History TearJerker / DavidBowie

21st Apr '17 10:22:31 AM Trueman001
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** On the 11th, not only were fans and camera crews from throughout the world gathered at the David Bowie Mural in Brixton town centre (which remains a shrine to this day), but that evening, ''two'' parties in celebration of his life and music were held; one in Windrush Square, the other in the pub in Coldharbour Lane. It's no exaggeration to say that Brixton Town Centre was shut down that night.
26th Jan '17 10:12:49 AM MarkLungo
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** If only to concur with how much of a (only just) retroactive tearjerker these lyrics were, the BBC released a sequel to their ''"David Bowie: Five Years"'' documentary which they titled ''"David Bowie: The Last Five Years"''. Set to images of fans attending his memorial, were those (and the next few) lines from ''Blackstar''. Just Bowie's (acapella) singing, the images and nothing else besides spoken audio quotes from the man himself for the first minute.

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** If only to concur with how much of a (only just) retroactive tearjerker these lyrics were, the BBC Creator/TheBBC released a sequel to their ''"David Bowie: Five Years"'' documentary which they titled ''"David Bowie: The Last Five Years"''. Set to images of fans attending his memorial, were those (and the next few) lines from ''Blackstar''. Just Bowie's (acapella) singing, the images and nothing else besides spoken audio quotes from the man himself for the first minute.
26th Jan '17 9:27:29 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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** Used ''very'' effectively at the end of the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow''.
10th Jan '17 2:05:22 AM Origin
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** If only to concur with how much of a (only just) retroactive tearjerker these lyrics were, the BBC released a sequel to their ''"David Bowie: Five Years"'' documentary which they titled ''"David Bowie: The Last Five Years"''. Set to images of fans attending his memorial, were those (and the next few) lines from ''Blackstar''. Just Bowie's (acapella) singing, the images and nothing else besides spoken audio quotes from the man himself for the first minute.


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** Though now, commemmorating what would have been his 70th birthday, it's possible that three of these "five songs" (unless the songs he mentioned and the material for the "Lazarus" musical weren't one and the same) have now seen the light of day in the form of an online-only EP called ''No Plan''.
6th Dec '16 7:29:37 PM MarkLungo
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* Also fom ''Music/SpaceOddity'': "The Wild-Eyed Boy from Freecloud", which has both a DownerBeginning (a "missionary mystic of peace/love" awaits his execution by ignorant villagers) and a DownerEnding (the GeniusLoci mountain where the Boy lives saves him with an avalanche that destroys the village--which is the last thing he wanted).

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* Also fom ''Music/SpaceOddity'': "The Wild-Eyed Boy from Freecloud", which has both a DownerBeginning (a (the titular "missionary mystic of peace/love" awaits his execution by ignorant villagers) and a DownerEnding (the GeniusLoci mountain where the Boy lives saves him with an avalanche that destroys the village--which is the last thing he wanted).
6th Dec '16 7:09:36 PM MarkLungo
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* The final song of ''Ziggy Stardust'', "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide". The chorus of "Give me your hands!" before the LastNoteNightmare...

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* The final song of ''Ziggy Stardust'', ''[[Music/TheRiseAndFallOfZiggyStardustAndTheSpidersFromMars Ziggy Stardust]]'', "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide". The chorus of "Give me your hands!" before the LastNoteNightmare...



* The entire second half of ''Low''. Four slow, quiet, somber, mostly instrumental, intensely saddening songs. Especially "Subterraneans".

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* The entire second half of ''Low''.''Music/LowDavidBowieAlbum''. Four slow, quiet, somber, mostly instrumental, intensely saddening songs. Especially "Subterraneans".



* ""Heroes"" is more poignant than gloomy, but still a tearjerker.

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* ""Heroes"" ""Music/{{Heroes}}"" is more poignant than gloomy, but still a tearjerker.



* "Ashes to Ashes" (''Scary Monsters'') -- there's something about its understated melancholy that gets to some people.

