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Blackstar
David Bowie Lyrics


In the villa of Ormen, in the villa of Ormen
Stands a solitary candle, ah ah, ah ah
In the centre of it all, in the centre of it all
Your eyes

On the day of execution, on the day of execution
Only women kneel and smile, ah ah, ah ah
At the center of it all, at the center of it all
Your eyes
Your eyes

Ah ah ah
Ah ah ah

In the villa of Ormen, in the villa of Ormen
Stands a solitary candle, ah-ah, ah-ah
At the center of it all, at the center of it all
Your eyes

Your eyes

Ah ah ah

Something happened on the day he died
Spirit rose a metre then stepped aside
Somebody else took his place, and bravely cried
(I'm a blackstar, I'm a blackstar)

How many times does an angel fall?
How many people lie instead of talking tall?
He trod on sacred ground, he cried loud into the crowd
(I'm a blackstar, I'm a blackstar, I'm not a gangster)

I can't answer why (I'm a blackstar)
Just go with me (I'm not a filmstar)
I'ma take you home (I'm a blackstar)
Take your passport and shoes (I'm not a popstar)
And your sedatives, boo (I'm a blackstar)
You're a flash in the pan (I'm not a marvel star)
I'm the great I Am (I'm a blackstar)

I'm a blackstar, way up, oh honey, I've got game
I see right, so wide, so open-hearted it's pain
I want eagles in my daydreams, diamonds in my eyes
(I'm a blackstar, I'm a blackstar)

Something happened on the day he died
Spirit rose a metre then stepped aside
Somebody else took his place, and bravely cried
(I'm a blackstar, I'm a star star, I'm a blackstar)

I can't answer why (I'm not a gangster)
But I can tell you how (I'm not a flam star)
We were born upside-down (I'm a star star)
Born the wrong way 'round (I'm not a white star)
(I'm a blackstar)
('m not a gangster)
(I'm a blackstar, I'm a blackstar)

(I'm not a pornstar, I'm not a wandering star)

(I'm a blackstar, I'm a blackstar)

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

Ah ah ah

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: David Bowie

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CADJewellerySkills

Every once in a long while, the world gets to witness an artist who not only lives to a ripe old age, but also remains lucid and creating right up until the day he dies. Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse were still producing incredible works right up to the final days. With this album, David Bowie joined that rare group.

And with his music and this performance, we can see what Bowie sees and interprets when staring straight into non-existence itself.

Like the swan songs of those other artists, Bowie's final creation carries a long list of references to all his previous work, giving listeners the disorientating feeling of hearing his entire back catalogue at once. Not unlike watching his life discography flash before his eyes, all while reflecting upon it to interpret it into one last new thing.

And just as the many layers of this song bleed together somehow achieving cohesion through their clashing rhythms and keys, the emotions I (and surely others) feel watching this video become a similarly almost cohesive mix of several conflicting feelings: fascination, tension, sadness, and awe.

For the shapeshifting son of a Croyden marketing manager who relished tearing up the music idols of the past, it's a fitting send off.



