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David Bowie

Always Crashing In The Same Car

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“Always Crashing in the Same Car” is a song by David Bowie from his album Low from 1977. The song’s lyrics express the frustration of making the same mistake over and over. The narrator of the song recounts driving at high speed in circles around a hotel garage, cautiously checking for danger, yet still inevitably crashing, while a girl named Jasmine looks on. The song refers to a real life incident in Bowie’s life that occurred at the height of his cocaine addiction. Driving his Mercedes, Bowie had spotted a drug dealer on the streets who he believed had ripped him off. In retaliation, Bowie repeatedly rammed his own car into the dealer’s car, after which he returned to his hotel and ended up driving around in circles in the hotel’s underground garage. There are two... Read on...

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