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Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Daily Bowie #43 - "Modern Love"


The Daily Bowie #43 - "Modern Love"

From the second I slipped the LP of the new David Bowie album, Let's Dance, on my turntable in 1983, "Modern Love" captured my affection with its boogie woogie and riffy guitars. All derived from Little Richard, according to Bowie, The song's danceable framework and its lyrical religious content. And yet, the song's first message was a new motto for me at that time.


"I know when to go out
And when to stay in
Get things done"

I was halfway through my undergraduate college career (though only three years into my initial ten years of college studies from 1980-1990), and I was getting ready to be committed. I wanted to "get things done." I was directing plays, writing short stories, making films, helping run a radio station, and trying to fit studies around that. But I was also heartsick because shortly after the album's release, I lost a relationship that meant a great deal to me, and so, at that time, I did NOT believe in "Modern Love" as the song suggests: 

"Never gonna fall for (modern love)
Walks beside me (modern love)
Walks on by (modern love)
Gets me to the church on time (church on time)
Terrifies me (church on time)
Makes me party (church on time)
Puts my trust in god and man (God and man)
No confessions (God and man)
No religion (God and man)
Don't believe in modern love"

But I had not given up, so I joined Bowie with "But I try, I try."

I was trying and I started to succeed.

Thank you, David.

LINKSIES

AV CLUB - IN MODERN LOVE

DAVID BOWIE

Let's Dance

"Modern Love"

PUSHING OF THE DAME: "Modern Love"


"Modern Love" - LET'S DANCE - 1983



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"Modern Love"

I know when to go out
And when to stay in
Get things done

I catch a paper boy
But things don't really change
I'm standing in the wind
But I never wave bye-bye

But I try, I try

There's no sign of life
It's just the power to charm
I'm lying in the rain
But I never wave bye-bye

But I try, I try

Never gonna fall for (modern love)
Walks beside me (modern love)
Walks on by (modern love)
Gets me to the church on time (church on time)
Terrifies me (church on time)
Makes me party (church on time)
Puts my trust in god and man (God and man)
No confessions (God and man)
No religion (God and man)
Don't believe in modern love

It's not really work
It's just the power to charm
I'm still standing in the wind
But I never wave bye-bye

But I try, I try

Never gonna fall for (modern love)
Walks beside me (modern love)
Walks on by (modern love)
Gets me to the church on time (church on time)
Terrifies me (church on time)
Makes me party (church on time)
Puts my trust in god and man (God and man)
No confessions (God and man)
No religion (God and man)
Don't believe in modern love

(Modern love), (modern love), (modern love)

(Modern love) modern love walks beside me (modern love)
(Modern love) modern love walks on by (modern love)
(Modern love) modern love walks beside me (modern love)
(Modern love) modern love walks on by (modern love)
(Modern love) never gonna fall for (modern love)
(Modern love), (modern love), (modern love)

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Rest in peace, David. We miss you.

- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1603.03 - 6:52 my time/ 3:52 Blogger time
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