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David Bowie – EPIC NEW VIDEO ‘The Next Day’ With Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard

Here I am, not quite dying…

I doubt the Catholic Church will be all that enthused about this video…but I sure am (said the chick with Catholic iconic imagery tattooed in various places on her body). Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard star in the controversial video with Bowie.

via Rolling Stone:

The video opens with a priest played by Oldman punching a street-urchin beggar in the face, then continuing into a club filled with clergy engaging in all sorts of un-priestly activity. A Christ-like Bowie sings from a stage while scantily clad women dance suggestively – until one of them, played by Cotillard, develops stigmata, bringing the party to a sudden, bloody halt.

I’m simply going to post this video real quick (along with the lyrics) and we can discuss the controversial clip in the COMMENTS, okay? 

“The Next Day”

“Look into my eyes”, he tells her
“I’m gonna say goodbye”, he says, yeah
“Do not cry”, she begs of him goodbye, yeah
All that day she thinks of his love, yeah

They whip him through the streets and alleys there
The gormless and the baying crowd right there
They can’t get enough of that doomsday song
They can’t get enough of it all


“Listen to the whores”, he tells her
He fashions paper sculptures of them
Then drags them to the river‘s bank in the cart
Their soggy paper bodies wash ashore in the dark
And the priest stiff in hate now demanding fun begin
Of his women dressed as men for the pleasure of that priest

Here I am, not quite dying
My body left to rot in a hollow tree
Its branches throwing shadows on the gallows for me
And the next day,
And the next,
And another day

Ignoring the pain of their particular diseases
They chase him through the alleys chase him down the steps
They haul him through the mud and they chant for his death
And drag him to the feet of the purple headed priest

First they give you everything that you want
Then they take back everything that you have
They live upon their feet and they die upon their knees
They can work with satan while they dress like the saints
They know god exists for the devil told them so
They scream my name aloud down into the well below

Here I am, not quite dying
My body left to rot in a hollow tree
Its’ branches throwing shadows on the gallows for me
And the next day,
And the next,
And another day.

Blink. Blink.  The line, “Purple-headed priest” grosses me out, man.

Sidebar: This reminds me of a joke (and I usually dislike ‘jokes’, but bear with me).

U2 are waiting to be let in at the gates of heaven. God is sitting in his throne and says, “Before I can let you in, I need each of you to tell me what you most believe in…” 

Adam goes first and says, “I believe in a sturdy bass line and that dating supermodels is a bad idea.” Adam enters heaven. 

The Edge is next. “I believe in the C chord, the G chord, and the D chord. And with those chords I believe I can change the world.’ The Edge follows Adam in. 

“I believe in a 4/4 beat, all day, every day”, Larry adds. He’s then allowed through the gates. 

“Now ,what do you believe in, Bono?” God asks. 

“I believe you’re sitting in my chair.”

I believe Bono better not sit in that chair, seeing as it belongs to Bowie.