David Bowie : The Man Who Sold The World x 2 [1995, 1970] [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Άλλο ένα τραγούδι με θέμα [πιθανώς] συνάντηση με Doppelganger είναι το classic του Bowie από το ομώνυμο άλμπουμ.
Η unplugged βερσιόν των Nirvana [1993] ήρθε με καλό timing για την ολική επαναφορά του singer songwriter, μετά τα “Phil Collins years” της προηγούμενης δεκαετίας.
Ο ίδιος θα διηγιόταν αργότερα [late ‘90s] στιγμιότυπο μετά από live, με φαν να τον συγχαίρουν για την επιλογή να βάλει στο σόου ένα τραγούδι του Kurt Cobain…
Ακούμε την ηλεκτρονική, middle ‘90s version και στη συνέχεια το original του 1970.

Another song [probably] about a Doppelganger encounter is Bowie’s classic from the album by the same name.
The Nirvana unplugged version [1993] came with good timing for the singer songwriter’s total recall after his previous decade’s “Phil Collins years”.
He would later recount a snapshot after a live show, with fans praising him for including a Kurt Cobain song on the show…
We hear the electronic, middle ’90s version and then the 1970 original.


❝ We passed upon the stair
We spoke of was and when
Although I wasn’t there
He said I was his friend
Which came as a surprise
I spoke into his eyes
I thought you died alone
A long long time ago
Oh no, not me
We never lost control
You’re face to face
With the man who sold the world
I laughed and shook hand
And made my way back home
I searched for form and land
For years and years I roamed
I gazed a gazeless stare
We walked a million hills
I must have died alone
A long, long time ago
Who knows?
Not me
I never lost control
You’re face to face
With the man who sold the world
Who knows?
Not me
We never lost control
You’re face to face ❞


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