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* "Ashes to Ashes" (''Scary Monsters'') (''Music/ScaryMonstersAndSuperCreeps'') -- there's something about its understated melancholy that gets to some people.
6th Dec '16 7:03:20 PM MarkLungo
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* "God Knows I'm Good", from the ''Music/SpaceOddity'' album. There is something very sad about the tale of a hungry old lady, forced to compromise her values just so she can eat while rationalizing (hoping?) that God will forgive her for it.

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* "God Knows I'm Good", from the ''Music/SpaceOddity'' album. There is something very sad about the tale of a hungry old lady, forced to compromise her values by shoplifting just so she can eat while rationalizing (hoping?) that God will forgive her for it.
6th Dec '16 7:00:04 PM MarkLungo
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* "God Knows I'm Good", from the ''Music/SpaceOddity'' album. There is something very sad about the tale of a hungry old lady, forced to compromise her values just so she can eat while rationalizing (hoping?) that God won't judge her for it.
* Also fom ''Music/SpaceOddity": "The Wild-Eyed Boy from Freecloud", which has both a DownerBeginning (a "missionary mystic of peace/love" awaits his execution by ignorant villagers) and a DownerEnding (the GeniusLoci mountain where the Boy lives saves him with an avalanche that destroys the village--which is the last thing he wanted).

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* "God Knows I'm Good", from the ''Music/SpaceOddity'' album. There is something very sad about the tale of a hungry old lady, forced to compromise her values just so she can eat while rationalizing (hoping?) that God won't judge will forgive her for it.
* Also fom ''Music/SpaceOddity": ''Music/SpaceOddity'': "The Wild-Eyed Boy from Freecloud", which has both a DownerBeginning (a "missionary mystic of peace/love" awaits his execution by ignorant villagers) and a DownerEnding (the GeniusLoci mountain where the Boy lives saves him with an avalanche that destroys the village--which is the last thing he wanted).
6th Dec '16 6:58:42 PM MarkLungo
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* "God Knows I'm Good", from the Space Oddity album. There is something very sad about the tale of a hungry old lady, forced to compromise her values just so she can eat.
* The imagery in the first verse of "Life on Mars?" (''Hunky Dory'') is decidedly heartbreaking. It doesn't help that the song is used in some of the more emotionally charged moments of the [[Series/LifeOnMars2006 TV series of the same name]].

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* "God Knows I'm Good", from the Space Oddity ''Music/SpaceOddity'' album. There is something very sad about the tale of a hungry old lady, forced to compromise her values just so she can eat.
eat while rationalizing (hoping?) that God won't judge her for it.
* Also fom ''Music/SpaceOddity": "The Wild-Eyed Boy from Freecloud", which has both a DownerBeginning (a "missionary mystic of peace/love" awaits his execution by ignorant villagers) and a DownerEnding (the GeniusLoci mountain where the Boy lives saves him with an avalanche that destroys the village--which is the last thing he wanted).
* The imagery in the first verse of "Life on Mars?" (''Hunky Dory'') (''Music/HunkyDory'') is decidedly heartbreaking. It doesn't help that the song is used in some of the more emotionally charged moments of the [[Series/LifeOnMars2006 TV series of the same name]].



** As if the original version wasn't sad enough, the one Bowie performed on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson is simply [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMZ0-nJ0Ipo devastating.]]

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** As if the original version wasn't sad enough, the one Bowie performed on the Tonight Show on''Series/TheTonightShow'' with Johnny Carson is simply [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMZ0-nJ0Ipo devastating.]]
11th Oct '16 4:28:04 PM Origin
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** ''Especially in Blackstar'' is putting it rather mildly. It takes over four and a half minutes (of a near-ten minute song) to get to what could be considered a traditional verse. And the first thing Bowie sings?
-->''Somethin' happened on the day he died.\\
Spirit rose a metre and stepped aside.\\
Somebody else took his place...\\
...and bravely cried.''
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