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Ashes to Ashes - David Bowie (1980)">
"Time and Again I tell Myself I'll stay Clean Tonight"
Ashes to Ashes - David Bowie (1980)
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Challenge: Song Title/Lyrics: David Bowie (Expert Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Date: Jan 13, 2016
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/10
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2016

Advanced editing... for the most part and...

Yeah... the pills are... prescribed antibiotics... and... the needle is... a squirter of teeth whitener from the dentist... with a large yarn needle poked into the uncapped end of it.

The Jim Beam is real. But, no one used any of it for the shoot.

*grin*

What an EXTREMELY odd guy David Bowie was... if his lyrics reflect his being.

I searched for hours for some lyrics to portray. I adjusted my model's face and reflection so nothing awful would be attributed to either. *sigh*

Ashes to Ashes is apparently an autobiographical song by David Bowie when he was freshly out of a heavy drug use, and his reflection on the man he was during that time.

Seems to me that he never escaped it. Tragic.

I hope he did.

Lyrics:


Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
We know Major Tom's a junkie
Strung out in heaven's high
Hitting an all-time low

Time and again I tell myself
I'll stay clean tonight

But the little green wheels are following me
Oh no, not again
I'm stuck with a valuable friend
"I'm happy, hope you're happy too"
One flash of light but no smoking pistol

I never done good things (I never done good things)
I never done bad things (I never done bad things)
I never did anything out of the blue, woh-o-oh
Want an axe to break the ice
Wanna come down right now

Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
We know Major Tom's a junkie
Strung out in heaven's high
Hitting an all-time low

My mother said, to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom

My mother said, to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom

My mother said, to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom

My mother said, to get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom


Major Tom was a druggie for sure. Apparently.

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01/27/2016 03:44:18 AM
Yikes!!! I had no idea what that song was about thanks for letting me know and now I feel ashamed that I've been singing it.

PS we both got 4 10's and we both finished near eachover :-)

Message edited by author 2016-01-27 04:52:02.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/26/2016 11:30:24 PM
Nice work. Top 3.
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01/21/2016 06:57:29 PM
You have same hobby as me
01/20/2016 08:01:23 PM
So sad but so true when you experience fame and fortune. I like this very much it invokes a lot of thought.
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