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TactfulCactus72
(wild eyed peoploid)
07/26/02 03:30 PM
CAT PEOPLE  

I've always wondered what this song was about... does it have anything to do with the movie (which I have never seen)? Anybody have any interpretations they think might be accurate? Or just wierd ones?

And when I get excited, my little China girl says, "Oh baby, just you shut your mouth"
She says
"Shhhhhhhhhhhhh"
DB is sexy sexy sexy!

bowiefanpeter
(acolyte)
07/29/02 03:33 AM
Re: CAT PEOPLE new [re: TactfulCactus72]  

Bowie from what i heard likes pussy.


ukheir
(wild eyed peoploid)
07/29/02 05:14 AM
Re: CAT PEOPLE new [re: bowiefanpeter]  

I thought he didn't at the time...
anyway, the cat people in the movie live forever... which must be about a thousand years. And their eyes are green. Or yellow.

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AdamModerator
(crash course raver)
07/29/02 08:00 AM
get some pussy now new [re: ukheir]  

The relevance to Schrader's movie is fleeting at best, although the opening "See these eyes so green / I can stare for a thousand years" evokes the ancient line of feline lyncanthropes.

- Nicholas Pegg The Complete David Bowie


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AdamModerator
(crash course raver)
07/29/02 08:27 AM
Cat People - Putting The Damage On new [re: TactfulCactus72]  

In 1976 Bowie was asked if he had ever been in love. He said that love was "a disease that breeds jealousy, anxiety and brute anger."

Cat People is not a pretty love song. Rather, the singer's emotions are consumed by a destructive, long lasting obsession. These are the words of a Thin White Duke, and not a happily married Bowie.


NOTES:

1. "an ageless heart that can never mend" - refers to a previous, damaging experience in love

2. "a judgement made can never bend" - is the obstinancy of obsession

3. "putting out the fire with gasoline" - is the self destuctive nature of obsession


LYRICS:

See these eyes so green
I can stare for a thousand years
Colder than the moon
It's been so long

Feel my blood enraged
It's just the fear of losing you
Don't you know my name
Well, you been so long

And I've been putting out fire
With gasoline

See these eyes so red
Red like jungle burning bright
Those who feel me near
Pull the blinds and change their minds
It's been so long

Still this pulsing night
A plague I call a heartbeat
Just be still with me
Ya wouldn't believe what I've been thru
You've been so long
Well it's been so long
And I've been putting out the fire with gasoline
Putting out the fire
With gasoline

See these tears so blue
An ageless heart that can never mend
These tears can never dry
A judgement made can never bend

See these eyes so green
I can stare for a thousand years
Just be still with me
You wouldn't believe what I've been thru

You've been so long
Well it's been so long
And I've been putting out fire with gasoline
Putting out fire with gasoline

[Been so long]
[Been so long]
Well, it's been so long
[Been so long]
I've been putting out fire
[Been so long]
Well, it's been so long
[Been so long]
I've been putting out fire
[Been so long]
It's been so long
[Been so long]
Putting out fire
[Been so long]

Been so long
[So long, so long]
Been so long
[So long, so long]
Been putting out fire
[Been so long, so long, so long]
Been putting out fire
[Been so long, so long, so long]
Been so long

[Been so long, so long, so long
Been so long, so long, so long]
I've been putting out fire
[Been so long, so long, so long]
Been putting out fire
[Been so long, so long, so long]
Been so long
[So long, so long]
Been so long
[So long, so long]
Been so long
[So long, so long]


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