Lady Grinning Soul

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David Bowie – “Lady Grinning Soul” (perfomed by Tally Brown)

She’ll come, she’ll go.
She’ll lay belief on you
Skin sweet with musky oil
The lady from another grinning soul

Cologne she’ll wear. Silver and Americard
She’ll drive a beetle car
And beat you down at cool Canasta

And when the clothes are strewn
don’t be afraid of the room
Touch the fullness of her breast.
Feel the love of her caress
She will be your living end

She’ll come, she’ll go.
She’ll lay belief on you
But she won’t stake her life on you
How can life become
her point of view

And when the clothes are strewn
don’t be afraid of the room
Touch the fullness of her breast
Feel the love of her caress
She will be your living end

“Lady Grinning Soul” is a ballad written by David Bowie, which is the final track on the album Aladdin Sane, released in 1973. The composer’s first meeting with American soul singer Claudia Lennear in 1972 is often cited as the inspiration for the song. Tally Brown was a singer and actress who was known to be part of the New York underground performance scene and who appeared in or was the subject of films by Andy Warhol and Rosa von Praunheim.