Girl Loves Me

Album: Blackstar (2016)
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Songfacts®:

  • The words for this song are a combination of Nadsat, the teen language Anthony Burgess invented in 1962 for his dystopian novel A Clockwork Orange, and Polari, a form of British slang used by gay men in mid-20th-century London. Bowie's producer Tony Visconti told Rolling Stone: "The lyrics are wacky, but a lot of British people, especially Londoners, will get every word."
  • A Clockwork Orange was a big influence on Bowie in his Ziggy Stardust period. The clothes, hair, and makeup of his Ziggy persona was a cross between on the Malcom McDowell character in the movie version of A Clockwork Orange, and the William Burroughs novel Wild Boys. Also, he borrowed the word "droogie" (meaning friend) from the book for "Suffragette City."
  • LCD Soundsystem founder James Murphy played percussion on both this track and "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)." However, his role on Blackstar was originally going to be much more significant. "At one point we were talking about three producers for the album: David, James and myself," said Visconti. "[Murphy] was there for a brief time, but he had his own projects to go off to."

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  • Claudia from SetexasMaybe this will help...In Nadsat speak.... Moodge/man, Cheena/woman, Rot/mouth, Libbilubbing/kissing, Spatchko/sleep, Rozz Shop/police station, Split/to have sex with, DengDeng/money....? Woke up this morning a litter sadder knowing he is no longer with us.
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