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Riff: David Bowie – “Valentine’s Day”

Mar 12, 2013

It’s in his scrawny hand/It’s in his icy heart/It’s happening today

from Valentine's Day lyrics by David Bowie

Channeling his ‘Berlin’ period, shimmering with warm Tony Visconti production touches a la “Heroes” and “Rebel Rebel,” Bowie gets his “Jeremy” on with a deliciously call-and-response pop-cryptic tale of an ‘icy-heart’ teen following a path a tortured society needs no more of, ever.

  • Jeff Koons

    Gav, Baby, this is meaningless drivel Dude! Give me all your money now!

  • Gavin Paul

    Dude! You’re like an evil question-mark suit man. Heed the scripture of Bowie.

Riff by Gavin Paul

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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