Quicksand

Album: Hunky Dory (1971)
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  • I'm closer to the Golden Dawn
    Immersed in Crowley's uniform
    Of imagery
    I'm living in a silent film
    Portraying Himmler's sacred realm
    Of dream reality
    I'm frightened by the total goal
    Drawing to the ragged hole
    And I ain't got the power anymore
    No, I ain't got the power anymore

    I'm the twisted name on Garbo's eyes
    Living proof of Churchill's lies, I'm destiny
    I'm torn between the light and dark
    Where others see their targets, divine symmetry
    Should I kiss the viper's fang?
    Or herald loud the death of Man
    I'm sinking in the quicksand of my thought
    And I ain't got the power anymore

    Don't believe in yourself, don't deceive with belief
    Knowledge comes with death's release
    Aah-aah, aah-aah, aah-aah, aah-aah

    I'm not a prophet or a stone-age man
    Just a mortal with the potential of a superman
    I'm living on
    I'm tethered to the logic of Homo Sapien
    Can't take my eyes from the great salvation
    Of bullshit faith
    If I don't explain what you ought to know
    You can tell me all about it on the next Bardo
    I'm sinking in the quicksand of my thought
    And I ain't got the power anymore

    Don't believe in yourself, don't deceive with belief
    Knowledge comes with death's release
    Aah-aah, aah-aah, aah-aah, aah-aah

    Don't believe in yourself, don't deceive with belief
    Knowledge comes with death's release
    Aah-aah, aah-aah, aah-aah, aah-aah Writer/s: David Bowie
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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