We live closer to the earth
Never to the heavens
“Regular” people are more connected with the world’s every-day realities, and can’t afford to dream about the exalted lifestyles of celebrities.
There is a lot of irony here. Bowie is himself a star. His use of ‘we’ here could refer to himself as a person and his alter egos, for instance ziggy — I could play the wild mutation as a rock & roll star. One must remember his schizophrenic background which came out in his songs.
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