"All the Madmen" is a song written by David Bowie in for the album The Man Who Sold the World, released later that year in the US and in April in. According to Nicholas Pegg's The Complete David Bowie, this song was inspired by Bowie's half-brother, Terry Burns, who suffered with serious mental health. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of "All The Madmen" on Discogs. The second song on David Bowie's third album, 'All The Madmen' was written about his elder half-brother Terry Burns and his struggles with. "All the Madmen" is a song by English musician David Bowie from his third album The Man Who Sold the World. Day after day They send my friends away To. “All the Madmen” is Bowie's first attempt to grapple with what he regarded as his sad inheritance, but it also reflects broader cultural movements; in the. my opinion about the song is, that it reflects bowies attitude towards soul asylums, in an ambivalent way. on the one hand, he never gave himself in the hands. Sky Ferreira has shared a previously unreleased cover of David Bowie's 'All The Madmen' – scroll down the page to listen to it now. Listen to All the Madmen - Remaster on Spotify. David Bowie · Song · David Bowie Lyrics I'm not quite right at all am I? Radiohead - "Bodysnatchers"I do not Understand What it is I've done wrong Full of holes Check for.