Friday, November 12, 2010

Tonight (and lately) I've been singing my favorite parts from David Bowie's weird song "Time," all of the words of which I have no idea, and the beginning bugs me so much, but I love the lines

"I had so many dreams/I had so many breakthroughs" and "But all I had to give was the guilt for dreaming."

I was saddened to look up the lyrics just now and discover that my most favorite part, which I sing obsessively is actually "we should be on by now."

All this time I've been thinking it was "We should be home by now," repeated over and over, which to me has always seemed like such a great, sad, wonderful thing to say in the way that David Bowie does.

Oh well. I suppose I'll go on singing it that way.

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