Quicksand" is a song written by David Bowie in 1971 for the album Hunky Dory; it was recorded on 14 July 1971. This ballad features multi-tracked acoustic guitars and a string arrangement by Mick Ronson. Producer Ken Scott, having recently engineered George Harrison's album All Things Must Pass, attempted to create a similarly powerful acoustic sound with this track.
Produced by David Bowie & Ken Scott. I'm closer to the Golden Dawn Immersed in Crowley's uniform Of imagery I'm living in a silent film Portraying Himmler's sacred realm Of dream reality I'm frightened by the total goal Drawing to the ragged hole And I ain't got the power anymore No I ain't got the power anymore. I'm the twisted name on Garbo's eyes Living proof of Churchill's lies I'm destiny I'm torn between the light and dark Where others see their targets Divine symmetry.
Quicksand" is a song written by David Bowie in 1971 for the album Hunky Dory; it was recorded on 14 July 1971.
I’m sinking in the quicksand of my thought And I ain’t got the power anymore Don’t believe in yourself Don’t deceive with belief Knowledge comes with death’s release. Just Bowie and his twelve string, this early demo of Quicksand from the Hunky Dory album is just beautiful. Bowie’s voice is a study in fragility, and thus mirrors the delicate chords of the song, as yet to receive the full and complex production (which in turn mirrors the lyrics) of the final version. This demo was recorded at Radio Luxemburg Studios in February 1971, where Bowie was a regular trying out his new songs and getting them down on tape for the first time. Accordingly, it is a well recorded version, with some lovely double tracking of key vocal lines.
David Bowie - Quicksand Album: Hunky Dory (1971). This is very close to the album version. The dim-chords are shown at the bottom of the page, if you need them. A F D I'm sinking in the quicksand of my thought. D A And I ain't got the power anymore. CHORUS: A E F Don't believe in yourself.