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Side One of "the Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars" takes you on the journey from beginning to end of a rock band. I think the single defining song is in fact, "Ziggy Stardust".

Ziggy Stardust


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 hair-doo

Like some cat from Japan

He could lick 'em by smiling

He could leave them to hang

Came on so loaded man

Well hung and snow-white tan

So where were the Spiders

While the flies tried to break our balls

Just the beer light to guide us

So we bitch about his fans and should we crush his sweet hands

Ziggy played for time

Jiving us that we were voodoo

But 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

Now Ziggy played guitar :guitar:

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Are you asking for the band's ceremony song or a song about their life before making it big ?

That must be in reply to the "We are the champions" post. While the chorus would make you think it's ceremonious, the verse after the first chorus really sounds alot like a rise to fame:

I've taken my bows, and my curtain calls

youve given me fame and fortune and everything that goes with it. I thank you all

but it's been no bed of roses

no pleasure cruise

it's been a challenge before all the human race

and I ain't gonna lose

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