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David Bowie: Cracked Actor Meaning

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I've come on a few years from my Hollywood Highs
The best of the last, the cleanest star they ever had

I'm stiff on my legend,
the films that I made
Forget that I'm fifty
cause you just got paid

[CHORUS]
Crack, baby, crack,
show me...

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    anonymous
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    Jul 12th, 7:35pm report


    As an English major @ university, I wrote & delivered orally a paper comparing ‘Cracked Actor’ to Robert Frost’s poem, ‘Provide Provide’ – which is also about an aging star who’s limelight had faded & who has to pay people to hang out with him.
    Google the poem & compare the lyrics – I received an A for the paper (the Prof had never read any of Bowie's lyrics), caught the attention of the English Department Head & was offered a job tutoring English at the school’s Drop-In Center.
    : )



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    anonymous
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    Jan 21st, 2016 1:20pm report


    Let david bowie figure it out.......i don't have all day.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 5th, 2008 10:37pm report


    This is based on Bowie's experiences in LA. According to Bowie, it was difficult to tell the actors from the prostitutes on the streets.




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