Oh, and we were Gone / Kings of Oblivion

Lay me place and bake me Pie
I’m starving for me Gravy
Leave my shoes, and door unlocked
I might just slip away

Sighing, the swirl through the streets
Like the crust of the sun
The Bewlay Brothers
In our Wings that Bark
Flashing teeth of Brass
Standing tall in the dark
Oh, And we were Gone
Hanging out with your Dwarf Men
We were so turned on
By your lack of conclusions

Something I grew up with; far better than the more recent work as so often, alas. I wouldn’t know how to interpret the lyric of this song other than suggesting that there are layers of ghosts within it.

Refs

* Fat Bottomed Girls: “I’ve been singing with my band / Across the water, across the land / I’ve seen every blue eyed floozy on the way / But their beauty and their style / Went kind of smooth after a while / Take me to them naughty ladies every time”
* Torygraph: 100 greatest songs of all time By Neil McCormick. Oh man, look at those cavemen go.
* Should I kiss the vipers fang / Or herald loud the death of man?

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5 thoughts on “Oh, and we were Gone / Kings of Oblivion”

  1. With my first paycheck (16 yrs old) I bought CHANGESONEBOWIE. Never having personal exposure or experience with LGBT issues at that age, Bowie’s music and performances opened up a world I was unfamiliar with and, I’m sure, shaped my easy acceptance of different lifestyle’s when I did eventually come into contact with them.

    Too many great songs, too many great lyrics, but for this day maybe a quote from ‘Heroes’

    Though nothing, nothing will keep us together
    We can beat them, forever and ever
    Oh we can be heroes, just for one day

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  2. Maybe it’s our age – but Hunky Dory was where I went this morning too. Which is odd because I didn’t hear this until I was in college, 15 years after it came out.

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  3. I agree. “Hunky Dory” was the high point, and although “Ziggy Stardust” was also pretty good, “Aladdin Sane” was the start of a downhill trend. Also, was “stream of warm impermanence” a precient description of WUWT?

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