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pablopicasso
(wild eyed peoploid)
01/29/04 03:43 AM
Re: No, there's something wrong [re: Emil]  

In reply to:

I wonder why my daddy cries and how I wish that I was nearly five

When I'm five
I will catch a butterfly and eat it and I won't be sick
When I'm five
I will jump in puddles, laugh in church and marry my mum
And I'll let my daddy do the washing-up

If I close one eye, the people on that side can't see me
I get headaches in the morning and I rode on Freddie's tricycle
And everywhere was funny, when I ran down to the sweetshop
Then I fell and bleeded-up my knee and everybody soppied me


There's the lyrics, the headaches one is buried between two happy thoughts, but it is there like a deadly undercurrent.

It was Strange this wasn't allowed on the Anthology album as it was the only officially released song which wasn't (although there are longer edits of Space Oddity and Ching-a-ling which weren't either). All three tracks are available on the Pickwick CD reissue of the LYTT album). I also think it is strange that Bowie was still singing and demoing this song as late as 1969, when, if you listen to it, it seems like a derivative of "There is a Happy land", even sharing some of the melody lines.Going back to my original point though, most of the Deram material had a darker meaning when you scratched the surface, when on first listen it just seems a jaunty sixties style album.

Beatle boys, all snowy white
Razzle dazzle clubs, every night
Wish I'd sent a Valentine
I love you



 
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Subject  Posted byPosted on
*When I'm five  pablopicasso01/22/04 02:36 PM
.*Re: When I'm five  Tuesday2702/09/04 06:16 PM
.*Re: When I'm five  zigbot02/09/04 08:37 PM
.*Re: When I'm five  zigbot01/28/04 08:17 PM
.*No, there's something wrong  Emil01/29/04 02:57 AM
.*Broken Toadstools  poorsoul01/30/04 01:04 AM
..Re: No, there's something wrong  pablopicasso01/29/04 03:43 AM
.*Re: No, there's something wrong  diamondogz7401/29/04 07:30 AM
.*Re: No, there's something wrong  pablopicasso01/29/04 08:08 AM
.*Re: No, there's something wrong  diamondogz7401/29/04 09:57 AM
.*Re: No, there's something wrong  pablopicasso01/29/04 10:05 AM
.*Re: No, there's something wrong  Emil01/29/04 05:55 AM
.*Re: No, there's something wrong  pablopicasso01/29/04 06:35 AM
.*Re: When I'm five  Shoes01/27/04 05:08 AM
.*Library  poorsoul01/30/04 01:11 AM
.*Good ole' Oedipus  Emil01/30/04 04:56 AM
.*Freud Was A Coke-Freak  poorsoul02/01/04 01:36 AM
.*Re: Freud Was A Coke-Freak  zigbot02/01/04 06:45 PM
.*But sometimes a cigar ISN'T a cigar...  Starlite02/01/04 08:13 PM
.*What is it with Americans and incest  Emil02/02/04 04:17 AM
.*Psychology 101  zigbot02/03/04 07:30 PM
.*Re: Freud Was A Coke-Freak  pablopicasso02/01/04 06:55 PM
.*Re: Good ole' Oedipus  diamondogz7401/30/04 07:41 AM
.*Re: Good ole' Oedipus  pablopicasso01/30/04 08:05 AM
.*Re: Good ole' Oedipus  diamondogz7401/30/04 09:50 AM
.*Re: Good ole' Oedipus  diamondogz7401/30/04 07:08 AM
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