Tomorrow, Donald Trump, the Thin White Duke is inaugurated as President of the United States.
For the past few weeks, I’ve gone track by track of David Bowie’s album “Station to Station” discussing how each song connects to President Elect Trump.
Please listen again to each and appreciate its newfound significance:
The final track on “Station to Station“, “Wild Is the Wind” is the only song on the album David Bowie himself did not write. Scranton-born Ned Washington authored its lyrics. Though a love song, just like the previous, its protagonist the Thin White Duke recognizes how tenuous love can be and how it can blow away in the wind like leaves from a tree. Likewise, America, or at least the silent majority, currently loves President Elect Donald Trump, but that can change (my time was running wild) like the wind. The love can last if as President, Trump does what he has promised, to Make America Great Again.
Like a leaf clings
To the tree
Oh my darling,
Cling to me
For we’re like creatures
In the wind
And wild is the wind
Wild is the wind
The fifth track from “Station to Station“, in “Stay“, the Thin White Duke wants his companion to stay with him rather than simply leave after a one night stand. Donald Trump‘s pre-campaign fame was like the one night stand. His place in history was nothing more than a footnote. However, because he, like the Thin White Duke, decided to stay (or asked America to stay with him), he changed the course of history, and has become a permanent fixture in the grand scheme of things.
‘Cause you can never really tell
Wants something you want too