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Monday, February 1, 2016

The Daily Bowie #12 - "Loving the Alien"


The Daily Bowie #12 - "Loving the Alien"

Bowie has said that Philip Glass' Einstein on the Beach and Laurie Anderson's "O Superman" were influences on "Loving the Alien."

I remember a longer, extended video debuting on MTV in 1984 with an extra long fictional prologue but I can't mention of it anywhere.

Bowie's 1980s albums are not my favorites, but of the three 1980s albums, this song "Loving the Alien" is by far my favorite. It is closer as a return to what I loved about Bowie that I feel he got away from in Let's Dance.



"Loving the Alien" link

Tonight

More about LOVING THE ALIEN AT PUSHING AHEAD OF THE DAME BLOG



"Believing the strangest things..."

"LOVING THE ALIEN" from TONIGHT - 1984



"Loving The Alien"

Watching them come and go
The Templars and the Saracens
They're travelling the holy land
Opening telegrams

Torture comes and torture goes
Knights who'd give you anything
They bear the cross of Coeur de Leon
Salvation for the mirror blind

But if you pray 
all your sins are hooked upon the sky
Pray and the heathen lie will disappear
Prayers they hide
the saddest view
(Believing the strangest things,
loving the alien)

And your prayers they break the sky in two
(Believing the strangest things, loving the alien)

You pray til the break of dawn
(Believing the strangest things, loving the alien)

And you'll believe you're loving the alien
(Believing the strangest things, loving the alien)

Thinking of a different time
Palestine a modern problem
Bounty and your wealth in land
Terror in a best laid plan

Watching them come and go
Tomorrows and the yesterdays
Christians and the unbelievers
Hanging by the cross and nail




THE DAILY BOWIE LIST
The Daily Bowie #0 - "Space Oddity" - SPACE ODDITY - 1969
The Daily Bowie #1 - "Ashes to Ashes" - SCARY MONSTERS - 1980
The Daily Bowie #2 - "Cat People" - LET'S DANCE - 1983
The Daily Bowie #3 - "Sons of the Silent Age" - HEROES - 1977
The Daily Bowie #4 - "Running Gun Blues" - THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD - 1970
The Daily Bowie #5 - "Sound and Vision" - LOW - 1977
The Daily Bowie #6 - "Fill Your Heart" - HUNKY DORY -1971
The Daily Bowie #7 - "We Are The Dead" - DIAMOND DOGS - 1974
The Daily Bowie #8 - "Yassassin" - LODGER - 1979
The Daily Bowie #9 - "Time" - ALADDIN SANE - 1973
The Daily Bowie #10 - "Where Are We Now?" - THE NEXT DAY -2013
The Daily Bowie #11 - "Sunday" - HEATHEN - 2002
The Daily Bowie #12 - "Loving the Alien" - TONIGHT - 1984



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