Jareth’s Thoughts

The GM Has a Bowie Obsession

Jar’Eth sits in a window, looking out over his Labyrinth, one hand idly spinning his crystal balls. He sings quietly to the Minotaur babe on his lap-

Stinky weather fat, shaky hands
Dopey morning doc, grumpy goblins

Little wonder then, little wonder
You little wonder, little wonder you

Big screen dolls, and explosions
Sleepy time bashful but nude
Little wonder then, little wonder
You little wonder, little wonder you

Enter galactic see me to be you
It’s all in the tablets sneezy bhutan
You little wonder, little wonder
You little wonder, little wonder you

Mars happy nation sit on my karma
Dame meditation take me away
Little wonder then, little wonder
You little wonder, little wonder you

Sending me, so far away, so far away
Little wonder, little wonder you

Sending me, so far away, so far away
Little wonder, little wonder you

The Goblin King pauses, and whispers, “This is what CrIsis is, I wonder if they realize they are on the same path I walked.” He sings again-

When all the world was very young
And mountain magic heavy hung
The supermen would walk in file
Guardians of a loveless isle
And gloomy browed with super fear their tragic endless lives
Heaves nor sighs in solemn, perverse serenity
wondrous beings chained to life

Strange games they would play then
No death for the perfect men
Life rolls into one for them
So softly a super god cries

Where all were minds in uni-thought
Power is weird by mystics taught
No pain, no joy, no power too great
Colossal strength to grasp a fate
Where sad-eyed mermen tossed in slumbers
Nightmare dreams no mortal mind could hold
A man would tear his brother’s flesh, a chance to die
To turn to mold

Far out in the red-sky
Far out from the sad eyes
Strange, mad celebration
So softly a super god cries

Far out in the red-sky
Far out from the sad eyes
Strange, mad celebration
So softly a super god dies

“I am so lonely little one- it would be good to find one my equal again, if only for a moment.” His voice cracks slightly as he sings-

All our friends
Now seem so thin and frail
Slinky secrets
Hotter than the sun

No peachy frairs
No trendy rechauffe
I’m with you
So I can’t go on

All my violence raining tears upon the sheets
I’m bewildered, for we’re strangers when we meet

Blank walls call
Preening ourselves in the snow
Forget my name
But I’m over you

Blended sunrise
And it’s a dying world
Humming Rheingold
We scavenge up our clothes

All my violence, raging tears upon the sheets
I’m resentful, for we’re strangers when we meet

Cold tired fingers
Tapping out your memories
Halfway sadness
Dazzled by the new

Your embrace
It was all that I feared
That whirling room
We trade by vendu

“Perhaps it is my time, little one, we shall see”. He sings out, stronger again.

As the cheerless towns pass my window
I can see a washed out moon through the fog
And then a voice inside my head breaks the analogue
And says

Follow me down to the valley below
You know
Moonlight is bleeding from out of your soul

I survived against the will of my twisted folk
But in the deafness of my world the silence broke
And said

Follow me down to the valley below
You know
Moonlight is bleeding from out of your soul
Follow me down to the valley below
You know
Moonlight is bleeding from out of your soul

My David don’t you worry
This cold world is not for you
So rest your head upon me
I have strength to carry you

(Ghosts of the twenties rising)
(Golden summers just holding you)

Follow me down to the valley below
(Follow me follow me down)
You know
Moonlight is bleeding from out of your soul
Follow me down to the valley below
(Follow me follow me down)
You know
Moonlight is bleeding from out of your soul

Come to us, Lazarus
It’s time for you to go

“I do admire their hope you know, it reminds me of simpler times. I will grant them a wish if they succeed, for they should continue to believe and hope, even if that has been washed from myself.”

I, I wish you could swim
Like the dolphins
Like dolphins can swim

Though nothing, nothing will keep us together
We can beat them, forever and ever
Oh, we can be heroes just for one day

I, I will be King
And you, you will be Queen
Though nothing will drive them away
We can be heroes just for one day
We can be us just for one day

I, I can remember
(I remember)
Standing by the wall
(By the wall)
And the guns, shot above our heads
(Over our heads)
And we kissed, as though nothing could fall
(Nothing could fall)

And the shame, was on the other side
Oh, we can beat them, forever and ever
Then we could be heroes just for one day

We can be heroes
We can be heroes
We can be heroes just for one day
We can be heroes

A tribute to the great David Bowie. #BowieForever
Songs in order are:
Little Wonder
The Supermen
Strangers When We Meet
Lazarus
Heroes

Jareth picture from The Jim Henson Company
Bowie in Lazarus video from Columbia Records

 

5 Responses to “Jareth’s Thoughts

  • This was a lot of fun….

  • …Serious obsession…almost as serious as the obsession with “The Princess Bride”

  • Nice imagery and a beautiful devotion!

    • Thanks you sir. I am not afraid to say I miss him

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