Mar 9, 2012

Five Years-The Rise& Fall of Ziggy Stardust series!

I decided to do my first ever character series inspired by the classic album from David Bowie; The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars from 1972! I'm a huge self professed David Bowie Fan, and Ziggy is possibly my favorite album. I adore the back story of this album, It's so vivid and it seems so real. If I were too explain it it would be a really long post, so I'll save it for the end.

The first look in the series is for 5 years, the very first song from the album. This song sets the stage for the album. The setting is a pseudo wasteland type planet Earth, in which there are only 5 years left to live on this planet, the kids; essentially are left to fend for themselves as the Adults have all lost touch with reality.


Pushing thru the market square, so many mothers sighing
News had just come over, we had five years left to cry in
News guy wept and told us, earth was really dying
Cried so much his face was wet, then I knew he was not lying
I heard telephones, opera house, favourite melodies
I saw boys, toys electric irons and T.V.'s
My brain hurt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare
I had to cram so many things to store everything in there
And all the fat-skinny people, and all the tall-short people
And all the nobody people, and all the somebody people
I never thought I'd need so many people

A girl my age went off her head, hit some tiny children
If the black hadn't a-pulled her off, I think she would have killed them
A soldier with a broken arm, fixed his stare to the wheels of a Cadillac
A cop knelt and kissed the feet of a priest, and a queer threw up at the sight of that

I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlour, drinking milk shakes cold and long
Smiling and waving and looking so fine, don't think
you knew you were in this song
And it was cold and it rained so I felt like an actor
And I thought of Ma and I wanted to get back there
Your face, your race, the way that you talk
I kiss you, you're beautiful, I want you to walk

We've got five years, stuck on my eyes
Five years, what a surprise
We've got five years, my brain hurts a lot
Five years, that's all we've got (x4)
Five years (x5)

xxstay cheeky