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(thunder ocean)
04/03/03 05:17 AM
Modern Love  

I'll start off by saying that I'm not yet sure weather or not this interepretation should be taken seriously. Well, that's up to you to judge.

Someone said ages ago on a thread that I cannot remember that Modern Love was a phase used in the gay circles for homosexual love. that got me thinking, is Modern Love actually a "hidden message" to Bowie's sexually confused fans? Looking at the lyrics, the song starts with a most obvious hint towards this:

I know when to go out
And when to stay in
Get things done

Or in other words, I know when it's acceptable to admit that I'm bisexual, and when to hide it to get to be a huge pop star. Soon after that, he also reassures us But things don't really change, his still what he is. But yet, other parts of the lyrics give the impression that he is torn between homo- and heteroxyality, as David sings he's Never gonna fall for Modern love but yet

Modern love - walks beside me
Modern love - walks on by

Perhaps meaning that no matter how much Bowie tries to deny it, he will be always remembered as the bisexual rock star. But still, Bowie tells us there will be no confessions.

Well, that's that. As said, don't take too seriously.

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Subject  Posted byPosted on
*Modern Love  Sysiyo04/03/03 05:17 AM
.*Re: Modern Love  forgetthatim5004/03/11 00:10 AM
.*Modern Love - 8 years later  KAdministrator01/13/11 04:37 PM
.*Re: Modern Love - 8 years later  Pymander01/14/11 03:35 AM
.*Re: Modern Love - 8 years later  Pymander01/14/11 04:36 AM
.*Re: Modern Love  Angel Gone Heathen04/04/03 01:57 PM
.*Re: Modern Love  LaughingGnoome04/04/03 05:33 PM
.*Re: Modern Love  Angel Gone Heathen04/04/03 05:54 PM
.*This song was, uh, on one of those 80s albums?  Auntie Prism01/15/11 07:30 PM
.*Re: This song was, uh, on one of those 80s albums?  KAdministrator01/18/11 04:59 PM
.*Re: This song was, uh, on one of those 80s albums?  ghostlove01/18/11 11:40 PM
.*fags  power2charm01/24/11 10:14 PM
.*I've now made three fag posts in a row  Auntie Prism01/25/11 04:03 PM
.*Re: This song was, uh, on one of those 80s albums?  sunspot01/17/11 01:44 AM
.*Hidden messages  Sysiyo04/07/03 02:37 AM
.*Re: Hidden messages  LaughingGnoome04/07/03 03:17 PM
.*Re: Modern Love  LaughingGnoome04/04/03 06:28 PM
.*Re: Modern Love  LaughingGnoome04/04/03 06:15 PM
.*Re: Modern Love  LaughingGnoome04/03/03 09:23 PM
.*Re: Modern Love  revidescent04/04/03 11:28 PM
.*Re: Modern Love  LaughingGnoome04/05/03 01:51 PM
.*You know, that's not too bad  Leshka04/03/03 09:40 AM
.*Re: You know, that's not too bad  bowiefanpeter04/03/03 02:35 PM
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