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David Bowie: Fame Meaning

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Song Released: 1975

Fame Lyrics

Fame, (fame) makes a man take things over

Fame, (fame) lets him loose, hard to swallow

Fame, (fame) puts you there where things are hollow

Fame (fame)

Fame, it's not your brain, it's just the flame

That burns your change to...

  1. anonymous
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    Apr 30th 2020 report


  2. anonymous
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    Sep 1st 2018 report

    Fame is Cocaine - Read the lyrics again with this in mind. It's quite brilliant.

  3. anonymous
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    Jun 11th 2014 report

    David Bowie's ''Fame'' was a time and still is in a different way to seek it, back then more then now when all kinds of famous people were idolized in some way or another for their fame. This song spoke in several different forms of it's ups and downs when you get into the fame of things. In my circle of thin King as a old boy that got hooked on this song when everything was possible, but no thing was safe to obtain it. At that time I truly believed that this song was about getting the ''Fame'' through the arts, especially graffiti artists of the 70's that traveled on the N.y.c subway trains from station to station leaving their artwork in their name ''tags'' behind for the fame of it, sometimes masterpieces as we called them, hopeing that we won't get caught by the hungry demons that wanted us crucified for the crime that we were committing in somebody's eyes for them to feel satisfied ''The Next Day'' where David Bowie still rocks alive and well to incorporate the stages of the cross through personal experience and the phylosophies of the religions of the worlds from where he's been, where he's at, and where he's going by ''The Grace of GOD'' into the ''Oneness'' towards the final destination. Always thanks for the music of the old to the new, or should I say from planet mars to our home on Earth where you are always welcome David Bowie.

  4. anonymous
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    Mar 25th 2010 report

    Fame is about Bowie's personal relationship with one of his managers, Tony DeFries. Defries made him a star by taking out HUGE loans to pay for his elaborate tours(American tour of Ziggy and the Diamond Dogs tour); his thought process was that if you spent like a star people would believe you were one. It wasn't until they had to scale back productions of the Diamond Dogs tour that Bowie found out he was in debt. Bowie was a star and thought he had it all and then he finds out that he can't even pay his rent. Thus, Fame is about his life in the spotlight not being at all what it seems.

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