"TVC 15" as written by and David Bowie....
Up every evening 'bout half eight or nine
I give my complete attention to a very good friend of mine
He's quadraphonic, he's a, he's got more channels
So hologramic, oh my T V see one five
I brought my baby home, she, she sat around forlorn
She saw my T V see one five, baby's gone, she
She crawled right in, oh my
She crawled right in my
So hologramic, oh my T V see one five
Oh, so demonic, oh my T V see one five

VERSE
Maybe if I pray every, each night I sit there pleading
"Send back my dream test baby, she's my main feature"
My T V see one five, he, he just stares back unblinking
So hologramic, oh my T V see one five
One of these nights I may just
Jump down that rainbow way. be with my baby, then
We'll spend some time together
So hologramic, oh my T V see one five
My baby's in there someplace, love's rating in the sky
So hologramic, oh my T V see one five

CHORUS
Transition
Transmission
Transition
Transmission

Oh my T V see one five, oh oh, T V see one five
Oh my T V see one five, oh oh, T V see one five
Oh my T V see one five, oh oh, T V see one five
Oh my T V see one five, oh oh, T V see one five

VERSE
Oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh (3 times)
CHORUS
Oh my T V see one five, oh oh, T V see one five (repeat ad inf.)


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"TVC15" as written by David Bowie

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  • +4
    General CommentThis is a song about a drug-induced hallucination that Iggy Pop had wherein it appeared that his TV devoured his girlfriend.
    TedPikulon July 07, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI've read this is about a story Iggy Pop told Bowie once: apparently Iggy and his girlfriend were dropping acid, and Iggy hallucinated that his TV ate his girlfriend. Bowie being Bowie, naturally, he takes it a couple steps farther in technological-paranoia-impersonalization-etc.
    WolfTicketson June 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah, I believe that the Iggy story is the origin for this one. Sort of unrelated note here, but I know that at least some of the music from Station to Station was meant to be part of the soundtrack for "The Man Who Fell To Earth" and this song always reminds me of the scene where Thomas Newton is sitting and watching the walls of TVs and he is sort of consumed by them. Man, that's a freaky-ass movie.
    Bonehead XLon June 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentExcellent! The Iggy Pop history bit makes this once beautiful, yet akward, song another perfect song by David Bowie.
    ejownz6on August 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow

    I had no idea.

    That's great. I love it. So poetic with the clues. Without the Iggy Pop story, it was just oddly pretty poetry.
    coo2kachooon April 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow

    I had no idea.

    That's great. I love it. So poetic with the clues. Without the Iggy Pop story, it was just oddly pretty poetry.
    coo2kachooon April 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt makes so much since now... with Iggy thrown in there.
    Thanks.
    Buddha of Suburbiaon August 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think Bowie got the number TVC15 from a television production company in New York or something like that. Anyway, for my money it's Bowie's best songs and one of the best ever. How could you not be happy listening to this?
    PeaceFrog33on October 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh I remember reading that too, this songs kinda like I am the Walrus, only the writer could tell us what it really means.

    Not that I am the Walrus was supposed to make sense. :D
    PtolemyKittyon December 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's not like I Am The Walrus, since Lennon has said that the lyrics of the song mean precisely nothing. This song does have some kind of meaning though, however obscure.
    whapcapnon September 01, 2006   Link

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