Screenshots 2) David Bowie

“Look up here, I’m in heaven” … R I P

David Robert Jones in arte David Bowie, il Duca Bianco (in copertina, foto di Carolyn Djanogly, 1999)

(8 gennaio 1947 – 10 gennaio 2016)

Do Anything You Say“, 1966

Space Oddity“, prima traccia dell’omonimo album, pubblicato il 14 novembre 1969

 

Ground Control to Major Tom
Ground Control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills
And put your helmet on
Ground Control to Major Tom
Commencing countdown,
Engines on
Check ignition
And may God’s love be with you
Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five, Four, Three, Two, One, Liftoff
This is Ground Control to Major Tom
You’ve really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it’s time to leave the capsule
If you dare
This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I’m stepping through the Doors
And I’m floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
For here
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do
Though I’m past
One hundred thousand miles
I’m feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much
She knows
Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit’s dead,
There’s something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you
Here am I floating
Round my tin can
Far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide” estratto da “Ziggy Stardust – The Motion Picture”,  l’ album live registrato all’Hammersmith Odeon di Londra il 3 luglio 1973 e pubblicato nell’ottobre 1983 dalla RCA.

Low” – full album 1977, primo della cosiddetta “trilogia berlinese” insieme a “Heroes” e “Lodger”:

Tracce “Low”
Speed of Life
Breaking Glass (Bowie, Murray, Davis)
What in the World
Sound and Vision
Always Crashing in the Same Car
Be My Wife
A New Career in a New Town
Warszawa (Bowie, Eno)
Art Decade
Weeping Wall
Subterraneans

Where Are We Now?“, primo singolo estratto dall’ album “The Next Day” pubblicato nel 2013:

“Where are we now?”

Had to get the train
From Potzdamer platz
You never knew that
That I could do that
Just walking the dead
Sitting in the Dschungel
On Nurnberger Strasse
A man lost in time near KaDeWe
Just walking the dead
Where are we now?
Where are we now?
The moment you know
You know, you know
Twenty thousand people
Cross Bose Brucke
Fingers are crossed
Just in case
Walking the dead
Where are we now?
Where are we now?
The moment you know
You know, you know
As long as there’s sun
As long as there’s sun
As long as there’s rain
As long as there’s rain
As long as there’s fire
As long as there’s fire
As long as there’s me
As long as there’s you

Lazarus“, il singolo “Testamento” estratto dall’ultimo album “Blackstar”, pubblicato solo pochi giorni fa, l’8 gennaio 2016.

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?

Marta Cutugno

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