David Bowie’s Haunting Lyrics To His Last Song Lazarus is a Farewell From a Man Who Knew about His Death

The lyrics to David Bowie’s final song suggest the singer was preparing to say goodbye, as he tells fans: ‘Look up here, I’m in heaven’.

Lazarus, which was released last month, includes a series of cryptic lyrics which have become posthumously poignant, since his death was announced this morning. In the song, Bowie sings about having ‘nothing left to lose’ before promising he will be ‘free like a bluebird’, adding: ‘Ain’t that just like me’? Three days before he died, Bowie released the video for the song, which shows him trapped in a hospital bed, his frail body shaking beneath the covers and his eyes covered in bandages.
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Above is a scene from the Lazarus video where Bowie is seen writhing around in a tortured fashion

The singer’s 25th studio album, which came out on his 69th birthday with just seven tracks, was the first that did not feature his photo on the cover but instead a black star.

The video for Lazarus – a track which shares its name with his recent off-Broadway musical – was released on Friday. It begins with the singer stepping out of a closet into a dark hospital where he becomes trapped in a feverish nightmare. The haunting footage continues with him confined to a hospital bed, his frail body wrapped in a blanket and his eyes – which are depicted by buttons – covered by a bandage.
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The singer is then seen dancing in his room before manically poring over his journal, at a desk in the ward

As he writhes around in a tortured fashion, levitating above the mattress, a hand reaches out from under the bed. He is then seen dancing in his room before manically poring over his journal. As the song reaches it climax, Bowie shuts himself up in the wardrobe.

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The video begins with the singer stepping out of a closet into a dark hospital. He returns to the closet at the end

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