Posts Tagged ‘Bowie’

Rock Brilliance

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

There are certain songs and lyrics I hear over and over, and they blow me away. Tons of stuff by the Beatles. Voodoo Chile. That part after 4:20 in the Built to Spill song, “Kicked It in the Sun.” The Jane’s Addiction, “2, 3, 4!”
Just off the top of my head.

This morning it was Bowie. I think this might be the one. Utter brilliance:

Look south the way your mother dwells
If she knew what’s going down, she’d give you hell
I’m the kind of man she warned me of
Till there was rock, you only had god

You and I have a mutual vow
We both like young, and we both like loud

Sweet Head never gets old for me. I get goosebumps every time I hear it, without fail: “Til there was rock, you only had god.”

What songs or lyrics just make you want to explode they are so good?