Def Leppard - Ziggy Stardust Lyrics

Ziggy played guitar, jamming good with Weird and Gilly
And The spiders from Mars, he played it left hand
But made it too far
Became the special man, then we were Ziggy's band

Ziggy really sang, screwed up eyes and screwed down hairdo
Like some cat from Japan, he could lick 'em by smiling
He could leave 'em to hang
Came on so loaded man, well hung and snow white tan

So where were the spiders
While the rats tried to break our balls
Just the beer light to guide us
So we bitched about his fans
And should we crush his sweet hands, oh

Ziggy played for time, jiving us that we were voodoo
The kids were just crass, he was the nazz
With God given ass
He took it all too far but boy could he play guitar

Making love with his ego
Ziggy sucked up into his mind
Like a leper messiah
When the kids had killed the man
I had to break up the band, oh

Oh yeah, ooooooh
Now, Ziggy played guitar

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  1. Ricky Pisano

    Fantastic cover. Just fantastic.

  2. whocaress no

    aghgjhgj that sucks... Only bowie can play that

  3. jobesd ..

    Very few recordings turn out better than the original. This rocks. RIP Bowie

  4. richard eade

    This is a great version of the song. Jo has a great voice for it . The girl in audience in front of him blonde hair and in black. She looks hot

  5. Keith Pottruff

    I’ve sought this out several times, but every time I’m floored. It’s a pure authentic performance and extraordinarily well Done!

  6. Denise Hedden

    Now this was really good! Awesome job loved the acoustic guitars. 🕸🖤🕸🎤🕸❤🕸🌻🕸✌🕸

  7. Trace

    Joe was absolutely beautiful then...such an amazing artist.

  8. Carolyn Poston

    Sexy has hell Joe elliott

  9. Colleen Grail

    WOW= superb!!!!

  10. Gena Froggatt

    Ahhhh the Wapentake club ❤️ Love this, love Joe!

  11. Don't Taze Me Bruh

    I love how he's trying to look like Kurt.. Bowie song, acoustic set, cashmere sweater. Hmmm


    When you're twice as old as someone , you don't usually "try" to look like anyone especially when you're Joe Elliot????

  12. Ashish Rawat

    Deffleapord you're great R. I. P

  13. Mark Jones

    I love this version and have a feeling Def Leopard will sing this in their next concert for David. I feel David Bowie deserves a tribute concert like the one for Freddie Mercury. If it happens Def Leopard must be included!!!

  14. jim donnelly

    RIP David Bowie, great version of your masterpiece, god bless you

  15. common kool

    Hands down best version of Ziggy Stardust ever made.......R.I.P Starman David Bowie......

  16. DefLeppardVanHalen

    October 5, 1995

    Gena Froggatt

    DefLeppardVanHalen wapentake

  17. Endra Nesta

    For The man who sold the world, i like the original version more than Nirvana's cover. But for this one, i like this one more than its original version. RIP DAVID BOWIE.

  18. James Hingly

    rip david

  19. Cam P.

    the only version i listen to! and i love it!

  20. jordan A.D

    Def Leppard you're the best :)

  21. Gena Bourassa

    I liked Bowie's version until I heard this one now it's the only version I listen to great job

  22. kimla wilson

    Better than David Bowie, I hated this song till I heard Def sing it!!! AWESOME!!

    whocaress no

    better? hahahaha. Bowie is the master changing genres and sounds. Who is doing a cover of who? lol

  23. Song Ale

    love this song!!!

  24. animemadness18

    NIIIIIICE!!!! <3

  25. Jack Castle

    I love Joe, but I think if they took this instrumentation and had Bowie sing it, it would be the perfect version of this song.

  26. Zora Chopite

    the acustic is JUST PERFECTA!!!!!!!

  27. Zora Chopite

    wow wow wow wow wow wow

  28. Daniel m74

    Awesome cover1

  29. shakermaker2009

    Search Spiders -This Could be the Last Time for an amazing time.

  30. MurkyVids

    Beats the original.

  31. Tracie Mason

    lol fan bigger David Bowie fan my bad

  32. gimpster02

    were you a midget bowie before then ? lol

  33. Tracie Mason

    I became a bigger David Bowie because of this video! Love this!

  34. eliot65446

    four stars...Def L....Rox ..Keep pikin covers and D.
    l. will approach musicianship!

  35. Lucy McAuliffe

    They should just go ahead and play live with this...seriously, ridiculously AWESOME!

  36. Senran Kagura

    Best cover IMO.

  37. Dmitri Dwyer

    I love Def Lep! This is an amazing cover. However, it can't be better than the original because without Bowie it would not exist. So the original actually IS the best. Sorry! Haha :)

  38. Iowana Twinkle

    I love it, real musicians, every single one of 'em.

  39. Paul Ryan

    @ReticGirl Glad to find some one who agrees with me

  40. Paul Ryan

    @thedrunkenturtlee it is just my opinion thats all Bowie is a legend but I still like this version better

  41. Caitlin Albiston-Forbes

    @The80swildchild gah, how can you say that?! It's an amazing cover but Bowie is just perfection.

  42. Paul Ryan

    Greatest version of this song ever. Sorry Bowie fans

    whocaress no

    bowie is the master in all, changing genres and sounds, leppard sucks. That's why they are doing a cover..

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  45. Stephanie Amarante

    I loved this one...It's amazing

  46. AstralPixie

    Wow, what a great version :D

  47. Carter Wasilenchuk

    i miss the old days of def leppard , but they still rock

  48. Erick Abner

    After Def Leppard lost Steve Clark, the passion was gone :0(

  49. ana green

    the best version I heard in whole youtube...sorry David B

  50. AthosJosue

    No one compared to Bowie, but this is a good cover, better tan bauhaus`s.

  51. Gage

    I love their version of the Mott the Hoople hit All the Young Dudes (the Cybernauts I mean). I can tell you are a 70's glam too. T-Rex, Mott the Hoople, The Sweet, ELO, Free, Bowie, UFO, Slade, and more! The YEAH! album is awesome! All the classics covered by my favorite band!

  52. ZX2ManDave

    This shows a whole other side of Def Leppard than alot of fans are used to or have ever even heard.
    A great Lep CD to check out that most people have never even heard of is called Cybernauts...its actually just Joe, Phil and 3 guys from Bowies old band doing covers of mostly David Bowie songs as well as a few others. A rare CD, i ordered my copy off ebay from Japan.
    Also pick up Leps CD Yeah! If you havent yet. Its all Def Leppard doing covers of bands that influenced them over the years.

  53. Daydreamer

    Dude it may be different from Bowie but doesn't mean better! still i LOVE this cover! <3

  54. mitchman721

    def leppard does this song WAY! better than Bowie!!

    DerbyCounty Fanatic

    mitchman721 😂

  55. bckm54

    As in all good things, in music we are all connected. It is just more obvious with the exceptional artists like David Bowie...and Def Leppard.

  56. geirarne2k

    lub this cover

  57. adam285

    video was recorded at the Wapentake Club, October 1995

  58. GenkiSugiru

    BEAUTIFUL!!! One of my favorite groups covering one of my favorite songs. Wonderful performance. Gotta love this!

  59. lhen1961

    i dont know the name of the place that they filmed this at, doesnt say on the DVD. sorry