Time – He’s waiting in the wings
He speaks of senseless things
His script is you and me boys
Time – He flexes like a whore
Falls wanking to the floor
His trick is you and me, boy
Time – In Quaaludes and red wine
Demanding Billy Dolls
And other friends of mine
Take your time
I’m honestly not sure what I think about this. I’ve never been much of a fan of Lady Gaga and her debt to Bowie was so apparent it bordered on plagiarism. Some of the performance here is not bad, but somehow she manages to trivialize the importance of the music and focus too much on the imagery.
I feel this effort from young New Zealander, Lorde is probably more honest and has the advantage of being backed by Bowie’s last touring band (including the inestimable Gail Ann Dorsey).
One thing both tributes do achieve is to remind us again just how many amazing musical moments this insanely talented man gave us.