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David Bowie's Son Has Perfect Response to Russia

Updated: Apr 8, 2022

David Bowie's son, Duncan Jones, had a brilliant comeback when Russia Today quoted a famous Bowie lyric in one of their tweets, displaying his support for Ukraine.

Neon lights saying: We can be heroes, just for one day

In the tweet from the Russian state-owned news organisation, the media outlet referenced a famous lyric from Bowie's 1969 hit Space Oddity on Twitter to its 2.9m followers by writing: "Ground control to Major Tom."

Duncan Jones had something to say about his father's lyric being used by RT and swiftly replied to the tweet by making his stance on the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine abundantly clear.

Jones simply replied: "Wrong song," with a Ukrainian flag emoji and two heart emojis, along with an image of some poignant lyrics from another famous Bowie song Heroes from 1977. Here are the lyrics Jones tweeted:

I, I can remember (I remember)

Standing, by the wall (by the wall)

And the guns, shot above our heads (over our heads)

And we kissed, as though nothing could fall (nothing could fall)

And the shame, was on the other side

Oh we can beat them, for ever and ever

Then we could be Heroes, just for one day

Here's the official David Bowie video of Heroes if you need a recap...


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