This is yet another of Bowie’s prayer-songs. For a long time I heard this as an entreaties to an out-of reach prospective lover. I viewed is as similar to “Be My a Wife” in that in exchange for love, Bowie isn’t offering anything terribly mutual or attractive in return. But that’s not what the song is about- it is instead a plea to God for revelation. Bowie offers submission in exchange for some sign that his prayers are being heard. This is a companion piece to “A Better Future,” which I posted two days ago, and like that song I could easily imagine Bowie singing this to himself a year ago as time was running out. Album: Heathen.