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Tin Machine had a sad story to tell

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by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

It is easy to look back and make connections in placed you did not understand when first encountered.  This one song told me that the creative genius, David Bowie, was very good at telling the story. This song, “One Shot”, is mixed emotion turned all the way up to ‘eleven.’  I guess, sometimes, you can feel bad about the love you have lost while feeling good about a future mate.

Women . . . .You always mourn the break up of your first love.

One Shot
David Bowie’s Tin Machine
from Tin Machine II, 1991

Written by
Tony Sales, Hunt Sales, Reeves Gabrels and David Bowie

The last days were the meanest
Leanest days of our lives
You threw me the pieces

I started the fire
One thing led to a dead end
One shot put her away hey-hey

Look out on a green world
Windows and wives
No bedroom to run to
No miracle jive – no conversation

Then nothing meant nothing
Ten dollars tore us apart
One thing led to a dead end
One shot put her away

Then nothing meant nothing
Ten dollars tore us apart
One thing led to a dead end
One shot put her away
The last days were the meanest
Leanest days of our lives
One thing led to a dead end
One shot put her away

Look out on a green world
Windows and wives
No bedroom to run to
No miracle jive – no conversation

Hot love is the dearest
No money can buy
She burnt like a spitfire
One shot put her away

One shot put her away

Ah, hah huh
Ah, hah huh
Ah, hah huh

One shot put her away

Listen to “One Shot” by clicking here

Copyright © 1960-2016 Lawrence J. J. Leonard  All rights reserved.

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