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Day 353 | I Would Be Your Slave

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.

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