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Life On Mars?

In honor of NASA landing their most advanced Mars Rover, Curiosity, on the surface of the Red Planet, I’m posting David Bowie‘s classic song. At first listen, it seems to be a simple, understated track, but it holds up to repeat listening because of the depth and complexity of the arrangement. The lyrics make little sense, and are probably not meant to be interpreted literally; how much you get out of them depends on what you bring to the table. The video embedded below was shot in 1973 in Earls Court, London.

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David Bowie – Life On Mars? at YouTube.