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The Gift of Sound and Vision: David Bowie and the album Low

David Bowie - Low
David Bowie – Low

 

Low was my favorite David Bowie Album, and why am I not surprised that the cover is orange?  I came across this image on Pinterest, and when I listened to the songs again, I was struck by “Sound and Vision,” and Bowie’s opening question, “Don’t you wonder sometimes ’bout sound and vision?”  I struggled with depression when I was in my teens, and this song moved me with the image of “pale blinds drawn all day” but also the bracing electric blue room,  and waiting for the gift of sound and vision.  For me this held a flash of hope, the possibility of singing in the midst of sadness, of finding the wonder in sound and vision.
“Sound And Vision” by David Bowie

Don’t you wonder sometimes
‘Bout sound and vision

Blue, blue, electric blue
That’s the colour of my room
Where I will live
Blue, blue

Pale blinds drawn all day
Nothing to do, nothing to say
Blue, blue

I will sit right down,
Waiting for the gift of sound and vision
And I will sing, waiting for the gift of sound and vision
Drifting into my solitude,
over my head

Don’t you wonder sometimes
‘Bout sound and vision

 

 

 

 

3 comments

  1. Hi Margaret,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog again. My husband and I were big David Bowie fans – even managed to see him live once, driving to the concert on a motorcycle – aaahhh now that was a long time ago!

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