53k
Like

Riff: David Bowie – “Heat”

Mar 12, 2013

And I tell myself, I don’t know who I am/My father ran the prison/My father ran the prison/But I am a seer, I am a liar

from Heat lyrics by David Bowie

Bowie’s current voice on Earth, Tony Visconti, has said this apocalyptic slice of Scott Walker rock is “certainly not about [Bowie].” And it is crooned from the menacing perspective of a son whose “father ran the prison.” But then, how do you explain this segue: ‘And I tell myself, I don’t know who I am’.

Riff by Jess Grant

Jess Grant is a UK-based staff writer for SongLyrics. Her articles were initially published by local newspapers and zines; she now writes reviews and features for a wide range of international, award winning art publications.

What's a RIFF, you say?

  • 300 characters or less of pure SONG REVIEW bliss,
  • Written by MUSIC LOVERS; Read by EVERYONE,
  • Plugging your favorite LYRIC!

More Riffs

How to Dress Well – “Words I Don’t Remember”

Panda Bear – “Marijuana Makes My Day”

Skrillex – “Coast is Clear”

Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Diplo – “Hero”

Fitz and the Tantrums – “The Walker”

Aloe Blacc – “Ticking Bomb”

Aloe Blacc – “Wanna Be With You”

Aloe Blacc – “Red Velvet Seat”

Aloe Blacc – “Eyes of A Child”

Aloe Blacc – “Solider in the City”