Steel on the skyline
Sky made of glass
Made for a real world
All things must pass
Waiting for something
Looking for someone
Is there no reason?
Have I stared too long?
Oo-o, Oo-o
You say you'll leave me
And when the sun is low
And the rays high
I can see it now
I can feel it die
Oo-o, Oo-o

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"Heathen (The Rays)" as written by David Bowie


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  • +2
    General CommentDoes no one care about the latter part of Bowie's career? It's still surprising to think that he wrote and recorded this before 9/11 took place.
    HalloweenJackon May 04, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song seems like our future.
    the first verse sounds like our countires enclosed in domes because the pollution has gotten so bad.
    The second verse sounds like someone waiting for the anti-christ.
    The last verse sounds like the end of the world.
    Very deep stuff.
    Does David Have ESP?
    I suggest Britney Spears to have a listen.
    meaningmanon August 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like he borrowed parts of the "Strangers When We Meet" melody for this.
    ratanxon September 16, 2008   Link
  • -3
    General CommentDoes he even have a latter career? Seems it went nowhere after his initial success, although personally I find the man quite talented.
    Thisaintozkidon May 04, 2012   Link

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