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Davidsloveslave
(wild eyed peoploid)
12/19/02 08:00 PM
Re: The metonymy in Ashes To Ashes [re: SlowJack]  

In reply to:

To be clear, I've always assumed the refrain at the end is a jumping-rope rhyme. Historically these have the same sing-song quality and projection of fear, and start with "My mother said..." (e.g., "My mother said/I never should/play with gypsies/in the wood.") So it's not just a mother's warning; Major Tom has become a childhood bogeyman, even.



my same thoughts. I've heard two live versions of the song (yet to hear the album version), and during both it sounded like more of jump rope rhyme. Especially in the Serious Moonlight version, when Bowie's sitting on the ground kind of rocking back and forth.


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*The metonymy in Ashes To Ashes  pianocraft11/16/02 08:57 AM
.*Re: The metonymy in Ashes To Ashes  Thareth01/02/03 01:05 PM
.*Re: The metonymy in Ashes To Ashes  Davidsloveslave12/19/02 07:51 PM
.*Re: The metonymy in Ashes To Ashes  kipt12/16/02 12:44 PM
.*Re: The metonymy in Ashes To Ashes  SlowJack12/11/02 08:06 PM
..Re: The metonymy in Ashes To Ashes  Davidsloveslave12/19/02 08:00 PM
.*Re: The metonymy in Ashes To Ashes  iluv12/19/02 09:49 PM
.*Sense  EJSunday12/09/02 05:37 PM
.*More Sense  heathenpunkgirl12/19/02 09:57 PM
.*Re: Sense  pianocraft12/11/02 01:57 PM
.*Woah.  JellicleCat12/07/02 06:52 AM
.*Re: Woah.  thedanos12/07/02 07:04 AM
.*Re: The metonymy in Ashes To Ashes  Truebu12/06/02 06:41 PM
.*Re: The metonymy in Ashes To Ashes  pianocraft12/06/02 07:31 PM
.*let me remember my Catullus  Marquis12/06/02 08:19 PM
.*Re: The metonymy in Ashes To Ashes  ziggy198411/30/02 04:34 PM
.*Re: The metonymy in Ashes To Ashes  shyster11/29/02 07:33 PM
.*Re: The metonymy in Ashes To Ashes  abe1182511/29/02 07:17 PM
.*Re: The metonymy in Ashes To Ashes  LaughingGnoome11/28/02 02:15 PM
.*Re: The metonymy in Ashes To Ashes  Sysiyo11/29/02 02:33 AM
.*Re: The metonymy in Ashes To Ashes  JackMorias11/19/02 08:06 AM
.*Re: The metonymy in Ashes To Ashes  GermanEngineer11/20/02 04:14 AM
.*Re: The metonymy in Ashes To Ashes  Sysiyo11/18/02 02:36 AM
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