David Bowie: Little Toy Soldier | Song-Factsheet

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Song «Little Toy Soldier» von David Bowie.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1967 (Rec.), 1997 (Bootleg Ed.)
Label: SPQR Records SPQR 5
Songwriter David Bowie
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Genre: Pop - Progressivepop - Baroquepop

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Ein surrealer Song über einen Spilzeugsoldaten mit einer Peitsche zum Aufziehen. Sadie lässt sich von ihm auspeitschen. Das S&M-Thema hat Bowie von Lou Reed von dem er ganze Zeilen übernimmt. Eines Tages überzieht Sadie den Soldaten. Er geht kaputt, aber schlägt sie zu Tode.
Intertextualität
– Interpolirt mit Venus in Furs.
– ähnliches Thema: The Musical Box

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David Bowie
David Bowie

Lyrics

Once upon a time there was a toy soldier And he lived in the play room Once upon a time there was a toy soldier With a whip lash in his hand And every night little girl Sadie would take all her clothes off And wind up the toy soldier and he'd raise his whip and say to her: "On your knees little Sadie Little Sadie on your knees Taste the whip in love not given lightly Taste the whip and bleed for me" Little Sadie loved her little toy soldier And she run home from school each day Little Sadie loved her little toy soldier And she'd lock the door so she could play Little Sadie got ambitious And wound the clockwork soldier tighter So he could whip her harder and harder "On your knees little Sadie Little Sadie on your knees Taste the whip in love not given lightly Taste the whip and bleed for me" One day Sadie wound and wound And wound and wound And wound and wound Til suddenly the little toy soldier's spring, went (boing) (screams) And he beat her to death! (explosions) (nose blowing) (Speaking Clock) "At the first stroke it will be two twenty-one and twenty seconds"