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David Bowie — Lazarus
Album: Blackstar
Avg rating:
8

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Total ratings: 1619









Released: 2016
Length: 6:17
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Look up here, I'm in heaven
I've got scars that can't be seen
I've got drama, can't be stolen
Everybody knows me now

Look up here, man, I'm in danger
I've got nothing left to lose
I'm so high, it makes my brain whirl
Dropped my cell phone down below
Ain't that just like me?

By the time I got to New York
I was living like a king
Then I used up all my money
I was looking for your ass

This way or no way
You know I'll be free
Just like that bluebird
Now, ain't that just like me?

Oh, I'll be free
Just like that bluebird
Oh, I'll be free
Ain't that just like me?
Comments (155)add comment
Who else writes and develops music like this? He is special!
No idea how to rate this, but I get the sense the unusual arrangement (including rock drums, 1950s smoky nightclub midnight jazz, New Orleans funeral procession) was meant as a modern-day medieval dirge.  The lyrics are almost positive, but the music is somehow not edgy or dark but just raw and painful.  Bowie was a great lyricist, but he was always more about the music than the lyrics.  A fitting song to go out on.  I think when I die I will never be so self-composed.

Makes me long for the days when he was readily available via recent interviews, clips, and social media. God I miss this man... 
Hurts like hell this song...
Love Bowie. But not a fan of this song. 
Still can't believe he's gone.
Strong truthful Bowie Very good
Nice to hear this being played here on RP :)
My rating up from 7 to 8 - Most Excellent
 MM_Prague wrote:
It says Plays (last 30 days): 1, but this is the third time I've heard this song today, and probably about the 6th in the past week or so. What gives?
 
You're probably listening to an alternate mix (Groovy) rather than our main mix. The 'plays' number is for the main mix. Our alternate mixes (at least currently) have much more limited playlists than the main mix.
This is such an amazing song.

Listen to the whole album whilst reading the lyrics.
You'll soon realise he was saying good bye and releasing some of his older demons from his Tall White Duke alter ego.
It says Plays (last 30 days): 1, but this is the third time I've heard this song today, and probably about the 6th in the past week or so. What gives?
Sounds a bit like King Crimson
Love the ending 
Thank you, Mr. Bowie, for leaving us with this extraordinary final album. 
Extraordinary
Great bass by Tim Lefebvre on this.  I knew he played on this, but didn't recognize the song when it first came on, but had to look because the bass line caught my ear.
A bargain with the devil album. Meaning, I would sell my own soul to have done it. Stardust to stardust David. 
great song!!!
Oh, but you were always free...

Love forever...
Miss you Man {#Meditate}
already now a timeless classic  - vey athmospheric with the genuine sax

this can easily be played more often! 
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Welcome back, Laz!
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
 
Thank you so much, On_The_Beach!  Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
Brrrr gives me chills.
Love 
 jbuhl wrote:

Not surprised at all with the mentality I see coming out of SC.

 
Now, now.  lol
{#Notworthy}

 
Ulises wrote:

The two comments below sum up in a nutshell the WIDE variety of passionate thought and dumb ass ignorance found here in these forums. It seems impossible to escape real life. 

Thanks, Bill & Rebecca.

 

Will62 wrote:

Boo to those who do not offer anything other than '10'.

And it has nothing to do with his passing. He always was and will forever be remembered as a performer who left an indelible mark on us as a society.

The richness of  sound and lyric, in my opinion at least, was unmatched. I cannot imagine ever encountering another like him whilst I remain on this mortal coil.

And I suspect there are so many others who would agree.

Mr Jones gave me more than music. He gave me a release from the mundane that we all. at some stage in our lives, must bear.

If ever a 'Godlike' rating was warranted - this is it.

Thank You and May You Forever Rest In Peace. 

 

LowPhreak wrote:

I'm willing to bet that if one were to survey ratings before and after an artist's demise, one would find ratings are generally higher after the artist's death (or because they're black, like blues songs or R&B or covers).

Let's try to refrain from that bias, hmm?


