Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World - (MTV Unplugged)
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Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World - (MTV Unplugged)




"The Man Who Sold the World" is a song written and performed by English singer-songwriter David Bowie. The title track of Bowie's third album, it was released in the US in November 1970 and in the UK in April 1971.


The song has been covered by a number of other artists, notably by Lulu, who had a UK No. 3 hit with her version in 1974; by Nirvana, whose 1993 performance of the song for the television program MTV Unplugged introduced it to a new audience; and by Midge Ure, whose 1982 cover of the song was featured in the 2015 video game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain because the game itself features the song's main theme of doppelgängers.





Lyrics



We passed upon the stair

We spoke of was and when

Although I wasn't there

He said I was his friend

Which came as a surprise

I spoke into his eyes

I thought you died alone

A long long time ago


Oh no, not me

We never lost control

You're face to face

With the man who sold the world


I laughed and shook his hand

And made my way back home

I searched for form and land

For years and years I roamed

I gazed a gazeless stare

We walked a million hills

I must have died alone

A long, long time ago


Who knows?

Not me

I never lost control

You're face to face

With the man who sold the world


Who knows?

Not me

We never lost control

You're face to face

With the man who sold the world



Songwriters: David Bowie

The Man Who Sold the World lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC




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