History TearJerker / DavidBowie

6th Feb '18 2:26:24 PM Usagi1992
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** "Looking For Water" has this gutpunch of a line. It's doubly depressing if you interpret it as being about [[WarOnTerror the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers.]]

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** "Looking For Water" has this gutpunch of a line. It's doubly depressing if you interpret it as being about [[WarOnTerror the 9/11 September 11th terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers.]]
21st Oct '17 3:26:33 PM ArgonianLorekeeper
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*** And topped even that performance when he sang at a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIFmNRDuM3Y hurricane Katrina benefit concert]] in 2005. Only a year after his heart attack, a worn-out looking Bowie sang alone on stage with just a piano accompaniment. Ever the showman, his hand was bandaged and his eye was made up like it was bruised- to reflect the pain and loss of the victims. This particular troper was in tears!

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*** ** And topped even that performance when he sang at a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIFmNRDuM3Y hurricane Katrina benefit concert]] in 2005. Only a year after his heart attack, a worn-out looking Bowie sang alone on stage with just a piano accompaniment. Ever the showman, his hand was bandaged and his eye was made up like it was bruised- to reflect the pain and loss of the victims. This particular troper was in tears!



** If we're talking about ''Reality,'' we can't forget "Days". "Do I need a friend? Well, I need one now..."

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** If we're talking about ''Reality,'' we can't forget "Days". "Do I need a friend? Well, I need one now..."



* The sudden relaunch of the official website, the announcement of ''The Next Day'', and release of its first video on January 8, 2013 jerked a lot of tears worldwide. That "Where Are We Now?" turned out to be such a poignant song/video -- specifically the full-body reveal of a melancholy-looking Bowie on the "As long as there's ''me''" [troper's emphasis] line -- only made it worse.

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* The sudden relaunch of the official website, the announcement of ''The Next Day'', and release of its first video on January 8, 2013 jerked a lot of tears worldwide. That "Where Are We Now?" turned out to be such a poignant song/video -- specifically the full-body reveal of a melancholy-looking Bowie on the "As long as there's ''me''" [troper's emphasis] me" line -- only made it worse.
11th Aug '17 7:17:55 AM Rockah12
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** "Looking For Water" has this gutpunch of a line. It's doubly depressing if you interpret it as being about [[WarOnTerror the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers.]]
--> ''Well I lost god in a New York minute''\\
''Don't know about you but my heart's not in it.''
4th Aug '17 10:24:23 PM Premonition45
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** Music/{{Motorhead}}'s [[https://youtu.be/J06yQb4lbPk cover]]. Especially noteworthy since Lemmy and Bowie died within weeks of each other.
30th Jul '17 2:44:41 PM bt8257
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* ""Music/{{Heroes}}"" is more poignant than gloomy, but still a tearjerker.

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