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Riff: David Bowie – “(You Will) Set the World on Fire”

Mar 12, 2013

Midnight in the village/See the lights of candles from daylight to gaslight/Baez leaves the stage/I can hear the nation cry

from (You Will) Set the World on Fire lyrics by David Bowie

It’s no secret Bowie’s construing Bowie-cult past into something grandly nostalgic,on The Next Day. If this sentiment were an epicenter, it would be floating amongst the tambouring shimmies and reverb-swathed Jack White riffage of this late LP jam, winking at his old West Village crew.

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' Editor-in-Chief. 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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