don’t cry

a crack in the sky / and bloom
animals strike / they feel the heat
don’t cry

breakfast and coffee / too bold
for you / an ocean of violets
look out

he’s too fun / just like my father
It looks as though / they’re here for me
fire me

the picture of you / no room for me
she’s never satisfied / so cold
we scream

just leave me / leave me standing
alone / in each other
feel how

the start of a hand / reaching down
make it plain / mamas and papas
let me

the golden children / see
their faces / in golden nightmares
children see

books were found / by the golden children
the nightmares / came today
you know

it looks / as though they’re here
don’t make me / chase you
doves cry

your body / covers me
look at / your standing
wake up

maybe / you’re just like me
maybe / you’re too demanding
don’t touch

don’t you know / you’re driving
alone in awe / by a puzzled man
make way

you gotta / make way for cold
maybe / i’m just too questioned
i’m just

they’re here / my darling
written in / to stay
say it

don’t kid yourself / they belong
dream / if you can
don’t cry

/ / /

This is a found poem. Sources:

David Bowie. “Oh! You Pretty Things.” Hunky Dory, 1971. http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/davidbowie/ohyouprettythings.html

Prince. “When Doves Cry.” Purple Rain, 1984. http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/prince/whendovescry.html

Last June

wouldn’t be / satisfied
on a wave / of phase

weren’t no D.J. / that was you
hey, that’s far / out

so the loud sound / did seem to know
what time it was / the lights were low

weren’t no D.J. / that was you
i leaned / may land tonight

don’t tell / a good man
that’s a dead end / he said

weren’t no D.J. / that was you
the loud sound / the lights were low

don’t waste / your time
i know / the place / of your someone

weren’t no D.J. / he told me
a lonely friday night / the lights were low

be qualified / look out
waiting / in the sky

weren’t no D.J. / it was you
the lights were low / lookin’ alright

a lonely / friday night
it’s all worthwhile / he told me

weren’t no D.J. / it was you
i asked to stay / the children boogie

i had to / if she wanted to dance
come and meet us / waiting

wouldn’t be satisfied / and i said fade
came back / ‘cause he knows

and I could never see
you heard him

don’t waste your time
switch on / i know

i ran away / she couldn’t stop crying
asked me / if we could

weren’t no D.J. / it was you
let me hurt / so bad

and I could never see
you heard him

what’s on your mind / hazy cosmic jive
on my radio / tears in her eyes

couldn’t stop cryin’ / standin’ by the bar
she was all / i thought i was

/ / /

This is a found poem. Sources:

David Bowie. “Starman.” The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, 1972. http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/davidbowie/starman.html

Prince. “I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man.” Sign ‘O’ the Times, 1987. http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/prince/icouldnevertaketheplaceofyourman.html

We all dream

On the whole / dance floor
Oh / yes you do
Color Slammin’

U walked in / the dream / so tough
U got in / I woke up
Closin’ Time

U be cookin’ / Me takin’ aback
Crucial / good
Rammin’ Bop

Listen to me / dream off
I think / You’ve got the look
Cookin’ Me

I stand / My face red
The dream / We all dream
Not Dancin’

We all dream / of you
You shout it / while you’re dancing
Slammin’ Love

There’s a brand new me / U got
Got the hook / crucial baby
We’re Commin’

People from good homes / everybody’s inspected
The goon squad / don’t talk to me
Bodies Slammin’

Dance with folks / love is lights
We are the dream / do it here
Faces Jammin’

Boy versus girl / Don’t listen to me
Talk tasteless / full of tension
Love Unaffected

/ / /

This is a found poem. Sources:

David Bowie. “Fashion.” Scary Monsters, 1980. http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/davidbowie/fashion.html

Prince. “U Got the Look.” Sign ‘O’ the Times, 1987. http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/prince/ugotthelook.html