Today the Swedish government recognised the state of Palestine. This goes out as a cautious celebration and a warning... Listen to the words. "Watching them come and go/the Templars and the Saracens/they're travelling the holy land/opening telegrams..."
The 80's were an unfortunate time for Bowie, IMO; I know he had hits, but most of them were...icky. (See: Never Let Me Down the only album of his I refuse to rip to my PC). This is one his the rare gems from that period.