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David Bowie – Sound And Vision lyrics


Don't you wonder sometimes
'Bout sound and vision

Blue, blue, electric blue
That's the colour of my room
Where I will live
Blue, blue

Pale blinds drawn all day
Nothing to do, nothing to say
Blue, blue

I will sit right down,
Waiting for the gift of sound and vision
And I will sing, waiting for the gift of sound and vision
Drifting into my solitude,
Over my head

Don't you wonder sometimes
'Bout sound and vision

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    Inmo: being the character that db was back in the day. Ups and downs, good days and bad days in life in general, especially when attempting to compose lyrics for a song or also write the music itself. Some artists would check into an obscure sro (hotel/crash pad) hiding solo, awaiting the blessing of an inspiration to create a hit. Unbelievable pressure. Having past success per se, one would grab tidbits of their surroundings to build upon. In this case, the song is about the journey to create a song. Sort of what happened to tommy james in 1968 when he was writing music in nyc. Having already written the music, he was stuck for a catchy phrase. Frustrated, he took a break out on the balcony and saw a sign, flashing in big red letters "mutual of new york" which led to the great "mony mony" but had he looked in the other direction, it may have been called "hotel taft"! Or, lady wessex bonbon could be totally wrong about db.
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