Black Country Rock
David Bowie Lyrics


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Pack a pack horse and rest up here on
Black country rock
You never know, you might find it here on
Black country rock

Pack a pack horse and rest up here on
Black country rock
You never know, you might find it here on
Black country rock

Some say the view is crazy
But you may adopt another point of view
So if it's much too hazy
You can leave my friend and me with fond adieu

Pack a pack horse and rest up here on
Black country rock
You never know, you might find it here on
Black country rock

Pack a pack horse and rest up here on
Black country rock
You never know, you might find it here on
Black country rock

Some say the view is crazy
But you may adopt another point of view
So if it's much too hazy
You can leave my friend and me with fond adieu

Some say the view is crazy
But you may adopt another point of view




So if it's much too hazy
You can leave my friend and me with fond adieu, ah

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to David Bowie's song "Black Country Rock" speak of an unknown location, referred to as "Black Country Rock", where one can find something of value. The singer suggests that one should pack a pack horse and rest at this location, as they may never know what they might find there. Despite some people suggesting that the view is crazy, there is the possibility of adopting another point of view and finding something worthwhile.


The repetition of the lyrics "Pack a pack horse and rest up here on Black country rock, you never know, you might find it here on Black country rock" creates a sense of urgency and expectation, emphasizing the unknown and mysterious nature of the location. The last stanza of the song repeats the previous two, suggesting a cyclical nature, and perhaps a metaphorical journey towards self-discovery and alternative perspectives.


The lyrics to "Black Country Rock" could be interpreted in various ways, ranging from a literal journey to a physical location, to a metaphorical path towards self-awareness and personal growth. Bowie's use of enigmatic lyrics and repetition creates an atmosphere of intrigue and anticipation.


Line by Line Meaning

Pack a pack horse and rest up here on
Prepare a pack horse and take a break here on the black country rock.


Black country rock
A type of dark, dense rock formation found in the countryside.


You never know, you might find it here on
It is possible that your search for something may end here on the black country rock.


Some say the view is crazy
There are those who believe that the landscape here is strange and chaotic.


But you may adopt another point of view
However, it is also possible that you may have a different perspective and find beauty in it.


So if it's much too hazy
If the atmosphere is too unclear or confusing,


You can leave my friend and me with fond adieu
You are free to depart and bid farewell to me and my companion.


Some say the view is crazy
There are those who believe that the landscape here is strange and chaotic.


But you may adopt another point of view
However, it is also possible that you may have a different perspective and find beauty in it.


So if it's much too hazy
If the atmosphere is too unclear or confusing,


You can leave my friend and me with fond adieu, ah
You are free to depart and bid farewell to me and my companion.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: DAVID BOWIE

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