Bob & Ann

In the Villa of Ormen
In the Villa of Ormen
Stands a solitary candle
At the centre of it all
At the centre of it all
Your eyes
On the day of execution
On the day of execution
Only women kneel and smile
At the centre of it all
At the centre of it all
Your eyes
Your eyes
In the Villa of Ormen
In the Villa of Ormen
Stands a solitary candle
At the centre of it all
At the centre of it all
Your eyesOn the day of execution
On the day of execution
Only women kneel and smile
At the centre of it all
At the centre of it all
Your eyes
Your eyes
In the Villa of Ormen
In the Villa of Ormen
Stands a solitary candle
At the centre of it all
At the centre of it all
Your eyes
Your eyes
Something happened on the day he died
Spirit rose a metre and stepped aside
Somebody else took his place, and bravely cried
I'm a Blackstar
I'm a Blackstar
How many times does an angel fall?
How many people lie instead of talking tall?
He trod on sacred ground
He cried loud into the crowd
I'm a Blackstar
I'm a Blackstar
I'm not a gangster
I can't answer why
I'm a Blackstar
Just go with me
I'm not a film star
I'm-a take you home
I'm a Blackstar
Take your passport and shoes
I'm not a popstar
And your sedatives, boo
I'm a Blackstar
You're a flash in the pan
I'm not a marvel star
I'm the great I am
I'm a blackstar
I'm a blackstar,
way up, oh honey, I've got game
I see right so white, so open-heart it's pain
I want eagles in my daydreams, diamonds in my eyes
I'm a Blackstar
I'm a Blackstar
Something happened on the day he died
Spirit rose a metre and stepped aside
Somebody else took his place, and bravely cried
I'm a Blackstar
I'm a star star
I'm a Blackstar
I can't answer why
I'm not a gangster
But I can tell you how
I'm not a flam star
We were born upside-down
I'm a star star
Born the wrong way 'round
I'm not a white star
I'm a Blackstar
I'm not a gangster
I'm a Blackstar
I'm a Blackstar
I'm not a pornstar
I'm not a wandering star
I'm a Blackstar
I'm a Blackstar
In the Villa of Ormen
Stands a solitary candle
At the centre of it all
Your eyes
On the day of execution
Only women kneel and smile
At the centre of it all
Your eyes
Your eyes



*Drica Dri Andrade*

Chameleon
Always like a chameleon
Entering bars with a different personality
Sublime soul
Inigmatic look
Third vision
Your music flirts with my heart
Your poetry seduces me
You fell to Earth
I wish I had a rocket
To catch up with your thoughts ....
Rock in the stars



poontang3zizo

Damn. Just heard the news. Thought I'd give my shot at interpreting this masterpiece:

Major Tom, a fictional creation of Bowie, discovers a black star. It should be noted that the character is a representation of Bowie himself so we can draw parallels with this video to reality. When Tom's bedazzled skull is discovered, the woman takes it and essentially starts worshiping it. He becomes an idol. However, the video is intercut with Bowie blindfolded with false eyes and holding what looks like a Satantic bible. David Bowie, the pop star is a figure the occult (hidden) because of his genius but he is just as blind as anyone else. He becomes a misinformed Jesus of sorts for the masses, as represented by the three scarecrows (it closely resembles Jesus' crucifixion)

When death does find Bowie/Major Tom/ Jesus scarecrow he realises the futility of existence. At the center of the universe lies a black star. This represents many things; a black star is a fallen star, a dead star. Here Bowie is acknowledging his inevitable demise as an artist and as a person. That in the end he will be nothing but a black star. However, his legacy will live on. This is seen when the skull is being worshiped.

Blackstar is essentially a meditation of death and the emptiness of being an idol. It's pretty nihilistic and very bleak. What I got from it is that humans find ways to find joy within the abject apathy of this universe. It's artists like David Bowie, though flawed, provide us with such joy. His legacy will always be remembered.

Goodbye David. You will go down in history as one of the greatest pop artists ever. But you always knew that, you brilliant fucker you ;)



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FoxOwne

Simon Pegg said something along the lines of "If you're feeling sad, just remember that the world is over four billion years old and yet you managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie."

Aidan Murphy

Nope, Simon Pegg did not say that, write that or tweet that. I think it's very very cool and Simon Pegg just ain't cool enuf for it.

Sean Mathews

@jason palmer First off I don't listen to anything that is satanic. And If you think Iron Maiden is satanic then you don't know what a satanic band looks like.
The bands that are satanic are VERY vocal and up front about the fact that they are satanists. For example Watain is a band that is satanic.
I recommend in the future you educate yourself better so you know what you are talking about before you open your mouth.

jason palmer

@Sean Mathews Another satanist group.

Sean Mathews

I feel the same way about IRON MAIDEN. I feel blessed to live in the same time they made their music and got to see them live.

jason palmer

What a ridiculous statement. Here I am in 2020 enjoying the classic composers from 300 years ago.

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rob roberts

Used his terminal illness as the final reinvention. What a fucking genius.

rob roberts

@The Swiss Guy The only confused people are those that don't realise the truth in my comment. Poor bastards.

TitoCompianni

David Bowie - Blackstar Subtitulado Español
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVF9_NWKBWc

The Swiss Guy

@rob roberts hell yes!
For once I‘m not the most confused person!

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