Where Are We Now – David Bowie

A huge surprise to see this come out! A man who knows how to keep things quiet.

Lyrics and song meaning below.

Here’s the tracklisting:The Next Day 3:51
Dirty Boys 2:58
The Stars (Are Out Tonight) 3:56
Love Is Lost 3:57
Where Are We Now? 4:08
Valentine’s Day 3:01
If You Can See Me 3:16
I’d Rather Be High 3:53
Boss Of Me 4:09
Dancing Out In Space 3:24
How Does The Grass Grow 4:33
(You Will) Set The World On Fire 3:30
You Feel So Lonely You Could Die 4:41
Heat 4:25

The Next Day is due out March 12, 2013

Lyrics here, more below:
Had to get the train
From Potzdamer Platz
You never knew that
That I could do that
Just walking the dead

Sitting in the dschungel
On Nurnberger Strasse
A man lost in time
Near Kadewe
Just walking the dead

Where are we now?
Where are we now?
The moment you know
You know, you know

Twenty-thousand people
Cross Bose Brucke
Fingers are crossed
Just in case
Walking the dead

Where are we now?
Where are we now?
The moment you know
You know, you know

As long as there’s sun
As long as there’s sun
As long as there’s rain
As long as there’s rain

As long as there’s fire
As long as there’s fire
As long as there’s me
As long as there’s you

If anything this song screams out to me as someone dealing with age. Dealing with mortality. Dealing with an end. The haunting nature of the song. All the questions. And I look at the very specific parts of Germany referenced and I see that as a placeholder. Like when you find yourself staring off into space. In a coffee shop. At the ocean. At work. And you realize you are stuck in a place. You can move on but aren’t quite ready. And you know that the best way to deal with the uncertainty is the certainty of love. The sureness of you by my side. A love and death song. As long as there is day and there is you and me, I can deal with whatever is coming. Absolutely brilliant.

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