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"She Shook Me Cold" is a 1970 song by English musician David Bowie from his third album The Man Who Sold the World.


We met upon a hill
The night was cool and still
She sucked my dormant will
Mother, she blew my brain
I will go back again
My God, she shook my cold
I had no time to spare
I grabbed her golden hair
And threw her to the ground
Father, she caved my head
Oh Lord, the things she said
My God, she should be told
I was very smart
Broke the gentle hearts
Of many young virgins
I was quick on the ball
Left them so lonely
They'd just give up trying
Then she took my head
Smashed it up
Kept my young blood rising
Crushed me mercilessly
Kept me going around
So she don't know I crave her so
I'll give my love in vain
To reach that peak again
We met upon a hill
Mother, she blew my brain
I will go back again
My God, she shook me cold


The working title for "She Shook Me Cold" was "Suck".


  • David Bowie — Lead vocals
  • Mick Ronson — Electric guitar
  • Tony Visconti — Bass guitar
  • Woody Woodmansey — Drums

In popular culture

To be added.

Cover versions

"She Shook Me Cold" was covered by Skin Yard and Pain Teens.

External Links


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)"

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