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"Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud" is a 1969 song by English musician David Bowie. It was released as a single on 11 July 1969 for his second album David Bowie.

The A-side for "Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud" was "Space Oddity".

Lyrics

Solemn faced
The village settles down
Undetected by the stars
And the hangman plays the mandolin before he goes to sleep
And the last thing on his mind
Is the wild eyed boy imprisoned
'Neath the covered wooden shaft
Folds the rope into its bag
Blows his pipe of smoulders
Blankets smoke into the room
And the day will end for some
As the night begins for one
Staring through the message in his eyes
Lies a solitary son
From the mountain called Freecloud
Where the eagle dare not fly
And the patience in his sigh
Gives no indication
For the townsmen to decide
So the village Dreadful yawns
Pronouncing gross diversion
As the label for the dog
Oh it's the madness in his eyes
As he breaks the night to cry:
It's really me
Really you
And really me
It's so hard for us to really be
Really you
And really me
You'll lose me though I'm always really free
And the mountain moved its eyes
To the world of realise
Where the snow had saved a place
For the wild eyed boy from Freecloud
And the village Dreadful cried
As the rope began to rise
For the smile stayed on the face
Of the wide-eyed boy from Freecloud
And the women once proud
Clutched the heart of the crowd
As the boulders smashed down from the mountain's hand
And the magic in the stare
Of the wild eyed boy said
Stop, Freecloud
They won't think to cut me down
But the cottages fell
Like a playing card hell
And the tears on the face of the wise boy
Came tumbling down
To the rumbling ground
And the missionary mystic of peace/love
Stumbled back to cry among the clouds
Kicking back the pebbles
From the Freecloud mountain track

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David Bowie (1969) (ve)
"Space Oddity" • "Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed" • "Don't Sit Down" (hidden track) • "Letter to Hermione" • "Cygnet Committee" • "Janine" • "An Occasional Dream" • "Wild Eyed Boy from Freecloud" • "God Knows I'm Good" • "Memory of a Free Festival"

1990 reissue bonus tracks: "Conversation Piece" • "Memory of a Free Festival (Part 1)" • "Memory of a Free Festival (Part 2)"