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David Bowie: The Jean Genie Meaning

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Song Released: 1972


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A small Jean Genie snuck off to the city
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
Poor little...

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    anonymous
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    Yesterday, 23:39 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)



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    May 8th, 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'



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    anonymous
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    Oct 14th, 2017 10:14am report


    Inner lives of the reptilian illuminati



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    anonymous
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    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!



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    anonymous
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    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



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    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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