“As The World Falls Down”

So recently many great artist have passed away that helped shape the music we listen to now. While I know of the others and listened to their work, I love David Bowie’s music most. And though he has numerous songs that are amazing, I have a special place in my heart for “As The World Fall Downs”. I first heard this song years ago when I watched Labyrinth where Bowie starred as the Goblin King. This movie to me was great (kinda weird I’ll admit) because of its totally 80’s vibe with some fairytale characteristics thrown in. It’s also the first time I was introduced to Bowie and his unique sound and style. The scene this song is featured in is also one of my favorite scenes too, definitely had a magical, princess/weird evil prince feel to it.

The song itself I love too. Probably because it reminds me of the movie, but also because of the music and melody; the opening notes have a huge 80’s vibe to them which I love. It seems like a simple melody, but sometimes those are the best. The way he sings this song adds to its amazingness too. When he sings the lyrics his voice changes throughout the whole song and has such an uniquely Bowie sound. I also like the lyrics (they are a little creepy considering he sings this to a 16 year old girl in the movie). They have a very somber, sad quality that holds some truth; sometimes love is not an amazing thing, it can hurt. Overall, this song has a special quality to me, whether it be from the movie, the lyrics, the sound, the artist, or all of it combined; I really like it. Watch the movie, listen to the song and appreciate the very signature style of David Bowie.

“As The World Falls Down”
There’s such a sad love
Deep in your eyes.
A kind of pale jewel
Open and closed
Within your eyes.
I’ll place the sky
Within your eyes.

There’s such a fooled heart
Beatin’ so fast
In search of new dreams.
A love that will last
Within your heart.
I’ll place the moon
Within your heart.

As the pain sweeps through,
Makes no sense for you.
Every thrill is gone.
Wasn’t too much fun at all,
But I’ll be there for you-ou-ou
As the world falls down.

Falling.
Falling down.
Falling in love.

I’ll paint you mornings of gold.
I’ll spin you Valentine evenings.
Though we’re strangers ’til now,
We’re choosing the path
Between the stars.
I’ll leave my love
Between the stars.

As the pain sweeps through,
Makes no sense for you.
Every thrill is gone.
Wasn’t too much fun at all,
But I’ll be there for you-ou-ou
As the world falls down.

Falling
As the world falls down.
Falling
As the world falls down.
Falling.
Falling.
Falling.
Falling in love
As the world falls down.
Falling.
Falling.
Falling.
Falling.
Falling in love
As the world falls down.
Makes no sense at all.
Makes no sense to fall.
Falling
As the world falls down.
Falling.
Falling in love
As the world falls down.
Falling.
Falling
Falling in love
As the world falls down.

 

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