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zigbot
(wild eyed peoploid)
08/02/03 08:08 PM
First interpretation of NKS  

This is from BowieNet earlier today. The interpretation is not mine, but another fan's. I posted earlier in the "news, views, etc" forum the complete lyrics of New Killer Star. Now here is one fan's interpretation of them:

New Killer Star

See a great white scar - The planes coming to the WTC

Over Battery park - Where the WTC was located near

Then a flare glides over - The planes Hit the WTC

But I won稚 look at that scar - Sailor won't look at the holes, like all the vistors do when they come here..I have yet been there..

Oh, my nuclear baby - Bombs , or planes used as a bomb
Oh, my idiot trance - shocked by the whole thing
All my idiot questions - " Why , Why, Why
Let痴 face the music and dance - Concert for NYC - I was there..

Don稚 ever say I知 ready, I知 ready, I知 ready - We ( NYC) were so unprepared

I never said I知 better, I知 better, I知 better - I living in the USA, and in NYC, never said I was better than anyone in this world, we are all equals..People THINK we see us as better..wrong..

Don稚 ever say I知 ready, I知 ready, I知 ready - Same as above

I never said I知 better, I知 better, I知 better than you

All the corners of the buildings - which are not there anymore

Who but we remember these - I see still them there ( In my mind)

The sidewalks and trees - Which were replanted and starting to look good

I知 thinking now - Wishing for a better future for all

I got a better way - No more War and Hate..

I discovered a star - The mind, and understanding

I got a better way - Lets live in peace..please

Ready set go - Lets START now..

I got a better way
A new killer star
I got a better way
Ready set go
I got a better way
The stars in your eyes
I got a better way
Ready set go
I got a better way
I discovered a star
I got a better way
Ready set go

All my life in a comic - Living in love and fear

Like the way they did the bible - Lots of shit happen back then

With the bubbles and action - living life

The little details in color - Dreams and memories..

First a horseback bomber - The highjackers

Just a small thin chance - Never thought it happen in that way..

Like seeing Jesus on Dateline - so unbelieveable

Let痴 face the music and dance - Get real - REALITY

Peace to all my brothers ans sisters around the word..
I as a person, love everyone, and I am not better than anyone, BUT no one is better than me either..

No one has the right to take a life..
Lets just work on our own lives and make it better for each other..
Hey we all live on the same plant, dammit..


Interesting, innit?

Zigbot

zigbot
(wild eyed peoploid)
08/02/03 08:11 PM
Re: DB's REACTION to First interpretation of NKS new [re: zigbot]  

This was Sailor's response to the fan interpreting New Killer Star:

"Very touched by your interpretation of NKS. It's extremely close to what was in my mind at the time of writing.

I won't be more specific as, to my mind, it's important to leave space for others interpretations."

Sooooo, anyone else have a different interpretation, or want to add anything to the first?

Nice song.

sailor

Zigbot

KingofNerds
(grinning soul)
08/02/03 09:49 PM
Re: DB's REACTION to First interpretation of NKS new [re: zigbot]  

You know, the person behind the name "Sailor" is not David Bowie. Its' his wife Iman.

But honestly I'd delete this post if I were you. I'm sure you can write a better one.



poorsoul
(crash course raver)
08/03/03 02:13 AM
Credit Where Credit's Due new [re: KingofNerds]  

In reply to:

You know, the person behind the name "Sailor" is not David Bowie. It's his wife Iman.



You mean she wrote the lyrics for New Killer Star and he's taking the credit for it? What a bastard.

Research has pierced all extremes of my sex

Starlite
(crash course raver)
08/03/03 03:38 AM
Re: Credit Where Credit's Due new [re: poorsoul]  

My only problem is with the interpreation of the Bible bit. Whoever wrote it just took apart that whole lyric, and made in meaningless! "Like the way they did the bible - Lots of shit happen back then" and "The little details in color - Dreams and memories.. " -- what? I'm much more inclined to think that rather than being all dreamy, he's being critical. He's saying the events have been reduced from their true complex form to a comic book, good-and-evil. The subtlety and ramifications of a work like the Bible turned into an "action" cartoon, easy to understand. Especially, since as nigelp pointed out, "New Killer" is a pun on "nuclear," this seems to be a slightly bitter commentary on the war, and how instead of tackling the complex issues that incited the attack, we're just sending our enemies our "nuclear baby." So much easier that way.

Marc.
But I didn't throw up, and that's what's important.
--Glitterbot

LaughingGnoome
(crash course raver)
08/03/03 12:31 PM
Re: First interpretation of NKS new [re: zigbot]  

Thx for those Lyrics Zigbot, ill wait myself until ive even heard the song before i do an interpretation.

Having said that....

I will say this much struck me as plain.

There is a twisted comparison between Jesus and Bin Laden.

"First a horseback bomber
Just a small thin chance
Like seeing Jesus on Dateline "

Jesus riding on horseback into Jerusalem prior to his death is compared to the bomber. "Like seeing Jesus on dateline" is saying Bin Laden public appearances have a messianic impression (Bin Laden with his long beard and penetrating eyes). And the numbers of followers worldwide he is attracting.

"I discovered a star
like the stars in your eyes"

The new killer star is also new testament related (in addition to other relations), Star appeared in the sky over Bethlehem before Jesus Birth. Also he discovered a new star on the Stars and Stripes flag of america. "Like the stars in your eyes" is also a reference to patriotic fanaticism gripping the US post 9/11, this is also a reference to not being able to see clearly, vision clouded, "Stars in your eyes".





eraserhead
(stardust savant)
08/03/03 04:30 PM
Bowie can't write new [re: zigbot]  

Okay, so if that's what Bowie really wanted to say, then why didn't he just say it?

This would have been a better lyric (I just copy and paste from your translation/interpretation):

"New Killer Star"

Planes came to the World Trade Center
Planes hit the World Trade Center
I won't look at the holes
Like all the vistors do when they come here
I have yet been there

Planes used as bombs
I'm shocked by the whole thing
Why, Why, Why
Concert for New York
I was there

We, New York, were so unprepared
I, living in the USA, and in New York, never said I was better than anyone in this world
We are all equals
People THINK we see us as better
Wrong

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Much better.



YOU'RE WEARING A MASK


dukewhite
(cracked actor)
08/04/03 00:50 AM
Re: First interpretation of NKS new [re: LaughingGnoome]  

In reply to:

Jesus riding on horseback into Jerusalem prior to his death is compared to the bomber.



Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem.

Don't believe in yourself
Don't deceive with belief
Knowledge comes with death's release


StrangeDrugs
(cracked actor)
08/04/03 10:35 AM
Re: First interpretation of NKS new [re: LaughingGnoome]  

First impression, I'd take the word star like superstar, not light in the sky. Maybe like Bin Laden WAS the superstar of killing...now we're (America?) the new Killer Star? I dunno, like gnoome, I'll have to come back later.

I should've quit when I was a Head.

White Prism
(wild eyed peoploid)
08/04/03 01:25 PM
Flying on the ground is wrong new [re: eraserhead]  

I concur totally with eraserhead; the new lyric's much better.

All we need now is a meaningful title.

and santa claus is drunk... in the ski room


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