rubber Band" • "Love You till Tuesday" • "There Is a Happy Land" • "We Are Hungry Men" • "When I Live My Dream" • "Little Bombardier" • "Silly Boy Blue" • "Come and Buy My Toys" • "Join the Gang" • "She's Got Medals" • "Maid of Bond Street" • "Please Mr. Gravedigger"
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