Under Pressure

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1. Pressure is my favorite David Bowie song. The introductory bass riff is simple and catchy,

2. expressing the beat of a heart under

3. pressure . Bowie sings about the

4. pressurized human condition. He sings, It's the terror of knowing what this world is about, watching some good friends screaming, Let me out! The song has few lyrics, and a lot of meaning is

5. compressed in those few. Bowie's fans talk about his meaning, that too much social

6. pressure is what causes

7. depression , that society

8. oppresses all of us, that we must stop

9. repressing our love for each other, that we must stop expecting others to

10. suppress their true selves. Many years after Bowie released Under

11. Pressure , rap artist Vanilla Ice appropriated the song's introductory bass riff for his song, Ice Ice Baby. Perhaps Vanilla Ice was

12. pressured to release an

13. impressive song in a hurry. However, his lyrics fail to

14. impress Bowie's fans. A Bowie fan, myself, I find it a bit ironic that I listen to Under

15. Pressure , a song about

16. pressure , in order to

17. decompress , so I am really

18. impressed by Bowie's music.