Friday, 5 December 2008

bowie + mercury

every friday me and danceface rach take it in turns to choose a song, email it to the other, and then we listen at the same time in our offices across london, as loud as our ears can take it.

i can't believe how incredible this week's edition was. i'd forgotten how much this song can stop me in my tracks when i really, really listen. but now i remember.



Can't we give ourselves one more chance?
Why can't we give love that one more chance?
Why can't we give love, give love, give love, give love, give love, give love, give love, give love?
'Cos love's such an old fashioned word
And love dares you to care for the people on the edge of the night
And love dares you to change our way of caring about ourselves
This is our last dance...


wow.

3 comments:

rach said...

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=e6hQx9PW20E

reuben said...

i think it apt that bowie became a cold robot and creative shadow of his former self in the 90s (though still dashingly stylish and beautiful) - he always distanced himself from this collaboration.

freddie, of course, proved "too much love will kill you, every time".

Brandon said...

Whoah... this was playing on the car stereo this weekend and I had the same kind of "wow" reaction =)

Plus, I'm not ashamed to admit that hearing it always reminds me of the episode of Scrubs it was used in =)