“I Can’t Give Everything Away”.



“I Can’t Give Everything Away”
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   Lyrics                      Video
from the album       Blackstar
Released 6 April 2016
Format Digital download
Recorded 2015 at The Magic Shop and Human Worldwide Studios
(New York City, New York)
  • 5:47 (album version)
  • 4:26 (video edit)
  • ISO
  • RCA
Writer(s) David Bowie

I Can’t Give Everything Away  was released as a posthumous single on 6 April 2016, also acting as the third and final single from Bowie’s twenty-fifth studio album, Blackstar (2016).The track was written by Bowie and produced by Bowie and Tony Visconti.

Prior to issue as a posthumous single, “I Can’t Give Everything Away” peaked at number 45 on the Swiss Hitparade chart; number 141 on the UK Singles Chart; and number 142 on the French Singles Chart.

The song contains a similar harmonica part to that of “A New Career in a New Town”, an instrumental from Bowie’s 1977 album Low.

I Can’t Give Everything Away” received positive reviews from critics. Sam Richards of NME called the song “a serene, lilting number”,while Ben Skipper of the IB Times labelled it as a “beautiful and moving farewell”.Neil McCormick of The Telegraph called the song an “epic closing track”, commenting that “Bowie sounds like he is grappling with his own mystery: ‘Seeing more and feeling less / Saying no but meaning yes / This is all I ever meant / That’s the message that I sent.’

“I Can’t Give Everything Away” impacted radio worldwide and was playlisted at BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, Absolute and Radio X in the UK.