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Ashes to Ashes
by David Bowie

Do you remember a guy that's been
In such an early song?
I've heard a rumor from Ground Control
Oh no, don't say it's true

They got a message from the Action Man
"I'm happy, hope you're happy too
I've loved all I've needed, love
Sordid details following"

The shrieking of nothing is killing, just
Pictures of Jap girls in synthesis and I
Ain't got no money and I ain't got no hair
But I'm hoping to kick but the planet it's glowing

Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
We know Major Tom's a junkie
Strung out in heaven's high
Hitting an all-time low

Time and again I tell myself
I'll stay clean tonight
But the little green wheels are following me
Oh no, not again
I'm stuck with a valuable friend
"I'm happy, hope you're happy too"
One flash of light but no smoking pistol

I never done good things (I never done good things)
I never done bad things (I never done bad things)
I never did anything out of the blue, woh-o-oh
Want an axe to break the ice
Wanna come down right now

Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
We know Major Tom's a junkie
Strung out in heaven's high
Hitting an all-time low

My mother said, to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom

My mother said, to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom

My mother said, to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom

My mother said, to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Songtrust Ave
Written by: David Bowie

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ian Warren

Ashes to Ashes was from the era when Bowie was coming out of his what he admits ,were his dark drug days. Major Tom is a continuing reference to himself. Perhaps he felt that Major Tom was who he was , used to be or will always be. The bulldozer is perhaps a metaphor for burying his past ,his clown character may suggest he considered himself a fool.
The spaceman reference is a recurring theme in his work. Ziggy Stardust was from another world and Starman was his first real hit.Space Oddity is perhaps one of the most moving love songs ever.He talks alot of Major Tom in this song and his relationship to himself and others.
Watch Blackstar, perhaps his last video, and see who shows up; Major Tom , in a damaged spacesuit that sports a happy face sticker. When the visor is opened we see that the man inside the suit is now a skeleton.
A superb artist , a fascinating body of work and by all accounts a genuine human being. God speed Mr Bowie.

sonic_man 10

It’s shows

Theonlyonestanding

@NCB his genre is Avant-Garde , glam rock , new wave , and rock music.

Theonlyonestanding

@Melizma Tea some do need the structure of rehab to get a head start to learn and build a foundation so you can be safe out in the real world

Theonlyonestanding

Oh wow thank you for cracking the art code to this music video I really mean it ..I wish I could be honest about myself like David Bowie..I too have been a fool and done drugs for many years and went to rehab..Now I can appreciate life in its ups and downs without resorting to drugs to numb my inadequacy...

Muffy Stardust

This is such an excellent take on the meaning behind the video! So cool, thanks for commenting on your perspective of it 💗✌🏻

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Mia Crawford

David Bowie singing Ashes to Ashes in a padded room is my exact mental state right now lol

L. B.

How are you feeling now?

welshyogi 1

Stay strong

Indira Taylor

OK yeah I be did too 😃

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