Fascinating post there Pablo,Those lyrics now you mention them in that way!,They do seem to have a dark undertone to them,When i first heard that that track,I just thought it was a child of a certain age wishing he was older(as we all did),Now the reverse is in order lol.It could be that the child is just experimenting with emotions( although a tad young to be that specific). I can remember being sunburnt when i was four years old,But thats it,To be able to remember feelings etc...Suggests to me a more deeper meaning?.Take also into consideration these words are being written by a song writer of Bowies talent,So maybe we are allowed a little bit of poetic license?.And i had'nt realized it was'nt on Anthology until you mentioned it!. I once read a review of Anthology on Amazon and it described these years in Bowies song writing as "Listen with Edgar Allan Poe",As opposed to "Listen with Mother",A review i found funny but somewhat disturbing also.
What is that Pickwick CD you mention Pablo please?.
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