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February 23, 1958 in Beckenham
Beckenham, United Kingdom
David Alan Batt
David Sylvian (born, David Alan Batt, 23rd of February 1958, in Beckenham, Kent, UK) is an English singer, musician and composer who first rose to fame as the lead vocalist and main songwriter of the band Japan, and whose subsequent solo career has been influenced by a variety of musical styles and genres, including jazz, ambient music and electronic music. Japan - which also included Mick Karn, Rob Dean, Richard Barbieri and Sylvian's brother Steve Jansen - started out as a confusing hybrid rock/sleaze outfit in the mould of David Bowie and The New York Dolls.
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2 years ago
I don't know, but it's a brilliant lyric. Almost perfect. It's about believing in perfection (you), perfection which I think has gone - maybe in the sense that life must go - but is somehow simultaneously still the only thing left to cling to. All there ever was, all there ever could be - was you. All there ever is. Even when lost. You. You.
David Sylvian November 24, 2014