"Beat of Your Drum" as written by and David Bowie....
Photograph king, watches you go
Fashions may change, heaven knows, but you still leave a stain on me

Supplement queen, your colours may fade
Seasons may change, weather blows, but you still leave a mark on me

Wrong-negative fades-never the twain, reckless and tame

I like the beat of your drum
I like to look in your eyes
I like to look through your things
I'd like to beat on your drum

I like the smell of your flesh
I like the dirt that you dish
I like the clothes that you wear
I'd like to beat on your drum

Disco brat-follow the pack
Watching you peel, heaven knows, prison can't hold all this greedy intention

Vanity's child-picture you now
Music may change-hi-di-ho keen to follow your nose

Wrong-love out of tune
Sweet is the night, bright light destroys me

I like the beat of your drum
I like to look in your eyes
I like to look through your things
I'd like to beat on your drum

I like the smell of your flesh
I like the dirt that you dish
I like the clothes that you wear
I'd like to beat on your drum

I'd like to beat on your drum
I'd like to beat on your drum
I like your face in the crowd
I'd like to beat on your drum

I'd like to beat on your drum
I'd like to beat on your drum
I'd like to blow on your horn
I'd like to beat on your drum


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"Beat of Your Drum" as written by David Bowie

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    My InterpretationWasn't this song post-"Labyrinth"? For some reason, I always associated this song as an ode to Jennifer Connelly. The musicality of the song starts off sounding like it's part of the movie soundtrack, then it goes all poppy and upbeat. I envision Bowie as the "Photograph King" who observes Connelly both on and off the set. In that context, the lyrics may come across a little leering lech-ish, but with the music, it's more like he's inspired and energized by her. Totally odd-ball interpretation, of course.
    themis2121on March 19, 2012   Link

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