A song has to take on character, shape, body and influence people to an extent that they use it for their own devices. It must affect them not just as a song, but as a lifestyle. The rock stars have assimilated all kinds of philosophies, styles, histories, writings, and they throw out what they have gleaned from that.
David Bowie: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (ed. Melville House, 2016) - ISBN: 9781612195766