 


 
dtheb wrote:
{#Grumpy} Sucko...barfo

 
Not surprised at all with the mentality I see coming out of SC.
{#Grumpy} Sucko...barfo
 buddy wrote:
Graduating Class of 2016, indeed.

You went out as you came in knowing exactly what you wanted to do, what you wanted to say, who you wanted to be, with a flash of brilliance, unmatched, ego in check, always looking forward, blazing the trail.  David Jones, Ziggy Stardust, Major Tom, The Thin White Duke, Aladdin Sane...The Man Who Fell To Earth fully formed as Bowie.  

You sold the world on your ever-changing visions of scary monsters, diamond dogs, young americans...declaring you'd never let us down, offering us your version of modern love, enticing us to reveal the rebel within ourselves as you unabashedly shared your fame...until at last, ashes to ashes, you heroically bid us farewell..."Look at me, I'm in heaven....Oh, I'll be free, ain't that just like me..."

See you on the other side, Ziggy...

 

 
{#Clap}
 buddy wrote:
Graduating Class of 2016, indeed.

You went out as you came in knowing exactly what you wanted to do, what you wanted to say, who you wanted to be, with a flash of brilliance, unmatched, ego in check, always looking forward, blazing the trail.  David Jones, Ziggy Stardust, Major Tom, The Thin White Duke, Aladdin Sane...The Man Who Fell To Earth fully formed as Bowie.  

You sold the world on your ever-changing visions of scary monsters, diamond dogs, young americans...declaring you'd never let us down, offering us your version of modern love, enticing us to reveal the rebel within ourselves as you unabashedly shared your fame...until at last, ashes to ashes, you heroically bid us farewell..."Look at me, I'm in heaven....Oh, I'll be free, ain't that just like me..."

See you on the other side, Ziggy...

 

 
Bravo.
Graduating Class of 2016, indeed.

You went out as you came in knowing exactly what you wanted to do, what you wanted to say, who you wanted to be, with a flash of brilliance, unmatched, ego in check, always looking forward, blazing the trail.  David Jones, Ziggy Stardust, Major Tom, The Thin White Duke, Aladdin Sane...The Man Who Fell To Earth fully formed as Bowie.  

You sold the world on your ever-changing visions of scary monsters, diamond dogs, young americans...declaring you'd never let us down, offering us your version of modern love, enticing us to reveal the rebel within ourselves as you unabashedly shared your fame...until at last, ashes to ashes, you heroically bid us farewell..."Look at me, I'm in heaven....Oh, I'll be free, ain't that just like me..."

See you on the other side, Ziggy...

 
 IrieTom wrote:
Does anybody else hear echoes of Bruce Cockburn in this song?

 
Nothing against Bruce, but no, not at all. Maybe a whiff of Radiohead without Thom´s voice.
Wow this is darker alright on the heals of Cohen's farewell track. Beautiful and intense....as I often like it! ­čśÄ
 Meltz wrote:
Honestly, i vote to do away with the comments portion if this station. Who gives a flying eff what anyone thinks about a piece of music? Our own interpretations should be silent.

 
as long as it's about music then there should be no problem,
this is a music website,
it's what we do
 Then shut up....Meltz wrote:
Honestly, i vote to do away with the comments portion if this station. Who gives a flying eff what anyone thinks about a piece of music? Our own interpretations should be silent.

 


 Not me..I certainly enjoy the commentary.  A lot of it gives me new insight into the artist or the song.  And then there are those who bring a smile to my face...I'd miss most of you !  {#Cheers}  Meltz wrote:
Honestly, i vote to do away with the comments portion if this station. Who gives a flying eff what anyone thinks about a piece of music? Our own interpretations should be silent.

 

solid 8 probably a 9 soon...i have always been like bowie in eclectic experimentation and like thursdays child, lets dance, china girl, and the man who sold tbe world so im not a fairweathered judge or person
 Meltz wrote:
Honestly, i vote to do away with the comments portion if this station. Who gives a flying eff what anyone thinks about a piece of music? Our own interpretations should be silent.

