"Black Country Rock" as written by and David Bowie....
Pack a pack horse and rest up here on
Black country rock
You never know, you might find it here on
Black country rock

Pack a pack horse and rest up here on
Black country rock
You never know, you might find it here on
Black country rock

Some say the view is crazy
But you may adopt another point of view
So if it's much too hazy
You can leave my friend and me with fond adieu

Pack a pack horse and rest up here on
Black country rock
You never know, you might find it here on
Black country rock

Pack a pack horse and rest up here on
Black country rock
You never know, you might find it here on
Black country rock

Some say the view is crazy
But you may adopt another point of view
So if it's much too hazy
You can leave my friend and me with fond adieu

Some say the view is crazy
But you may adopt another point of view
So if it's much too hazy
You can leave my friend and me with fond adieu, ah


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"Black Country Rock" as written by David Bowie

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  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is the comic relief on TMWSTW. 'Nuff said.
    davidbowiefan1on October 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentblack country = mind? thats pretty convincing, but what exactly gives you that idea? and how is it a tribute to Marc Bolan?
    mebrengunner2on August 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBLACK COUNTRY ROCK.LED ZEPPELIN,BLACK SABBATH, FROM THE BLACK COUNTRY, WEST MIDLANDS.
    Lamprey pie.on September 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentArt is always susceptible of a multitude of interpretations, but "black" music (as soul, gospel, blues, jazz, r&b, etc. were once referred to), "country", and "rock" were, roughly, the categorical divisions of English-speaking popular music at the time Bowie was writing this song. They also represented divisions in society that sorely needed, and arguably still need bridging. On one level, then, I have always taken it to be an ode to pop music and it's place in the culture, which, although not as formal or sophisticated as some other types of discourse, still offers a more or less level playing field for people to come together to experience and appreciate each other's creativity
    amoebiuson September 28, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI believe this was a tribute to Marc Bolan
    Duielon February 11, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentAs they say over here in the Black Country (west of Birmingham, UK) yow'm all saft!
    Handsworthianon July 03, 2012   Link
  • -2
    General CommentThis song is about drugs. Black rock is a slang name for crack cocaine. Bowie did a lot of cocaine. By using the term "black country rock" and "up here" Bowie conjures images of a mountain. He's equating
    getting high on cocaine with taking a trip to black country rock. The lyrics "you never know, you might find it here" refer to the mind opening experience of getting high and the experience you have while being high. The line "if it's much too hazy" refers to the clouded state of mind that drugs cause. The last two lines refer to those who simply aren't into drugs and don't like them, to whom Bowie's advice is to leave him and his high friend alone to experience it themselves if you aren't up for such an experience.
    juffmanon December 26, 2007   Link
  • -3
    General Commentblack country = mind
    rock = center

    meditate enough and you'll get some fortuitious developments that may view as crazy but you may adopt another point of view. Doesn't anyone pay attention to what the man did in his free time? He was an occult/magic/yoga FREAK!!! Nay, Aspirant.
    liplexon September 27, 2006   Link

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