Bowie has chosen several personas over the years, and it’s safe to say he hasn’t settled on one (yet).
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Bowie’s last “persona” was in 1976 with the Thin White Duke. Ever since then he’s very solidly just been David Bowie.
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Some grim imagery here: Note how Bowie mentions his “bloody history” with this woman in the previous line, then visualizes her dead body hanging from a beam.
Bowie delivers an ominous threat to this unnamed woman. She better watch her back, because one of these nights she’ll be shot dead with a silent pistol, leaving no trace of evidence.
We love many people in our lives, however, that love is often unrequited.
Lovers thrown in endless rooms, then vile rewards for you
Bowie’s romantic life has been pervasive with women who truly set the world on fire. His first wife, Angela Bowie, was an American cover girl, model, actress and musician.
His second (and current) wife is is Somali-American model Iman. A pioneer in the field of ethnic cosmetics, she is also noted for her charitable work.
Dance has indubitably been an important part of ceremony, rituals, celebrations and entertainment since before the birth of the earliest human civilizations.
As Bowie would say in his 1983 album and song of the same name, “Let’s Dance.”
The girl moves naturally and effortlessly, akin to the organic flow of water:
Georges Raymond Constantin Rodenbach (16 July 1855 – 25 December 1898) was a Belgian Symbolist poet and novelist. He is known for his poem “Silence: it is the Voice that Trails.”
Unfortunately, Mr. Bowie, everyone loses their youth eventually:
Ch-ch-ch-changes: David Bowie in 1969 and 1995.
I think the “it” is his mind and he fears getting a disease like PTSD. He just wants to go home and not be in the war because like the lyrics say in the previos line, he is still a young kid.