 
The fascist perspective?
Did Bill said Leonard Cohen?
 Duc1098 wrote:
What a year of loss it has been. Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Glenn Frey, Leon Russell, Lemmy, plus many more luminaries from the arts world. Also my mother and my dog died this year.
As John Oliver so eloquently put it: Fuck You 2016! 

 
I wish you much better 2017!
What a year of loss it has been. Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Glenn Frey, Leon Russell, Lemmy, plus many more luminaries from the arts world. Also my mother and my dog died this year.
As John Oliver so eloquently put it: Fuck You 2016! 
Bowie

the One and only 
Does anybody else hear echoes of Bruce Cockburn in this song?
{#Hearteyes}
 Hannio wrote:


There's some truth to what you say.  Nevertheless, you are still guilty of doubleplusungood thoughtcrime and must be subjected to the two minute hate.

 
Don't worry, Hannio...it won't be long before a Two Minutes Hate clause will be put into the Patriot Act or TPP. {#Beat}  I just thought the RP crowd could handle a bit of truth without all of the silly ASSumptions. Maybe some of them are already Winston Smiths. (?)

I played in bands for years with people of all stripes and 90% of us didn't worry about race/ethnic or gay/straight, whatever. Sure there is always some bigotry around but what mattered was you either could play or sing or write or arrange and it was good, or it wasn't. Opinions varied.

Seems the kewl kids (or idiots) yell "racist" if you say anything remotely disparaging about something that happens to involve a minority or those who suck up to the meme, even when the critique is honest. However, if someone's doing something dumb, I'll point it out and the rest doesn't matter. That's kinda what we musicians do...or what we ought to be doing.

This BS about over-praising or overrating someone though, especially musicians/music or art/artists, because they're either dead now or they're some minority is an actual thing. Doesn't matter if you weren't so great or never did anything new or ground-breaking. It's been going on for decades. A lot of people won't admit they do it, or aren't even aware of it.

If you didn't buy the artist's painting or group's record when they were alive, what made you buy it once they were dead? Did it magically get better overnight? No.

If I think Marvin Gaye's or B.B. King's or Willie Dixon's version isn't as good as Clapton's or Warren Haynes' or Zeppelin's, I'll say so and it has nothing to do with race. Some of the old blues, Motown, or R&B stuff just wasn't that good, and some of it was pretty awesome.

People have their own opinions and I'm OK with it mostly, except trying to be PC or trendy saying hey, some black dude's version is better because he first played it in a cotton field in Miss'sippi in 1922, or 'X' is suddenly great because he/she died last month, or everything Genesis did after Gabriel sucked. Things like that. Just pick a stupid meme or stereotype and run with it.

Goofy biases go in all directions, groupthink is real, and some are too afraid to stand out from the sheep.
 Meltz wrote:
Honestly, i vote to do away with the comments portion if this station. Who gives a flying eff what anyone thinks about a piece of music? Our own interpretations should be silent.
 
So let me get this straight . . . oh, never mind; too easy.
Honestly, i vote to do away with the comments portion if this station. Who gives a flying eff what anyone thinks about a piece of music? Our own interpretations should be silent.

The two comments below sum up in a nutshell the WIDE variety of passionate thought and dumb ass ignorance found here in these forums. It seems impossible to escape real life. 

Thanks, Bill & Rebecca.

 

Will62 wrote:

Boo to those who do not offer anything other than '10'.

And it has nothing to do with his passing. He always was and will forever be remembered as a performer who left an indelible mark on us as a society.

The richness of  sound and lyric, in my opinion at least, was unmatched. I cannot imagine ever encountering another like him whilst I remain on this mortal coil.

And I suspect there are so many others who would agree.

Mr Jones gave me more than music. He gave me a release from the mundane that we all. at some stage in our lives, must bear.

If ever a 'Godlike' rating was warranted - this is it.

Thank You and May You Forever Rest In Peace. 

 

LowPhreak wrote:

I'm willing to bet that if one were to survey ratings before and after an artist's demise, one would find ratings are generally higher after the artist's death (or because they're black, like blues songs or R&B or covers).

