David Bowie: The Jean Genie Meaning
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Song Released: 1972
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The Jean Genie Lyrics
Strung out on lasers and slash back blazers
Ate all your razors while pulling the waiters
Talking bout Monroe and walking on Snow White
New York's a go-go and everything tastes right
anonymous Mar 18th, 3:58pm report
Sounds like drugs to me!!
anonymous Oct 15th, 2018 10:39pm report
Bowie himself said, "it was 'a smorgasbord of imagined Americana,' with a protagonist inspired by Iggy Pop, and the title being an allusion to author Jean Genet." (wikipedia/cites on the wiki article)
anonymous May 8th, 2018 5:34pm report
A gay guy ("...loves chimney stacks") who has hit the NYC scene ("Snuck off to the city") is a bit naive ("Poor little Greenie") but is having a great time with sex, sophistication and drugs ("...pulling the waiters / Talking bout Monroe / And walking on Snow White"). I think he's a genius at getting into others' jeans!
I can't figure out, though: "..says he's a beautician...keeps all your dead hair / For making up underwear", nor the "
He can't drive his module / He bites on the neon and sleeps in the capsule" bit - any ideas? Anyone out there? Any time? LOL - see 'Candidate'
anonymous Oct 14th, 2017 10:14am report
Inner lives of the reptilian illuminati
anonymous Sep 10th, 2017 9:13am report
Its about a guy who has no trouble at all getting laid because he has this mythical creature, the jean-genie, hovering over his shoulder and helping him get into everybody's pants!
anonymous Jan 6th, 2017 1:12am report
My opinion is he lives as a man "jean" through the day, and dresses as woman "Genie" by night obviously as a prostitute, i think he wants to be a woman all the time and very confused
anonymous Nov 28th, 2016 11:03am report
obvious...it's about a newly-come-out homosexual, who lives the lifestyle with abandon, "the jean genie" who lives on his back, he "screams and he moans," "jean genie," let yourself go...
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