David Bowie

The world wakes to the news of the death of David Bowie, song-writer supreme, majestic performer, artist, innovator and actor, his music touched millions and continues to do so. A man with a deep interest in the mystery and philosophy of life, as evidenced by his lyrics, especially his earlier work. Perhaps it’s not so well known that he had an interest in Tibet and it’s Buddhist culture, and so we understand was at one time associated with a respected Tibetan teacher in London. While not an outspoken activist against China’s occupation of Tibet his writing, as ever obliquely, in his song ‘Seven Years In Tibet’ is a powerful statement.

“Are you okay?
You’ve been shot in the head
And I’m holding your brains”
The old woman said
So I drink in the shadows
Of an evening sky
See nothing at all

The stars look so special
And the snow looks so old
The frail form is drifting
Beyond the orc’s zone
Time to question the mountain
Why pigs can fly?
It’s nothing at all

I praise to you
Nothing ever goes away

I praise to you
Nothing ever goes
I praise to you

I praise to you
Nothing ever goes away
I praise to you
Nothing ever goes

I praise to you
Nothing ever goes away
I praise to you
Nothing ever goes, nothing ever goes
Nothing

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