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"Quicksand" is a song written by David Bowie in 1971 for the album Hunky Dory; it was recorded on 14 July 1971. This ballad features multi-tracked acoustic guitars and a string arrangement by Mick Ronson. Producer Ken Scott, having recently engineered George Harrison's album All Things Must Pass, attempted to create a similarly powerful acoustic sound with this track. Lyrically the song, like much of Bowie's work at this time, was influenced by Buddhism, occultism, and Friedrich Nietzsche's concept of… read more

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  • Avatar for Kiyoshi_95
    The lyrics are forever mind-blowing. [2]
  • Avatar for HeavyMetal_LM
    Como é que uma pessoa consegue escrever uma letra tão sensacional como essa
  • Avatar for Kiss_N_The_Rain
    I'll see you at the next Bardo, David.
  • Avatar for sunheadbowed
    The lyrics are forever mind-blowing.
  • Avatar for inhocvince
    "Knowledge comes with death's release." Rest in peace, David. :( (2)
  • Avatar for Nikouh
    Damn the lyrics are just amazing.
  • Avatar for gokunirvana
    It was hard to compete against Life on Mars? or The Bewlay Brothers, but this has become my favorite Hunky Dory track in recent times. Bowie's vocal melody and lyrics are perfect.
  • Avatar for licoricepizza
    "Knowledge comes with death's release." Rest in peace, David. :(
  • Avatar for hessel-z
    This really has been growing onto me. What a wonderful song.
  • Avatar for theironictea
    Masterpiece.

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