Let's try to refrain from that bias, hmm?

I and rain, paar in rome feel right, then
 you got anna makes eye go.
 I hope you really felt like jamming eye to eye
 LowPhreak wrote:
I'm willing to bet that if one were to survey ratings before and after an artist's demise, one would find ratings are generally higher after the artist's death (or because they're black, like blues songs or R&B or covers).

Let's try to refrain from that bias, hmm?

 
Do comments have a rate button?  What a crass thing to say.
 LowPhreak wrote:
I'm willing to bet that if one were to survey ratings before and after an artist's demise, one would find ratings are generally higher after the artist's death (or because they're black, like blues songs or R&B or covers).

Let's try to refrain from that bias, hmm?

 

There's some truth to what you say.  Nevertheless, you are still guilty of doubleplusungood thoughtcrime and must be subjected to the two minute hate.
Talk Talk, Dan Hicks and now Bowie?  Best playlist...ever!  {#Daisy}
This song gives me chills
 Skydog wrote:
                                                             isn't that just like him
 
Yep, and that's why he was respected by fans and critics alike.
If he kept recycling Ziggy riffs for 40 years, we would have lost interest long ago.
This rare ability to keep reinventing himself and his music is what made him great.

                                                              isn't that just like him
 LowPhreak wrote:
I'm willing to bet that if one were to survey ratings before and after an artist's demise, one would find ratings are generally higher after the artist's death (or because they're black, like blues songs or R&B or covers).

Let's try to refrain from that bias, hmm?

 
It's hilarious and sad that I'm the only one who relates to your comment in an agreeable manner. The internet is full of losers. It's true. Sometimes truth isn't pretty, and the ignorant masses refuse to understand it. It's the disappointing way the world works right now. (anything that shows "black culture" as anything but amazing automatically gets hated on, so if your comment hadn't mentioned that aspect, you wouldn't have gotten the hate.) But seriously, I rate songs, and as I hate blues I rate Suco-Barfo every time. David Bowie gets a 10, alive or dead.
 LowPhreak wrote:
I'm willing to bet that if one were to survey ratings before and after an artist's demise, one would find ratings are generally higher after the artist's death (or because they're black, like blues songs or R&B or covers).

Let's try to refrain from that bias, hmm?

 

I just don't get Bowie. Not my cup of tea. But I do like some of his stuff. And this tune is nice.

And now Bjork just erased what memory I had left of Bowie's tune. Argh. 
Love that guitar at the end...
A really genius in every second 
 Will62 wrote:
Boo to those who do not offer anything other than '10'.

And it has nothing to do with his passing. He always was and will forever be remembered as a performer who left an indelible mark on us as a society.

The richness of  sound and lyric, in my opinion at least, was unmatched. I cannot imagine ever encountering another like him whilst I remain on this mortal coil.

And I suspect there are so many others who would agree.

Mr Jones gave me more than music. He gave me a release from the mundane that we all. at some stage in our lives, must bear.

If ever a 'Godlike' rating was warranted - this is it.

Thank You and May You Forever Rest In Peace. 

 
{#Clap}
I cried like a baby when I first watched this, shortly after his passing. So emotional. Reminded me a lot of the general sound he had on Heathen.
 LowPhreak wrote:
I'm willing to bet that if one were to survey ratings before and after an artist's demise, one would find ratings are generally higher after the artist's death (or because they're black, like blues songs or R&B or covers).

Let's try to refrain from that bias, hmm?

Refrain this buddy.  {#Moon}
{#Cry} So emotional...
 LowPhreak wrote:
I'm willing to bet that if one were to survey ratings before and after an artist's demise, one would find ratings are generally higher after the artist's death (or because they're black, like blues songs or R&B or covers).

Let's try to refrain from that bias, hmm?

 
So what? Do you somehow think these ratings matter? I'd suggest expending your neurons on something more important.
 LowPhreak wrote:
I'm willing to bet that if one were to survey ratings before and after an artist's demise, one would find ratings are generally higher after the artist's death (or because they're black, like blues songs or R&B or covers).

