" is a song written by David Bowie
for the album Space Oddity
. A cheery folk-rock song with a lyrical theme Bowie often would examine in the 1970s. Bowie sings "But if you took an axe to me, you’d kill another man not me at all" and is making it clear that he was a man of several personalities.
The song was also featured in the film Whatever from 1998. Bowie recorded a demo version of the song together with John Hutchinson in February 1969.