3AM Eternal: The Flaming Lips With Neon Indian, “Is David Bowie Dying?” (2011)

 

He was…we just didn’t know it at the time.

This song came out five years ago, and at the time some people were upset by it. They felt as if it was disrespectful. Far from it; Bowie was indeed not well at the time; he’d gone into seclusion, not touring, not releasing new material, and generally falling silent. So Wayne Coyne wrote a song.

A very good song.

A song Bowie apparently liked.

Ace fan video, too.

“Is David Bowie Dying?”  is as fitting a tribute to the man as I’ve read, even if it took years to come to pass:

Take your golden tooth, try to throw it to the moon, ahh
Take your mouth and scream whistle wasted in your dreams, ahh
Take your eyes and leave, one for love and one for me, ahh
Take your ears, they must be filled with tons of meteoric dust, ahh

Ohh, ohh, ohh, ohh, ohh
At the mountain you scream, now the fountain reveals
Has filled you up and made you whole
Goodbye, goodbye…

Take your legs and run into the death-rays of the sun, aah
Take your legs and run into the death-rays of the sun, aah
Take your legs and run into the death-rays of the sun, aah
Take your legs and run into the death-rays of the sun, the sun
Take your legs and run into the death rays of the sun, aah

 

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