We can be heroes, forever and ever

Spotify playlist link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6hpHUjjSfH0676Eb8tKxFE?si=9df7565e8d6f4e43

We can be heroes, forever and ever

~ a playlist for the dreamers unto the stars. For the boys and girls, for the hopers and despairers, for the singers and dancers, for the free and the chained, for the living and the dead, for the sound and the vision.

Artist: David Bowie.

  • Starman Bowie sings the truths of the universe into existence in the form of soul-filled rock n’ roll tracks to span the 20th and 21st century
  • Music with a vision to it, through chameleonic changes and shadowy transformations; music with an indestructible power and forever-burning light to every track from a career spanning five decades.
  • A playlist for heartfelt heroes / for you and me. ~ Oh, we can be heroes just for one day
This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I’m stepping through the door

And I’m floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
We passed upon the stair
We spoke of was and when
Although I wasn’t there
He said I was his friend

Which came as some surprise
I spoke into his eyes, “I thought you died alone
A long long time ago”
It’s a god-awful small affair
To the girl with the mousy hair
There’s a starman waiting in the sky
He’d like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds
There’s a starman waiting in the sky
He’s told us not to blow it
‘Cause he knows it’s all worthwhile

He told me
Let the children lose it
Let the children use it
Let all the children boogie
She’ll come, she’ll go
She’ll lay belief on you
Skin sweet with musky oil
The lady from another grinning soul
You’ve got your mother in a whirl
She’s not sure if you’re a boy or a girl
Hey, babe, your hair’s alright
Hey, babe, let’s go out tonight
You like me and I like it all

We like dancing and we look divine
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)
The return of the Thin White Duke
Throwing darts in lovers’ eyes
Don’t you wonder sometimes
‘Bout sound and vision?
I, I will be king
And you, you will be queen
Though nothing will drive them away
We can beat them just for one day

We can be heroes just for one day
In the event that this fantastic voyage
Should turn to erosion
And we never get old
Do you remember a guy that’s been
In such an early song?

I’ve heard a rumour from Ground Control
Oh no, don’t say it’s true
They got a message from the Action Man
I know when to go out
And when to stay in
Get things done
But if you pray
All your sins are hooked upon the sky
Pray and the heathen lie will disappear
I saw a black, black stream
Full of white eyed fish
And a drowning man
With no eyes at all

I felt a warm, warm breeze
That melted metal and steel

I got a bad migraine
That lasted three long years
And the pills that I took
Made my fingers disappear
Putting on the black tie
Cranking out the white noise
Living in lies by the railway line
Pushing the hair from my eyes
All my violence raining tears upon the sheets
I’m bewildered, for we’re strangers when we meet
I don’t want knowledge, I want certainty
I don’t want knowledge, I want certainty
I don’t want knowledge, I want certainty
And there’s something in the air
Something in my eye
I’ve danced with you too long
Nothing remains
We could run when the rain slows
Look for the cars or signs of life

Where the heat goes
See the great white scar
Over Battery Park
Then a flare glides over
But I won’t look at that scar

Oh, my nuclear baby
(We’ll discover a star)
Oh, my idiot trance
All my idiot questions
(Like the stars in your eyes)
Let’s face the music and dance
In the villa of Ormen, in the villa of Ormen
Stands a solitary candle, ah-ah, ah-ah
In the centre of it all, in the centre of it all
Your eyes

On the day of execution, on the day of execution
Only women kneel and smile, ah-ah, ah-ah
At the centre of it all, at the centre of it all
Your eyes, your eyes

~ Vibe

Aural dramas from different faces and different voices, all from one man — for vibing and jamming and singing along to in spaces of all kinds, from out of harrowing, Jungian shadows and life-giving light.


Songs about love and loss, about being an outsider and a superstar. Bowie sings with the myriad personas of his soul taking the stage. Music of all shapes and sizes, all sounds and visions, for journeys and transformations, for visionaries and dreamers.

Moods ~

~ images and words from my journal of memes to pair with the playlist:

Abandon your fear. Look forward. Move forward and never stop. You’ll age if you pull back. You’ll die if you hesitate. ~ Zangetsu
You can’t just build a boat and hope darkness magically sails away in it…
Why not? It’s my boat.

“There’s a lot to be said for making people laugh. Did you know that that’s all some people have? It isn’t much, but it’s better than nothing in this cockeyed caravan.”

~ Sullivan’s Travels
Lucifer by Ayami Kojima
There could be no justice, unless there were also injustice; no courage, unless there were cowardice; no truth, unless there were falsehood.” ~ Chrysippus
Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog
Caspar David Friedrich
I’m a real self-educated kind of guy. I read voraciously. Every book I ever bought, I have. I can’t throw it away. It’s physically impossible to leave my hand! Some of them are in warehouses. I’ve got a library that I keep the ones I really really like. I look around my library some nights and I do these terrible things to myself — I count up the books and think, how long I might have to live and think, ‘F@#%k, I can’t read two-thirds of these books.’ It overwhelms me with sadness.” ~ David Bowie.