Let's try to refrain from that bias, hmm?

 
I'd rate this song as I did if he were still alive.  What is different is that as much as I like the song, it fills me with sadness every time I hear it.  That, I think, will pass.  What will not pass is the greatness of this music.
 CHuLoYo wrote:

Oh my god, what a non sense and racist  comment



 




Agreed - crassness defined.
 LowPhreak wrote:
I'm willing to bet that if one were to survey ratings before and after an artist's demise, one would find ratings are generally higher after the artist's death (or because they're black, like blues songs or R&B or covers).

Let's try to refrain from that bias, hmm?



 
Oh my god, what a non sense and racist  comment


 LowPhreak wrote:
I'm willing to bet that if one were to survey ratings before and after an artist's demise, one would find ratings are generally higher after the artist's death (or because they're black, like blues songs or R&B or covers).

Let's try to refrain from that bias, hmm?

 
OK. I never did rate him, and I still don't. (sorry, everyone)
 LowPhreak wrote:
I'm willing to bet that if one were to survey ratings before and after an artist's demise, one would find ratings are generally higher after the artist's death (or because they're black, like blues songs or R&B or covers).

Let's try to refrain from that bias, hmm?

 
What an ugly thought.  H8 much, hmm?
This song is perfect.  In fact, this album is perfect.

I have been doing some soul searching to try to decide if my opinion about the music is effected by His passing... I think not.  Just perfect.
Will this song ever not feel so haunting (and beautiful) ??? Oh, David!
I'm willing to bet that if one were to survey ratings before and after an artist's demise, one would find ratings are generally higher after the artist's death (or because they're black, like blues songs or R&B or covers).

Let's try to refrain from that bias, hmm?


 Will62 wrote:
Boo to those who do not offer anything other than '10'.

And it has nothing to do with his passing. He always was and will forever be remembered as a performer who left an indelible mark on us as a society.

The richness of  sound and lyric, in my opinion at least, was unmatched. I cannot imagine ever encountering another like him whilst I remain on this mortal coil.

And I suspect there are so many others who would agree.

Mr Jones gave me more than music. He gave me a release from the mundane that we all. at some stage in our lives, must bear.

If ever a 'Godlike' rating was warranted - this is it.

Thank You and May You Forever Rest In Peace. 

 

"Mr Jones gave me more than music. He gave me a release from the mundane that we all, at some stage in our lives, must bear."
{#Clap}

 Will62 wrote:
Boo to those who do not offer anything other than '10'.

And it has nothing to do with his passing. He always was and will forever be remembered as a performer who left an indelible mark on us as a society.

The richness of  sound and lyric, in my opinion at least, was unmatched. I cannot imagine ever encountering another like him whilst I remain on this mortal coil.

And I suspect there are so many others who would agree.

Mr Jones gave me more than music. He gave me a release from the mundane that we all. at some stage in our lives, must bear.

If ever a 'Godlike' rating was warranted - this is it.

Thank You and May You Forever Rest In Peace. 

 
                                 We need a "Like" Button on here!  You speak the truth brother.
 olivertwist wrote:

Yeah, I especially like this song and the title track.

 
                One of those that took a few plays to catch on. Can not get enough now and it ends far too soon.
 konakid wrote:

       The more I hear this album the more I love it. What a talent!

 
Yeah, I especially like this song and the title track.
 SanFranGayMan wrote:

Could not have said this better. He was always ahead of us, moving us in directions we barely knew we going in. "Tell me all about it on the next Bardo", he asked in one of his Hunky Dory songs. He did death as well as he did life, and surprised us with in the the act. Some might say his whole life was an example of courage, but I suspect this was not courage but rather a complete man that simply expressed who he was. Godlike indeed. 

 
                                                                                                    {#Pray}
 olivertwist wrote:
It's so impressive that he was able to create such beautiful and moving music in his last months.

You can hear in his voice that he was ill when this was recorded - his voice sounds a bit parched at some points in the song.

