My name is Mr. Touchshriek
Of Touchshriek with mail over and fantasy
My shop sells egg shells off the shesores and empty females

I'm thinking of leasing the room above my shop
To a Mr. Walloff Domburg
A reject from the world wide intellect

He's a broken man
I'm also a broken man

It would be nice to have company
We could have great conversations
Looking through windows for demons
And watching the young advance in all electric

Some of the houses around here still have inhabitants in them
I'm not sure if they're from this country or not
I don't get to speak much to anyone or that sort of thing
If I had another broken man
Oh, I dream of something like that





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    General CommentSounds like a part in the "1984" book when both the main character and Julia went up to this room and looked around where this place was in the outskirts of town where all the lower class people were. bowie's awesome.
    Rayquestoon July 27, 2011   Link
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    General Commentabout a man on inner immigration, who needs company of his own
    thehexmanon May 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis man is obviously lonely. This is one of the five segues from the 1995 album, 1.Outside. He is one of many suspects in the murder of Baby Grace Blue...read the liner notes in the album. It'll explain everything.
    davidbowiefan1on September 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love his name. Touchshriek. Like, you touch him and he'll shriek. So sad. "Watching the young advance all electric." What a beautiful description of youth, from the viewpoint of a tired old man who was left behind.
    hallospacegirlon January 24, 2008   Link

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