lundi 11 janvier 2016

In Memoriam David Bowie

«David Bowie, l’icône du rock britannique, est mort d’un cancer, dimanche 10 janvier, à l’âge de 69 ans.» (Le Monde, 11-01-2016)

De David Bowie, je ne connaissais bien que deux albums : Aladdin Sane, dont vous trouverez deux extraits ci-dessous, et Outside. Concernant ce dernier, j'ai choisi de partager deux titres rares, extraits des «outtakes», les morceaux enregistrés mais rejetés par la production pour des motifs divers. A noter l'excellent pianiste Mike Garson, qui se taille la part du lion dans Aladdin Sane...

David Bowie – Time

Time - He's waiting in the wings
He speaks of senseless things
His script is you and me boys
Time - He flexes like a whore
Falls wanking to the floor
His trick is you and me, boy
Time - In Quaaludes and red wine
Demanding Billy Dolls
And other friends of mine
Take your time
The sniper in the brain, regurgitating drain
Incestuous and vain, and many other last names
I look at my watch it say 9:25 and I think "Oh God I'm still alive"
We should be on by now

You - are not a victim
You - just scream with boredom
You - are not evicting time
Chimes - Goddamn, you're looking old
You'll freeze and catch a cold
'Cause you've left your coat behind
Take your time
Breaking up is hard, but keeping dark is hateful
I had so many dreams, I had so many breakthroughs
But you, my love, were kind, but love has left you dreamless
The door to dreams was closed. Your park was real dreamless
Perhaps you're smiling now, smiling through this darkness
But all I had to give was the guilt for dreaming
We should be on by now