Wednesday, April 26, 2006

David Bowie - Underground


No one can blame you,
For walking away.
Too much rejection, (na na)
No love injection. (na na)
Life can be easy,
It's not always swell.
Don't tell me truth hurts, little girl,
'Cause it hurts like hell.
But down in the underground,
You'll find someone true.
Down in the underground,
A land serene,
A crystal moon, ah, ah.

It's only forever,
Not long at all.
Lost and lonely,
That's underground.
Underground.

Daddy, daddy, get me out of here.
Ha ha i'm underground.
Heard about a place today.
Where nothing never hurts again.
Daddy, daddy, get me out of here
Ah ha i'm underground.
Sister sister, please take me down.
Ah ah i'm underground.
Daddy, daddy, get me out of here.

No one can blame you,
For walking away.
Too much rejection, (na na)
No love injection. (na na)
But down in the underground,
You'll find someone true.
Down in the underground,
A land serene,
A crystal moon, ah, ah.

It's only,
It's only forever,
It's not long at all.
The lost and the lonely,
That's underground.
Underground.

Daddy, daddy, get me out of here.
Heard about a place today,
Where nothing never hurts again.
Daddy, daddy, get me out of here.
Ha ha i'm underground.
Sister, sister, please take me down.
Ah ha i'm underground.
Daddy, daddy, get me out.

Wanna live underground. [x7]

Daddy, daddy, get me out of here.
Ah ha i'm underground.
Sister sister please take me down.
Ah ha i'm underground.
Ah ha i'm underground.
Ah ha i'm underground.
Daddy, daddy, please...
Daddy, daddy, please...
Wanna live underground.
Wanna live underground.
Wanna live underground.
I heard this song on XM today, and it reminded me of how much I really enjoyed this song and all the others on Labyrinth. What is this song about… it’s about suicide. Granted it takes on an entirely new meaning when placed in the movie that it is in, but nonetheless the song is about a lonely soul’s, constantly plagued by depression and rejection, contemplation of suicide and how its effects are irreversible. Ironically, the song actually sounds very hopeful and uplifting, negating the lyrics of the song. So full of wonderful absurdity!

“It’s only forever… not long at all.” This is a fine example of some sort of weird-ass paradox… an optimistic pessimism (or pessimistic optimism, can’t decide on which.) As many know, I love paradoxes and absurdities… not just because they are odd, but because they are so incredibly prevalent in everything, everyday, everywhere. Most people just seem to overlook these precious gifts that make life so interesting!

Enough about the song… I’d rather briefly discuss the movie and its inherent ironies and absurdities. First off, a brief overview of the movie for those who have never seen it. This is a classic 80’s movie that I vividly remember watching as a child. It tells of how a girl could no longer stand her life and wishes for goblins to take away her screaming baby brother… she must then journey to rescue him in a strange land (The Labyrinth) ruled by the king of the goblins. What’s not to like? Hell, it’s even produced by mastermind George Lucas (in his prime before he went psycho and arguably fubar’d the prequels to his wonderful masterpiece Star Wars.)

Over the years and after viewing it countless times, I’ve come to the conclusion that Labyrinth is clearly a symbolic tale of a young girl's acceptance of her sexuality. Unfortunately this take on the movie is completely overshadowed by David Bowie’s bulging penis sheathed in spandex. Honestly, his protruding penis should be listed first on the opening credits of the movie as it’s prominently featured in nearly all of his scenes… the penis explicitly steals the show. Labyrinth is definitely chock full 'o cock.

So my question… how did this movie ever get a PG rating? This is considered a “family” movie. This movie is completely overrun by sexual innuendo and pretty damn explicit imagery (in my opinion, all the elements necessary to be at the top of my movie list… which in all fairness is probably why I love it so much!)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Labyrinth is my favourite film ever!

But I must warn you... Never have sex to the soundtrack from Labyrinth... I learnt this the difficult way: My (then) boyfriend and I were bouncing away quite happily through "The Firey Song" and "Dance Magic Dance", but then the dulcet tones of Bisexuality's David Bowie in "As The World Falls Down" knocked me clear unconscious, and I feel asleep during sex! Heehee!

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Frank said...

LOL!!! How ironic considering that song is a dream sequence in the movie! Of course Sarah had eaten a magical peach, rather than an enchanted cock! :-P