David Bowie – Conversation Piece box set artworkWritten by: David Bowie
Recorded: 1968

Released: 15 November 2019

Available on:
Conversation Piece

Personnel

David Bowie: vocals, guitar

‘Animal Farm’ is a demo recording made by David Bowie in 1968.

Little is known about the song, which only exists in a single recording. The song was listed on the same tape box as ‘Mother Grey’ and ‘Goodbye 3d (Threepenny) Joe’, suggesting they were recorded on the same day or thereabouts.

‘Animal Farm’ was first released in November 2019 in the box set Conversation Piece.

Lyrics

Really got it grooving on Animal Farm
Baby got her moving on Animal Farm
Everybody’s groovy on Animal Farm
Girly got to moving on Animal Farm

Animal Farm, Animal Farm, got to be good on Animal Farm
Animal Farm, Animal Farm, really got the groove on Animal Farm

She sits drinking the morning papers and reading the tea
‘I’m forty-three, there’s nothing left for me
I’ll do no harm, can I live on Animal Farm?’

Really got it grooving on Animal Farm
Oh we got to moving on Animal Farm
No one over thirty on Animal Farm
Girly got me grooving on Animal Farm

‘I’m forty-three, there’s nothing left for me’

No one over thirty on Animal Farm
Get it all together on Animal Farm
Yeah, they all a-groovy on Animal Farm
All the folks are groovy on Animal Farm

No one over thirty on Animal Farm
Get it all together on Animal Farm
No one over thirty on Animal Farm
Get it all together on Animal Farm