Teenage Wildlife

IMPORTANT: Use your registry nickname as your username when logging in to Conversation Piece!


BowieTalk
   >> Interpretation
Thread views: 3725 *Threaded Mode

Pages in this thread: 1 | 2 | 3 | (show all)
AdamModerator
(crash course raver)
07/29/02 10:47 AM
Fun Lyrical Quiz  

You know who I am he said

The speaker was an angel

He couged and shook his crumbled wings

Closed his eyes and moved his lips

It's time we should be going




What was the speaker's name?
Raphael
Gabriel
Uriel
Michael

View the results for this poll



Please sign the petition: get.to/bowiedownunder

Trash
(crash course raver)
07/29/02 10:53 AM
Re: Fun Lyrical Quiz new [re: Adam]  

What can I win?

http://www.dreamwater.net/music/serenity/

arahael
(kook)
07/29/02 10:11 PM
Re: Fun Lyrical Quiz new [re: Adam]  

i chose raphael
he is a no nonsense dude who, of the angels, is the healer.
in the song the speaker seems to be telling the person to face the injustices of his/her life. to "look back in anger" perhaps to find inner healing. the first step to betterment is accepting the "bads" facing them.
yay raphael! (by the way, it pronounced Ray-fi-el, this guy isn't a nija turtle)*

*i attend St Rapheal parish.

--the sun doesn't shine on closed eyes--

eraserhead
(cracked actor)
07/30/02 08:04 AM
Every angel is terrible... new [re: Adam]  

I always thought it was the angel of death who came to Bowie in that song. I think the angel of death goes by the name of Michael.

Though Gabriel is the angel of judgement. It's Gabriel who'll come down on Judgement Day, blowing in his trumpet. Btw, I think it's Gabriel Rainer Maria Rilke is talking about in his poem "Every angel is terrible...":

If the dangerous archangel
took one step now
down toward us
from behind the stars
our heartbeats
rising like thunder
would kill us.


So, anyway, it's gotta be either Michael or Gabriel. If the song had a trumpet solo, I'd say Gabriel, but as it is, I lean towards Michael.



"I got pissed but it's God who gave me this" -J Mascis, "Same Day"



EJSunday
(crash course raver)
07/30/02 08:40 AM
One too many apples new [re: eraserhead]  

eraserhead has got my full support. Michael also was the one who chased Adam and Eve out of paradise. Hence: "... it's time we should be going."

And I want to believe
In the madness that calls 'now'


eraserhead
(cracked actor)
07/30/02 11:32 AM
What's next? WildWind's support? new [re: EJSunday]  

In reply to:

eraserhead has got my full support


What?! I finally get ErichJohann's support?! Never thought that day would come. It's because I quoted a German poet, right?



"I got pissed but it's God who gave me this" -J Mascis, "Same Day"



gaHan
(grinning soul)
07/30/02 02:34 PM
Re: Fun Lyrical Quiz new [re: Adam]  

none of them, since they are not angels, but archangels.




vermilionskies
(mortal with potential)
07/30/02 06:28 PM
Re: Fun Lyrical Quiz new [re: Adam]  

I always assumed that it was Lucifer, or one of the other third of heaven, since it refers to his crumbled wings (he can't fly and return to heaven).

As a second guess, though, I would say Uriel.



Lumpeenkukka
(wild eyed peoploid)
07/31/02 06:27 AM
Re: Fun Lyrical Quiz new [re: gaHan]  

Who said lyrics are not about archangels? What's the difference between angels and archangels anyway? I voted for Raphael, because last night I saw a dream where I was listening a Finnish song "Raphael's angel" again and again. It was weird. (OK, the song is about angels painted by Raphael, but still).

Men jag kan inte ha mera saft

EJSunday
(crash course raver)
07/31/02 08:50 AM
Angel or Devil? new [re: eraserhead]  

In reply to:

What?! I finally get ErichJohann's support?! Never thought that day would come. It's because I quoted a German poet, right?


Hey, old friend, I always treasure your posts and opinions . I just sometimes tend to slightly disagree in tiny details . This time: I can't stand Rilke.



And I want to believe
In the madness that calls 'now'



Pages in this thread: 1 | 2 | 3 | (show all)
*Threaded Mode
Jump to

Teenage Wildlife Davie Bowie | Email Us! Forums powered by WWWThreads v5.1.5perl

Teenage Wildlife Home Page Bowie's music Info on Bowie Other Media Have your say! Search the Site Help me!


Toolbar (Interact)

Etete Systems