Blackstar

Album: Blackstar (2015)
Charted: 61 78
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  • In the villa of Ormen, in the villa of Ormen
    Stands a solitary candle, ah ah, ah ah
    In the centre of it all, in the centre of it all
    Your eyes

    On the day of execution, on the day of execution
    Only women kneel and smile, ah ah, ah ah
    At the center of it all, at the center of it all
    Your eyes
    Your eyes

    Ah ah ah
    Ah ah ah

    In the villa of Ormen, in the villa of Ormen
    Stands a solitary candle, ah-ah, ah-ah
    At the center of it all, at the center of it all
    Your eyes

    Your eyes

    Ah ah ah

    Something happened on the day he died
    Spirit rose a metre then stepped aside
    Somebody else took his place, and bravely cried
    (I'm a blackstar, I'm a blackstar)

    How many times does an angel fall?
    How many people lie instead of talking tall?
    He trod on sacred ground, he cried loud into the crowd
    (I'm a blackstar, I'm a blackstar, I'm not a gangster)

    I can't answer why (I'm a blackstar)
    Just go with me (I'm not a filmstar)
    I'ma take you home (I'm a blackstar)
    Take your passport and shoes (I'm not a popstar)
    And your sedatives, boo (I'm a blackstar)
    You're a flash in the pan (I'm not a marvel star)
    I'm the great I Am (I'm a blackstar)

    I'm a blackstar, way up, oh honey, I've got game
    I see right, so wide, so open-hearted it's pain
    I want eagles in my daydreams, diamonds in my eyes
    (I'm a blackstar, I'm a blackstar)

    Something happened on the day he died
    Spirit rose a metre then stepped aside
    Somebody else took his place, and bravely cried
    (I'm a blackstar, I'm a star star, I'm a blackstar)

    I can't answer why (I'm not a gangster)
    But I can tell you how (I'm not a flam star)
    We were born upside-down (I'm a star star)
    Born the wrong way 'round (I'm not a white star)
    (I'm a blackstar)
    ('m not a gangster)
    (I'm a blackstar, I'm a blackstar)

    (I'm not a pornstar, I'm not a wandering star)

    (I'm a blackstar, I'm a blackstar)

    In the villa of Ormen stands a solitary candle
    Ah ah, ah ah
    At the centre of it all, your eyes

    On the day of execution, only women kneel and smile
    Ah ah, ah ah
    At the centre of it all, your eyes
    Your eyes

    Ah ah ah Writer/s: David Bowie
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Tony from Sf, Ca"It marks the first time Bowie has contributed original music for a movie or TV show, since he recorded "I'm Afraid Of Americans" for the 1995 film Showgirls."
    On first read it sounded like he has never done any, so in case anyone may misread it, Bowie did a full soundtrack for a TV show in 1993, and it ended up as his 19th Studio album - "The Buddha of Suburbia"
    http://tinyurl.com/htexcja
  • Bjott Faahc from Outer Dementia Something happened on the day he died
    Spirit rose a metre and stepped aside
    Somebody else took his place, and bravely cried
    (I’m a blackstar, I’m a blackstar)

    This is definitely talking about a soul walk-in

    The world Ormen means Serpent in old norse. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ormen_Lange_(longship)
  • Bjott Faahc from Outer Dementia I had long expected the David Bowie wanted to die when he was playing as Ziggy Stardust and the Spider's From Mars. He had written Rock n Suicide and he had almost taken his live many times by almost overdosing on Cocaine and other drugs. He wanted to get away from his music manager who was keeping him from making much money and keeping him fed on drugs to keep him a controlled. He also didn't have a healthy relationship with his wife, who wanted "an open relationship." So I suspected his soul made a deal with another soul to take over his body, so he could leave and the other one could get him out of everything he couldn't get him self out of. We call this a walk-in. So shortly after almost overdosing again, he decided to end the band ZSASFM and he also, with the help of John Lennon eventually was able to get rid of his music manager and get a new one and shortly after that he was able to overcome his addiction to drugs and divorce his wife. So this seems like a very tall order for one person to do and seems to be the work of the walk in. Most walk ins don't have any memory of the take over or the leg of the other soul of the body. And the walk in gets to take over the cellular memory of the previous occupant, along with all their talents, but not all of their vices, like the drug addiction. Also he wasn't feeling as committed to his wife after the walk in which made it easier for him to finally leave her.

    This song at the bridge he is talking about a walk-in. So whether he consciously knows he's a walk-in or not, it often comes out in writing, because writing music often access subconscious information that your cognitive mind isn't always aware of.

    It's also the reason why many walk-ins live a lot longer a stay younger looking for longer than most normal people because they don't have to take on all the programs of aging which are usually picked up from the parents in the womb or in the first few years of life.

    So I would say this song is very much about coming to terms with a side of himself he maybe never fully understood.
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