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But this is all very general. It wasn’t until I read LaughingGnoome’s interpretation some time back that I really began to think that the song is not just some broad comment on the relationship – that it in fact refers to a very specific event, or series of events, what ever the case may be.
We can never be sure what that song is about StrangeDivine, all we can do i think is guess, and try to grasp whatever shape we see in the words as we wish, out of it. Its so open to interpretaton, one could almost see anything one wanted to see in the words, which i guess is the main reason people like to have a stab at it.
One thing is clear though, the portrait of insanity you paint is a very unflattering one, particularly when we think of David Bowie, a man who used whatever insanity he had as all genius uses its insanity - to achieve a great deal. If he was so crazy that he was seeing starships etc, such a person probably couldnt end up as functional as Bowie has done.
Most insane people are so incoherent that their writing seems such gibberish, Bowie's writing on the other hand is eloquent and beautiful.