David Bowie - Get Real - The Song

David Bowie - Get Real - The Song

Joined: November 9th, 2010, 2:53 pm

August 15th, 2011, 2:16 pm #1

I read a lot of his fans don't consider this to be a very good song!

Why is that?

I find it excellent and the lyrics are very good.

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Oh pity us here we angels of lead
We're dead, we're sick hanging by thread
Get real
Get real

You can't stop meaningful teenage cries
From deep behind fifty year old eyes
Get real
Get real

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I'm scared to touch
Too tense to be undone
I walk the streets
Not expecting morning sun

Against the voice of doom
Failures fall all over town

I guess I should, I feel I should
Get real
Get real

What's up?
What happened when I wasn't around?
Who did what?
What went down?

Get real
Get real

Think about myself it happens to me
It happens in the tunnel when I let myself feel

Get real
Get real

CHORUS

I feel it all through breakdowns falling all over town
I feel I should, I guess I should

Get real
Get real
Get real
Get real

The dazzle of light
The rape of life
The seed, the curse
The jazz of life

Get real
Get real

Get real
Get real



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August 15th, 2011, 2:29 pm #2

I love it! It's really under-appreciated.

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August 15th, 2011, 2:32 pm #3

i think it sucks...waay better outtakes. nothing to be desired sucks as well.

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August 15th, 2011, 2:50 pm #4

It was a bit weird hearing at the end of the Japanese import of the Outside album. It reminds me of 'Julie' for some reason, another track I like.

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August 15th, 2011, 2:55 pm #5

i like get real and nothing to be desired....i don't groove on julie but i love girls...
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August 15th, 2011, 3:09 pm #6

I actually quite like both "Get Real" and "Nothing to Be Desired"

the only problem I have with "Get Real" is that is sounds like the intro has been cut... like - it's just STARTING right at the beginning

or like... if it was supposed to segue off another song or something

know what I mean?

I'm also curious as to when it was recorded... like if it was from the original sessions, or the later ones in New York
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August 15th, 2011, 4:01 pm #7

It was a bit weird hearing at the end of the Japanese import of the Outside album. It reminds me of 'Julie' for some reason, another track I like.

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August 15th, 2011, 4:02 pm #8

i think it sucks...waay better outtakes. nothing to be desired sucks as well.

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Come here mama....and dig this crazy scene
He's not too fancy....but his line is pretty clean
"i think it sucks...waay better outtakes. nothing to be desired sucks as well."


But why do you the songs suck Wok?

What is it about 'Get Real' & 'Nothing To Be Desired' that you do not like?

Nothing To Be Desired-David Bowie

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'Get Real' is pure (*clever*) Bowie pop and 'Nothing To Be Desired' is very Avant-garde.

EDIT: Both ends of the Bowie sound world so to speak

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August 15th, 2011, 4:10 pm #9

i heard the album outside...i had hearts filthy lesson single. i read about these "b's" and thought "wow! more outsie material i don't have...it must be stellar." i also read one of the biogrpahies that mentioned the bonkers fact bowie recites "heroes" in german at the end of nothing to be desired -- avante-garde as you say! i thought...these tracks must be winners. get real sounds like dodgey elevator muzack to me and nothing to be desired just makes me think...oh yeah, so that why it's not on the album...

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August 15th, 2011, 4:15 pm #10

i heard get real first btw...but i still had high hopes for nothing to be desired and ended up more disappointed...the hours...b's...now there's class! nobody calls is legeues ahead of nothing to be desired...

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August 15th, 2011, 4:17 pm #11

i heard the album outside...i had hearts filthy lesson single. i read about these "b's" and thought "wow! more outsie material i don't have...it must be stellar." i also read one of the biogrpahies that mentioned the bonkers fact bowie recites "heroes" in german at the end of nothing to be desired -- avante-garde as you say! i thought...these tracks must be winners. get real sounds like dodgey elevator muzack to me and nothing to be desired just makes me think...oh yeah, so that why it's not on the album...

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Come here mama....and dig this crazy scene
He's not too fancy....but his line is pretty clean
Thanx for your views Wok

I still think that Bowie should release a proper album of the 'Outside' Outtakes. I've heard all the boot recordings and I'm sure at least one CD of the outtakes would be worth a release.

Maybe on the anniversary issue?

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August 15th, 2011, 4:55 pm #12

it's one of my bigest wish, Ant.

we have so many outtakes from the 70's and so few from the 90's
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August 15th, 2011, 5:02 pm #13

you know...

I read that too (about there being "Heroes" in german at the end of "Nothing to Be Desired")

but I've never been able to hear it! Ok wait... that's not totally true.

yes - I definitely hear dialogue that sounds german... but what section of "Heroes/ Helden" is it?

I even just pulled of the lyrics to Helden... and tried to compare what I heard to those lyrics, and it doesn't seem to match up anywhere...

(I'm even using the "fan edit" that bumps up the volume at the end of the track)
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August 15th, 2011, 5:05 pm #14

I've always liked the track. Was it used in a movie?

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August 16th, 2011, 1:23 pm #15

yeah the bonus tracks from the outside period are not very memorable unlike the heathen era bonus tracks and the hours bonus tracks are pretty good too.
nothing to be desired is a lot worse than get real tho.
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