David knew that "Reality" would be his final studio album.
The stripped down sound kind of suggests this already, but it's much more obvious when you look at the lyrical themes, especially towards the end of the album. In the title track, David seems to welcome himself to the real world. Though much harder to decipher, "Bring Me the Disco King" seems to be about longingly looking back at the past while facing impending death.
"Life On Mars" is about a girl sulking in a movie theater after coming out to her parents.
The revelation apparently resulted in her banishment from the house. Also, her "friend" was supposed to be there for morale support, but never showed up.
David Bowie is actually...