I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte (colubra) wrote,
I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte
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Music overwhelmedness post.

I don't know why I love this song so damn much, but every time I listen to it I want to listen to it about 5 more times immediately after. Currently, I'm on re-run #4.
This song just... fills me up.
It's off his most recent album, which I'm relistening- as is my wont, I listen to the most recent bowie album about a fortnight before getting the next one.
I don't care for 'Heathen' terribly much overall- The album just doesn't have as much stretch to it as (for instance) 1991's 1. Outside.
But this song is probably the most perfect piece of Bowie-penned music in 10 years. It starts very slow, very stately and solemn, and builds 'till finally it has drums ('finally' as in 'after the singing's done'). The feel of it owes a lot to Sylvian- it has that lazy slow chirruppy thing going on. I might say that it's Bowie imitating Sylvian imitating Bowie.
This song.

Oh my god. This song.


Nothing remains
We could run when the rain slows
Look for the cars or signs of life
Where the heat goes

Look for the drifters
We should crawl under the bracken
Look for the shafts of light
On the road where the heat goes

Everything has changed

For in truth, it's the beginning of nothing
And nothing has changed
Everything has changed

For in truth, it's the beginning of an end
And nothing has changed
Everything has changed

1st voice (lead) 2nd & 3rd voice (Chanting)
In your fear In your fear
Of what we have become Seek only peace
Take to the fire In your fear
Now we must burn Seek only love
All that we are In your fear
Rise together Seek only peace
Through these clouds In your fear
In your fear

Trio:
As on wings

Solo
This is the trip
And this is the business we take
This is our number
All my trials
Lord, will be remembered
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