Riff: David Bowie – “If You Can See Me”

Mar 12, 2013

I could wear your new blue shoes/I should wear your old red dress/And walk to the crossroads

from If You Can See Me lyrics by David Bowie

Before a sinister synth serrates things, and Bowie evokes the ‘spirit of greed, lord of theft’ like an amped Labyrinth staircase chase, this swirling chugger sounds like the foundation of a U2 cut, trading anthemics for the trademark cryptics of an antagonist that can’t figure out what to wear.

  • Damien Hirst

    Dude, Gavin , give it up, he’s writing words down on little pieces of paper and throwing em in the air for Pete’s sake. Give me all your money.Give me all your money now!

    • Gavin Paul

      Sweet, I love physical media. Why get money involved?

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    @ gavin *SNAP*

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Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' resident Content Guru. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.

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