Scientist Writes the "Ideal" David Bowie Song

Can science create the ultimate David Bowie song? Psychologist Nick Troop has performed a psycholyrical analysis of David Bowie's most successful songs, using that analysis to create what he claims are lyrics to the ideal Bowie tune.

Troop is a health psychologist and lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire. Much of his work is focused on eating disorders and trauma, but he is also investigating how word usage can affect one's mood and health. As a sideline to his research, Troop decided to analyze the lyrics of all of David Bowie's songs using text analysis software Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count. Troop also looked at the relative success of Bowie songs, and based on his findings, penned lyrics to what he believes to be the "ideal" Bowie song. He explains his process in detail below, and sings his alleged hit-in-the-making, "Team, Meet Girls" at 4:24:


Team, Meet Girls; Girls, Meet Team (© Nick Troop, 2009)

Buddy loves good loving : Calm and proud while peace wins
Warmth and conversation : Heaven's energy and an elegant charm
Truth wins – an adult love to win awards
Sweet faith : Secure in the affection of a better boy
Feeling admiration : A cheerful kiss, kiss the phone
Truth wins – an adult love to win awards
Team, meet girls; girls, meet team
They met and were loving : Perfectly amazed, comfort and cared for
A loyal companion : Share, relax, creating humans XXX
Dear charm, playing nice give paradise smiles
Truth wins – an adult love to win awards
Team, meet girls; girls, meet team
Team, meet girls; girls, meet team
Special persons with casual ease enjoy the band
Lucky and rich, a special guest hero
Team, meet girls; girls, meet team
Team, meet girls; girls, meet team
Girls, meet team; team, meet girls

Scientist writes 'ideal' David Bowie Song [news:lite via William Gibson]