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David Bowie: Ashes To Ashes Meaning

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Song Released: 1980


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Ashes To Ashes Lyrics

Do you remember a guy thats been
In such an early song
Ive heard a rumour from ground control
Oh no, dont say its true

They got a message from the action man
Im happy, hope youre happy too
Ive loved all Ive needed love
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    anonymous
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    Aug 21st, 2016 8:54am report


    Why does he have the elderly woman in the video? Is she a wisdom he's reaching for or cannot obtain while still preoccupied with doing or wanting drugs? I always found this part of the video intriguing. The colors as well, but I can see how drugs can warp how physical environments appear.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 6th, 2012 12:47am report


    Ashes To Ashes was basically about Drug Use and how at the end of the song MY MOTHER SAID TO GET THONGS DONE YOU BETTER NOT MESS WITH MAJOR TOM! It means Major Tom is a junkie. (Drug Use) YEA STAY AWAY KIDS! WE ALL DIE O_O



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    frogger100
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    Jan 6th, 2010 1:11am report


    when david bowie sang space oddity,in order to get it played and past the censors of the bbc,he coded the song as it was about drug use.years later he wrote ashes to ashes which basically is telling all and sundry that space oddity was about drugs.hence the line ashes to ashes funk to funky we know major toms a junkie!



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    DresdenDoll
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    Dec 31st, 2007 12:20pm report


    This song is pretty much the sequel to Space Oddity (despite the separation by time) It could be interpreted two ways, one being in a literal sense, about Major Tom becoming sick of the world and going out into space. Another, the one I agree with, is about drug use.




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