Monday, 5 December 2016
Musical Advent Day 5: "I Can't Give Everything Away" David Bowie
I'm still a relative apprentice when it comes to Bowie, though I've expanded my collection quite a bit over the last couple of years. This tune was the third single from David's final album, "Blackstar", released two days before his death. I was surprised by how affected I was by his passing, particularly on the day the news broke. "I Can't Give Everything Away" brings the album to an uplifting close even though the lyrics seem to be about not being able to let on that he is dying.