Holy Mountain Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Download 'Holy Mountain' on iTunes
Let's celebrate the life and work of one of the greatest musicians of all time with some of his greatest words.
"I, I can remember/Standing, by the wall/And the guns, shot above our heads/And we kissed/ As though nothing could fall"
"I'm torn between the light and dark/Where others see their targets/Divine symmetry"
"Look up here, I'm in heaven."
"It's on America's tortured brow/ That Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow/ Now the workers have struck for fame/ 'cause Lennon's on sale again.”
"For here am I sitting in a tin can/ Far above the world/ Planet Earth is blue/ And there's nothing I can do”
"Time may change me/But I can't trace time"
"We passed upon the stair/ We spoke of was and when/ Although I wasn't there/ He said I was his friend"
"I had to phone someone so I picked on you/ Hey, that's far out so you heard him too/Switch on the TV we may pick him up on channel two”
"A small Jean Genie/Snuck off to the city/Strung out on lasers/And slash back blazers."
"You've got your mother in a whirl/She's not sure if you're a boy or a girl."
"Time takes a cigarette/ Puts it in your mouth/ You pull on your finger/ Then another finger/ Then your cigarette”
"Ashes to ashes/ Funk to funky/ We know Major Tom's a junkie/ Strung out in heaven's high/ Hitting an all-time low"
"He played it left hand/ But made it too far/ Became the special man/Then we were Ziggy's Band"
"We live for just these twenty years/Do we have to die for the fifty more?”
"Let's Dance/ Put on your red shoes/ And dance the blues"
"I'm an alligator/I'm a mama-papa coming for you/ I'm the space invader/ I'll be a rock 'n' rollin' bitch for you"
"They watch us from behind their shades/Brigitte, Jack and Kate and Brad/From behind their tinted window stretch/Gleaming like blackened sunshine" Photo: MediaSpan OSA
"Blue, blue electric blue/Is the colour of my house/Where I will live" Picture: Getty