Not necessarily. So, in the end, maybe Major Tom was just strung out on the beauty of space and how Earth looks from all the way up there. Makes sense when ya take into account, "I'm hoping to kick but the planet it glowing" All in all, one of my favorite 80s era Bowie tunes, and I am an admitted Bowie junkie. BigPoppaChidog Probably coke General Comment I feel like this is a victory song for Bowie.
He, like Major Tom, had "hit an all-time low". And while Major Tom was not so fortunate, Bowie was able to make it to the other side of addiction. This song is the funeral for Major Tom, but Bowie is able to be the one singing it.
If he'd died young, it was pretty much guaranteed that we'd be hearing endless mournful songs about Major Tom from other artists other artists were already singing about Major Tom, after all. Think of Peter Schilling. Bowie survived, however, and could end things on his own terms in his own way. So I really love this song. Not just because of the excellent music, but what it meant for Bowie as an artist.
Things could have gone in a much, much worse direction for him but they didn't; this song is a reminder of that. It almost makes you proud of him. No Replies Log in to reply. My Interpretation Surely this song is about the paradox of having made it and being on top and still feeling like crap and having the same negative self-image and even greater self-doubt as when he was nothing.
The self-image problem makes the jump to the drug abuse references easy. Think about how optimistic the music and the initial lyrics of Major Tom are. Sure, ours is a dystopian universe - the people who have the stage can't even change the world planet earth is blue and there is nothing I can do or really even save themselves by returning to earth Can you hear me Major Tom once they've made it out of the stratosphere superstardom, that is.
But, then to discover there is no such thing as happiness I am happy, hope you're happy too or love sordid details to follow only the shrieking of nothing our own inner voice which in Bowie's case was pretty low during much of the 70's. Twilight Clone. The Unquiet Void. Danielle Spencer. Kevin Kane. Dax featuring Dale Bozzio. Boise Cover Band. Zop Hopop. Sneaker Pimps. Something for Kate. Danny Michel. Finance The Art of Investing.
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Add Moods. Add Themes. David Bowie's second U. The hit single was edited down from a longer track on the Scary Monsters album; American collectors, meanwhile, were gifted with a 12" promo, which segued the original "Space Oddity" into "Ashes to Ashes"; and legend insists that Bowie's own archive holds a minute version of the song, possibly under its original title, "People Are Turning to Gold.
David Bowie 3,, listeners Related Tags rock glam rock classic rock David Robert Jones 8 January — 10 January , known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer, songwriter and actor.
He was a leading figure in the music industry and is considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the s. His career was marked by reinvention and visual presentation, with his music and stagecraft having a significant impact on popular music.
During his lifetime, his record sales, estimated at million albums worldwide, made him one of th… read more. David Robert Jones 8 January — 10 January , known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in the music industry and is… read more. He was a leading figure in the music industry and is considered one of the most influential musici… read more. Similar Artists Play all. Trending Tracks 1.
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