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David Bowie: Look Back In Anger Meaning

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Song Released: 1979


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"You know who I am," he said
The speaker was an angel
He coughed and shook his crumpled wings
Closed his eyes and moved his lips
"It's time we should be going"

(Waiting so long, I've been waiting so, waiting so)
Look back in anger, driven...

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    kooljohn176
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    Jul 11th, 2015 7:50pm report


    ''Look Back In ''Anger'' i guess to some people it could still mean to be a Scorpio on the Rise in a hollywood babylon that is real to come in waiting in the now or the future in some people's minds for it to take of. But to the die hard believers, David Bowie playing the protaginist of a angel being driven in the mindset of a christian knight looking back in anger from Berlin where Bowie was in the healing from not only what was done by the Wars, but in what was done to Jesus on the cross and also remindind me when i was nine seeing for the first time a large statue of Jesus Christ on the cross with nails in his hands and feet, questioning my mother who is that and why was he crucified. She said is the Son of God who is in Heaven now that i always heard and believed is about love that is real to the believers. Ever since then never really trusted anybody, only looking back in anger in what was done to our Lord and Saviour and waiting for him to come back , where nobody knows when except him.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 10th, 2015 6:14pm report


    His encounter with an angel. The angel is him, or at least a part of him.as David paints a self portrait in the video with wings and also in the mirror. When the song is accompanied by video you get a glimpse of what the artist felt regarding his own lyrics. When I listen purely on its own merit, I hear, "visit from an angel". When I see the video I get an entirely different interpretation. More about identity and losing the mind.




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