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While it is uncertain what the song is really about (like other Bowie songs), the lyrics make oblique reference to life in post-9/11 New York. However the video clip, directed by Brumby Boylston of National Television, tells a surreal story using lenticular-postcard like images of a spaceship almost crashing into the modern American heartland. Bowie himself said of the song: "I’m not a political commentator, but I think there are times when I’m stretched to at least… read more

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  • Avatar for ms_scatterbrain
    QOTSA vibe [3] is awesome! great + great.
  • Avatar for Rud-Johns
    I got a better way
  • Avatar for theironictea
    Fantastic song. And indeed, I also noticed the resemblance to Queens of the Stone Age! Another wordplay from Bowie: "Nuclear star!"
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  • Avatar for XDRory
    No one else reminded of the end of TVC 15 at the end of this song?
  • Avatar for ericwhittle
    Lovely song. Makes me miss the early 2000's for some reason.
  • Avatar for FanThom
    perfect song, ideal single and opener for the album. DAVID IS MASTER! ;)
  • Avatar for Wild_Eyed_Girl
    David <3
  • Avatar for Arthur_Lima
    I was looking for this song for so long, one more from my childhood. Really cool music video.
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