 
       The more I hear this album the more I love it. What a talent!
It's so impressive that he was able to create such beautiful and moving music in his last months.

You can hear in his voice that he was ill when this was recorded - his voice sounds a bit parched at some points in the song.
 stalfnzo wrote:
Usually, I rate songs based simply on their musical content.

But this one? How can anyone not be biased by recent events.

Godlike.

Rest in peace, David. 

 
Could not have said this better. He was always ahead of us, moving us in directions we barely knew we going in. "Tell me all about it on the next Bardo", he asked in one of his Hunky Dory songs. He did death as well as he did life, and surprised us with in the the act. Some might say his whole life was an example of courage, but I suspect this was not courage but rather a complete man that simply expressed who he was. Godlike indeed. 
Nicely produced and recorded..
Usually, I rate songs based simply on their musical content.

But this one? How can anyone not be biased by recent events.

Godlike.

Rest in peace, David. 
Boo to those who do not offer anything other than '10'.

And it has nothing to do with his passing. He always was and will forever be remembered as a performer who left an indelible mark on us as a society.

The richness of  sound and lyric, in my opinion at least, was unmatched. I cannot imagine ever encountering another like him whilst I remain on this mortal coil.

And I suspect there are so many others who would agree.

Mr Jones gave me more than music. He gave me a release from the mundane that we all. at some stage in our lives, must bear.

If ever a 'Godlike' rating was warranted - this is it.

Thank You and May You Forever Rest In Peace. 
The intro reminds me of the Cure, circa Faith.
Nobody has ever wrote a song from the after-life quite like this one.
What an amazing artist
I never considered myself a *fan*; until my wife and I listed all the songs of his we really *really* liked, knew the tune could sing some of the lyrics etc. The  I realized a bit too late that I was in fact a huge fan.
Bugger.
 
RE: IMO, he was never a great singer. Flat, off-key, constricted by cigarettes.  Electronically enhanced or disguised by producers who knew how to do it. 


Bowie voice was a controlled instrument.  He sung the sound he wanted you to hear, precisely.  Just listen.  He wasn't trapped by one voice.

I think the album 'Outside' has got to be the showcase of his control.   Or maybe 'Tonight' for the more commercial palate.  And then, 'Black Tie, White Noise' has a broad display, too.  He played his voice like a violin in 'Wild Is the Wind' ('Station to Station') and 'Can Your Hear Me' on 'Young Americans'.  Or how about the rich baritone in the intro to 'Cat People ((Putting Out Fire)' on 'Lets Dance'.  And on, and on....

 
 sktillman wrote:

I liked RP's intro to this song: "rising to his own mortality". How true, thoughtful, well-said and respectful. Then I got blown away by the outstanding bass line, his adroit lyrical candor, signature vocal, and finally, became deeply touched (again) by his heart-rending and soulful, farewell saxophone solo. Artful and unique to the final note.

Remindful of Warren Zevon, who put a pure and true effort into his own artistic departure with "Keep Me In Your Heart". Both demonstrating personal courage and dedication to their craft. These are inspirations to listeners and fans who feel that music and the arts, in their best sense, can be, so much more than mere entertainment.



 
{#Kiss} Agreed! Well said... I feel music is one form of communication we use, and Bowie was infinitely fluent.
{#Hearteyes}
 kingart wrote:
IMO, he was never a great singer. Flat, off-key, constricted by cigarettes.  Electronically enhanced or disguised by producers who knew how to do it. 
But, like so many other top DB tunes, this is a hell of a song nonetheless.  

 
Wow.  Just....wow.
 JasondotG wrote:

Since when has this mattered? You want spot on pitch and tone then go watch American Idol. That mediocre garbage sounds perfect and immaculate!

 
{#High-five}
 kingart wrote:
IMO, he was never a great singer. Flat, off-key, constricted by cigarettes.  Electronically enhanced or disguised by producers who knew how to do it. 
But, like so many other top DB tunes, this is a hell of a song nonetheless.  

