"Looking for Water" as written by Alex Parks, Judie Tzuke and Graham Patrick Kearns....
Silver leaves are spinning round
Take my hand as we go down and down and down
Looking for water
But I lost God in a New York minute
Don't know about you but my heart's not in it
(Looking looking looking)
I'm looking for water
I'm looking for water
(Looking looking looking)
I can't breathe the air
Can't raise the fight
'Cause all we've got left is a beat in the night
And I'm
Looking for water
Looking for water
Looking for water
Looking looking

Take my hand as we go down and down
Leave it all behind nothing will be found
I'm looking for water
I'm looking for water
Looking for water
(Looking looking)
I'm looking for water
Looking everywhere
Looking for water
Looking here and there
I'm looking for water
I'm looking for water
Looking for water
(Looking looking)

I can't live in this cage
I can't eat this candy
To the ends of the Earth
To this pain in my head
The look in your eyes
That never means never
The dawns early light
Baby dumb is forever

(Looking looking)
(Looking looking)

Looking for water
(Looking looking)
I'm looking for water
Looking for water
(Looking looking)
I'm looking for water
Looking for water
(Looking looking)
I'm looking for water
Looking for water
(Looking looking)
I'm looking for water
Looking for water
(Looking looking)
I'm looking for water
Looking for water


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"Looking for Water" as written by David Bowie

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    General Commenti think bowie once said that this song was actually about looking for oil.
    hallospacegirlon September 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is much darker than that. It sounds like it was written from the POV of one of the people who jumped from the WTC on September 11th.

    Also, the correct lyric "I lost God in a New York minute"
    ratanxon September 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is David talking about religion. How?

    When he mentions "I lost God in a New York minute", made me realize, he's looking for something to save his life (looking for water), and when he says

    I can't live in this cage, I can't eat this candy
    The edge of the earth to the spin in my head
    The look in your eyes and never means never
    The dawn's early light, baby, dark is forever",

    I believe that's him saying that he can't keep on living without a firm belief in something, because hes going to live a terrible life after.

    I don't know, that's just what i thought about the song.
    TheAcidSoundon February 11, 2007   Link
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    General Comment Looking for Water? Let's see... I think it MAY be a reference to the movie THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, in which the handsome and talented Mister Bowie portrayed a naive, tangerine-tressed, angel-faced spaceman who landed on Earth in search of -- yup, water! So, it MAY refer to that movie and its otherworldly hero

    "I can't live in this cage, I can't eat this candy." may be a reference to Bowie's alien character's inability to completely emulate the customs and lifestyles of Earth folk.
    CuteSparkinaon November 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCheck out the Zoos of Berlin cover. I love it more than the original.
    q_lingon December 28, 2008   Link

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