Bowie Top Six #6: Blackstar, 2016

See the Blackstar video, ten minutes long

Hear hypertextualised lyrics to the Starman’s farewell song*


02:15 The Ecstatic Twitchers

Your eyes

03.30 Solar Eclipse

(Instrumental interlude)

04:00 The Book Of Blackstar
Somebody else took his place, and bravely cried 
I’m a blackstar, I’m a blackstar!’

I can’t answer why (I’m a blackstar)

– I’m a blackstar; I’m not a popstar; I’m a blackstar

05:50:  Bowie thumbs his nose at the camera and to all his critics, over all the decades of his long and successful career!

(I’m a Blackstar, I’m a Blackstar)

Something happened on the day he died

I can’t answer why (I’m not a gangstar)
We were born upside-down (I’m a Star’s star)
I’m a blackstar, I’m not a gangstar

07:40 Three Crucified Scare Crows

In the villa of Ormen stands a solitary candle
Ah-ah, ah-ah
At the centre of it all, your eyes
On the day of execution, only women kneel and smile
Ah-ah, ah-ah
At the centre of it all, your eyes, your eyes


*This may be an-ongoing project, but it’s been seven weeks today since David died, so that’s enough Bowie for now!

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