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These are lyrics by David Bowie that we think are kind of nonsensical.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics, David Bowie

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David Bowie's, "Ashes To Ashes"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
We are hoping to kick but the planet is glowing
Why They're Nonsensical:
What are they hoping to kick, and why? Also, why would the planet's glow affect that?
Submitted by: Frank
David Bowie's, "Cat People (Putting Out The Fire)"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
...And I'm putting out the fire with gasoline.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Wouldn't gasoline make a fire even bigger or was this an intentional contradiction?
Submitted by: Steve
David Bowie's, "New York's In Love"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
New York's in love
Goo goo goo goo goo goo
Why They're Nonsensical:
Couldn't find any suitable words in the chorus' last line, could we Mr. Aladdin Insane? Still, it's a terrific song from rock's favorite karma chameleon of sound + vision.
Submitted by: Kareem Abdul-Montana
David Bowie's, "TVC15"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Why They're Nonsensical:
David Bowie himself has said that it has no literal meaning, that it's just random letters and numbers meant to convey a mood. Let it be a lesson to us all to never use cocaine.
Submitted by: Princess Ana
David Bowie's, "The Man Who Sold The World"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I must have died alone, a long long time ago
Why They're Nonsensical:
Not possible because he was alive when he recorded that!
Submitted by: Stephanie
David Bowie's, "The Man Who Sold The World"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
We passed upon the stairs, spoke of was and when.
Although I wasn't there, I made my way back home.
Why They're Nonsensical:
I love this song and wouldn't want to change it for the world, but this, in typical David Bowie manner, makes no sense whatsoever! (But perhaps the "I wasn't there" line could refer to what was being spoken about as he passed the person on the stairs? Still, it's kinda confusing.)
Submitted by: Jonas Dygd
David Bowie's, "Watch That Man"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
A lemon in a bag played the Tiger Rag
Why They're Nonsensical:
Look at it. Of course it makes no sense whatsoever. Bowie has millions like this. To him, the words don't seem to need a meaning; they are used to create a picture or an impression.
Submitted by: Matt Stevenson

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