Home Music Blackstar: David Bowie, With a Weakened Voice, Leaves A Masterpiece of Messages

Just finally listening to “Blackstar” and reading the lyrics. Utterly amazing. David Bowie was always a genius artist. But to face death, and leave these messages is beyond what anyone could have expected. His voice is very weak, but the intent is there, and the music is exceptional.

[Verse 1]
Cash girls suffer me, I’ve got no enemies
I’m walking down
It’s nothing to me
It’s nothing to see
If I’ll never see the English evergreens I’m running to
It’s nothing to me
It’s nothing to see

[Chorus 1]
I’m dying to
Push their backs against the grain
And fool them all again and again
I’m trying to
We bitches tear our magazines
Those Oligarchs with foaming mouths phone
Now and then
Don’t believe for just one second I’m forgetting you
I’m trying to
I’m dying to

[Verse 2]
Dollar days, survival sex
Honour stretching tails to necks
I’m falling down
It’s nothing to me
It’s nothing to see
If I’ll never see the English evergreens I’m running to
It’s nothing to me
It’s nothing to see

[Chorus 2]
I’m dying to
Push their backs against the grain
And fool them all again and again
I’m trying to
It’s all gone wrong but on and on
The bitter nerve ends never end
I’m falling down
Don’t believe for just one second I’m forgetting you
I’m trying to
I’m dying to

[Outro]
I’m trying to
I’m dying to
I’m trying to
I’m dying to
I’m trying to
I’m dying to
I’m trying to
I’m dying to


[Verse 1]
I know something is very wrong
The pulse returns the prodigal
The blackout hearts, the flowered news
With skull designs upon my shoes

[Chorus]
I can’t give everything
I can’t give everything
Away
I can’t give everything
Away

[Verse 2]
Seeing more and feeling less
Saying no but meaning yes
This is all I ever meant
That’s the message that I sent

[Chorus]
I can’t give everything
I can’t give everything
Away
I can’t give everything
Away
I can’t give everything
I can’t give everything
Away
I can’t give everything
Away

[Bridge]
I know something is very wrong
The pulse returns the prodigal sons
The blackout hearts, the flowered news
With skull designs upon my shoes

[Chorus]
I can’t give everything
I can’t give everything
Away
I can’t give everything
Away
I can’t give everything
I can’t give everything
Away
I can’t give everything
Away

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