 
Since when has this mattered? You want spot on pitch and tone then go watch American Idol. That mediocre garbage sounds perfect and immaculate!
gruß an Nana , sag Ihr ich hab sie sooo tooole lieb

I liked RP's intro to this song: "rising to his own mortality". How true, thoughtful, well-said and respectful. Then I got blown away by the outstanding bass line, his adroit lyrical candor, signature vocal, and finally, became deeply touched (again) by his heart-rending and soulful, farewell saxophone solo. Artful and unique to the final note.

Remindful of Warren Zevon, who put a pure and true effort into his own artistic departure with "Keep Me In Your Heart". Both demonstrating personal courage and dedication to their craft. These are inspirations to listeners and fans who feel that music and the arts, in their best sense, can be, so much more than mere entertainment.


IMO, he was never a great singer. Flat, off-key, constricted by cigarettes.  Electronically enhanced or disguised by producers who knew how to do it. 
But, like so many other top DB tunes, this is a hell of a song nonetheless.  
It's difficult to separate the song from recent events, but any way you look at it, this performance is amazing.
RESPECT! 
I PSDd from Dave Matthews to this. 

I'm sensing a pattern.

Thanks David for 40 years of amazing music. 
One of his better songs
 skooba wrote:
I PSD'd from Coldplay to this.  Someone upstairs must like me.  {#Cheesygrin}

 
PSD from Willie Nelson (Blue Eyes Crying in The Rain)...
someone upstairs REALLY loves me {#Notworthy} 
I PSD'd from Coldplay to this.  Someone upstairs must like me.  {#Cheesygrin}
I love & miss you Mr Stardust! 
 well said sktillman,   well said    

sktillman wrote:

Heard 'Lazarus' mixed in with other music for the first time. And following that, what seemed to me to be a quite thoughtful bouquet of songs in it's wake. Upon such a delicate theme. Nicely done, RP.

Given the knowledge of his impending passing, the song itself is an incredibly artful, intelligent and courageous work. And, purposefully released as it was, only days after his death, what a wonderful and heart-aching saxophone solo he left us with.

Crazy that he rose to the occasion of his own personal, impending demise with some of his very best work. Ain't that just like him? What an inspiration. Nice to hear in the general mix. TY.



 


such a creepy, lovely song.

i will miss him so very much.
love love love love love love love love love   Goodbye David I love you......
This, from the video. He knew exactly what he was doing, even if we didn't.

 

Heard 'Lazarus' mixed in with other music for the first time. And following that, what seemed to me to be a quite thoughtful bouquet of songs in it's wake. Upon such a delicate theme. Nicely done, RP.

Given the knowledge of his impending passing, the song itself is an incredibly artful, intelligent and courageous work. And released as it was, only days after his death, (on You Tube) what a wonderful and heart-aching saxophone solo he left us with.

Crazy that he rose to the occasion of his own personal, impending demise with some of his very best work. Ain't that just like him? What an inspiration. Nice to hear in the general mix. TY.


 mickey_herouin wrote:
Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow; I am the diamonds glint on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain; I am the gentle autumn's rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the sweet uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight I am the first star that shines at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there. I did not die.

-Anonymous

 

Hi Mickey, I love this poem.  I looked it up and the individual that penned this was Mary Elizabeth Frye, in 1932.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/cb/Bowie-davidbowie.jpg
First album, 1967.
Blackstar, 2016, 49 years later.
There may have been a few others in between.
BIG fan. Some fantastic songs that I grew up with. 

All went  but wrong after heroes for me tho'

a few echoes of past greatness on the last album.

RIP 
Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow; I am the diamonds glint on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain; I am the gentle autumn's rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the sweet uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight I am the first star that shines at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there. I did not die.

-Anonymous
{#Heartkiss}
He sold the world and left it behind. So sad. He will be so missed. He was like a distant beacon that always reassured me that it was ok to be different and original. It is ok to be yourself, whatever that may be. Let everyone admire from afar. That is what we must do now, unfortunately. Love you Mr. Bowie! Bon Voyage!
Fucking brilliant. 
it may take a couple of decades before anyone tops this