DAVID BOWIE : TIME [ALADDIN SANE, 1973]

Σαν σήμερα, 8 Ιανουαρίου 1948, στο Βrixton του Λονδίνου γεννήθηκε ο David Robert Jones, ευρύτερα γνωστός ως David Bowie.
Το τραγούδι αυτό είναι το πρώτο του που άκουσα ποτέ.
Το
Aladdin Sane, ηχογραφημένο στον απόηχο του Ziggy Stardust και πιο φιλόδοξο από ό,τι είχε μέχρι τότε κάνει, είναι ένα από τα καλύτερα [όχι μόνο δικά του] άλμπουμ όλων των εποχών. Η είσοδος στο προσκήνιο του ιδιοφυούς πιανίστα Mike Garson, είναι ένας απ’ τους λόγους γι’ αυτό.

On this date,
January 8, 1948, David Robert Jones, better known as David Bowie, was born in Brixton, London.
This song is the first I ever heard from him.
Aladdin Sane, recorded in the wake of Ziggy Stardust and more ambitious than everything he ‘d released till then, is one of the best albums of all time, and I don’t mean only by DB. Prodigious pianist Mike Garson‘s coming to the fore is one of the reasons for this.

Time, he’s waiting in the wings
He speaks of senseless things
His script is you and me, boy
Time, he flexes like a whore
Falls wanking to the floor
His trick is you and me, boy
Time, in quaaludes and red wine
Demanding Billy Dolls
And other friends of mine
Take your time
The sniper in the brain, regurgitating drain
Incestuous and vain
And many other last names
Oh, well, I look at my watch, it says nine twenty-five
And I think “Oh God, I’m still alive”
We should be on by now
We should be on by now
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
You are not a victim
You just scream with boredom
You are not evicting time
Chimes, goddamn, you’re looking old
You’ll freeze and catch a cold
‘Cause you’ve left your coat behind
Take your time
Breaking up is hard, but keeping dark is hateful
I had so many dreams
I had so many breakthroughs
But you, my love, were kind, but love has left you dreamless
The door to dreams was closed
Your park was real dreamless
Perhaps you’re smiling now
Smiling through this darkness
But all I had to give was guilt for dreaming
We should be on by now
We should be on by now
We should be on by now
We should be on by now
We should be on by now
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, yeah, time!

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  1. Sue Dreamwalker January 10, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    Thank you Oannes…. David a legend… in every sense of the word… And I hope you do not mind me leaving a link here my friends..

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    Lots of current information here a group I belong to called Connecting Consciousness… Now being updated almost by the hour.. You can find out more about Simon on his about me page he has top intel.. … hold onto your hats… This is not a Drill as we have been informed…
    All is about to unfold my friend..
    Sending You and Marina much love…. take care and stay blessed both of you.. <3 🙂 <3

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